A Music Event Supporting Swedish Medical Center Foundation
Salmon Bay Eagles F.O.E. # 2141 is very proud to present a very rare electric evening with international touring artist Grant Dermody. The band features renowned guitarist Tim Sherman, and in the engine room Conrad Ormsby on drums and Brady Kish on bass.
Grant toured the United States and Europe with Eric Bibb, recording on five of his albums. He performs in a trio with Orville Johnson and John Miller, releasing a pair of highly acclaimed albums with them, and has worked with Seattle area folk legend Jim Page recording on five albums with him as well. As a teacher of harmonica Dermody has worked several years at the Centrum Country Blues Workshop in Port Townsend, Blues Week at the Augusta Heritage Center, Elkins, West Virginia and Blues Week at the University of Northampton in the United Kingdom.
In the hands of harmonica master Grant Dermody, the harp rumbles like a freight train, sidles up like a soul singer, purrs like an electric cat, rings out in a rhythmic dance. Pair it up with his voice, a strikingly honest vocal approach that resonates in the direct center of your chest, and the intrigue just increases.
The swamps of Louisiana, the wide open skies of Montana — all that’s deep and sweet and awe-inspiring about Americana and its musical roots — reside there. There’s simply nothing like the growling grace that emanates from Grant Dermody.
“Grant Dermody is one of the greatest blues and roots harmonica players around. His playing reaches deep into the well of tradition and at the same time takes the music to exciting new places with a very personal sound. Working with him in the studio and on the stage is always a pleasure.”
— Eric Bibb
“I have worked with many fine blues harmonica players, but Grant stands out as one of my “go to” guys. I love his tone and phrasing…old school harp, the way the instrument was designed to be played… in the tradition of Rice Miller and John Lee Williamson, and others…without all the amplification, effects and ear-splitting levels! He is remarkably diverse, easily shifting between styles…playing a down-home dirty blues and then rollicking with a Cajun/zydeco classic.”
— Rich Del Grosso, blues mandolin maestro
“Grant Dermody combines blues, folk and old-timey music into a unique blend that reaches deep into the soul.”
— Malcolm Kennedy, Washington Blues Society
Building Healthy Communities Together
A portion of all ticket sales we be donated to the Swedish Medical Center Foundation.
More than a century ago, Swedish was founded by caring citizens who wanted to provide our region with the best medical care possible.
Today, Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health-care provider in the Greater Seattle area and our vision to provide you with the best care possible remains unchanged. With the continued support of caring community members like you, we’re improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
Your support helps us pursue innovative new treatments and services, bringing hope, healing and wellness to every person we serve today, and in the future.
Note: Salmon Bay Eagles is a members and invited guests club. The ticket price includes a two-week temporary membership good at Salmon Bay Eagles. Coming events include the Spencer Jarrett Blues Band and Scratch Daddy.