Category: Past PDX Blues Event

Jimi Hendrix Tribute Returns to Blue Diamond

Jimi Hendrix Tribute Returns

Jimi Hendrix may just be the most celebrated guitarist of all time and has been the subject of numerous studies by guitarists who have been woodshedding his music for more than fifty years. Tributes to the legend have always been

Hillstomp Schedules Hometown Show at Aladdin Theater


If you’ve spent any time around the Northwest Music Scene, the name Hillstomp should sound familiar to you. They’ve been making music for the past seventeen years and touring across America and Europe. Hillstomp is a two-man band — Henry

Bend’s Volcanic Theater to Host Grammy Nominee Danielle Nicole and Blues Music Award Nominee Ben Rice

Danielle Nicole

Kansas City blues-rock band Trampled Under Foot’s founding member, lead singer, and bass player, Danielle Nicole, stepped out on her own in 2015 with her debut album Wolf Den. Nicole’s distinctive and inventive bass work resulted in her becoming the

Blues Legend Buddy Guy Back in Portland

Buddy Guy Back in Portland

The incomparable Buddy Guy is arguably the most celebrated blues guitarist of his generation. Buddy possesses a sound and style that embodies the traditions of classic Chicago blues and embraces the fire and flash of vintage rock and roll. For

Sonny Hess to Celebrate New CD with Performance at The Blue Diamond

Sonny Hess - Retrospective

For over four decades Sonny “Smokin’” Hess has been an integral part of the Portland blues community while working with numerous top attractions both locally and nationally. Hess is a skilled guitarist and songwriter, not to mention a venue owner

The King Louie Organ Trio Slates CD Release Shows

King Louie Organ Trio

  The members of Portland’s King Louie Organ Trio are some of the most outstanding sidemen form the Rose City and are experts in the under-appreciated art of making other artists sound their best.  Organist Louis Pain is in the

JD McPherson Schedules Two Evenings at Mississippi Studios

JD McPherson

With an unaffected approach to vital American music and a voice that channels the spirit of Little Richard and James Brown, JD McPherson combines traditional R&B and rock & roll with fresh, exciting songwriting. McPherson is well versed in the

The Newmark Theater to Host Ranky Tanky – Gullah Music from the Carolina Coast

Ranky Tanky

From the South Carolina’s low country, where life is laced with African traditions, comes Ranky Tanky, a quintet with music rooted in Gullah culture. The Gullah way of life descended from enslaved Africans who were isolated on the southeastern Sea

Mardi Gras Celebrations in Portland

You don’t need to head to New Orleans or Rio to celebrate Carnival season; there are plenty of parties happening right here in the Portland area. Here are a handful to note: Mysti Krewe of Nimbus presents the Ninth Annual

Shemekia Copeland Booked for Jack London Revue

Shemekia Copeland

Hailed as the “New Queen of the Blues,” Shemekia Copeland never holds back. Her instantly recognizable voice—capable of being sultry, assertive, and roaring, delivers every song with unparalleled honesty and passion. Her wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul