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16th Annual Jokum Fest

Shudie's Grotto, 2021 NE Northgate Way, Seattle

Don Buss, Jack Cook & Gary Schudie's venerable, eons old music extravaganza on Saturday, August 18th, will feature an evening set by the DooWahs. Music starts at 3:00 so come early to hear some great local musicians. Complementary beverages and main dish will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share. All ages.

3:00 – 3:50 – One Mean Cheese (Donnie & Bill)

4:10 – 5:00 – Mick Knight

5:20 – 6:10 – Rag Tigers (Ellen Mills & Patrick Monteith)

6:30 – 7:20 – The Pourboys (Daddy Treetops, Billy Reed, Bill Fraser & Donnie T)

7:50 – 8:40 – The DooWahs (Connie Bigelow, Walter White, Bill E. Reed & Scott Martin)

9:00 – 9:50 – Town Hall Brawl Diane & Don Forsyth, William Chatsworth Reid, Jr. & Marty Vadalabene

Annual Garden Party

West Seattle

The DooWahs 6th Annual Garden Party will be held on Sunday, August 5th from noon until 6PM. It will be another afternoon of live music and support for our local elementary schools. We’ll provide music, snacks, beverages and backpacks, you are requested to bring school supplies and a dish to share. Rain or shine, we’re doing this! Kids and dogs welcome.

Here’s the lineup so far: • Michael Clune and Sleep ‘Til Noon will generate some rhythm and groove • Cory McDaniel and the Gone Johnson Review will bring their original tunes all the way from Wyoming (and Port Townsend) • Nikko, the Mighty Martino, will rap and sing until his sister comes home • Kaley Marie will perform a surprise mix of original and/or cover tunes • The DooWahs will circle the wagons, playing their unique brand of other people’s music with John Bigelow on tuba or lawn chair • Plus special guests!!

DooWahs

Poggie Tavern, 4717 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

The DooWahs will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of French physicist Augustin Fresnel's submission of a "supplement" (signed four days earlier), which, among other things, reports that optical rotation can be imitated by depolarizing the light with a Fresnel rhomb (in the form of coupled prisms), then passing it through an ordinary birefringent lamina, then repolarizing it with a second Fresnel rhomb at 90° to the first. The first human to explain this satisfactorily must sing "Louie, Louie" with the band. I guess we'd better learn "Louie, Louie."
Anywho, we've got a bunch of new songs prepared for your delectation, including Bobby Charles' "Save Me Jesus," Randy Newman's "Political Science," World Party's "Ship Of Fools," and, if necessary, Richard Berry's "Louie, Louie." Please come join us at Poggie Tavern, 4717 California Ave SW, for a festive Friday evening of dancing, drinking, darts, pool and pull tabs. We'll begin the music at 9PM and go until the Fresnel rhombs come home! Say the magic word (birefringent) and you can buy the band a beer!

Happy 2018! Cheers from the DooWahs!

Connie DooWah Bigelow Bill DooWah Fraser Scott DooWah Martin Bill DooWah Reed Walter DooWah White

And special guest Big Dad Bigelow on Tuba!!

DooWahs

Poggie Tavern, 4717 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Come witness the DooWahs on April 29, which is International Dance Day for those of you who like to hoedown around the pool table. The DooWahs will be brandishing their pedigreed collection of the Bottom Forty, beginning at 9 PM and flogging it until 1 AM on April 30th. They shoot horses, don't they? Poggie offers beer, wine, cider and pull tabs in a convivial atmosphere of long timers enjoying their home away from home.

We will also celebrate the anniversary of 1975's "Operation Frequent Wind," the pullout of the American presence in Vietnam as the North's eventual victory became inevitable. Hoping we can apply those techniques and "break bad" from Iraq and Afghanistan with a more frequenter wind. Remember, Monday will be May Day, the celebration of the International Workers of the World for all Wobblies, Mugwumps, One Worlders, Five No-Trumps and like minded members of the Peaceful Conspiracy for the Greater Communal Good. By the way, everything is all Obama's fault, if you are keeping count...

Poggie Tavern is in beautiful downtown West Seattle, 4717 California Ave SW 98116, just below SW Alaska St. It is a 21 and over venue and there is no cover charge. Poggie Tavern is surrounded by many excellent restaurants in the 2+ block Junction neighborhood; or you can order nuts, popcorn and $9 pizzas if you wish to minimize any aerobic exercise.

DooWahs at the Ould Triangle

Ould Triangle, 9736 Greenwood Ave North , Seattle, WA 98103

Oyez! Oyez! With only 305 days until St Patrick’s Day 2018, The DooWahs will festoon the Ould Triangle with beery song this Saturday, April 15 aka the Ides of April! Competing with pool, darts and a smoking patio with real fire in the rear(!) the DooWahs will doo their dangedest to move yer feet and warm yer soul. C’mon up to the north end and enjoy the comity of friendly drinkers listening to hearty tunes dialed up by Connie, Bill, Bill, Scott and Walter DooWah! That’s 2 Bills on tap!

No cover! No kids! 9736 Greenwood Ave N will be the scene to be seen at! 9 pm the time; let no man or woman tell ye different. We’ll be laying in some extra Irish whiskey for the Erin gae Bragh!

DooWahs 2016 Garden Party

West Seattle, SW Monroe St

We expect to fire up the tunes with a gentle soundcheck at 12 noon. Soon after, the live music will commence, and we have a strong and wide-ranging group of friends and neighbors who are adding their talents to the afternoon’s festivities.

•Kaley Marie has agreed to sing some of her songs as she has for the past 3 years.

•Grace Carroll will gift us with a youthful arrangement for cello and boombox.

•Brooklynn Thesenvitz, guitarist from Gregory Heights Elementary and School of Rock.

•Aaron and Malica Richards could perform a duet for guitar and keyboard; or they might present 2 solo or ensemble acts. The jury is currently out!

•Michael Clune and Sleep ‘Til Noon will generate some north end rhythm and groove for your swaying pleasure.

•Ocular Proof, James DeJoie’s long time improvising ensemble, will perform selections from their new recording.

•The DooWahs will finish the excitement with their unique brand of other people’s music. There could be an appearance of John Bigelow on tuba or lawn chair.

We will once again be accepting school supplies for our local elementary schools. Y’all have done a great job of this the past 3 years. Keep it up!

Cheers! The BigeloWhite and Duncan Co-Backyard Production Team

A sample supply list from Concord International K-5 can be found at:

http://concordes.seattleschools.org — Look under “Resources”

DooWahs Garden Party

West Seattle, 3736 SW Monroe St, Seattle, WA 98116

This big old world has turned around the sun to present us with the 3rd Annual BigeloWhite & Duncan Garden Party, occurring on Sunday August 30th, 2–6 pm.

It looks like we will have our normal excellent weather one day after the full Sturgeon supermoon; snacks and beverages (feel free to bring your own favorites;) and some backpacks to fill with elementary school supplies for the upcoming school year. Last year we had 6 backpacks to fill. To match the generosity of all our attendees we needed to add 14 more. Blew us away!

This year we are expecting performances from Larry Murante, the prize winning singer/songwriter who happens to live just blocks away; Kaley Marie, another neighborhood songstress who is busy generating buzz like a hive; Town Hall Brawl, one of the pre-eminent blues/rock bands in Seattle; Grace Carroll, a student of Mr. White, who threatens to play her own composition; and the house favorites­—because a couple of them live in the house­—The DooWahs, who will be coming off their appearance at this year’s Jokum Fest on August 15th. We may also have some surprise performers dependent on flight schedules and the like.

Please remember that this is an all ages affair—treat our neighborhood kindly. Bring lawn chairs if you’d like. We will provide some shade.

—Hosted by the residents of 3736 and 3740 SW Monroe St.

Age limit: All ages

DooWahs

The Lucky 13th Annual Victory Heights Jokum Fest, 2021 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, Washington 98107

The Doowahs are thrilled to be a part of the line up for this annual back yard festival. We'll be playing from about 5:00–6:00. Come early and stay late to hear some other fabulous musicians.

3:00 – 3:50 – One Mean Cheese? 4:10 – 5:00 – Tom Berghan 5:20 – 6:10 – The DooWahs w/Connie Bigelow, David Johnston, Billy Reed & Walter White 6:30 – 7:30 – Papa Bear Band w/ Don Buss, Jack Cook, Al Farlow, Matt Fogdall, Billy Reed & Shawn Stecker 7:50 – 8:40 – The Gone Johnson Revue w/Bill Fraser, Amy Geiske, Cory McDaniel, Billy Reed & Donnie Teesdale 9:00 – 9:50 – Town Hall Brawl & guests w/Diane & Don Forsyth, Billy Reed & Marty Vadalabene

Pot Luck—bring something to share Age limit: All ages

The DeJoie Project w Walter White on Bass

Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA

Zero G Concerts presents: The DeJoie Project—Three groups playing the music of James DeJoie

This is going to be a very special evening of (almost all) original music. Walter's been playing with Jim DeJoie for the better part of two decades. It's always fresh and it's guaranteed to be something you've never heard before.

www.joiemusic.com

$5-15 at the door (sliding scale) Age limit: All ages