Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Larry Murante and Larry Huffines

Ron Swarner

Larry Murante will perform at B Sharp Coffee House tonight.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8 2017: Larry + craft beer …

B Sharp Coffee House + Peaks and Pints = Larry Murante and Matchless Brewing

GiGi Pop + The Red Hot = Larry Huffines and Airways Brewing


Larry Murante. Man, this singer-songwriter with a powerful, distinctive voice blew away audiences in the early 1990s. He was compared to Lyle Lovett, Hal Ketchum and Michael McDonald. His lyrics were filled with compelling stories about real life. His beautiful, smoky, full-bodied voice racked up a string of national and regional songwriting awards and honors. Peaks and Pints is thrilled to see him on the bill at B Sharp Coffee House tonight. Billy Stoops and walker Sherman, who musicians who can certainly hold their own, join Murante for the Songs of Hope benefit show.

PREFUNK: Didn’t we drink Matchless Old Pine IPA at The Swiss Pub in 1995? Light, biscuit sweet caramel body, soft fruity hops and pine? We swear Bob Hill introduced us to this resinous bitterness before Larry Murante took the stage. Thrilled to be drinking it again, on tap, at Peaks and Pints.


Lawrence Huffines. Larry, to a few. Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series manager to rock stars. Former Annie Wright teacher to many. The Tacoman who was on HGTV reality show “All American Handyman” to everyone. Huffines, Larry, is also an artist. His show, Big and Stoned — artwork inspired by Biggie Smalls and The Rolling Stones — has an opening reception at 6 p.m. in GiGi Pop, 626 St. Helens Ave. in Tacoma. Drop by and check out your friend’s artwork.

PREFUNK: In July, 1985, a passenger who had flown a plane once was able to bring a Cessna safely to ground in Michigan, after the pilot suffered a heart attack and died. In February, 2002, a woman with just 48 hours of pilot training took the controls of a twin-engine Cessna over Cape Cod after the pilot became incoherent following an insulin reaction. Unable to reach anyone on the ground, she was able to safely crash-land the plane on the ground next to the runway, saving everyone aboard. In April, 2012, when her husband lost consciousness while flying a Cessna in Wisconsin, 80-year-old Helen Collins, who hadn’t piloted a plane in decades, crash-landed the plane without major injury. At 5 p.m., April 8, 2017, while sipping Airways Brewing Super Jumbo Juice IPA, Pre-Flight Pils, Chocolate Stout, 2016 Final Departure Imperial Stout and vintage Final Departure bottles at The Red Hot, you safely landed at your house thanks to an Uber driver.