Month: May 2017

British Guitarist Matt Schofield Set To Light The Birk Aflame!

Matt Schofield

Though he holds a British passport and is an inductee of the British Blues Hall of Fame, Matt Schofield has been making his mark globally as one of the top players in the new class of six string wunderkinds. As

Duffy Bishop & The Rhythm Dogs Reunite For One Night

Duffy Bishop & The Rhythm Dogs

Having Duffy Bishop return to the Pacific Northwest is always a treat since she moved to Florida. But what is an even rarer treat is when Duffy regroups with her original band, The Rhythm Dogs, for a once-every-now-and-then show. That

Master Story-Teller & Guitarist Doug MacLeod Back In Oregon for Several Performances

Doug MacLeod

If there’s ever an artist performing today who is a troubadour, it would have to be Doug MacLeod. Constantly on the road, performing mostly solo while telling stories of his lifetime, the man has few equals who can engage and

Award Winning Blues Man John Nemeth Appearing At The White Eagle

John Nemeth

Over the past two decades-plus, John Nemeth has been setting the bar for blues vocalists and harmonica players. He continues to be one of the hottest stars in the musical firmament, touring nationally and internationally with his Memphis band and

Renowned Acoustic Bluesman Roy Bookbinder In Oregon

Roy Bookbinder

It is not often that Oregon gets to see acoustic blues master Roy Bookbinder heading through our region, so it is important that we let you know when such an event occurs. Even if it means taking a little drive

Monti Amundson Returns For A Visit & A Handful Of Shows

No matter where he’s currently residing or where he is traveling, Monti Amundson will forever be a Portland blues icon. After moving to Nashville a few months back and just finishing with a European tour that took him through The Netherlands, Denmark, and Belgium with multiple dates, Monti will be coming back home for a short visit and of course he is going to be bringing his guitar. Known for his fiery performances and guitar solos, the man sings larger than life. When Monti gets compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan or Johnny Winter he just says “thank you.” The fact is, the big man has his own style. “I’m a blues guitar player in a band that plays rock n’ roll,” Monti explains. He doesn’t so much as straddle the line between the genres as bend it, ignore it, or race back and forth across it until both sides go up in flames. The blues of Big Monti comes straight from the heart, cuts through your soul, and is as real as it gets. Monti has several dates lined up for his trek back to Oregon, and it will all start on Thursday, June 22 when he is joined by Allen Hunter at the Downtown Dog, 780 S Main Street, in Lebanon, OR. Show time for the Big Monti Duo will be 6:00 pm. On Friday, June 23, Monti will be returning to one of his favorite venues, The Trails End Saloon where he once held court every Wednesday night hosting a jam. This appearance will feature the Big Monti Trio with Allen Hunter on bass and Cory Burden on drums. Show time is 8:30 pm. The Trails End is located at 1325 Main Street, in Oregon City. The following Tuesday, June 27, Monti will be a guest at AC Porter’s regular gig at The Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy Blvd, in Portland, beginning at 8:30 pm. Then on Thursday, June 29, the Big Monti Trio will be heading across the river to Vancouver, WA for a performance at Billy’s Blues Bar, 7115 NE Hazel Dell Avenue at 8:00 pm.. Friday, June 30 will find the Big Monti Trio at The Half Penny in Salem with special guest Robbie Laws. Located at 3742 Commercial Street SE, the show will start at 9:00 pm. The tour caps off on Saturday, July 1 as the Big Monti Trio opens the day at noon on the South Main Stage at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival in Tom McCall Park in Portland.

No matter where he’s currently residing or where he is traveling, Monti Amundson will forever be a Portland blues icon. After moving to Nashville a few months back and just finishing with a European tour that took him through The

The 23rd Annual Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Returns to the Columbia River Gorge

23rd Annual Gorge Blues and Brews

Now celebrating its twenty-third year, the Gorge Blues & Brews Festival returns to the Skamania County Fairgrounds in Stevenson, Washington for the biggest blues event in the Columbia River Gorge. The festival is only a short drive from Portland and

The Lake Theater & Café Welcomes The Ty Curtis Acoustic Trio

Ty Curtis Acoustic Trio

Ty Curtis is one of the brightest young performers on the rise in the country. Currently living in Austin, Texas, he splits his time with frequent trips back home to Oregon for multiple shows. All of these performances are special,

Waterfront Blues Festival After-Hours Concerts

Join us at the Waterfront Blues Festival After-Party! Catch some of the festival’s biggest acts at the After-Hours concerts at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom. All shows start at 10:30 p.m. with doors opening at 9:30 p.m. These are all 21+

Get Your Tickets Now for the Festival’s DME Blues Cruises

DME Blues Cruises

Cruise the beautiful Willamette River and hear the blues in an intimate setting on the Portland Spirit. A no-host hors d’oeuvres buffet and full bar are available on all cruises. To avoid disappointment, purchase your ticket before the festival begins.