Category: PDX Blues Event

Musicians Coming Together – A Benefit for Dave Kahl

Dave Kahl - "Paul deLay" Lifetime Achievement Award. A Benefit for Dave Kahl

Dave Kahl has worked his magic on the bass for many years in Portland, performing in such groups as Robbie Laws, Duffy Bishop, Paul deLay Band, Ty Curtis Band, weekly gigs with the Bayou Boyz and Soul Cookin’, and many

Albert Castiglia Makes Rare Portland Appearance at Catfish Lou’s

Albert Castiglia

Albert Castiglia got his big break in the blues while playing guitar for Junior Wells band for two years until the legendary harp player passed away in 1998. Since then Castiglia has forged his own path with several highly-acclaimed recordings

Waterfront Blues Festival to Host Journey To Memphis Finals

2018 Journey To Memphis Finals

The Waterfront Blues Festival kicks off on Wednesday, July 4 on the Front Porch Stage at 11:30 am with the annual finals for the Cascade Blues Association’s Journey to Memphis competition. This event is to select the representatives for the

Marriott to host Diane Russell’s Portraits of Blues & Jazz Musicians During Waterfront Blues Festival

Diane Russell’s - Portraits of Blues & Jazz Musicians

Coinciding with the 2018 Waterfront Blues Festival, blues & jazz portraits by Portland artist Diane Russell will be on display July 6-7 in the Oregon Ballroom at the Marriott hotel during the Waterfront Blues Festival After Hours concerts.  A small

TajMo – The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band Plays The Zoo

TajMo - Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo'

Celebrating their Grammy and Blues Music Award winning collaboration TajMo, blues legends Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ continue to tour the country with a stop in Portland at the Oregon Zoo. The album garnered wins for contemporary blues at both

ZZ Top at Washington County Fair

ZZ Top

ZZ Top is an American icon. The blues-rock trio from Texas specialized in down-and-dirty blues-rock during the ’70s, then scored colorful MTV hits during the 1980s. Formed in Houston in 1970 by Billy Gibbons (guitar), Dusty Hill (bass), and Frank

Star Theater Presents Guitar Master Gary Hoey

Gary Hoey

Gary Hoey has explored many styles in his career, from hard rock to rock to surf to prog, and with 2013’s Deja Blues he came home to the blues. His latest, 2016’s Dust & Bones, is an exuberant fusion of

Eilen Jewell to Set the Alberta Rose on Fire

Eilen Jewell

Crafting a unique style that mixes poetic ballads with swinging rockers, Eilen Jewell ranks among the best in the Americana genre today. As the reigning Queen of the Minor Key, Jewell leads a tight quartet who blend influences of surf-noir,

Harpdog Brown and The Uptown Blues Band slated for First-Time Visit to Lake Oswego

Harpdog Brown and The Uptown Blues Band

Canada’s Classic Blues icon, Harpdog Brown is on the road again, and now he’s bringing a whole new show to Oregon. Harpdog Brown has acquired a reputation as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric blues — think old Chess Records

Eighth Annual Cider Summit PDX, Regions Largest Cider Event

The eighth annual Cider Summit PDX is back June 29 and 30 at The Fields Park, 1099 NW Overton St. in Portland’s Pearl District. Presenting nearly 200 hard ciders, regional favorites and international classics served in festival commemorative glassware. The