Month: April 2017

Danny Draher

Danny Draher CD cover

Blues Blues Blues, Live from The Bitter End, N.Y, N.Y. Double Dynamite Records Review by Jeff Levine Danny Draher is an accomplished international blues and jazz musician. Starting out in Chicago, at Chess studios, Danny has recorded and toured nationally

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton Live in San Diego

Live In San Diego (with special guest JJ Cale) Reprise Records Recorded in 2007 in San Diego, this is an all-star affair with Eric Clapton joined on stage by stellar artists that include guitarists Doyle Bramhall II and Derek Trucks,

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 2017 Sunbanks Music Festival Set for May

2017 Sunbanks Music Festival

The four-day 2017 Sunbanks Music Festival returns to Electric City, Washington from Thursday, May 18 through Sunday, May 21 for another fun-filled weekend featuring national and regional artists performing a diverse selection of rock, R&b, rockabilly, funk, Americana, blues, and

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Dustbowl Revival Presents Two Oregon Shows

Dustbowl Revival

Steeped in bluegrass, swing, hot jazz, Pre-war blues, Southern soul, New Orleans funk, the Dustbowl Revival is an American roots orchestra based in Venice, California with eight full-time members — and they play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional

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 The Alberta Rose Theatre to Host Premier Slide Guitarist Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings

Roy Rogers is one of the world’s preeminent slide guitarists as well as a renowned producer, having produced recordings for John Lee Hooker and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. Roger’s artistic exploits have led to eight Grammy nominations as both a performer

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Southern Avenue

Southern Avenue CD cover

Southern Avenue Stax Records When you release an album on the famed Memphis-based Stax Records label, you know that there are going to be a lot of expectations from the start. This label has a long record of releasing some

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Greyhounds Bring Their Memphis Sound To Portland For Two Nights

Greyhounds

As Greyhounds, guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell have been making music and touring for 15 years while refining and developing a sound Trube describes as “Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top.” The band also has long ties to

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The AC Myles Band At The Birk For Two Big Shows

Brent Black of criticaljazz.com leaves no doubt about AC Myles’ talent — “Blues-rocking guitarist AC Myles is an artist whose musical stock seems to be an arrow pointing straight up. The real deal folks! Dig it!” A Fresno, California native

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Valerie June Returns To Portland In Support Of New Album

Valerie June

Multi-instrumentalist and Tennessee native Valerie June performs a diverse collection of American roots music that encompasses traditional spirituals, Americana, classic blues, folk, soul, and bluegrass through stark acoustic rhythms and uncanny slide guitar, as she effortlessly shifts between eras and

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Lake Theater & Cafe to Host Julie Amici’s Yellow Roses EP Release Party

Julie Amici

Julie Amici will be celebrating the release of her new Yellow Roses EP on May 29th at Lake Theater & Cafe. The project is the result of a 6-month collaboration between Julie Amici, Dean Mueller, and their producer Alan Jones.

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