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Win Tickets ($28): James Howard Band Featuring Dirty Rice @ Highway 99 Blues Club | “Best Blues Guitarist”

We are giving away a pair of tickets to James Howard Band Featuring Dirty Rice @ the Highway 99 Blues Club this Saturday night. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Friday, May 3rd.

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From our partners @ HWY 99:
james howardJames Howard Band Featuring Dirty Rice
May 4, 2013 | 8PM | 21+ | $14

Highway 99 Blues Club
1414 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 382-2171 | Tickets |

James Howard, awarded “Best Blues Guitarist” in Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Competition (2001), is an American Blues/Rock Guitarist, and Singer/Songwriter, whose music has been compared to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Beatles, and Santana, to name a few.

In a live review by the L.A. based Music Connection Magazine, Bernard Bauer says of James Howard, “…A guitarist extraordinaire, he mixes the intensity of Stevie Ray with the passion of Hendrix and plays some of the meanest blues this side of the Mississippi. He takes his phenomenal blues to places others have not, making the music his own. He has what it takes to bring the blues up to the next level…”

Howard played his first professional gig at 15 and has honed his talent and developed his career as a blues, rock and acoustic guitarist, composer, vocalist, bandleader and recording session side man of choice for over 33 years in clubs, festivals and recording studios from his native San Francisco, CA to his current home in the Seattle area.

He has opened for artists including Robin Trower, John Waite, UFO, Greg Kihn and played, as a sideman, with Greg Allman’s solo back-up band, The Alameda All Stars. Over the years, Howard has garnered numerous fans with his dynamic, expressive playing, his thrilling, dexterous technical skill and his casual, gracious manner on stage, consistently playing to sold out houses, from B.B. King’s Blues Club in Hollywood, to the Highway 99 Blues Club, where he was a very popular resident artist for over three years.

Howard’s eclectic musical tastes span blues, rock, jazz, Latin, acoustic folf and country. He also has a strong interest in mysticism and spiritual growth. One can hear all these influences hybridized in his music and lyrics, giving him his own unique, compelling sound and style.


Dirty Rice

This band rocks relentlessly with the grace and class to offer up some of the prettiest ballads with sweet vocal harmony. Raw old school Rock-n-Blues with a lot of variety. With Eric Rice at the helm of Dirty Rice you will hear anything from Muddy Waters and T-Bone Walker to Hendrix and their own homegrown tunes.


Video: James Howard – With the Radio On

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4 Responses to Win Tickets ($28): James Howard Band Featuring Dirty Rice @ Highway 99 Blues Club | “Best Blues Guitarist”

  1. Nancy May 2, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Waiting to hear that I’ve won the tickets….

  2. Laura Kuhl May 2, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    winner winner chicken dinner (no chicken needed). To hear the blues is one thing, to see it played in person makes me feel every note as though I am channeling the artists emotion through me. For me the phrase, “you moved me” applies to fine live music and James Howard
    is the man to do that!

    • seattlepipeline May 4, 2013 at 9:02 am #


      You were drawn and emailed instructions. Have a great time!

  3. Regina Ryder May 2, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    Need a night out with hubby!

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