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Little Bill and the Blue Notes

Little Bill and the Bluenotes

Little Bill and the Bluenotes

The Blue Notes were the first Rock and Roll band in Tacoma WA forming in 1957. Original members Bill Engelhart, Frank Dutra, Buck Ormsbey and Lassie Aanes would meet after school in Bill’s dads garage to practice. Before long they were drawing crowds on the street outside.

Today they are comprised of Washington Blues Society Hall of Famers Billy Stapleton on guitar, Dick Powell on harp, keyboards and vocals, Tommy Morgan on drums and Little Bill on bass and vocals.

The Blue Notes still perform around 100 shows a year. Don’t miss these Washington legends!


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