Month: September 2017

Kim Wilson & The Fabulous Thunderbirds Perform In Bend For Scholarship Program

Kim Wilson & The Fabulous Thunderbirds

For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, evolved into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap

Sista Otis Schedules Two Oregon Appearances

Sista Otis

“She has enough power to fuel a fire and enough soul to make James Brown proud” – The Detroit News Sista Otis is a good-god-all-mighty force of nature! A songwriting/soul singing prophetess of rock & roll, highly acclaimed by the

The Portland Blues Cruise Returns To Help Raise Funds For CBA Acts Heading To The IBC

Portland Spirit of Portland Blues Cruise

A few years back, the Rae Gordon Band, while seeking a way to raise funds to help it pay for its trip to Memphis representing the Cascade Blues Association at the International Blues Challenge, hit upon the idea of organizing

McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom Welcomes JD McPherson

JD McPherson

JD McPherson could be mistaken for a revivalist given how few other contemporary artists are likely to assert, as he boldly does, that “’Keep a Knockin’ by Little Richard is the best record ever made.” But in a very real

2017 Acoustic Blues Masters Concert

Gorge Acoustic Blues Masters

It’s too late to jump into the workshops at this year’s Blues in the Gorge, but that doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the magic of the four staff instructors — Mary Flower, Guy Davis, Orville Johnson,

Canadian Blues At Its Best — Catfish Lou’s hosts JW-Jones Band

JW-Jones Band

Award-winning JW-Jones is one of the hottest blues acts in Canada. A stellar guitarist and songwriter with nine CDs under his belt, including High Temperature, named the best self-produced CD by The Blues Foundation at this year’s International Blues Challenge. 

Rising Blues Artist Toney Rocks Back in Oregon

Toney Rocks

Singer-songwriter, Toney Rocks delivers intimate and diverse concerts featuring his soulful singing while supported by acoustic guitars, ukulele, and piano. The Las Vegas Weekly recently named Rocks as one of ten Las Vegas Artists to Watch in 2017. His engaging

Bay Area Slide Guitarist Dennis Johnson Celebrates New Disc With Two Local Shows

Dennis Johnson

San Francisco area based slide guitar master Dennis Johnson has released a new album, Rhythmland, and he’ll be heading to the Portland area soon to celebrate his new disc. Johnson explores Americana, roots, blues, Latin, rock, swing, and folk rhythms

Revolution Hall Presents North Mississippi Allstars

North Mississippi Allstars

Founded by brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson in 1996, the North Mississippi Allstars begin their third decade as the leaders of the modern Hill Country sound of Northern Mississippi following in the path of renown bluesmen like Fred McDowell, RL

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Invites Us To The Front Porch

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is America’s foremost country blues outfit and critics are already having their latest release, The Front Porch Sessions, as career-defining. Reverend Peyton himself is a larger-than-life, compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy