Category: PDX Blues Event

Acoustic Master Lightnin’ Wells Books Several Oregon Shows

Lightnin’ Wells Books

North Carolina native Mike “Lightnin’” Wells uses a dynamic style he’s developed over his thirty years to breathe new life into the vintage tunes of early twentieth-century America. Wells learned the harmonica at an early age and then using blues

Rae Gordon To Record Live Gospel Show At The Lake Theater & Cafe

Rae Gordon

Multi Muddy Award winning vocalist Rae Gordon has long been a fixture in the music scene, not only for playing a gritty and soulful brand of blues with her band, but heading up a long standing gospel show with some

Just This One – Blues Musical Featuring the Music of Paul deLay Returns for Three Shows

Music of Paul deLay

The new blues musical Just This One, featuring two dozen songs by local hero Paul deLay, takes the stage for three performances at Michelle’s Piano Company this January 27-28. Featuring a cast filled by a Muddy Award-winning group, including LaRhonda

Catfish Lou’s to Host Fundraiser for CBA Representatives to the International Blues Challenge

The International Blues Challenge

Preliminary events for the 2018 International Blues Challenge will kick off on Tuesday, January 16, with the competitions beginning on Wednesday, January 17. To help raise funds for travel expenses, Catfish Lou’s will hold its monthly “Pay It Forward” event

The Blind Boys Of Alabama – Marc Cohn Double Slated for Double-Headed Show In Bend

The Blind Boys Of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama first formed in 1939 and have been touring professionally for more than seven decades, reaping five Grammy Awards during their tenure. Founding member Jimmy Carter is still performing with the legendary gospel outfit. They have

Mark Hummel’s Chicago Blues Harmonica Blowout Returns to Albert Rose.

Chicago Blues Harmonica Blowout

Mark Hummel is celebrating his 27th year of hosting his Harmonica Blowout concerts. Over the years, Hummel has brought together some of the world’s foremost harp players along with a terrific all-star backing band, and this year is no exception.

JJ Thames Returns To Oregon for Three Shows

JJ Thames Returns

Mississippi blues diva JJ Thames has certainly collected her share of accolades. Legendary “Misty Blue” recording artist Dorothy Moore dubbed her “future of the blues” and Living Blues Magazine calls Thames a true “blues trailblazer.” Known as is the “leave-it-all-on-the-stage”

2017 Cascade Blues Association Holiday Party

2017 Cascade Blues Association Holiday Party

The annual CBA Holiday party is set for December 10th at the East Portland Moose Lodge, 16411 NE Halsey, and it is open to everyone, so bring your family and friends and have some fun. The lodge members are really

Dante’s Presents A Return Performance With Nikki Hill

Nikki Hill

Those who have seen Carolina girl Nikki Hill sing her ass off agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment. Where did this fireball come from? Why haven’t I heard of her before? If you

Robert Cray To Play Elsinore Theatre In Salem

Robert Cray To Play Elsinore Theatre

Robert Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. He has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, over twenty