Author: Greg Johnson

Bring In The New Year Right, Attend the January General Membership Meeting

Here it is another year and because New Years Day actually falls on Wednesday 1 this time around, we are pushing our monthly general membership meeting back one week to the 8th. This will allow everybody the opportunity to recuperate …

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Superstars of Harp Workshop with Lee Oskar, Jerry Portnoy and Magic Dick

A once in a lifetime chance to meet & talk with these superstar harp blowers about the ins & outs of harmonica and their careers! Magic Dick, famed harp man of the J Geils Band who played on their biggest …

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Marina Crouse & The Ben Rice Band

Marina Crouse is one of the most notable talents on the San Francisco/Bay Area music scene. Her early classical training is reflected in her powerful and versatile vocal style that creates a genuine excitement in every performance. Blessed with an …

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Kim Field, Mitch Kashmar, Hank Shreve Harmonica Blowdown!

Harmonica ace Kim Field has pulled together a harmonica blowdown to end all harmonica blowdowns. He convinced two of the top blues harp masters on the planet–Mitch Kashmar and Hank Shreve–to take part, throwing himself in there in the bargain. Players …

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Kate Vargas Brings Her Eclectic Sound to Portland

“There doesn’t seem to be very much that singer-songwriter-storyteller Kate Vargas is too afraid to reveal. Listen as her tales of love (‘If You Love Me’) and the devil (‘Throw the Devil Back’) weave their way through a riotous brew …

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Devin Phillips – Black & Blue

Born and reared in New Orleans, Devin Phillips’ intense affair with the saxophone began at the age of eight. By 14, he was accepted into the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (whose alumni include Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, …

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Eric McFadden Brings His Guitar Diversity to Dante’s

Guitar Player Magazine writes, “If San Francisco is home to anyone approaching the abilities of a modern Jimi Hendrix, it’s Eric McFadden.” In Review describes McFadden as: “Encompassing three decades of recording and performing live, McFadden has created his own …

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The King Louie Organ Trio Returns to The Lake

The Lake Theater was proud to host this all-star Portland trio’s debut CD release, “It’s About Time,” last April.  Since then, that recording has received rave reviews world-wide, including in top jazz magazines in the U.S. (Downbeat) and the UK …

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Eric Johnson – Classics: Past & Present Tour

Austin’s Eric Johnson has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed repertoire that cross pollinate genres which include rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical …

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Cedric Burnside – North Mississippi Blues Legacy

The 39-year-old still lives on several acres not far from the Holly Springs, Mississippi, home where he was raised by “Big Daddy,” his grandfather, the late singer/songwriter/guitarist R.L. Burnside whom Cedric famously played with, just as his own father, drummer …

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