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 2019 Blues Music Award nominee Ben Rice along with Willamette Week’s Best of Portland winner Kivett Bednar, traditional American musical historian and artist Tevis Hodge Jr, blues & jazz finger-stylist Justus Reece and teenage prodigy songwriter and player Timothy James. Each musician has represented the Cascade Blues Association in Memphis at
the International Blues Challenge over the years, so expect stories of their experiences amongst many other interesting tidbits of their careers while trading leads on various songs throughout the afternoon.
Presented by Cherie’s Blues Highway and The Manor Underground House Concert series, this will also be a celebration of CBA president Greg “Slim Lively” Johnson’s birthday. There will be a bar available, but it is suggested to BYOB and an appetizer to share.
The Manor Underground, 2122 SE Sparrow St., Milwaukie. Sunday, March 17, 5:00 pm (doors at 4:30). $15.00 Eventbrite.com (space is limited, so it is recommended to buy tickets in advance, admission at door will be available if not sold out already).