Entries by Wendy Schumer

New Music Of Note – December 2018

David Lumsden and Friends – Hues Of Blues (Self Produced) Delta Moon – Babylon Is Falling (Jumping Jack Records) Diane Durrett & Soul Suga – Live (Blooming Tunes Music) Fantastic Negrito – Please Don’t Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl) Jim Allchin – Prime Blues (Sandy Key Music) Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz & Giles Robson – […]

Tony Joe White

Bad Mouthin’ Yep Roc Records Tony Joe White may forever be embedded in our minds for his smash hit single “Polk Salad Annie,” but his final release just may be one of his finest ever. Bad Mouthin’ is an exploration into his past and a taste of the music that inspired him early off. Known […]

General Membership Meeting Slated for Wednesday, December 5

For more than the past year we have been holding our monthly membership meetings at Catfish Lou’s thanks to the generosity of Michelle and Michael Bean who stepped forward when our time at The Melody Ballroom came to a close. In January we will move to The Mission Theater, so this month will be our […]

Kirk Fletcher

Hold On Self Produced Just in case it might have slipped your mind for one reason or another, Kirk Fletcher is a bad ass guitarist. Listen to the opening track “Two Steps Forward” from his latest disc Hold On. That’s certainly going to remind you. It has that distinct “wow” factor that is going to […]

Settle Down Easy, Ramble On Rose

A Conversation with Rosebud Cafe Owner Don Zerr Missi Hasting Baker On nearly any given evening, the drive on Highway 30 from Portland to Scappoose is easy and fine. It travels like a Sunday driving road: First, the rail yard and its colored cars fly by, then the gothic St. Johns Bridge appears, and finally […]

NW Blues Legends Too Slim & The Taildraggers Headed to Alberta Rose

Tim “Too Slim“ Langford is a monster guitarist and unabashed blues rocker whose influences run the gamut from Lightnin’ Hopkins, Freddy King, Duane Allman, and Lynyrd Skynyrd to Robin Trower. Langford is a prolific singer/songwriter whose songs have now yielded an impressive thirteen studio albums for Too Slim and the Taildraggers, two solo albums and […]

Paul Oscher

Cool Cat Blues Fidelity Recordings Okay, anybody familiar with the blues is already aware of harmonica ace Paul Oscher’s past as member of the Muddy Waters band. But it has been over thirty years since Muddy left this world and Oscher’s tenure with the band had come to a close more than a decade before. […]

New Years Eve Offers Many Musical Options to Please Blues Fans

Looking for somewhere to go on December 31 to hear great blues music while celebrating the New Year? Well, here is a list of events that just might just do the trick. The 7th annual Governor’s Ball returns for “a higher end experience for a sophisticated discerning clientele” with reserved tickets including a three course […]