Category: PDX Blues Event

Deb Ryder Visits Portland with Guest Appearances

Deb Ryder has been a rising star for the past few years. In fact she was nominated for the Sean Costello Rising Star award recently. This vocalist charms audiences with her soulful and gritty voice. She will be visiting Portland …

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Tommy Castro & The Painkillers – One of America’s Favorite Live Blues Acts

Whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd. Over the course of his still-unfolding career, the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter has released …

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Famed Guitar Hero Eric Gales Coming to The Aladdin

Blues-rock guitarist Eric Gales was originally hailed as a child prodigy when, at the age of four, he first picked up the instrument. With his older brothers Eugene and Manuel (aka Little Jimmy King) showing him songs and licks in the …

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Mardi Gras Double Header – New Iberians / Swamp Thang

In February, The New Iberians will be celebrating their twentieth-annual Mardi Gras Dance Party by bringing their own blend of Louisiana zydeco with a taste of blues to the Bare Bones Café and Bar. Joining them again this year will …

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Albert Cummings – Blues Guitar Master

It’s been said that you don’t choose the blues – it chooses you. For guitar virtuoso Albert Cummings, no words could ring more true. Cummings masterful guitar wizardry has drawn comparisons to iconic axe legends Albert King, Freddie King, Jimi …

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Rose City Kings Lundi Gras Celebration

The Rose City Kings are well known for their exciting live performances and have released five critically acclaimed albums. The band will be returning to The Lake Theater & Café for their second annual Lundi Gras Celebration, which will certainly …

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Mysti Krewe of Nimbus Mardi Gras Celebrations

You’re invited to Join the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus as they celebrate Carnival season with the Northwest’s most authentic Mardi Gras events. On Saturday 22, the Tenth Annual Portland Mardi Gras Ball will be held at The Wonder Ballroom. There …

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Kate Vargas Brings Her Eclectic Sound to Portland

“There doesn’t seem to be very much that singer-songwriter-storyteller Kate Vargas is too afraid to reveal. Listen as her tales of love (‘If You Love Me’) and the devil (‘Throw the Devil Back’) weave their way through a riotous brew …

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Devin Phillips – Black & Blue

Born and reared in New Orleans, Devin Phillips’ intense affair with the saxophone began at the age of eight. By 14, he was accepted into the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (whose alumni include Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, …

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CBA Holiday Party

Join the Cascade Blues Association for our annual Holiday Party, again returning to the East Portland Moose Lodge. The doors open at noon, with performances throughout the day — The JT Wise Band, Gerle Haggard, Timothy James and Tave Fasce …

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