December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
“If the Rolling Stones camped with Howlin’ Wolf and Billy Gibbons on trucker speed for the weekend with a fuzz pedal, this would be its precious procreation.” – No Depression
Guitarist, singer, harmonica player, and songwriter MARK PORKCHOP HOLDER is a founding member of the seminal Tennessee punk rock blues band The Black Diamond Heavies.
HOLDER plays the blues, and his music is the sound of the truth. He has traveled around the world and the US, and played at festivals, clubs, in the streets, at churches, in public toilets, army surplus stores, and in a mental hospital or two. After more than a decade of struggling with depression and addiction, he has finally come back home, in Chattanooga TN, and assembled a first rate power trio, featuring Travis Kilgore on bass and Doug Bales on drums.
December 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Forest has been a nationally touring musician since he was 18 years old. As a one man band, he is currently pioneering a genre called Americana Blues, drawing influences from roots music across the U.S. His voice blends the high lonesome sounds of Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt with gruff baritone vibrations akin to Tom Waits and Johnny Cash. His banjo, harmonica, and voice combine to create a soulful and unique sound.
January 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Redshift is Dave Bristow on keyboards, Kurt Bischoff on drums and Neil Conaty on upright bass. All three are accomplished musicians bringing years of experience both as players and teachers to this crowd-pleasing jazz project. From standards to originals in just about any style, Redshift has garnered fans both at The Treehouse and all over Bainbridge Island!
January 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gypsy jazz musicians from around Puget Sound will celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 107th birthday with an evening of music at the Treehouse Cafe on Bainbridge Island. The party, from 7 to 10 pm, will be hosted by local gypsy jazz band Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’, and will include several guest soloists.
January 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
John Wies’ musical personna stretches widely. When he is not the front man for his Tom Waits Tribute band, The Bleeding Romeos, he is passionately propogating his own songs with his trio, Weiswald. The band incorporates Waits’ off-beat syncopation and moody rants into a more rhythmic groove. with Wies’ percussive guitar playing, percussionist Mike Young on everything but the kitchen sink (oh wait, that too!) and the versatile upright bass of Lee Whalen.
John has also taken the stage in far flung places such as Japan and Korea, had his work showcased in Alaskan theatrical performances, and gotten air-play on Mongolian radio. John
February 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Gossamer Strings is a folk music duo from Eugene, Oregon with rich harmonies over beautiful instrumentation on guitar, banjo and mandolin. Haunting original songwriting by Kyle McGonegle and Liat Tova Lis. They unravel a new story in each song with clear and heartfelt emotion and voice. This close pair breathes together, not just in their harmonies, but also through their instruments.
Brittany Newell and Johnny Fitzpatrick are old time music practitioners in Seattle, WA. Brittany primarily plays fiddle, and back up guitar, and Johnny primarily plays banjo and guitar, with a knack for square dance fiddling.
March 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
“Smither is an American original – one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world.”—Associated Press.
March 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
You know when you cover Tom Waits you’d better bring everything but the kitchen sink. Check that: bring the sink too. And a plunger. The Bleeding Romeos bring the whole kitchen.
John Wies’ percussive guitar playing style and guttural vocals establish the foundation. Performing locally as a soloist and in various bands including his own Weiswald (Treehouse fans loved him last fall!) he brings a serious yet playful Waits persona that works perfectly to set this apart from just another tribute project. John has also taken the stage in far flung places such as Japan and Korea, had his work showcased in Alaskan theatrical performances, and gotten air-play on Mongolian radio.
All Live Performances at the Treehouse Café are 21+.
The Treehouse Café is a great venue for live music and entertainment, with capacity for about 100 seated patrons, or 200 standing.
All kinds of music are welcome! From rockin’ dance bands to jazz, folk and world beat, we’ve had it all! National acts such as LeRoy Bell, Allen Stone, James McMurtry, Greg Brown, The Cave Singers, Greta Matassa, Chris Smither, Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eilen Jewell, Hayes Carll, Phil & Dave Alvin, Band of Heathens, or local legends like The Dusty 45s, Moondoggies, Ranger & The ReArrangers and Chebon Tiger.
Check out Videos and Slide Shows of Past Events!
Allen Stone performs “Superstitious”
Video by Garrett Gibbons
Slideshow by Jay Trinidad
Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme
Slideshow by Jay Trinidad
The Moondoggies Live
Slideshow by Jay Trinidad