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Seattle, WA USA - Guadalajara, JAL Mexico

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Hello Friends!

I am back in Seattle after a lovely additional month in Mexico with my family and friends.  I heard and played fun music, reconnected with some of my musician colleagues there, continued with my Sunday Virtual Steel Drum Parties, booked a lot of gigs for summer in Seattle, and generally had some great adventures!




FIRST - Hello Vancouver, WA!  I'm performing on Tuesday, June 21st, 4pm to 6pm at Van Mall Retirement, 7808 NE 51st St, Vancouver, WA 98662 for their open house.  It sounds like they may have hors devours for everyone as well!  Please call (360) 896-9140 with questions.


SECOND - I'm especially excited to take my Virtual Steel Drum Party up to the Canadian Border at Gossamer Glass/Inspiration Farm this coming Sunday, June 26th!  My stepbrother Brian does amazing glass blowing art and permaculture farming there.  Brian and I are working on a memorial project for my father, his stepfather, who passed away in February.  We are blowing glass into musical instruments and including my father's ashes as part of the glass.  It is really quite beautiful!  While these musical instruments are far from finished, I will show off some of the components and make some sounds with them.  Check out Brian's web sites here: and

Gossamer Glass Virtual Steel Drum Party, 6/26/2022 4pm to 5pm PST - Please click here to get your free ticket!


In mid-July I will have one, possibly more kids shows in Kirkland and a gig for young and old with my full 5-piece band at the Kirkland Waterfront.  You won't want to miss that!

More public shows may be added at any time.  For the full schedule please click the link below and scroll down a little to view the calendar.  If you don't see a show on there that you are expecting, please check back in a few days, as sometimes it takes a while for shows to make it onto my calendar.

CLICK HERE for full schedule and details



Click the picture below to see a little musical fun on Mismaloya Beach, near Puerto Vallarta, just before I headed back to Seattle.




I've been back now for a few weeks and have already done quite a few performances.  Here's a fun video from a recent end-of-school-year party at an elementary school:







Have you been thinking about putting on an event/party this summer but haven't gotten around to it yet?  Or maybe you already have a June party scheduled but would like to add that extra special element?  Here's your chance!  I've got some open dates these last few weeks of June.  From now through July 3rd I can do a two hour solo performance for $250.  That is like 2008 prices!  Travel expenses would be added for performances more than 25 miles from Burien, WA or requiring ferries/tolls.  Other conditions also apply: I must of course have the date available, I need cover from rain and sun, the load in must be easy or strong helpers provided, etc.


Please get in touch if you are interested and I can go over all the details with you!



Keep dancin’
Ian Dobson
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