Author: Greg Johnson

THE REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND

Reverend Peyten’s Big Damn Band, after twelve years of playing as many as 300 shows each year, Rev. Peyton, the world’s foremost country blues finger-style picker, along with the Big Damn Band is known for its spirited live shows. Rev. …

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The Talbott Brothers – Run No More Tour

Blood is thicker than water, and there’s nothing like family creating music together to prove it. With contrasting blood-harmonies and left-handed/right-handed guitar playing, singer-songwriter duo The Talbott Brothers combine rock, blues, and pop with honest storytelling. Nick and Tyler were …

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Norman Sylvester presents “A Phenomenal Concert – The Journey of Blues and Gospel in America”

The “Phenomenal Concert” chronicles the journey of the blues and gospel music in America from its cradle of birth in Africa, through the field hollers of slaves, its metamorphosis into Mississippi Delta blues, and finally its maturation in urban cities …

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Take Me To The River Live! – Celebrating the Music of New Orleans 

Following the successful 2017 tour celebrating the music of Memphis, Take Me To The River Live! Celebrating the Music of New Orleans gathers some of the most influential figures of modern New Orleans funk, R&B, soul, and jazz together on the same …

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LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS

The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic and swampy “hillbilly blues” that is at once irreverent, lyrical, dangerous, and fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and …

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Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Fish Grease: A Juke Joint Tour

Once a generation, a blues artist comes along who not only reminds mainstream audiences how deeply satisfying and emotionally moving the best blues music can be, but shakes the genre to its core. With both eyes on the future and …

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13th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert

  The Oregon Music Hall of Fame will celebrate its induction class of 2019 with a spectacular celebration that benefits their music in the schools and scholarship programs. The night will include performances by inductees Pond, Little Sue, Sequel, Michael …

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JJ Grey – North Florida Sage and Soul-Bent Swamp Rocker

Onstage, JJ Grey delivers his songs with compassion and a relentless honesty. From his days of playing greasy local juke joints to now headlining major festivals, he remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep …

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Songhoy Blues – A Fusion of Traditional Malian Music and Desert Blues

Songhoy Blues’ music is unique, exciting, contagious, and paradigm-shifting. These Sons of Mali are musical refugees, groundbreaking artists, virtuoso performers, and finally survivors. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St. Thursday, October 10. 9:00 pm. $18.00 – $20>00 Eventbrite.com. 21 …

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BLACK JOE LEWIS AND THE HONEYBEARS AT POLARIS HALL

Texas native Black Joe Lewis discovered his love for the blues soon after learning to play guitar in his late teens. “I grew up on hip-hop and whatever my dad was listening to-Springsteen and Curtis Mayfield and Donny Hathaway. Once …

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