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Stickshift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives Play for Olympic Peninsula Dance November 19th

By kenbarnettpt - Posted on 02 February 2010

Elks Lodge #317
555 Otto Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Red-hot blues and swing dancing come to the Port Townsend Elks on Friday, November 19 from 8 to 11 p.m. with a visit from the Seattle powerhouse band, Stickshift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives.  The dance, which is open to all, is sponsored by Olympic Penninsula Dance.

The band is headlined by vocalist Stickshift Annie Eastwood and electric/slide guitarist and vocalist Kimball Conant.  Annie's sultry voice is recognized for her wide range as she sings blues, jazz, swing and rock. She was nominated in 2002 by the Washington Blues Society for Best Female Vocalist and her first CD, "Out of Her Mind"  was nominated for Best Northwest Recording.  Kimball Conant is an highly innovative stylist on six-string and slide guitar and he also contributes on vocals.  His style is described as "inimitable, whether he's singing blues, country, or jazz standards."

Rounding out The Fugitives are multi-instrumentalist Larry Hill on bass, the rich tones of Brian Kent on saxophone and outstanding drum arrangements by John Rockwell.  The group is known for its covers by blues royalty like Freddie King, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and Elmore James. Now on its third visit to Port Townsend, its fans will be listening for must-hear favorites such as Kimball's  soulfully sweet rendition of "Georgia" and Annie's own saucily feminist "Moody Woman Blues."

There will be a free (with admission) dance lesson from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in Argentine Tango (lesson 1) with Gary Balhorn and Sofia Christine..

This is a smoke-free dance open to all ages.

Admission: Adults $15; 12 and under $7; after 10:00pm, Adults $7.

Information:  360-385-6919 or 360-385-5327

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