Blues Event Calendar for Portland Oregon, and the surrounding areas.
The week's events
- Jul 8, '18July 8, 2018Bolt Upright JamRobbie Laws Blues JamSteve CheseboroughTy Curtis BandBayou BoyzKevin Selfe Blues JamArthur Moore's Harmonica Party
July 8, 2018 –
- Jul 9, '18July 9, 2018Ben Rice Spud Monkey's Blues JamBilly DSonny HessTimberboundBayou Boyz - Family Style
- Jul 10, '18July 10, 2018Billy DKivett Bednar JamSonny HessTay Conti's Acoustic Show w/special guests
July 10, 2018 –The Ben Rice Colossal Organ Trio
July 10, 2018 –
Ben Rice - Dave Fleschner - Dave Melyan
This Tuesday Event is the hottest night in Portland!
The show starts early and come enjoy some of our specially prepared Catfish or Gumbo!AC Porter Blues Jam w guest Whit Draper
July 10, 2018 –Alan Hager, John Mazzocco, Carlton Jackson
July 10, 2018 –
Often joined by an award winning internationally known local vocalist/harmonica player
- Jul 11, '18July 11, 2018Ty Curtis BandBen RiceBilly DCBA Membership Meeting-Mojo Holler & Hudson Rocket Band
July 11, 2018 –Doug Rowell's Flying Guitar Circus guest Rick Biordi
July 11, 2018 –Fenix Project w special guest Melissa "Bee" Buchanan
July 11, 2018 –Robbie Laws Jammin' Wednesdays
July 11, 2018 –
Join us every Wednesday for a jam session hosted by the award-winning Robbie Laws! Bring your instrument, bring your voice, just bring yourself down for this fun-filled jam session.
Robbie Laws is one of the most decorated and in demand blues guitarists in the Pacific Northwest. He has been honored with 21 Portland Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards, nine of which were for ‘Best Electric Guitarist", the ‘Best Blues Act ' award from the Seattle based Washington Blues Society and the 'Outstanding Achievement in Blues' award from the Portland Music Association . In September 2015, Robbie joined an esteemed roster of artists as a TrueFire Educator and recently launched his newest online guitar course '30 Penta Sonic Blues Licks You Must Know'.
Having played with guitar legends from Albert Collins to Ronnie Earl, Robbie is an internationally recognized Blues Guitar Master who has thrilled festival and concert audiences for over 15 years with his sheer technical prowess on the guitar, his soulful voice, impressive stage presence and likeable personality. Laws possesses the inherent ability to authentically convey styles such as nineteen forties, jump swing, traditional country blues, Piedmont, Delta, early Texas and Chicago, yet is comfortable playing uptown jazz as well as progressive rock.
Laws recently toured the lower Baja region of Mexico for the highly acclaimed 'Rockin' Blues Extravanganza' and the 'Cabo Blues Guitar Boot Camp'. The Gringo Gazette touted this performance tour as " the best ever musical performance of a band in Los Cabos in the past 20 years".
Robbie has shared the stage with a long list of great legends and has performed at many notable blues festivals as well as being a regular favorite at arguably the best and second largest blues festival in the United States, the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival. Throughout his career, Laws has released six recordings with rave reviews and notable airplay up and down the West Coast, including Alaska and Canada. All of his previous recordings have been awarded "Best Recording of the Year" in the Pacific Northwest. Robbie's latest recording 'Between the Lines' was released in December 2013 and he is currently in the studio working on his next album.
Laws is also co-owner of 'Robbie Laws School of Guitar PDX' with his wife Jerri. This is a music company that offers the guitar player several options on their personal journey of learning how to play the guitar along with an optional performance component if the student so desires. This company offers online, private and group guitar lessons as well as workshops held live on the web, locally, regionally and at festivals around the world. His mission is to keep the blues alive and available for generations to come. "Each generation leaves a fingerprint on the music" says Laws. "It's about keeping the music fresh and viable for the next one".
- Jul 12, '18July 12, 2018Julie AmiciSteve CheseboroughTerri Lynn DavisBen RiceChad Rupp, 1-4-5 Blues PartyJust Friends
- Jul 13, '18July 13, 2018Ben RiceHarvey Brindell & The Tablerockers
July 13, 2018 –Sonny HessTerry RobbJust Friends BandLisa MannTy Curtis Acoustic DuoLloyd Jones Quartet
July 13, 2018 –Bend Summerfest Jazz StageMinnesota St.BSFJBend, OR
Lloyd's band will include himself on guitar/vocals,Louis Pain on organ, Denny Bixby on bass, Carlton Jackson, drums, and LaRhonda Steele, vocals & tambourine.AC Porter & the Livewires guest Jim Wallace
July 13, 2018 –Billy D and the Hoo DoosNorman Sylvester Band
- Jul 14, '18July 14, 2018Norman Sylvester BandTracey Fordice BandNorman Sylvester BandTy Curtis BandLloyd Jones (solo)J Wise Acoustic Trio
July 14, 2018 –Big Yellow TaxiBlues ala Mode ft The Julie Amici Trio and Ice Cream!
July 14, 2018 –Chateau Ballroom7045 SW Taylors Ferry RdCHBPortland, OR 97223Tracey Fordice BandSoul ProgressionArrogant BastardsLisa Mann TrioNorman Sylvester BandThe Dan Hess BandHarvey Brindell & The Tablerockers
July 14, 2018 –