Month: November 2015

Atomic Gumbo and The New Iberians To Shake Up Duff’s Garage! Dec. 4th

The New Iberians - press photoCajun and zydeco music will prevail as Duff’s Garage hosts a pair of the most beloved Louisiana-themed bands in Portland. Atomic Gumbo and The New Iberians get together for a special double-headed bill that is sure to keep the dance floor jumping with excitement with a 9:00 pm show on Friday, December 4.

And if the feel-good music of these popular bands is not enough to get you excited, there are several reasons why this should be a destination event for your Friday night. 1) Opening act the New Iberians will be featuring the triple threat artistry of Michael “Buck” …

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Daniel Castro Band Encore Show At The Birk: Dec. 5th

Daniel Castro - press photo“Daniel Castro is the latest and one of the greatest blues guitarists to come bursting out of the highly competitive West Coast scene. To the classic music of B.B. King, Albert King, and Albert Collins he has added the three T’s: taste, tone, and technique. His raw passion warms your soul while his deep groove kicks your butt on fine, fresh originals and well chosen covers.” – Guitar Player Magazine

Describing Daniel Castro as a blues artist doesn’t begin to tell the whole story. Castro is more like a highly accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter with a strong musical point of …

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Duffy Bishop, One Show Only: Dec. 7th

Duffy Bishop - photo by Greg JohnsonHere’s a terrific surprise for all Northwest blues lovers. Duffy Bishop and Chris Carlson were not expected to return to the Portland area until late spring and summer, 2016, but they will be making a quick trip to town for one week in early December and have scheduled a show at The Lake Theater on Monday, December 7. This will be the only the only show during their visit, so expect another sold out affair.

If you’re unaware of Duffy Bishop (which would be hard to believe of anyone in the Northwest), then this description by Ty Hitzemann from Buko …

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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Celebrates New Solo Album With Portland Performance: Dec. 11th

Billy Gibbons - press photoWith his signature bead and African headgear, Billy Gibbons is instantly recognizable as the centerpiece and of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band ZZ Top. A legendary master of the six-string, Gibbons is widely regarded as one of America’s finest blues-rock guitarists, and in 2015, Gibbons recorded the first solo album of his career, Perfectamundo, an album that contains a variety of musical palettes, including an infusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms and flavors. A musician’s musician, Billy Gibbons is a wellspring of what he likes to refer to as the “three T’s”: tone, taste, and tenacity, and he …

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Candye Kane Returns With Two Northwest Oregon Shows: Dec. 10th & 13th

Candye Kane photo by Greg Johnson

Candye Kane photo by Greg Johnson

The story of Candye Kane’s long battle with cancer has well been documented over the past few years, yet while many musicians who face this situation may have set aside their performances, Candye still hits the touring circuit bringing joy and entertainment to her fans despite the pain and discomfort. That truly earns her the title of the Toughest Girl Alive more than just another song in her repertoire. As anybody knows who has witnessed one of Candye Kane’s shows, she gives her full energy, emotion, and personal love into each and every performance.…

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17th Annual NW Women R&B Christmas Concerts: Dec. 10th

For seventeen years Sonny Hess has gathered a handful of her best friends to present the annual Northwest Women R&B Christmas concerts. Two shows are scheduled this year with another amazing group of ladies performing as Musicians for the Cure to benefit Kids with Cancer and The Candlelight Organization.

The first concert will be held on Thursday, December 10 at St. Phillip Neri-Carvlin Hall, 2408 SE 16th in Portland. Tickets are $20.00 – $37.50, showtime is 6:00 pm. The line-up for this night will include Sonny Hess, Vicki Stevens, Lady True Blue, Sarah Clarke, Lisa Mann, LaRhonda Steele, Ellen …

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Cascade Blues Association Holiday Party – Dec 6th 

DECEMBER 6,  noon – 6:00pm

The CBA HOLIDAY PARTY, on SUNDAY, DEC 6, is OPEN TO EVERYONE, so bring your friends & family & enjoy the fun.  It will be held again at The SPARE ROOM, 4830 NE 42nd Ave in Portland.  Many of you have been there before, but if this is your first time, enjoy purchasing the very reasonably priced food & drinks.  To start the Holiday Season, you are welcome to BRING SWEET TREATS & DESSERTS for all to share.  We will have both a SILENT AUCTION and RAFFLE, so begin your Christmas …

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Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular To Bring Holiday Joy For Hospital Children: Dec. 11th

The Second Annual Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular will take place at The Star Theater on Friday, December 11. This extravaganza features an incredible line-up of some of the best musicians in Portland gathering to help raise funds and gifts for the kids at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland.

Performers include: Aundria Lauren, Dan Berkery, Heidi Shuler, Jennifer Smieja, Jim Wolfe, Joe McCarthy, Karen Lovely, Katy Oberg, Kris Deelane, LaRhonda Steele, Lefty Head, Mark Bowdon, Michael Quinby, Pete Moss, Peter Dammann, Reggie Houston, Steve Kerin, Tim Shaughnessy, and Ural Thomas.

Tickets for this benefit show are available through …

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The Strange Tones Present A Double Dose Of Crime-A-Billy Christmas Shows: Dec. 12th & 19th

Over the past few years the Strange Tones have presented their annual Crime-A-Billy Christmas concerts in large venues such as the Hollywood Theater. This year they will present two concerts, but in more intimated settings, thus they’re calling the event this time out as “A Cozy Crime-A-Billy Christmas.” You’re still in line for a fun-filled night of holiday cheer with the city’s favorite good-time outfit and friends; it’ll just be a little more down home and comfy.

Joining the Strange Tones will be their regular cast of holiday buddies: the lovely Volcano Snow Vixens, Elvin Priestly, Jim Toussaint, Randy Yearout, …

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Renowned Acoustic Guitar Trio Annual Christmas Concert – Dec. 14th

Acoustic Guitar Summit - press photoCelebrating the 21st year of their Christmas Concert series, the Acoustic Guitar Summit will be performing at The Lake Theater on Monday, December 14. This amazing trio of world-class guitarists — Doug Smith, Terry Robb, and Mark Hanson, features songs from their highly acclaimed Christmas album, O, Christmas Tree, along with other holiday favorites. If you have never seen this group of players working together, then this is definitely a show not to miss. This festive offering is as rich and heady as a rum-spiked eggnog laced with varied spices.

The Lake Theater is located at 106 N. …

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