Category: PDX Blues Event

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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Soul Queens & Blues Kings,  “Healing the Healthcare Blues”

This very special showcase will celebrate several of the icons of Soul and the Blues pioneers who helped shape the history of music as a benefit for Health Care for All Oregon. Norman “Boogie Cat” Sylvester brings together some of …

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Zucchero, Italian Blues Legend

Italian singer/songwriter Adelmo Fornaciari, better known as Zucchero, is one of his country’s most beloved musicians of his generation. He has released eleven studio albums and worked with a variety of musicians — from Miles Davis to Bono — and …

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Legendary Vocalist Maria Muldaur Comes to ART

Maria Muldaur is best known for “Midnight At The Oasis” although she has toured extensively worldwide for over four decades and has released 41 albums covering all genres of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz, and Big Band, as …

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Ruthie Foster, Award-winning Acoustic Blues Artist

Hailing from the tightly-knit musical community of Austin, Texas, award-winning singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster has found herself performing with Bonnie Raitt, standing on stage with the Allman Brothers at New York’s Beacon Theater, and trading verses with Susan Tedeschi. Her latest …

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Portland Folkmusic Society Presents Pat Donohue         

2016 Grammy-winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard. Over the years he has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions and dazzling instrumentals. Though he considers himself foremost a folk guitarist, Donohue’s influences are …

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John Bunzow Launches New CD With a Handful of Shows

John Bunzow will celebrate his new self-produced CD “Concrete Paradise” with several local appearances. For his sixth release, John traveled to Nashville where he worked with legendary producer Brad Jones (Hayes Carll, Bobby Bare Jr, Steve Forbert), thanks to a …

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A Celebration of Women In Music

From its earliest recordings of the 1920s, the history of the blues is brimming with women who’ve played a pivotal role in its development. Vocalists like Ma Rainey, Mamie Smith, and Bessie Smith ruled the concert halls and the jukes …

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Crossing Borders IV: Tracing America’s musical heritage from Africa, through Cuba, and into the South

BRAVO Youth Orchestras’ annual fundraising concert brings together youth and world-class musicians, and this year’s theme is Africamerica, with music from Ghana, Cuba, and the United States, featuring Alex Addy, Alma and Alex Martinez, and Norman “Boogie Cat” Sylvester performing …

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