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A new blues happening is just getting started in Arlington, reports the ol’ blues harpist, Jeff Nicely. Presented by Nicely, in collaboration with Sean Denton of the Gryffyn Band and the owners of the Mirkwood & Shire Cafe, there will be live music at the Mirkwood every Friday. “We’d love to have you be a part of the fun,” Nicely said. Nicely is getting together with his old buddy, Randy Norris to play as The Norris & Nicely Funky Acoustic Blues Duo on Friday, Dec. 26. Nicely often plays a few tunes with the Gryffyn Band, which is scheduled for Dec. 19.
paintings at Espresso
Marysville artist Joan Grout is displaying 15 works of watercolor and collage in a new exhibit at the Espresso Americano Cafe, inside the Everett Public Library, at 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett through Jan. 15, 2009.
Call for musicians
Musicians interested in playing in Marysville’s Sounds of Summer concert series next summer should send sample CDs and band profile information . The coordinator of the event, Maryke Burgess, manages the Ken Baxter Senior Community Center for Marysville Parks and Recreation. The annual “Sounds of Summer” takes place mid-July to mid August. The Friday concerts take place at 7 p.m. at Jennings Memorial Park and Thursday concerts are at noon at Comeford Park. Criteria include family friendly and “relatable to the general public,” high energy music, and something that will hold the audience and get them dancing, and willingness to work with a tight budget No mellow music. Interested musicians should call the city’s musician information line for details on how to submit their information for consideration. Please call the information line at 360-363-8451 or mail your demo CD to 514 Delta Ave. in Marysville, 98270. For Maryke, call 360-363-8450.
Call for art
The city of Everett seeks artwork for posters for two different events, Sorticulture and its Colors of Freedom Fourth of July. The deadline is Jan. 5, 2009 for both entries. Sorticulture is Everett’s garden arts festival and the entry should its theme and spirit, as should the proposal for the Fourth of July poster. For information contact Carol Thomas at 425-257-7101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.