Steel Drums Mondays at Salty’s and Last Summer Performance in Lake Stevens

I’ve had so many great shows the past few weeks! And while summer is winding to a close, the bookings just keep coming. I’m happy to report two public performances in the next few days:
Today, Sunday August 26th, I’ll be back at the Buzz Inn in Lake Stevens FOR ONE FINAL PERFORMANCE THIS SUMMER. If you haven’t come down yet, please come today. I will likely perform out there again, but at the moment I am not scheduled and there’ll surely be a bit of a break after the summer season before my next show there. As always, we are hoping to have special guests (various Lake Stevens residents showing off their original Recycalypso instruments). Everyone is welcome to participate in the Recycalypso fun! You can try your Recycalypso hand at winning a t-shirt (it’s the hippest fashion accessory in Lake Stevens this summer) and possibly a gift certificate for the Buzz Inn. If you don’t win a t-shirt I believe the Buzz will have them for sale.
August 26th, 2012
4pm to 6pm
The Buzz Inn
1801 Main St.
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
21+ only
On Monday I’ll be playing for the first time at the fabulous beach destination restaurant in Des Moines, Salty’s at Redondo, for their Monday Music Series! I’ll be playing there this coming Monday and then every Monday in September. Salty’s staff is very excited to have me there and I am so excited to be there! Come at 5pm and catch the last hour of happy hour and the first hour of Ian's intoxicating Caribbean music and you'll end up staying for the whole evening!
Currently you can enjoy Salty’s Select Cadillac Margarita on the rocks, accompanied by Ceviche made with bay scallops and bay shrimp, marinated in lime and lemon juice for $8. During August they'll featured Redondo fave dishes from the 1980s:
*Valley Girl Cajun Calamari with Salty’s Blackening Seasonings, Garlic Aioli
*Bodacious Bruschetta & Tomato-Basil Salsa
*Wicked “Mad Mac” Seafood Caesar Salad with Parmesan, Chilean Crab Meat, Bay Shrimp, Tomato, Black Olives, Red Pepper Wheels, Bleu  Cheese Crumbles
*Rad Escargot Royal, Baked in Curry Butter, Sour Cream-Parmesan Melt, Chives, Parsley
*Garlic Cheese Bread Milano to the Max with Toasted French Loaf, Roasted Garlic, Oven-baked Aged Cheeses
August 27th, 2012
5pm to 7pm
Salty's at Redondo Beach
23201 Redondo Beach Dr S
Des Moines, WA 98193
Please call restaurant at (253) 946-0636 for age restrictions
A Few Fun Moments from the Past Several Weeks:
At our Recycalypso competitions at the Buzz Inn on August 12th the winning entry was the "Bilophone". This was an original musical instrument that an audience member created by repurposing an old bicycle, overgrown with blackberry bushes in their yard, to be an innovative, creative musical instrument.
This guy can really play the bilophone!  Click here to watch the video!!
Last week Christian and I played for a company party for Razorfish, a great high-tech marketing company, at the woodland park zoo. We performed on the Zoo Tunes stage. Some of the incredible performers who have been on that stage in the past few weeks were Los Lobos, Melissa Etheridge, Pink Martini, and Ziggy Marley. There were lots of guitar picks laying around the stage so I collected some hoping they were maybe Ziggy Marleys.   I’m doing a major overhaul of my setup and it looks really cool. It looks even cooler on the Zoo Tunes stage!

Here are the Eastside Catholic Cheerleaders staffing the Recycalypso booth at our show in Sammamish for Sammamish Days.  Notice they are all proudly wearing "Recycalypso" pins.  The part of Waldo is played by Lynne H who does an incredible job organizing this event every year.
I hope to see you this summer!
Keep dancin’

Ian Dobson

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