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A Remembrance of Jimmy 

On behalf of Family and Friends of James Edward Holden, 
”A Remembrance of Jimmy - 
An Evening of Music, Food & Love” 
March 13th, 2022 from 2 – 6PM 
@ Salmon Bay Eagles FOE#2141 
5216 20th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 
(206) 783-7791 aerie_2141@msn.com 
https://www.facebook.com/salmon.blues/ 

featuring music by Red House, jamming (bring your axe) 
Legendary BBQ by Marcia Maxie “the Kitchen Wench is back!” $14 per plate. Proceeds go to NW Kidney Center. 
We hope to see you there! 
“Love You So”

A New Addition! 

With the sad passing of our singer/keyboardist James "Jimmy" Holden, the task at hand was to fill Jimmy's seat. We're excited to share that Tacoma's own Michael Jaap, one of most talented musicians in the Northwest, has joined forces with Red House. A fine singer & multi-keyboardist, Mike will contribute greatly to the band. He's played in numerous bands over the years including Alive 'n' Well, The Reputations, Lady A and his own bands: Michael Jaap Band & Dr. Jop's Funk Shop. Mike has also recently retired as a music educator, teaching at UPS School of Music & the Tacoma Public Schools. He's currently doing some some work on our upcoming CD & we're in rehearsals for future gigs, as rooms start booking bands again. It's a new chapter as we enter into our 11th year as Red House!

Photo by Merri Peterson Sutton

RIP bandmate James "Jimmy" Holden--wins big @ WBS awards. 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of our dear dear friend, Hammond B-3 Master & singer extraordinaire James "Jimmy" Holden. Jimmy succumbed to a Covid-19 infection complicated by kidney & heart conditions. Words cannot express our feelings in this moment. Red House has been in the midst of making a full length 11-song CD, which will feature Jimmy's contributions. Look for more info here as it becomes available.

Edit: April 2021 - Jimmy left a big legacy though, recently enhanced by posthumous "Best of the Blues" Awards for both Hall of Fame & Lifetime Achievement “Best of the Blues Awards” from the Washington Blues Society. Richly deserved, James! :)

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers,
Tim Scott, Mark Noftsger, Robin Crane
The Members of Red House

Jimmy Holden For The Win!  

From 2019:

We feel extremely honored that our band was nominated for the Washington Blues Society Best Blues Band of 2019—our members Jimmy Holden and Robin Crane nominated for Best Blues Piano/Keyboard and the Chris Leighton Best Blues Drummer award, respectively. The big news is that Jimmy Holden won! We were also honored to be invited to perform at the Awards Event in Everett, WA. What a great day, playing for our peers and then watching James "Jimmy" Holden receive his award. Thank you to everyone who nominated us and voted for Jimmy. 

Tim Scott and the members of Red House 
Robin Crane, Jimmy Holden and Mark Noftsger

2019 WBS Awards 

From 2019:

Most everyone likes to be acknowledged for their accomplishments. Musicians are no exception. Perhaps even more so, in that what we do is a Labor of Love--largely under-appreciated and certainly under-compensated. So an "atta boy" every now and then is especially nice. 

Our band, Red House, is made up of four Seattle natives who have individually been playing music since the Sixties, professionally for almost fifty years each. As a group that’s been together since I moved back home to Seattle (almost 10 years ago), we make the best quality music we are able to and strive for excellence every time we take the stage because it's important to us and it’s the best kind of fun--that's why we're still doing it all these years later. I’ve never been comfortable “tooting my own horn” but in this case, because I’m so proud of who we are and what we do, I feel okay tooting “our’ horn. 

Today, I was excited to learn that our band has been nominated for the Washington Blues Society Best Blues Band of 2019—Jimmy Holden and Robin Crane nominated for Best Blues Piano/Keyboard and the Chris Leighton Best Blues Drummer award, respectively. If you are a member of the Washington Blues Society and will be voting on the WBS Awards for this year (the deadline for ballots is April 9th, 2019), you might consider supporting us but whoever you choose, please keep supporting The Blues and Live Music. We need you. 

Thank you, 
Tim Scott and the members of Red House 
Jimmy Holden, Mark Noftsger and Robin Crane 

PS Send your ballot to: 
Washington Blues Society 
PO Box 70604, Seattle WA. 98127 
Not a member? 
https://wablues.org/about/membership/

In These Uncertain Times... 

Hi Friends,
Just a quick note to assure folks that Red House hasn't collectively fallen off the face of the Earth. Like many other bands & artists, we have lost a substantial amount of work during this Covid-19 pandemic & it will likely be longer still before we're able to preform live with any semblance of frequency. This all went down in the midst of the band working on our 2nd CD, a collection of 11 songs--originals by us & our talented family of musical friends, plus a couple of interesting cover songs. We're also shooting & recording a live performance @ the Aurora Borealis nightclub this weekend that will stream on the web in about 2 weeks. Please stay tuned on this website & our Facebook page facebook.com/redhouseblues for more info on the date, time etc for this. It's our first endeavor with this type of media but should be fun or at least a good learning opportunity.
Thanks for all the love you've shown us. Please stay safe out there & we'll see you down the road.
The members of Red House:
Tim Scott, Robin Crane, Mark Noftsger & Jimmy Holden

The new EP has dropped! 

Red House is pleased to announce completion of our first recording project, a 4-song EP titled "Over Yonder". This product is now available at our shows & will soon be available at our Store. Watch for info on how to get you some.

Howdy 

Hello Red House Fans & anyone who just happened by. Welcome to the new home/website for Red House, a Seattle-area band made up of old school bluesy, soulful funksters, keepin' it greasy for over 45 years. We have a new EP that will be available for purchase & download shortly. Please make yourselves at home.
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Red House @ Doc's Riverside Taphouse - SnoHo

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Doc's Riverside Taphouse, 1423 S. Machias Rd, Snohomish, WA. 98290

Red House returns to Doc's Riverside Taphouse in Machias/Snohomish on Friday, Oct 7th 2022. Hours are 8PM - Midnight. Come one, come all! Doc's Riverside Taphouse 1423 S Machias Rd, Snohomish, WA. (425) 374-7572 docsriversidetaphouse@gmail.com https//docsriversidetaphouse.com

Red House @ The Spar - Tacoma

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The Spar, 2121 North 30th Street, Tacoma, WA. 98403

Red House will again perform at Tacoma's oldest, most legendary club; The Spar. It's been a while since we last played there & we'll have our "secret weapon"--Tacoma's own W Michael Jaap (Doctor Jop) on keys & vocals. We hope you will join us on Sunday, Oct 9th @ 7PM--it's gonna be SPARtacular! The Spar - 2121 North 30th Street, Tacoma, WA. 98403 (253) 627-8215 info@the-spar.com

Jimmy Holden For The Win!

We feel extremely honored that our band was nominated for the Washington Blues Society Best Blues Band of 2019—our members Jimmy Holden and Robin Crane nominated for Best Blues Piano/Keyboard and the Chris Leighton Best Blues Drummer award, respectively. The big news is that Jimmy Holden won! We were also honored to be invited to perform at the Awards Event in Everett, WA. What a great day, playing for our peers and then watching James "Jimmy" Holden receive his award. Thank you to everyone who nominated us and voted for Jimmy.

Tim Scott and the members of Red House
Robin Crane, Jimmy Holden and Mark Noftsger
 

Most everyone likes to be acknowledged for their accomplishments. Musicians are no exception. Perhaps even more so, in that what we do is a Labor of Love--largely under-appreciated and certainly under-compensated. So an "atta boy" every now and then is especially nice.  

Our band, Red House, is made up of four Seattle natives who have individually been playing music since the Sixties, professionally for almost fifty years each. As a group that’s been together since I moved back home to Seattle (almost 10 years ago), we make the best quality music we are able to and strive for excellence every time we take the stage because it's important to us and it’s the best kind of fun--that's why we're still doing it all these years later. I’ve never been comfortable “tooting my own horn” but in this case, because I’m so proud of who we are and what we do, I feel okay tooting “our’ horn.  

Today, I was excited to learn that our band has been nominated for the Washington Blues Society Best Blues Band of 2019—Jimmy Holden and Robin Crane nominated for Best Blues Piano/Keyboard and the Chris Leighton Best Blues Drummer award, respectively. If you are a member of the Washington Blues Society and will be voting on the WBS Awards for this year (the deadline for ballots is April 9th, 2019), you might consider supporting us but whoever you choose, please keep supporting The Blues and Live Music. We need you.  

Thank you,  
Tim Scott and the members of Red House 
Jimmy Holden, Mark Noftsger and Robin Crane  

PS Send your ballot to: 
Washington Blues Society  
PO Box 70604, Seattle WA. 98127  
Not a member? 
https://wablues.org/about/membership/

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