Mississippi bluesman Terry Evans has felt a calling to music his entire life. From singing in the church choir as a youngster to listening to secular music behind his parent’s back to catch the sounds of people like Elmore James, Little Walter, and BB King, he knew that was what he was destined to do. Over his lifetime he has worked with many of the top tier artists of our day, ranging from Maria Muldaur, John Fogerty, John Lee Hooker, Pops Staples, Boz Scaggs, and more. Along with partner Bobby King, the pair backed Ry Cooder for a handful of albums and tours. Lately, he has teamed with Dutch bluesman Hans Theessink along with fronting his own successful band and releasing several recordings.
Leading his own group is a natural for a born entertainer and soulful singer like Evans. Ry Cooder commented while working with him that Evans made a better front man than himself. To see him perform is to understand why. He is one of the most dynamic soul and blues singers performing today, writing and singing about all aspects of human emotion and creating a connection with his audience in the process.
Terry Evans will return to Portland after a long absence from playing in the city with his debut appearance at The Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street, on Wednesday, June 22. Show time is 8:00 and the show is open to all ages, with minors okay when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets are available through albertarosetheatre.com for $10.00. This is a Cascade Blues Association co-sponsored event, so use the passcode “CBA” when ordering tickets online to receive a $2.00 discount.
Portland/Nashville alt-country duo Samsel will open the show.