OM PRESENTS THE BEST LOCAL PERFORMERS & GREAT MUSICAL TALENT FROM AROUND THE NORTHWEST
DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, RESERVATIONS are always RECOMMENDED! 360-221-7131
FRIDAY April 27th, 7 pm
CRANBERRY BOG $10
Join us in the Ott & Murphy Cabaret room to hear the Cranberry Bog Bluegrass Band for some toe-tappin’ fun and the plaintive sound of bluegrass, Americana music and a few surprises that will knock your socks off in three-part harmonies, duets & solos.
All the favorite bluegrass instruments are there for this (mostly) Whidbey Island bluegrass band: Ken Merrell brings that high lonesome sound with his guitar and vocals; Debbie Zick provides rhythm and lead breaks with her mandolin; country boy Dave Holley weighs in on his five-string banjo and Dobro; and South Whidbey musical legend Alex Bonesteel makes his fiddle sing. Southern girl Linda Rae Dobbs hails from Fidalgo Island and crosses the bridge every week to play bass with the band and sing vocals.
SATURDAY April 28th, 7pm
Jim Lightner of the Shifty Sailors and Betty Lightner of Island Dance, make up the Harbor Lights Duo. They present a variety of banjo and guitar music from Roaring Twenties favorites to original songs – numbers from James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, The Beatles, Garth Brooks, and some favorite old standards from the 40’s and 50’s.
FRIDAY May 4th, 7pm
GREG BECK QUARTET $7
Greg started playing guitar in his early teens and went on to study music and theory at the Cornish School of Music, Seattle, WA. In the music community he is known as a well rounded, experienced player. His passion for music was fired by such diverse influences as jazz/funk guitarist Howard Roberts, grooves by Freddie King and Ray Charles, jazz masters Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell and a long list leading to varied contemporary artists. As a member of the Viceroys, Greg was inducted into the Northwest Hall of Fame. On Whidbey Island, Greg is a member of the swing jazz ensemble, Trio Nouveau and lead guitarist for the Latin Band, Bahia.
Greg is accompanied by Scott Small on drums, Gary Way on piano,
and Richard Hughes on Bass.
SATURDAY May 5th, 7pm
AMIGOS NOBLES $10
This dynamic trio plays flamenco with a contemporary twist. Enjoy an evening filled with the excitement that defines flamenco by a group whose music is tightly complex and compelling. They have a unique chemistry that connects everything; the sound, the lights, the energy and atmosphere. DAZZLING!
Jerry Wirkkala is a masterful guitarist who’s been fusing nuevo flamenco, blues & jazz in performances around the Seattle area for a number of years. Richard Ferguson has been a rock player for many years, but after attending a Gipsy Kings concert, he purchased a classical guitar and began learning the Euro-Nuevo Flamenco songs. Angelo Ortiz is a well-known, gifted percussionist, named Best Instrumentalist by the Washington Blues Society in 2016. Angelo has had multiple previous nominations for best percussionist and has appeared on the cover of Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine, a nationally published music trade magazine.
FRIDAY MAY 11th, 7pm
Soulful, Bluesy “Eclectric” Rock- Jim Marcotte brings elements of multiple musical genres to delight your mind.
After a lifetime of music since the tender age of 12, Jim has played an array of venues with several different bands and on his own in the 1980’s and 1990’s in the Southern California area.
Jim moved from L.A. to Seattle in 2010 where he has found a whole new world of musical experiences, venues and artists to play with.
Along with his extensive and diverse original songs, Jim plays a multitude of covers ranging from classic and current rock, pop, soul and blues artists.
SATURDAY May 12th, 7pm
DEJA BLOOZE TRIO
Returning to the Ott & Murphy Cabaret room, Deja Blooze is a local collection of talented musicians – David Gregor on guitar & vocals, David Licastro on guitar & vocals, and Gary Way on piano. A perfect combination of gravelly soulful voices, tasty piano grooves, endless lead guitar licks, and rhythm that will provide a lively and soulful evening dedicated to the blues.
Deja Blooze will be a dose to cure your woes and let you leave it all behind!
FRIDAY May 18th, 7pm
SILVER LAKE 66 $10
Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo define modern Americana with Silver Lake 66. Hailing from the Midwest, the power couple’s travels have seen them to Los Angeles and now Portland as they continue their musical adventures. More recently, the duo has been gaining incredible traction following the August 2016 release of their debut album, Let go or be dragged.
With a winning amalgamation of classic country, folk and blues, their songs have been hailed by numerous publications and radio stations. The Huffington Post’s Randy Radic describes Silver Lake 66’s music as “elegant simplicity” and “the real McCoy.” For Folk’s Sake’s Jonathan Frahm calls the duo “the real deal” and highlights their “sweet harmonies that mesh the entirety of their sound together.”
Silver Lake 66 are one electrifying Americana duo to keep an eye on. Ott & Murphy is proud to present Silver Lake 66 for their premier Whidbey Island engagement.
SATURDAY May 19th, 7pm & SUNDAY May 20th, 2pm
KRISTI KING’S TRIBUTE TO MISS PEGGY LEE $25
Kristi King’s tribute to Peggy Lee is the perfect follow-up to her triumphant Doris Day show (presented at WICA a few years ago.) Lee was a very popular singer in both the Pop and Jazz genres and a successful songwriter. She wrote I Love Being Here With You. Mañana, It’s a Good Day and the entire score of the Disney film, Lady and the Tramp.
Like Doris Day, Peggy Lee projected a glamorous persona. In this tribute, Kristi, as she did in Que Sera, will emulate the appearance as well as the sound of the legendary Miss Peggy Lee, singing her greatest hits, such as Fever, Golden Earrings, Mañana, Is That All There Is? and others. That means Kristi will go blonde and wear gorgeous gowns!
For this exclusive engagement Ott & Murphy presents two shows: Saturday May 19th at 7pm and Sunday May 20th at 2pm.
FRIDAY May 25th, 7pm
ISLAND JAZZ COLLECTIVE
The Island Jazz Collective features Dr. Bob Wagner on keyboard, Don Wodjenski on saxophone, Mark Strohschein on guitar, Dale Stirling on bass, and Ken Bloomquist on percussion.
The IJC draws from the 20th century jazz songbook for inspiration and covers the spectrum from Ellington to SunRa. Always an audience pleaser, the Island Jazz Collective is a popular group throughout the island music scene.
SATURDAY May 26th, 7pm
Bahia is uplifting, rhythmic and classy, offering the perfect way to kick off the holiday weekend. Influenced by African-American Jazz, Afro-Cuban Mambo, Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba, Boogaloo and Swing, Bahia are known as the ‘purveyors of tropical sound’. Impressive & tight instrumentation, feel-good grooves, and outstanding rhythm.
Join us for the evening with our fine wines and Bahia.