Blues Event Calendar for Portland Oregon, and the surrounding areas.
December 16, 2017
Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular
Stumptown Soul is back for its fourth year! This holiday spectacular is a benefits for the kids at Shriners Hospital for Children (Portland) and features performances by an all-star cast: Ural Thomas, LaRhonda Steele, Steve Kerin, Karen Lovely,
Jennifer Smieja, Dan Berkery, Katy Oberg, Michael Quinby, Jim Quinby, Kris Deelane, Aundria Lauren, Jim Brunberg, Ben Landsverk, Paul Brainard, Pete Moss, Lefty Head,
Peter Dammann, Mark Bowden, Gary Keene, Steven Savoie, Lucinda Savoie, Tim Shaughnessy, Dylan Rieck.
A Very Special Evening with Lisa Kent
Kevin Selfe and The Portland Blues All Stars
Have a Merry SISTER MERCY Christmas
Join April Brown and her mom and sister Kelsey as they join the SISTER MERCY band for a live Christmas show....you will hear some of your favorite songs from the band plus a whole set of fun Christmas tunes.
Lisa Mann & Her Really Great and
Lisa has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award for her mighty skills on the bass guitar, an award which she also took home in 2015. Her first award win fell hot on the heels of her win for Blues Blast’s Sean Costello Rising Star Award, as well as three Muddy Waters Awards from the Cascade Blues Association for Contemporary Blues Act of the Year, Bass Player of the Year, and Northwest Recording of the Year. Her latest release, Hard Times, Bad Decisions debuted on the Living Blues radio chart at #7, and on the International Blues Broadcasters Association chart at #10, and can be heard burning up the airwaves worldwide.
Originally from West Virginia, Mann’s vocals effortlessly straddle the line between the honey sweet warmth of the south, and the force-of-nature sound Mann has cultivated by mastering everything from hard rock to rhythm and blues. Her clever blues balladry is complimented by her considerable prowess on bass guitar. Her bass grooves touch on the hallowed soil of soul greats James Jamerson and Bob Babbitt.
Her influences run the gamut, from low down blues sisters Etta James and Koko Taylor, to singer-songwriters like Bonnie Raitt and R&B belters like Little Milton. She writes the majority of her recorded material, and her songs paint pictures of a gritty (and sometimes humorous) personal experience in life, love and the not-always-pretty music business.
Lisa has shared the stage with many Northwest greats, such as the late Paul Delay, Lloyd Jones, Kevin Selfe, Duffy Bishop, Karen Lovely, Ellen Whyte, the Insomniacs, and Sonny “Smokin’” Hess. She has often lent her bass grooves and musical direction to Sonny Hess’ NW Women’s Rhythm and Blues Revue, a very popular showcase at festivals such as the Waterfront Blues Fest, and at Musicians for the Cure’s annual cancer charity Christmas show.
Lisa’s vocals appear on Canadian blues master Bill Johnson’s Juno Award nominated CD, Still Blue. ( www.billjohnsonblues.com). She is also the voice of internationally acclaimed symphonic rock project Cry for Eden. ( www.cryforeden.com)
2016 Blues Music Award – Instrumentalist, Bass
2015 Blues Music Award – Instrumentalist, Bass
2015 Blues Blast Award – Sean Costello Rising Star
Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame
Move On – Jimi Award for Best Rock/Blues Release by Blues411