Ana Popovic

Ana Popovic The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger and singer Ana Popovic is back on the road promoting her new album Like It On Top, that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models. A trending theme in today’s world is women overcoming obstacles and breaking through the glass ceilings to reach the top. Like It On Top celebrates those that take initiative, develop, inspire, and motivate. But it also credits the men who are motivated and enlightened enough to support women in their quest to be their best versions of themselves.

Called “one helluva a guitar-player” by Bruce Springsteen and nominated for six Blues Music Awards, she and her six-piece band have toured tirelessly, sharing stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa and many others.

Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave. Wednesday, March 25, 8:00 pm. $25.00 Ticketweb.com 21 & over.

Tinsley Ellis

Tinsley EllisSince his Alligator Records debut 30 years ago, Southern blues-rock guitar wizard, vocalist, and songwriter Tinsley Ellis has become a bona fide worldwide guitar hero. The Chicago Sun-Times explains that, “it’s hard to overstate the raw power of his music.” Now, he makes his triumphant return to Alligator Records with a powerful new album, Winning Hand. Armed with his signature molten licks, melodic riffs, and rousing, intense solos, Ellis, as his legions of fans attest, is among the blues world’s best-loved, hardest working and most well-travelled statesmen. He has performed in all 50 United States as well as in Canada, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and South America, earning legions of fans with his guitar virtuosity, passionate vocals and memorable original songs.

Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave. Friday, March 20, 9:00 pm. $20.00 Ticketweb.com. 21 & over.

G Love & Special Sauce - Jontavious Willis

G Love & Special Sauce - Jontavious WillisG Love & Special Sauce, an alternative, blues, and hip hop trio from Philadelphia will be performing at the Hawthorne Theater. Their laid-back, sloppy blues sound is unique, as it encompasses the sound/production of classic R&B and rap artists The group — G. Love (born Garrett Dutton) on guitar/vocals/harmonica, Jeff Clemens on drums, and Jim Prescott on upright bass — released their self-titled debut in 1994 and are currently celebrating their latest disc, The Juice.

G Love & Special Sauce - Jontavious WillisEvery generation or so, a young bluesman bursts onto the scene and sends a jolt through the blues community. Jontavious Willis may just have that effect on people. Hailing from Greenville, Georgia, Willis grew up singing Gospel music at the Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church with his grandfather. At the age of 14, he discovered the music of Muddy Waters and was instantly hooked on the blues. His style of playing the instruments and his voice touches the very roots of country blues. One newspaper headline described him as a “70-year-old bluesman in a 20-year-old body.”

Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th Ave. Friday, March 20, 8:30 pm. $25.00 advance Etix.com  $30.00 day of show. 21 & over.

Acoustic Guitar Summit

Acoustic Guitar SummitGrammy Award winner Doug Smith, Mark Hanson, and Oregon Music Hall of Fame member Terry Robb are Acoustic Guitar Summit—one of the region’s most accomplished musical groups. Performing together for over 20 years, the three bring a diverse musical journey to the stage with their impressive fingerstyle guitar and unique versions of classic favorites, Blues, Jazz, and Hawaiian slack key. Their wide-ranging, genre crossing repertoire rejoices in the rhythm and power of the instrument.

Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main St, Hillsboro, 7:30 pm. $18.00 advance Brownpapertickets.com, $22.00 day of show.

allman betts band

Allman Betts Band

As their name makes obvious, the Allman Betts Band continues in the tradition of the Allman Brothers Band. Devon Allman and Duane Betts — the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts — formed the group in 2018 with the intent purpose of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of the groundbreaking group of their fathers. By playing classic Allman’s tunes, the Allman Betts Band keeps the Southern rock torch burning into the 21st century, but Devon and Duane also made sure to write new material too, releasing their debut album, Down to the River, in June 2019.

The Allman Betts Band includes Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr. (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), Johnny Stachela on slide guitar, John Ginty on Hammond B3 (Robert Randolph/Dixie Chicks) and Devon Allman Project percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum

Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave. Thursday, March 19, 8:00 pm. $25.00 – $40.00 Etix.com 21 & over. This show will also include Marc Ford and Jackson Stokes.

This is a CBA co-sponsored event. Current CBA Members get $5 off GA tickets.  Use the Promo Code CBA20 online or show your membership card at the door.

Corey Harris

Corey HarrisCorey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues around the world. Beginning his career as a New Orleans street singer, in his early twenties he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock, and West African music. With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation,

Hart House Concerts, Beaverton. Sunday, March 15, 6;00 pm potluck, 7:00 pm show. $20.00 suggested donation (all donations go directly to the musicians). Limited seating between 30 to 60 people. Reservations can be made with RSVP at Harthouseconcerts.com. Venue address will be provided with reservation.

 

Sugaray Rayford

Sugaray RayfordSoul & Jazz & Funk puts it best: “Think back to, say, the golden days of Chess and people like Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters; then factor in the sound of classic soul men like Solomon Burke and add a sprinkle of the big voiced icons like Teddy Pendergrass and you’re getting near to the sound of Sugaray Rayford. Float that over an authentic soul backing in the manner of Daptone and Stax and you’re getting near to the sound of ‘Somebody Save Me.’”

With his 7-piece crack band and his personal charm, Rayford’s live shows are quickly becoming renowned for their high-energy and celebratory nature, with Rayford whipping the crowds into a frenzy like a gospel preacher. Whether in the studio or in person, Sugaray Rayford is developing a reputation as a force to be reckoned with and an artist to watch in the coming years. This fact is brought to home by the numerous awards he has been nominated for and received, including Grammys and Blues Music Awards where he has been tagged six times with the illustrious BB King Entertainer of the Year nomination six times.

Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th. Friday, March 13, 9:00 pm. $20.00 Ticketweb.com. 21 & over.

Jamestown Revival

Jamestown Revival

Since its debut in 2014, Jamestown Revival has built an extensive fan base through grass roots support and relentless touring, and has performed at iconic venues from the Ryman Auditorium to Red Rocks Amphitheater as well as festivals such as Coachella, Austin City Limits, and Stagecoach among countless others. Led by Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance – who have maintained a close friendship since meeting at age 15 in Magnolia, TX – Jamestown Revival is pursuing their own musical vision by focusing on their roots and harmonies. Most of the time, Clay takes lead vocal with Chance on high harmony, a striking blend that appears effortless. This obvious camaraderie is a big part of the group’s appeal. “People say they can see it and they can feel it,” Clay says. “I mean, we’ve been friends forever, it feels like. It’s a brotherhood. We don’t always like each other but we love each other, you know? We truly enjoy being able to do what we do, to make music and travel together.”

Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. Thursday, March 12, 8:00 pm. $22.00 Eventbrite.com. All ages.

Anders Osborne Oregon Tour

Anders Osborne Oregon TourWith the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soulful vocals, and his piercing, expert guitar work, New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. Guitar Player calls him “the poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.” A powerful live performer, he has won over hordes of fans through his non-stop touring. Currently supporting his latest release, Buddha and the Blues, Osborne will be headlining four stops in Oregon along with Hayes Carll and John Craigie.

Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St, Portland. Thursday, March 12, 8:00 pm. $30.00 Eventbrite.com. 21 & over.

Sessions Music Hall, 44 E 7th Ave, Eugene. Friday, March 13, 7:30 pm. $30.00 Eventbrite.com. 21 & over.

Rogue Theatre, 133 SE H St, Grants Pass. Saturday, March 14, 8:00 pm. $30.00 roguetheatre.com. 21 & over.

Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Sunday, March 15, 8:00 pm. $30.00 Bendticket.com. All ages.

Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg, and Mary Kadderly The Return of Trifecta

Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg, and Mary Kadderly The Return of Trifecta

Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg, and Mary Kadderly — collectively known as The Trifecta — will be returning for another spectacular performance featuring their three-part harmony. Coming from different musical backgrounds, expect a night filled with blues, soul, jazz, and pop — with favorite covers and many original numbers. All three artists will be onstage together for the entire night creating a band with three lead singers, three songwriters, and the three times the energy and joy to share with their audiences. Guitarist Dan Gildea will also be joining these incredible ladies, it’s definitely a show that’ll be filled with soulful performances and powerful interpretation.

Lake Theater & Café, 106 N State Street, Lake Oswego. Monday, March 9, 7:00 pm. General admission $15.00, VIP Tables (seating four, closest to stage) $80.00 at Laketheatercafe.com. All ages welcomed.