Month: June 2017

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

What’s on Tap for November’s General Membership Meeting

Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder Street, Portland Wednesday, July 12 – 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $5.00 Opening Acoustic Set – Howard Wade Second Electric Set – Gary Burford Trio Following the Waterfront Blues Festival is quite the

Crooked Eyed Tommy Back In The NW

Southern California-based blues band Crooked Eyed Tommy has been making quite the name for themselves since the release of their well-received 2016 album Butterflies & Snakes, which reached number fifteen on the National Roots Music charts for blues releases. They

Shari Puorto Band Hitting The Northwest

“Shari melds Susan Tedeschi’s self-taught soul, Bonnie Raitt’s country-rock sweetness and just a touch of Melissa Ethridge’s rasp.” – Monterey Country Weekly The Shari Puorto Band is a blues/rock/roots outfit with a whole lotta soul that have performed along the

Jim Kweskin & Meredith Axelrod — True Folk & Blues Musicians Come Together

Jim Kweskin is probably best known as a singer and bandleader. He also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Blind Boy Fuller to the more complex chords of

The Duke Robillard Band – 50 Year Celebration Tour

What do Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jay McShann, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Hammond, the late Jimmy Witherspoon, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur, Roomful of Blues, and the Canadian band The Rockin’ Highliners all have in common? Answer: Duke Robillard — guitarist,

ZZ Ward, Young Rising Star To Visit Revolution Hall

ZZ Ward

ZZ Ward didn’t have to look far for inspiration on her second full-length album, 2017’s The Storm. Equally evocative of blues grit and hip-hop bounce, the Los Angeles-based vocal powerhouse and multi-instrumentalist leapt forward by taking a deeper look at

JJ Grey, California Honeydrops to Perform at Northwest String Summit

The 16th Annual Northwest String Summit will take place Thursday, July 13 through Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the beautiful Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR. This year’s line-up features a multitude of regional and national artists including acts such as

Mato Nanji & Indigenous Ready To Ignite The Alberta Rose

Mato Nanji’s always provided the heartbeat of the band Indigenous with his warm dusty voice and soaring, spirited guitar fireworks that have earned the group a place among roots rock’s elite. The band, from South Dakota’s Nakota Nation, will soon

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, the Longest-Running, Free Jazz Festival West of the Mississippi, Returns for its 37th year.

The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival returns for its 37th year under the St Johns Bridge in North Portland. Hosted by The Jazz Society of Oregon, this three day event will feature a line-up of jazz, blues, R&B, and soul performances

Smithsonian Folkways Presents “Roll Columbia” Album Release Concert

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings presents its official release concert for the new “Roll Columbia” album, the first collection including all twenty-six songs written by Woody Guthrie while working for the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland in 1941. This landmark album features