Arts and Entertainment

A bounty of live music comes to Island stages

This weekend boasts a wealth of options for Island music lovers, including concerts by up-and-coming Seattle songwriters, favorite Island players and the return of Trolls Cottage, a band that began on Vashon and now tours widely.

Friday, Jan. 23

Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi will present a free concert by Sideways Reign at 9:30 p.m. Singer/songwriter Jesse Noll will open for the band.

Concert promoter Pete Welch said that Sideways Reign plays poetic, emotional songs that “quickly turn a room of indifferent listeners into captivated fans.” The show is for ages 21 and older only.

Café Luna will host rhythm and blues singer Lisa Marshall for a CD release party of her first solo album, “Simple,” at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 23. There is no cover charge.

Marshall is a Seattle singer who has been compared to powerhouse divas including Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Mavis Staples and Janis Joplin.

For a sample of her music, visit

Saturday, Jan. 24

The Hardware Store Restaurant will host Island singer, songwriter and guitar wizard Daryl Redeker at 7 p.m. There is no cover charge.

Café Luna will be the scene of a free show by Mack & Rachel, a duo that plays folk, country and bluegrass music, at 7:30 p.m.

Mack Bailey and Rachel Levy have won a number of songwriting awards.

Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi will present Trolls Cottage and Tiny Vipers at 9:30 p.m. The show, for ages 21 and older, has a cover charge of $8.

Trolls Cottage has released four CDs. The band has toured extensively on the West Coast, and shared the stage with Luke Dube, Gregory Isaacs, John Brown’s Body, Culture, Eek A Mouse and Clinton Fearon.

Tiny Vipers, a solo act by Seattle’s Jesy Fortino, will open for Trolls Cottage.

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