NEW MONTHLY RESIDENCY! JOHN “THE GRAY HOUND” MAXWELL’S ACOUSTIC JUKE JOINT FEATURING GUY QUINTINO & JON PARRY

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:00PM

1414 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98101, WA, United States
Tickets: $7.00

John “Gray Hound” Maxwell- Guitar, vocals, mandolin.

 A recent transplant to Port Townsend, John “Gray Hound” Maxwell has been getting a lot of attention since retiring from bus driving in March of 2016. His debut solo CD, “Blues For Evangeline” was honored by placing in the Final 5 in the Best Self Produced CD category at the 2016 Memphis International Blues Challenge.

 

John has opened for Maria Muldaur, Ruthie Foster, Ramblinʼ Jack Elliot,Jon Cleary, Studebaker John, Gatemouth Brown,Susan Tedeschi,St. Louis legend Henry Townsend and others. Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records: “He plays with very good fluidity and taste, and some nice slide. His vocals are pleasantly lacking in fake black-isms that are the bane of ʻwhite bluesmenʼ. Even better, he sings the meaning of the words and understands that the story of the lyrics is vital.” Maria Muldaur: “John is the finest bluesman Iʼve heard in a long, long time.” Golden Gate Blues Society: “Maxwellʼs dexterous finger work, marvelous slide, and heartfelt, deep-baritone vocals prove him to be a major talent on the Bay Area roots scene."

 

Jon Parry - (blues violin) Jon Parry was given classical training on the violin beginning at age seven by his mother Louise and by Walter Sundstein, then assistant concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony. As a child Jon developed a life-long love of the blues playing along with records his father brought home. Son House, Father Earl Hines, John Lee Hooker, and Huddie Ledbetter were some of the artists he immersed himself in as a youth.

 

By the age of 15, he was opening shows for Taj Mahal, Big Mama Thorton, and B.B. King, among others. Jon has performed professionally as a sideman across America, at concert halls, festivals and clubs ranging from The Kennedy Center to the barrooms of New Orleans. He is a long time member of the legendary Goose Creek Symphony. Jon has recorded and performed with artists such as Hank Williams Jr. and Danny Barnes. Guy Quintino – Acoustic and Electric Bass Guy is a first call bassist among Northwest roots musicians. He has been fortunate to play with many of the Northwest's top Blues, Country and Rockabilly musicians. Among the list are Washington Blues Society winners Mark DuFresne, Brian Lee and The Orbitors, Eric "Two Scoops" Moore, The Hudson Blues Band and Steve Bailey and the Blueflames.

 

Guy has had the honor of being nominated for best blues bass by the Washington Blues Society. He has also had the good fortune of backing up blues legends Pinetop Perkins (Muddy Waters' piano man), Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf's guitar man) and Jody Williams (Howlin' Wolf's guitar man) In 2009, Guy as a member in the Marshall Scott Warner band backed Rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson for her Northwest appearances. From 2006 to 2009, Guy was the bassist in one of the Northwest’s most popular Rockabilly groups, The Dusty 45’s. While in the Dusty 45’s, Guy had the distinct honor of meeting and playing for the previous President of the United States, Barack Obama.