What’s on Tap for February’s General Membership Meeting …

Wednesday, February 7 – 7:00 pm
Catfish Lou’s, 2460 NW 24th, Portland
Members always Free, Non-Members $5.00 (Please show your membership card at the door)
Opening Acoustic Set – David Brothers
Second Electric Set – Timothy James & The Portland Blues Revival

As the year gets in full swing, we’re going to keep things our tradition of bringing the best in blues to our members each and every month. In February we’re pleased to bring a couple acts that display just how strong our blues scene has been through the progression of younger musicians carrying on the genre.

Opening the night for our acoustic set will be guitarist David Brothers. Playing his own material, he mixes the influences of artists like John Coltrane, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Django Reinhart, and John Fahey. Certainly a diverse blend of musical approaches, but David has the talent to bring them all together. He began his musical careet in Johnson City, Tennessee and he has taken his playing to the reaches of the Appalachian Mountains, Texas, New York and finally the Pacific Northwest.

As a young artist, David Brothers was the recipient of the Cascade Blues Association Christopher Mesie Scholarship. He has performed with local guitar heroes like Terry Robb and Robbie Laws and was one of the finalists in the 2010 Journey To Memphis competition. His music besides those early influences can bring out samples of bebop, Latin jazz, gypsy swing, Americana and of course, the blues. This is highly evident with his 2009 recording Corn Flakes And Gin.

The second set of the night will feature our International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase representatives Timothy James & The Portland Blues Revival. Fresh from their trip from Memphis, this group of artists are all under the age of twenty and have been making quite the name for themselves with appearances at festivals and on television.

The band led by fifteen-year-old songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Timothy James also includes guitarist Noah Rozzel, drummer Quinn Everhart, bassist Ryan Stadlet, and keyboardist McKay Everhart — and they play their own original music along with well-known blues-rock classics. Make no mistake, this band though they’re young packs a mighty punch and are all experienced and talented musicians. This is the future of the local blues scene and they’re heading into the direction of recognition far outside of the Portland Metro area.

Remember, Catfish Lou’s fills up quickly for the CBA meetings. Get there early to find a table and don’t forget to pick up your free drawing ticket for your chance to win prizes. We will also have the usual multi-CD package with chances available for $1.00 each ticket to win it all. We’ll see you there for another fantastic night of blues.