Category: Past PDX Blues Event

Keesha Pratt  Band – 2018 IBC Winners at Catfish Lou’s

Keesha Pratt  Band

The Houston based, International Award Winning Keeshea Pratt Band possesses the skill and artistry reminiscent of Blues old school Motown; a rarity among bands of any genre today. The 9 piece musical collective, lends its energy and passion to traditional

A Celebration of the Life and Music of Sheila Wilcoxson

It is with heavy heart that we bear the news that Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame member Sheila Wilcoxson has been diagnosed with stage four cancer and only has a short time left. A celebration of her life and

Seth Walker – Americana & Blues

Seth Walker

North Carolina native Seth Walker grew up on a multi-family commune and studied classical violin and cello before ultimately discovering his passion for soul, jazz, blues, and folk. He’d go on to deftly mix all those genres and more in

Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints

The Gin Joints

To step into Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints’ soundscape is to have your fingers on a veritable radio dial. With deep sonic roots reaching to virtually every style of mid-twentieth century American music — from Americana to blues to

Young Guns Of The Blues Return

Young Guns

Both earlier performances of The Young Guns of the Blues have been hits with their audiences, and they intend to keep the fun growing as they become more accustomed to working with each other. These five young guitarists offer their

Valerie June – Mesmerizing Rising Star

Rising Star Valerie June

Valerie June is one of the most admired, genre-bending artists to breakthrough in the last decade. June’s music blends Southern sounds, African rhythms, and ambient atmospherics into something altogether futuristic and new. Her 2017 release The Order of Time appeared

Multnomah Days Celebration

Multnomah Days Celebration

Multnomah Days returns to the southwest Portland neighborhood and once again offers an old- school street fair, the “biggest little” parade in Portland, a pancake breakfast, vendors, and performers. Sip D’Vine will be hosting a wine & beer garden and

Oregon Zoo Welcomes Taj Mahal + Marc Cohn with the Blind Boys of Alabama

Taj Mahal

One of the most prominent figures in late twentieth-century blues, singer and multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal has played an enormous role in revitalizing and preserving traditional acoustic blues. Not content to stay within that realm, Mahal soon broadened his approach, taking

Boz Scaggs – Out of the Blues Tour 2019

Boz Scaggs

It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs’ new album is titled Out of the Blues since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. Scaggs grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, where he spent his teenage years immersed in the blues,

Missy Andersen – With The Lisa Mann Trio

Missy Andersen

Lovers of blues, soul, and gospel will want to catch Missy Andersen and her “One Man Band,” guitarist husband Heine Andersen. Missy sings in the languages of Southern blues and Motor City soul, and all dialects in between. Heine hails