Category: PDX Blues Event

 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 more. The Sunbanks Lake Resort hosts this semiannual music festival against the backdrop of Banks Lake near Grand Coulee Dam. The Sunbanks Music Festival is a seven-time Washington Blues Society B.B. Award recipient for “Best Music Festival” in the state.

The festivities begin on Thursday evening with Acoustic Music in the Cantina – an intimate rock garden amphitheater located behind …

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Dustbowl Revival Presents Two Oregon Shows

Dustbowl Revival

Dustbowl RevivalSteeped 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 American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes fresh fire from familiar coal. But this isn’t a throwback band; it’s a celebration of the sounds that have kept America moving for more than a century, performed with all the flair of a medicine show and rooted in the sweat and swagger of a juke joint song swap. Beloved …

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

Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings

Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm KingsRoy 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 and producer, and Rogers’ ability to electrify crowds and bring audiences to their feet is well known. Always eclectic in his approach, Rogers love of performing shines through at his appearances and he is constantly stretching the boundaries of his instrument. Roy Rogers was nominated for a W.C. Handy in 2003 for Best Blues Guitarist, and many periodicals, including Rolling

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Greyhounds Bring Their Memphis Sound To Portland For Two Nights

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Greyhounds Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube.

Greyhounds; Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube.

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 Memphis, home of the soul that inspires them.

During their long musical partnership, Trube and Farrell have written songs for, among others, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, toured with American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, and for several years worked together as part of JJ Grey and Mofro, playing 200 dates a year.

The band …

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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 and the only son of production workers, Myles grew up in the migrant worker areas of that Central California town and spent his later teens and twenties touring with his band, eventually finding his way to the San Francisco area playing sideman to a wide array of acts, most notably bluesman Fillmore Slim and soul singer, harmonica player, and songwriter …

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Valerie June Returns To Portland In Support Of New Album

Valerie June

Valerie JuneMulti-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 genres. She can be haunting and melancholy, singing of the ghostly darkness of loneliness, or full of warmth and charm, at one moment seductive in a sensual come-on, fragile and vulnerable, the next in a display of naked honesty. Valerie June transports you to another world the moment you hear her voice. It is a voice that has been winning

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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. The release party feature Timberbound as the opening act followed by performances that feature the songs written for the CD.

In the last couple of years, Julie Amici has been nominated for the “Best New Act” and “Best Traditional Act” CBA’s Muddy Award’s. The Yellow Roses EP is a significant departure from the jazz and blues vibe that Dean &

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Duffy Bishop Returns To The Lake!

Duffy BishopDuffy Bishop and Chris Carlson are certainly missed around here, and the Lake Theater & Cafe will be celebrating their return to the Pacific Northwest with a Duffy Bishop performance on Monday, May 22. Duffy and Chris will be teaming up with long time band members Dean Mueller on the upright bass and Carlton Jackson on drums. for a reunion that is sure to inspire. Duffy Bishop is a force of nature, a powerful blues blaster, a sultry soul singer, and a presence who connects with her audience in a deeply personal way be it in an intimate club or

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CD Release Party For Tony Furtado – The Cider House Sessions

Tony Furtado - photo by Alicia J Rose

Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Portland’s Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocativeTony Furtado - photo by Alicia J Rose and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar, and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches a menu of sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef. Furtado has scheduled a CD release party to be held at The Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street, on Saturday, May 6. He performs in a wide mix of musical styles that have found him performing at major

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Lloyd Jones Struggle Bend-ing The Blues, New Concert Series

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lloyd jonesBend-ing The Blues is a new series of concerts held at The Old Stone Performing Arts Center in Bend, Oregon that is aimed at bringing Portland blues masters to Bend. The kick-off event on Saturday, May 20 will host The Lloyd Jones Struggle with an opening set from Kinzel & Hyde.

Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones has recorded six critically acclaimed albums, toured internationally, and racked up dozens of major awards and accolades, including induction into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, a Cascade Blues Association “Lifetime Achievement Award,”  and the recipient of 35 Muddy Awards. A relentless road dog, Lloyd

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