May 21, 2018 –
Lisa Mann • Bre Gregg • Mary Kadderly
Three very different musicians join forces to put on a special show.
Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg and Mary Kadderly join forces to bring you a show complete with soulful performances, three-part harmony and powerful interpretation. All from different musical backgrounds, this show covers 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. Get your tickets now because this will be something special.
Lisa Mann hails from blues-soaked Portland, OR, where she has been inducted in the Cascade Blues Association's Hall of Fame. In 2015 and 2016, she received the most coveted award in blues, the Blues Music Award, for her skills on bass guitar.
Originally from West Virginia, Mann’s voice effortlessly straddles the line between the honey sweet warmth of the South, and the force-of-nature sound Mann has cultivated by mastering everything from rock to Memphis soul. Her clever blues balladry is complimented by her considerable prowess on bass, with grooves that touch on the hallowed soil of Soul greats James Jamerson and Bob Babbitt. www.lisamannmusic.com
When Bre Gregg opens her mouth, you hear a rich musical history of visceral blues, deeply authentic soul and smoky jazz. Her voice is technically superb after years of study and performance, but her ability to connect with the music and her audiences make her performances profoundly intimate. Bre’s band, Red Bird, plays wildly soulful roots music written by Bre and Dan Gildea (guitar), who share the lead in a musical communication that is both powerful and organic. Backed by groove masters, Jeff Langston on bass and Charlie Doggett on drums, they create a sound you can’t help but feel. www.redbirdband.com
With a range of musical styles that reaches from jazz and blues to R&B, country western and pop, Mary Kadderly is a singer and songwriter with a truly distinctive voice that's soothing, authentic, and compelling. She recently released the single “She’s All Eyes,” a collaboration with writer Maura Conlon-McIvor. Mary is thrilled that Lisa Mann recorded her song “I Go Zoom” on her latest and hugely successful CD “Hard Times, Bad Decisions.” Mary is on the faculty in the Music & Sonic Arts Department at Portland Community College. www.marykadderly.com
Dan Gildea is one of Portland’s first call guitarists. His extraordinary guitar skills are always in demand.