Category: PDX Blues Event

The Lake Theater Presents An All-Star, Muddy Waters Birthday Celebration & Blues Dance

Muddy Waters Birthday Celebration

Muddy Waters Birthday CelebrationThe Northwest’s top Muddy Waters Tribute show will be returning on April 3 to the Muddy Award winning Lake Theater & Cafe, 106 N State St in Lake Oswego. The show will feature four internationally acclaimed blues musicians who relish in the performance of old school traditional blues. This night will feature the songs of Muddy Waters and his influences performed in their original style.

All four of the band members, Alan Hager, Mitch Kashmar, Jimi Bott and Dean Mueller, have won multiple Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards and have performed around the world with their individual projects.

Alan Hager …

Posted in PDX Blues Event

All Star Band, The Mannish Boys – Coming To The Birk

The Mannish Boys

The Mannish BoysEvoking the spirit of such legendary R&B revues as Johnny Otis, Ike Turner, or even the American Folk Blues Festival, The Mannish Boys look to single handedly restore this grand tradition and carry it forward into the 21st Century. The group’s various incarnations have consistently been comprised of some of the very best musicians in the blues and this latest version may be one of their best, featuring Sugaray Rayford on vocals, guitar hero Kid Ramos, bassist Willie J. Campbell and drummer Jimi Bott.

The fundamental concept of the band was simple; assemble a group of like-minded musicians to capture …

Posted in PDX Blues Event

The Trifecta Offers Three Very Different Female Musicians Onstage Together: Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg, and Mary Kadderly

Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg, and Mary Kadderly

Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg, and Mary Kadderly

Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg, and Mary Kadderly join forces to bring you a show at The Lake Theater & Café on Monday, April 10 complete with soulful performances, three-part harmonies, and powerful interpretations. Since these three women emerge from different musical backgrounds, their show will cover the blues, soul, jazz, and pop, and is packed with original music…some of it brand new. All three performers are on-stage throughout the show, creating a band with three lead singers, three songwriters, and three times the energy and joy to share with audiences.

With two Blues Music Awards, eight Cascade Blues Association Muddy …

Posted in PDX Blues Event

2017 Inner City Blues Festival — “Healing the Healthcare Blues”

2017 Inner City Blues Festival

2017 Inner City Blues FestivalThe 2017 Inner City Blues Festival returns to the Eagles Lodge Saturday, April 22. Originally in the 1980s and 1990s, the festival was a community  event for various civil rights and social justice causes. Since its return six years ago it has been a major supporter of the cause Health Care For All Oregon, the campaign to bring universal health coverage to everyone (

This year’s event once again brings a sensational line-up of all-star musicians and dancers, featuring: Norman Sylvester Band; Obo Addy legacy Project “Okropong;” Mary Flower; Tevis Hodge Jr.; Mic Crenshaw; Sheohorn; The Strange Tones …

Posted in PDX Blues Event

Blues Music Award Nominee Nick Moss Band heading To The Birk

Nick Moss
Nick Moss

photo Michael Heeschen

Nick Moss has been recognized as one the great guitarists of his generation, garnering accolades from  the likes of Buddy Guy among many others. His recording career spans decades working with some of the giants of the blues such as Jimmy Dawkins, Jimmy Rogers, and The Legendary Blues Band.  As a solo artist heading his band, Moss has released multiple albums that have gone on to become staples at blues radio outlets worldwide. This includes his latest release, From The Root To The Fruit, that has garnered Blues Music Award nominations for both Best Contemporary Album …

Posted in PDX Blues Event

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears: Soulful and Raucous Modern Blues from Austin

Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears

Anatomy texts might not show it, but the greatest soul and blues music leaves no doubt that the hip bone is directly connected to the heart. A fact that’s driven home in every note laid down by Austin’s Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears with their kind of gritty attitude and deliciously greasy groove–consciousness that’d pass muster in the toughest juke joint.Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears

With a voice that’s one part Joe Tex and one part Tyrone Davis, Lewis is a songwriter who creates his music naturally and cites James Brown and Lightnin’ Hopkins as two of his greatest influences. The Honeybears is …

Posted in PDX Blues Event

2017 Blues in the Gorge

2017 Blues in the Gorge

Menucha Retreat & Conference Center and Cascade Blues Association present Blues in the Gorge featuring
Guy Davis, Mary Flower, Orville Johnson, and Valerie Turner

February 8, 2017, Corbett, Ore:
Menucha Retreat & Conference Center and Cascade Blues Association present the fourth annual Blues in the Gorge, Oregon’s premier acoustic blues guitar camp, held at Menucha in the Columbia River Gorge, about 30 minutes from Portland. Dates are September 30 – October 4, 2017.

Blues in the Gorge is five days with four outstanding instructors in a beautiful setting.  Guests immerse themselves in music, enjoying up to four workshops each …

Posted in PDX Blues Event

Old Time Music Festival & Sleep-Over Brings A Diverse Line-Up Of Northwest Artists

On Saturday, March 4, the non-profit West Valley Community Campus will be holding their first ever Old School Music Festival & Sleep-Over. Located in the old Willamina Union High School, this event will feature a variety of some of the finest regional musicians covering the gamut from rock, blues, folk, bluegrass and punk. Artists scheduled to appear include Hillstomp, Root Jack, Cedar Teeth, The Jackalope Saints, The John Dough Boys, Ezra Bell and An Unquiet Grave. This unique festival will take place indoors and as the name implies you can camp out in the gymnasium setting up your tents just …

Posted in PDX Blues Event

Buck Johnson Showcases His Roots With New Album & Tour

Buck Johnson

Buck JohnsonSinger/songwriter Buck Johnson hails from the back roads of Shady Grove, Alabama, just outside Birmingham where he grew up singing Gospel throughout the South with his musical family. Since then he has performed in churches, bars, festivals and concert halls throughout the world. He is currently the keyboardist and backing vocalist for legendary rock band Aerosmith and has also toured and recorded with such notable artists as The Doobie Brothers, Tal Bachman, John Waite, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet, Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles and many more. As a songwriter, Buck has been influenced by the music he grew up …

Posted in PDX Blues Event

Sixth Annual Winter Blues Festival Giving Back to the Community with Charity and National Acts

Winter Blues Fest

Winter Blues FestIn the cold winter months, live music lovers usually have to wait for the summer festival season to kick up their heels and dance to local and nationally acclaimed acts. LeeAnn Gibbons had an idea, with humble beginnings over a conversation at the kitchen table, to counteract the dreary days of winter with music, while at the same time benefitting charity.

Now in its sixth year, the Winter Blues Festival offers some of the best local and national acts, highlighting some of the biggest stars of the West Coast from California to Washington.

This year, the Winter Blues Festival will …

Posted in PDX Blues Event