September 21: Little Bill and the Blue Notes

Little Bill and the Blue Notes have played for more Living Traditions and dances than any other band.  Bill and various lineups have been wowing dancers with their take on rhythm and blues. Expect great music to dance East and West Coast Swing, Blues, and some Latin. These musicians are the real thing and are truly a Blues tradition in Seattle.

Bill Englehart has opened for legendary acts such as BB King, Robert Lockwood Jr. and Buddy Guy. The singer, songwriter and bass player has a roomful of awards including NW Hall of Fame, the W.C. Handy Award and the BB Life Time Achievement Award. Joining him are master guitarist Billy ‘Stapes’ Stapleton, the Hall of Fame inductee Dick Powell on harmonica and keyboard and the tight and steady multiple award winning Billy Barner on drums.

The pre-dance lesson at 7pm will feature Wren Newman and Scot McKay.  These extraordinary instructors are sought out throughout the Seattle area.    Both are on the faculty of the upcoming November Seabeck Dance Camp.  Expect to enjoy the lesson and improve your dancing.

Pre-dance lesson:  Sugar and Spice, with Wren Newman and Scot McKay:  Learn how to add some spice to your sugar push and sugar tuck to add a bit of flavor to your dancing.  

Dance: 8pm to 11pm

Cost: $15 general admission payable by cash or check at the door, $10 students under 23 with ID.

Location:  Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St. Seattle

Parking:  Free parking will be available at this dance in the Banner Bank lot due to a cooperative relationship with Banner Bank, immediately east and next door to the Leif Erikson Hall. Free parking is also available at the Ballard Health Club lot immediately south of the hall and east of Classic Consignment, through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Details:  Please bring a sweet or savory snack to share. Check that your shoes are clean and do not mark the floor.  For the comfort and well-being of all our dancers, especially those with sensitivities, allergies or asthma, please do not wear perfume or fragranced personal products. Thank you!

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