Entries by Greg Johnson


Dave Keller – Every Soul’s A Star

Dave Keller Every Soul’s A Star Catfood Records   For several years now, I have been singing the praises of New England bluesman Dave Keller. An amazing guitarist and songwriter with a voice that drips pure soulful honey, every album Keller puts out convinces me more and more of his immense talent — and I […]

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues

Boz Scaggs Out Of The Blues Concord Records This is the third album in Boz Scaggs’ triology of recordings that showcase the songs and styles of the music that first influenced him. Following in the successful footsteps of Memphis (2013) and A Fool To Care (2015) Scaggs ventures into the sounds of Americana, R&B, soul […]

The Trifecta — Onstage Together Again at The Lake Theater

On Monday, January 21, Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg, and Mary Kadderly — collectively known as The Trifecta — will join forces to bring you a show complete with soulful performances, three-part harmony, and powerful interpretation. All from different musical backgrounds, this show covers the blues, soul, jazz, and pop, and is packed with original music…some […]


The Blue Diamond Hosts Fenix Project’s International Blues Challenge Fundraiser

The Fenix Project will represent The Cascade Blues Association at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis this month. A dynamic, soulful rhythm and blues band led by saxophonist/vocalist Fenix Sanders, the band has held court in Portland’s most venerable juke joint, the Blue Diamond, weekly for nearly twenty years. Fenix, with his gravelly vocals and […]

Music Millennium Hosts Robert Richter CD Release Performance

Saturday, January 12, Portland musician Robert Richter mark the official release of his long awaited CD “Thick and Thin” with a special solo acoustic performance. Known for his versatility as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, concert promoter and booker, he’s also the founder of Local Roots Music NW supporting and promoting local artists with […]