Month: May 2017

Dustbowl Revival At Mississippi Studios

Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues, and the hot swing of New Orleans to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their roaring live sets, Dustbowl bravely brings together many

Norman Sylvester presents “A Phenomenal Concert – The Journey of Blues and Gospel in America”

Norman Sylvester - A Phenomenal Concert

On Friday, June 2, Norman Sylvester will host “A Phenomenal Concert – The Journey of Blues and Gospel in America” at the Alberta Rose Theatre. This all-star event will focus upon the history of blues and gospel music from the

The Roseland Hosts Guitar Legend Robin Trower

Robin Trower

Robin Trower has been a mega-force on the music world since he first gained attention playing with Procol Harum in the late 1960s. Upon leaving that seminal band, Trower found immense success starting up his own power blues-rock trio molded

Valerie June Returns To Aladdin In Support Of New Album

Valerie June

Multi-instrumentalist and Tennessee native Valerie June performs a diverse conglomeration of American roots music that encompasses traditional spirituals, Americana, classic blues, folk, soul, and bluegrass. Through stark acoustic rhythms and uncanny slide guitar, She effortlessly shifts between eras and genres.

Lisa Mann Filming Live “Musicians Rise Up” Protest Song Series

Lisa Mann

Feeling a need to do and create, Robert Parish has initiated a new film series “of live performances to heal and inspire a confused and angry nation.” Artists who have contributed “songs of great social and political import” (as Janis

Benefit Performance & Fundraising Site For Curtis Salgado Recover From Heart Surgery

10th Annual Blues Build Benefit

On March 7th, Curtis Salgado suffered a heart attack while on tour on the East Coast. He was transported from Vermont to an excellent medical facility in New Hampshire, and while in the care of his medical team, doctors determined

Soulful Blues Vocalist Terry Evans With Portland Blues Guitar Masters, One Night Only!

Terry Evans

Growing up in the Delta, blues vocalist Terry Evans began singing as part of the church choir, where he jokes that he wasn’t allowed to sing the “rough stuff” like rock & roll. He was only permitted to sing gospel

Acoustic Guitar Summit Brings its Magic To The Lake Theater & Cafe

Acoustic Guitar Summit Christmas

The Acoustic Guitar Summit is made up of three of the country’s best fingerstyle guitarists, all of whom call Portland home. Two members, Doug Smith and Mark Hanson, won a Grammy in 2005 for their contributions to the Henry Mancini

Region’s Largest Cider Festival Returns to the Pearl

annual Cider Summit PDX

Two things that really go together and showcase Portland to a tee: the blues and cider. Portland is renowned throughout the world as being a haven for world class ciders and that will certainly be the focus at the 7th

“I Put a Spell on You” – A Tribute to Nina Simone

LaRhonda Steele - A Tribute to Nina Simone

LaRhonda Steele will sing the timeless songs of Nina Simone while backed by a nimble sextet led by guitarist Adrian Martin at the Alberta Rose Theatre, on Saturday, June 17. This promises to be a night to remember. Nina Simone