Month: September 2017

11th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert Scheduled for Oct. 14.

12th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

On Saturday, October 14, the Oregon Music Hall of Fame will be celebrating its 2017 inductees at its annual ceremony and concert. Twelve artists, acts, and industry people have been selected for this year’s honors, and the event will also

Band Stand Oct 2017

Bandstand - Bandstand from Froggy - Bandstand - Lloyd Jones

Don Shultz Hello Blues fans! On the continuance of the Sunday evening Blues saga at The Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy Blvd…. October brings us a change of seasons, and also some new special guests as we hold down the fort until Kevin Selfe

The Spare Room Hosts “Band Together”: A Fundraiser for Disaster Relief

Over the past year we have seen a lot of tragedies strike many people, including a number of blues musicians. Disasters such as fires and snow storms have caused several musicians to lose gigs and struck a financial blow to

Acoustic Master Chris Smither To Perform In Hillsboro

Chris Smither

A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work, gravelly voice and songwriting. Smither is an American original, a product of the musical melting

Take Me To The River – An All-Star Celebration Of American Music at the Schnitzer

Take Me To The River

A journey into the soul of American music, Take Me To The River is a live concert performance originating from the award-winning film and record of the same name, which celebrates the iconic sounds of Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians

“A Night with Janis Joplin” slated

A Night with Janis Joplin

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin flashed into the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern

Innovative blues and folk-tinged rock quartet Marty O’Reilly to Appear At Mississippi Studios

Marty O’Reilly

Mississippi Studios welcomes Marty O’Reilly on Thursday, October 19. This three-man orchestra seamlessly weaves trance-based blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits’ darker works. Hailing

Songhoy Blues — Malian Desert Blues

Songhoy Blues

“Songhoy Blues’ desert R&B is incredibly rousing and intense…conjuring a freedom and thrilling abandonment in its hypnotic shuffle boogie and punky blues rocks riffs” – Mojo Once among the most prominent of Mali’s many ethnic groups, the Songhoy now live

Country Bluesmen Michael Roach & John Miller Together at The Lake Theater

Country Bluesmen Michael Roach

Michael Roach and John Miller are two fascinating acoustic guitarists who hail from the East Coast and who were influenced in their early years by the numerous blues and folk musicians of the region. They have taken what they acquired

Joe Bonamassa – “The Guitar Event of the Year,” Slates Two Oregon Shows

Joe Bonamassa

Billed as “The Guitar Event of the Year,” Joe Bonamassa returns to Portland for one night only at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Thursday, October 5 for an 8:00 pm show. Joe Bonamassa has been heralded with Grammy nominations