THE HIGHWAY 99 ALL-STARS – FEATURING: RANDY OXFORD, POLLY O’KEARY , MARK DUFRESNE, TIM SHERMAN, FRANK “HOT ROD” HOLMAN & STEVE SARKOWSKY

Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:00PM

1414 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98101, WA, United States
Tickets: $18.00

Get ready for a lineup of some of the best Blues musicians in the Northwest!

 

Winners of over 25 music awards in Washington State, The Randy Oxford Band showcases their sophisticated brand of Chicago-style musicianship, daring arrangements of blues classics, Americana,Soul, R&B, Funky, Rock, Motown and more.The band is led by Washington State Performer of the Year, Randy Oxford, whose prowess on trombone and ability to ignite an audience's enthusiasm have become legendary in the Northwest.

 

Polly's eclectic blues style reflects her colorful history. Polly O'Keary and the Rhythm Method is the trio she built with her fiancée and drummer Tommy Cook, also a highly sought touring drummer, with whom she shared rhythm section duties for international touring act Too Slim and the Taildraggers for four years. Rounding out the trio is David Miller, who grew up listening to blues in Texas. Polly O'Keary and the Rhythm Method's 2014 debut album "Compass," reflecting the humor and tragedy of her checkered life, won international rave reviews, and the trio's irreverent, boisterous and joyful performances immediately established them on the national blues touring circuit. 

 

Mark DuFresne is one of the most sought after Blues talents in the Northwest. The Washington Blues Society has awarded him for best vocalist, songwriter and harmonica more than any other artist.He has recorded three CD's of all original music. "Out of That Bed", "Have Another Round" and "There's A Song In There", which featured the lineup of the former Hollywood Fats Band.In 2002 Mark joined the coveted band "Roomful of Blues" as lead vocalist. While in that role the band received a Grammy nomination for "That's Right". They also won the W.C. Handy award for Best Band - 2004. The New England Blues monthly awarded him Best Blues Vocalist. He returned home to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 after a very successful and fun four and a half years.

 

Seattle Blues guitar legend Tim Sherman has been performing in the Pacific Northwest and west coast for over thirty years. He is a three time recipient of the Washington Blues Society's prestigious B.B. Award for Best Electric Guitarist. Tim's work with the band Stevie and the Blue Flames got them into the Washington Blues Society Hall of Fame with the 2015 Hall of Fame B.B. Award. He currently performs in a couple different bands, including the Joe Cook Blues Band, the Market Street Dixieland Jazz Band, and The Full Time Lovers: A Tribute to Austin Blues.