ROSE CITY KINGS was founded in 2002 and quickly became one of Portland’s top Blues bands. Winners of the 2005 Journey to Memphis competition, the band represented the Northwest in the International Blues Challenge. ROSE CITY KINGS (along with their Kolvane iteration) are well known for their exciting live performances and have released five critically acclaimed albums. A LOVE SO STRONG, last summer’s hit release about music, love and life, spent seven months on Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Contemporary Blues Album chart with the title track debuting at Number 1 and spending five weeks on its Top 50 Contemporary Blues Song chart. ROSE CITY KINGS’ bluesy grooves will shake you to the bone, and the writing and performances will hit you right in the heart.