By Robert Horn
Washington Blues Society changed the name to “Blues Bash.” It was a couple hours of listening to music while drinking eating and talking to friends. So it is called a Blues Bash, which it is. Hey, it’s an easy job but somebody’s got to do it. Be there next month (it is always the 2nd Tuesday of each month and always at the same place, the Red Crane Restaurant in Shoreline).
Hounds at Bay started off with the classic blues song “Route 66” which many blues legends recorded as well as Bob Dylan. They did another song by someone talked about in the same sentence as Dylan later, and that was a song by Tom Waits. The voice of the singer sounded enough like Tom that it could have been a sobriety test to identify who was on stage (some people there passed the test I think).
They performed songs by everyone from Santana to Walter Trout, and did several encores as the crowd of dancers on the floor demanded more and more and more. It is hard to believe that some people knew about this event and were not there. Those people must not have known that admission is free and you get free CDs just to show up. I know it sounds too good to be true, so come check it out and I will make a bet with you about whether you keep coming back.
See you next month at the Blues Bash!