Thursday, July 11, 2024

Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek

Kalama Harbor Lodge - Westin Amphitheater



All ages welcome

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About Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek


Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek

Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek is a two-time nominee for Best Band by the Washington Blues Society, and this year leader Mark Hurwitz was nominated for Best Keyboard. They play jump blues, r&b, soul, and roots rock, all with a strong rhythmic drive that keeps dance floors packed. The band maintains a busy schedule of club dates around Washington State, and has performed at many major festivals and events, including Bite of Seattle, Northwest Folklife, The Gorge Blues and Brews Festival, and the Sunbanks Festival. They gained a widespread following as the house band at Seattle's legendary New Orleans Creole Restaurant following Seahawks home games at nearby Century Link field during the team's Super Bowl and NFC Championship seasons.

The band’s sound is built around rocking piano, wailing sax, and multiple dynamic vocalists. The piano playing of Mark Hurwitz displays multiple influences, from classic blues and boogie pianists like Amos Milburn and Pinetop Perkins to Leon Russell and Jerry Lee Lewis. This will be their sixth show at The Spanish Ballroom.