Category: PDX Blues Event

Seattle’s Michele D’Amour At The Garages

Michele D’Amour is a born storyteller and award-winning songwriter who penned her first song at the age of 6 and became a published poet in her early 20s. Her lyrics treat difficult topics with a sense of soulful whimsy and wry humor. …

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd / Colin James Double Header

There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre.  Utter the phrase “young blues rock guitarist” within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern …

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Waterfront Blues Festival Cancelled for 2020

As with many events scheduled for this coming summer, the Waterfront Blues Festival has been cancelled this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Though this was surely a hard decision, it is the correct one and the Cascade Blues Association …

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2020 Sunbanks Music Festival

At the time of this writing, the 2020 Sunbanks Music Festival is still scheduled to occur, depending on Washington Governor Inslee’s decision whether the state’s stay-at-home and limited gathering size order is lifted beyond May 4. Please check with the …

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Bay Area Blues Duet The Lucky Losers

Danger meets sophistication in the soulful music of San Francisco’s The Lucky Losers. Accompanied by a dynamic four-piece ensemble, veteran Bay Area artists Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz deliver a truly signature sound, layering elements of Stax/Volt styled R&B, electric …

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Samantha Fish – Blues Phenom Returning to Portland

After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. Since then, the charismatic young singer-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, …

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Anni Piper Celebrates the Release of New Album

  One listen will tell you why her homeland has labeled Anni Piper The First Lady of Blues. Not only is she a sultry vocalist, but she’s also an insightful composer, accomplished bass player and show stopping performer. Born and …

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Phenomenal Women – Female Songwriters and the Women Who Inspire Them

The Lake Theater & Cafe will host singer-songwriters LaRhonda Steele, Bre Gregg, and Beth Wood as they share a stage for the first time to perform the music of their heroes— Nina Simone, Etta James, Dolly Parton, Sara Bareilles, Patty …

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Sign Up Now For The Menucha Blues In The Gorge Acoustic Blues Camp

Though it may seem quite a ways off yet, it is never too early to think about signing up for the Blues In The Gorge acoustic blues guitar camp. Hosted by Menucha, this camp sells out every year, as it …

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Marc Cohn – Rootsy Storyteller

After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Rooted …

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