Category: PDX Blues Event

The Big Legrowlski to Host Guitarist Carvin Jones in May

Carvin Jones

Buddy Miles called Carvin Jones “The New King of Strings,” and The Cascade Blues Association is proud to announce Jones’ first appearance in Portland at The Big Legrowlski. Guitarist magazine ranked Jones as one of the top fifty blues guitarists

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

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

Living Legend, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott Coming to The Alberta Rose

  Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, mentor of Bob Dylan and traveling companion of Woody Guthrie returns to the Alberta Rose. One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over forty albums under his belt,

Tuareg Guitar Master Bombino Back in Portland

Mike Rubin of The New York Times recently described a performance by Bombino: “On a recent night in Williamsburg, an ecstatic crowd jammed the dance floor of the club Brooklyn Bowl to see one of the world’s greatest living blues

Rich Layton & Tough Town Salvation Road Album Release Party Slated for The Secret Society — Sister Mercy To Open Show

New album and a new name: Rich Layton & Tough Town are keepers of the flame for American roots music with their high octane swamp rock, country, rockabilly, honky tonk, and blues echoing from an East Texas roadhouse. The band’s

“Love For Karen” — Benefit For Karen Lovely Slated for Mekong Bistro

Due to an injury, Karen Lovely will be undergoing hip replacement surgery on March 11. She will then engage in physical therapy and be unable to perform for two months or more. To help support the award-winning vocalist, on March

St Patrick’s Day Acoustic Guitar Circle

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with some of the finest young guitarists in Portland as they share stories and songs in an old-fashioned acoustic guitar circle. Set in the intimate setting of The Manor Undergound, this house concert will include three-time

Send Lloyd To Nashville

  Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones has a tremendous opportunity to record his 12 new songs of “Swampified American Roadhouse Music” with Kevin McKendree (Grammy winning keyboardist and producer for Delbert McClinton, and John Haitt) at “The Rock House” in Nashville! There

Portland Folkmusic Society Welcomes Guy Davis

Recognized as one of the elite acoustic bluesmen of his time, Guy Davis has had his musical storytelling influenced by artists like Blind Willie McTell and Big Bill Broonzy, and his musicality from artists as diverse as Lightnin’ Hopkins and