“A blues icon” with a “huge voice.”
Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, DR. JOHN is a true icon in American culture
Getting back to the essence of Afrobeat is the central aim of Femi Kuti.
Former Portland vocalist joins members of PRINCE’S powerful band, the NEW POWER GENERATION, to remember and celebrate their mentor
"A virtual deity -- a living legend." - Guitar Player Magazine
A true Southern renaissance man.
Embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other.
“A deeply skilled groove machine.”
"Her energy evokes Tina Turner's, her chops Aretha Franklin's, and her soul Etta James..."
Legendary NW vocalist Andy Stokes has been tearing up NW clubs since the 80’s.
Blues harmonica magic
Kind of blues, kind of rock. Think Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Nirvana.
Pre-blues a cappella field hollers, fiddle & banjo breakdowns, and duet distillations of early jazz.
Distinctive colorations of the chromatic harmonica.
Bill Rhoades celebrates his 16th Annual Harmonica Blow-Off
Latin jazz with enough flavor and spice to satisfy your body and soul's need for rhythmic harmony.
Voted Best New Blues Act in 2015 and nominated for the Best CD of the Year by the Cascade Blues Association
All but stole the show last year.
Zydeco for the 21st century musical palette.
Hard driving Zydeco beat.
Very talented drummer/percussionist, producer, songwriter and educator from Mississippi.
An original 9-piece soul sensation from Seattle.
West Coast Blues is alive and well and living in Brazil.
A blues-inspired rock group that rose out of Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.
A combination of soul, funk and R&B...
“A fresh take on a bygone era that is intimate, alluring, and hauntingly beautiful.”
19-year-old musician who has been playing guitar for more than half his life
Award-winning Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame Inductees and three-time winners for Best Traditional Act
Lady Kat's “low, rich, full-bodied voice’ that carries a bit of Etta James’ growl, Wynonna’s twang, and depth of Della Reese’s depth.
Leo is proof to never give up on your dreams.
“A languid, sultry, neo-soul and R&B mix that is instantly accessible yet shows a remarkable depth and musical maturity.”
Little Village Foundation pulls together this international mashup of blues-roots styles featuring Bollywood bluesman AKI KUMAR, Filipino roots artist AIRENE ESPIRITU, and legendary blues/country belter, TRACY NELSON
Gospel, Soul, and R&B-infused artist from Portland.
Portland-based roots artist
“…the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental.”
remarkable youth mariachi
a joyous and upbeat blend of blues, jugband and swing is born
Portland based blues guitarist, band leader, songwriter indie blues and R&B recording artist.
Comprised of the top female performers in the region
This acoustic dream team summons the spirits of everyone from the Mississippi Sheiks to Kweskin and Crumb with their vibrant spin on prewar folk-blues.
Multi-award winning master guitarist, voted 'Best Electric Guitarist' by the Cascade Blues Association nine years in a row.
A renowned, Grammy-nominated Louisiana band.
San Francisco's finest Hard-Swingin' Soul Jive!
Samantha Fish spins you around with an emotional wild heart.
High-energy, blues-driven sound.
The sound is uptown but with enough juke-joint grease and smoke to make everyone happy.
Harmonica Ace and Artist from Clarksdale, MS
This Louisiana Grammy-winning act has been called, ‘…one of the finest Cajun bands in history’
The zydeco world's new sensation.
"One of Canada's best live bands"
The most refreshing act to roll down the blues highway in some time.
multi-award winning vocalist and songwriter
A fresh take on traditional and contemporary material
Hard-driving modern Afro-psycho-beat sound.
"...one of New York's most entertaining live acts."
A modern take on timeless blues rock.
New Orleans’ top-shelf brass ensemble
If you dig slide guitar, and who doesn't, then the SULTANS are what you've been yearning for...
Tony's Contemporary Native American Music draws from all genre's of music celebrating life, family and his spiritual connection to indigenous ways of being with respect to nature.
Portland area band Cajun and zydeco dance music from Southwestern Louisiana
“One of the finest original Blues Rock trios performing today.”