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Jump on the Swing Set every Thursday

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Vince Brown is no stranger to string swing fans in the Northwest. As a part of the Tune Stranglers, Hot Club Sandwich and the duo Red and Ruby with LaVon Hardison, Brown’s nimble fingers have delighted audiences for more than 30 years. Beginning tonight, the guitarist/banjoist/ukulele-ist will host Swing Set every Thursday at the Dockside Bistro in Olympia. Each week, Brown will be joined by a different guest musician to jam in the spirit of Django Rienhardt. This week he is pleased to welcome swing violin legend Paul Anastasio.

Originally a classically trained violinist, Anastasio would later become fascinated with old-time bluegrass and hot swing. Like the late great Stephane Grappelli, his master of the bow is impeccable, and he has been awarded with a case full of trophies over his 15-year career. In addition to his lengthy time with the likes of Merle Haggard, Asleep at the Wheel, Larry Gatlin, and Loretta Lynn, he has been featured on two CD swing compilations, as well as Cross Country Swing with steel guitarist Ray Wood, guitarist/vocalist Roger Bellow and bassist Tom Anastasio.

[The Dockside Bistro, 7-9 p.m., all ages, no cover, 501 Columbia St., Olympia, 360.956.1928]

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