Month: July 2017

Hot August Nights: A Melissa Etheridge Tribute with Sonny Hess & Friends

Melissa Etheridge Tribute with Sonny Hess & Friends

Melissa Etheridge established herself as a popular and influential rock performer after the release of her debut recording in 1988, and since then she won two Grammy Awards and an Oscar, performed on Broadway, and earned a star on the

Jody Carroll Comes Home For Performance At The Lake

Jody Carroll

Jody Carroll (McMurrian) may have moved from Portland to the East Coast, but he continues to immerse himself into authentic American roots styles and expand his boundless creative work. His music is original and deeply situated within the past and

The Aladdin Theater To Host Blues Guitar Icon Coco Montoya

Coco Montoya

“Coco Montoya is a show-stopper…Heartfelt singing and merciless guitar with a wicked icy burn…he swings like a jazz man and stings like the Iceman, Albert Collins. He is one of the truly gifted blues artists of his generation.”— Living Blues

The Birk Presents Soulful Singer & Guitarist Kara Grainger

Kara Grainger

Australian-born blues singer/guitarist Kara Grainger may draw initial comparisons to Bonnie Raitt — both play slide guitar and sing soulfully, but Grainger offers her own distinctive style that evenly balances the blues with soul and roots rock. Kara Grainger’s music

Mary Flower and Mark Shark – Acoustic Guitar Masters Together At Catfish Lou’s

Mary Flower and Mark Shark

Catfish Lou’s is proud to present a combination that doesn’t happen too often. Two guitarists joining forces for what is certain to be a magical night of outstanding acoustic music. Mary Flower and Mark Shark will be sharing the stage

Blues Guitarist Doyle Bramhall II – Slated To Visit The Mission Theater

Doyle Bramhall II

Doyle Bramhall II is one of today’s most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers, and producers in contemporary music. Indeed, none other than Eric Clapton, with whom Bramhall has worked with for more than a decade, lauds him as one of the

Award-Winning Rising Blues Star Nick Schnebelen

Nick Schnebelen

Kansas City’s Nick Schnebelen is becoming one of the fastest rising blues starts today.  The Seattle Post-Intelligencer states that Schnebelen offers “[e]chos of the blues like Freddie King, Buddy Guy . . . Nick Schnebelen’s world-class guitar playing leads the

JJ Thames – The Mississippi Blues Diva, Visits The Birk

JJ Thames

It’s clear that soul-blues is her calling. At age 30, JJ Thames stage presence and vocal delivery are more reminiscent of singers from the golden era of the art form than they are of most blues belters on the scene

VENUE CHANGE: What’s on Tap for August’s General Membership Meeting…

General Membership Meeting Slated for Wednesday, December 5

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT WE WILL NO LONGER BE AT THE MELODY BALLROOM FOR THE MONTHLY MEETINGS!!!  THE NEW LOCATION IS CATFISH LOU’S  2460 NW 24th Ave Wednesday, August 2 – 7:00 pm Members always Free  – Non-members $5.00 Opening

21st Annual Bronze, Blues & Brews Festival in Joseph, Or

Bronze, Blues & Brews Festival

 The Bronze Blues & Brews festival celebrates its 21st year, August 11 & 12, with a unique musical experience in an unbelievable setting. Taking place in Joseph City Park in downtown Joseph, Oregon, some of the best regional and international