Be sure to check out our brand spankin' new weekly music series at Taps every Friday from 6 - 8pm! Enjoy rotating local talent, farm fresh eats, and handcrafted cocktails in a cozy setting.
Taps at the Guardhouse welcomes Bobbi Nikles and Sue Thompson, Friday November 16, 6-8 pm.
Come join us for a fun and energizing evening of Americana music. Powerful vocals with hot picking and fiddling enliven the mix of old time, traditional and country tunes and songs. We’ll spice it all up with some blues and Western swing as well. Great food and drinks in this delightful venue. You can also tune into KPTZ Friday November 16 at 1:30 pm, when Sue and Bobbi join host Phil Andrus for a half-hour of live music.
Sue Thompson is a noted bluegrass and roots-Americana vocalist, guitarist and educator whose “Sing Harmony Now!” method for teaching people how to sing harmony by ear has won praise on three continents. Regionally, she has taught at Centrum’s Voice Works, the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes and the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop. Thompson has released two harmony singing instructional CDs, How to Sing Harmony the Natural Way, and Switch on Your Harmony Autopilot. Both are available from CDBaby.com.
Fiddler Bobbi Nikles emerged from the Bay Area as an acclaimed force in the West Coast music scene, and she now resides in Port Townsend. In her thirty-year career, Nikles has accomplished a great deal, from creating successful Fiddlekids music camp, to performing in a wide array of bands: Irish, Old-time, contradance, and jazz combos. Her luscious fiddle tone and driving rhythms have added fuel to her various collaborations, including Wake the Dead, Melanie O'Reilly Aishling, Black Brothers Band and many more. Bobbi is known for a creative and nurturing style of teaching, and is oft sought as an instructor at music camps, workshops, and in her private studio. In print, Nikles has contributed articles on bowing technique and instrument evaluation to Strings Magazine.