Category: PDX Blues Event

Something To Talk About: A Portland Bonnie Raitt Tribute

At The Alberta Rose Theatre on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, many of Portland’s finest singers and musicians gather for Something To Talk About — two nights of music celebrating the music of Bonnie Raitt. Performers include Anne

Blues Diva JJ Thames & The Violet ReVolt Visits The White Eagle

Blues Diva JJ Thames & The Violet ReVolt

Dubbed the “Future of the Blues” by legendary “Misty Blue” recording artist Dorothy Moore and a “Blues Trailblazer” by Living Blues Magazine, JJ Thames is the leave-it-all-on-the-stage front-woman of the Violet ReVOLT, possessing the mesmerizing je-ne-sais-quoi star-quality of Tina Turner,

Mississippi Studios Hosts An Evening with Chris Thomas King

Award winning folk and blues guitarist Chris Thomas King returns to Portland for a showcase at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Avenue, on Sunday, March 4, at 8:00 pm.  Based in Louisiana, King is a successor to the authentic blues

Weekend Full of Blues at the Walla Walla Guitar Festival

Walla Walla Guitar Festival

The 7th annual Walla Walla Guitar Festival returns the weekend of March 9 – 11 with another spectacular line-up featuring more than thirty acts on stage throughout downtown Walla Walla, WA. The event will include a Friday night kick-off show,

Blues Vocal Great Janiva Magness Returns to The Lake Theater

Janiva Magness

Janiva Magness is one of the most powerful and commanding entertainers in the world today. Her strong blues vocals and songwriting, taken from the hardships of her own life, have won her many accolades throughout her career — not only

Wonder Ballroom Welcomes ZZ Ward

ZZ Ward

Los Angeles-based vocalist and multi-instrumentalist ZZ Ward grew up listening to a lot of blues and hip hop, so blending these two styles just came naturally. She explains that “it was more about simplicity, honing in on what I love

 Taj Mahal Visits Eugene’s Shedd Institute

For over five decades and with more than forty albums to his credit, Taj Mahal has played a vital role in preserving traditional blues and African-American roots music. “What inspires me most about my career is that I’ve been able

Americana Band The Wood Brothers Coming to The Crystal Ballroom

The Wood Brothers photo by Alysse Gafkjen

After leaving their native Colorado, The Wood Brothers pursued different musical interests. Chris journeyed to New York and found fame with the jazz-funk outfit Medeski, Martin & Wood, while Oliver took his love for the blues to Atlanta and formed

7th Annual Winter Blues Music Festival Slated for March 10

Winter Blues Music Festival

Celebrating its seventh year, the Winter Blues Music Festival will take place on March 10 at the Elk’s Lodge,13121 SE McLoughlin Boulevard in Oak Grove. This year’s event will feature the music of Gabriel Cox, Timothy James & The Portland

Folk Blues Great Chris Smither Slated for the Alberta Rose

Chris Smither

The Alberta Rose Theatre welcomes legendary singer/songwriter Chris Smither on Wednesday, March 7 at 8:00 pm for an all ages performance. Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, as well as modern poets and philosophers. Smither began his