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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ed's Blues Blog on Xanaland~Tonight at Highway 99 Blues Club~One Night Only! The Sound of Motown with Dwayne D'Arb, Danelle Hayes Zhanea June, Sarah Rim, & Ivory Solomon

via Highway 99 Blues Club Blog~ 

Hi folks! Eric here for Highway 99 Blues Club! Don't forget that every Sunday across the street is live music on the pier! 

Waterfront Seattle is a momentous civic project that will transform the 2-mile stretch from Pioneer Square to Belltown into a 20-acre vibrant park. Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the not-for-profit established to work with the City of Seattle in ensuring the project's long-term success as a beautiful, safe, and lively public destination.  As part of this wonderful series, this Sunday the 31st of July Randy Oxford will be playing. To see who he is and why this will be a great afternoon of music-read more here! 

And tonight at Highway 99 Blues Club~ 

Dwane D'Arby~ 

Take a plate of Red Beans and Rice, add to it a side of mustard greens and Hot Buttered Corn Bread, Mac-N-Cheese, and Bar B-Q- Rib Tips, together with a cold sweaty glass of Sun Brewed Ice Tea and you can call it “MeeK” With his soul felt gospel influence and silky R&B lyrics, this Artist is about to make you remember why you love R&B so much. Does the term “Oooh Das’ my song” ring a bell? Dwayne D'Arbys' music brings your mind to a spiritual consciousness while phatening up your groove muscle with his hip-hop grooves and sultry love ballads. How do you sum it all up? Just count on endless listening pleasure. Born and raised in the California sunshine, this 1st born son of a preacher man is no dried up raisin! “I remember asking my mom to be completely honest and objective of my piano skills” she replied, “Baby that’s terrible”. “I laugh now, but it drove me to reach deeper and try harder”.” Always my biggest fan, mom’s would say, baby you can sing anything but that ‘ole nasty music”. She said,” Sing about life and love”!  Influenced by his Uncle, also an accomplished musician, the singing/composer/producer remembers him comically yet firmly chucking a size 13W at his head in the middle of choir rehearsals, challenging him to rise to his potential. “I thank God for it now because it made me more critical and aggressive about creating music that I try put my heart into.”  D’Arby influences range from R&B and Jazz to Gospel and Pop. Artistic influences include Stevie & Donny, Daryl Coley, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Clark Sisters, Luther, including some of today’s artist like Aaron Hall, Joe, and Dave Hollister and the list goes on. “Most important to me is that my music mirror’s and respects my creator, while bring joy and healing to the lives of my listeners…ok, ok I hope it makes you bounce too!”

Read more about all the artist that are playing this one night only show! GO HERE to Highway 99 Blues Blog! 

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