Category: Band Stand

Band Stand – April 2017

Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones

Winter is OVER. Everything is new again!

Before I get started though, I must continue to think good thoughts and send all our love to Curtis Salgado! After all he has given us, we gladly cheer him on to a quick and strong recovery on his triple bypass surgery. With all those new belts & hoses, he’ll be good for another 300,000 miles easy!

Returning from a fantastic (and productive) trip to Nashville, I’m excited and honored to be a guest at Cal Scott’s “Songwriters Showcase” Monday, April 3, at O’Connor’s in Multnomah Village, 7pm.

These …

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Band Stand Jan 2017

Harvey Brindell & The Tablerockers

A Band Taking Shape

It’s about a shared vision. And that obviously goes well beyond the genre of music you want to play. For a band to become a cohesive unit there’s all sorts of other issues to consider. How often do you want to play? How many days of the week are you available to play? How far are you willing to travel to play? How important is the amount of money you make playing? Will one person make the decisions for the band or will it be a democracy? Are you willing to …

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Bandstand: December 2016

Lloyd Jones

Yes, it’s holiday season and I’m delighted to spend it with special friends (like you) at Jimmy Mak’s  Saturday, December, 17. Santa may drop in for a minute to sing with his sweet angels: Teresa James, LaRhonda Steele, and Lisa Mann. Don’t miss this one!

After the New Year Teresa and I will head south to Join Delbert McClinton’s “Sandy Beaches” cruise January 5-13. Then up to Canada in February. Yippes, it’s gonna be a crazy year already!!

 Lloyd Jones

Groove Merchant


The Thunder Brothers

Hey Thunderheads,

We would like to thank the Cascade …

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Band Stand – November 2016

Harvey Brindell & The Tablerockers

Booking Your Band Part 1 “The Following”

Booking a band is an area that I have considerable experience and expertise in. I often get questions from other musicians about the best way to get a band booked. One of the biggest frustrations I hear is what to tell club owners when they ask “how big is your following.” As we all know, that’s unpredictable. You can consistently pull in a great crowd in one place and go to another place and have few people show up. And you certainly don’t want to lie to club …

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Band Stand – October 2016

Lloyd Jones

Looky Here Everyone,

As summer comes to a close and the holiday season begins, we look forward to “hangin’ with friends and family back home.  This was the best summer ever (got to play at a Castle in Denmark, take the subway to a gigs in Manhatten NY, and play some wild California fests too) but let’s look ahead. way ahead!

Just confirmed Saturday December 17 at Jimmy Mak’s to put on a Special Holiday Show with the “Sweet Angels”. The magnificent Teresa James is coming in from Los Angeles to join me along with LaRhonda Steele, and …

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Bandstand – September 2016

The Ellen Whyte Plus Sized Band

Hey Everyone!

I want to extend an invite to you all to come out to The Trails End Saloon, 1320 Main St, Oregon City, OR, Saturday night, October 15 for a one-of-a-kind celebration, featuring The Ellen Whyte Plus Sized Band! We’re calling it the “BIG 5!” Showtime 8:30pm.

Why is it called “The Big 5?” Here’s the run down:

 1. It’s the 20th anniversary of our first release, “Different Point Of Blue.”
2. The 25th wedding anniversary of John Mullin and me.
3. John’s pending retirement after 42 years of dedicated advocacy work in

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Bandstand – July 2016

Patrick Haley

Hi Blues Fans,

We all enjoy seeing our favorite blues acts in the Portland Metro area. So much talent, so many venues. Truly a hotbed of the blues. But y’all need to know that there’s a great blues and roots music scene out in the Columbia River Gorge, too.

A lot of local musicians out there are keeping the flame burning, and performing at small local venues playing original blues and inspired interpretations of our favorites.  Hood River, White Salmon, Bingen and The Dalles have embraced the truth and basic simplicity of roots and blues music.

I just …

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Bandstand May 2016

Lisa Mann
Greetings BluesNotes readers! If you are reading this, it means you care about the blues in the Pacific Northwest, and I want to thank you for all of your support. If we blues artists had no one to perform for, and no one to listen to our CDs, we’d be pretty damn useless, so thank YOU for making the music scene happen.

It’s been a crazy busy year, with gigs in FL, MA, RI, CT, CA, AZ and TX, and of course in good ole OR and WA. By the time this issue is out, I’ll be headed …

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Bandstand – April 2016

Hello, friends!  Missi & Mister Baker want to thank all of you who supported us by attending and/or contributing to our South by Southwest Send-Off show in February.  From the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate your love and good wishes as we blazed a trail to Austin!  Thanks also for getting the word out about our project:  Just a simple “like” on our Facebook page is so valuable to our mission.

It is our distinct pleasure to bring both roots and modern blues from Portland to an international audience.  The SXSW Music Conference celebrated its 30th year in 2016.  …

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Bandstand March 2016

To the CBA

All the members of SISTER MERCY would like to thank the CBA for the incredible opportunity to represent Portland at the International Blues Challenge. From the first moments trying out at The Lehrer last spring to The Waterfront Blues Festival all six of us have been on a road never imagined.  Memphis was everything we expected it to be.  We had the opportunity to play in the PNW Showcase then two nights at The Tin Roof for the quarterfinals.  Sister Mercy made the semifinals and was able to play again Friday night at The Blues City Café.  …

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