Lloyd Jones & Mark Shark

Lloyd Jones and Mark Shark-Schatzkamer dig deep into acoustic blues with a rich history of their own. Jones, known for his unique songwriting, and Mark Shark, his mastery of slide guitar with the likes of Jackson brown, Taj Mahal, John Trudell and Bonnie Raitt, meet for an intense set of Piedmont picking’ and nasty blues!


July 2 at 2:00 PM on the Buick GMC of Beaverton Blues StageJuly 2 at 9:00 PM on the Crossroads Stage “Greyhounds make music real music, the right way, for all the right reasons.” – Derek Trucks Keyboardist/vocalist Anthony Farrell and guitarist/vocalist Andrew Trube met and began collaborating over 20 years ago, over a shared love of The Meters. The duo has […]


Derrick “D’MAR” Martin is simply a force of nature. D’MAR is a musician, producer, songwriter, singer, educator, entertainer and motivational speaker. He traveled the world for 17+ years as the lead drummer for the legendary Little Richard. D’MAR has also worked with a number of other artists such as Dorothy Moore, Bobby Rush, Vastie Jackson, Ali […]

Dancin’ the Blues

Featuring Norman Sylvester, Tevis Hodge, Jr., and Brenda Russell of DanceMode Productions. Music and dance are intrinsically linked as art forms, one doesn’t exist without the other. Just as you can hear blues music change over time, you can see the dance evolve in tandem. This show spans 100 years of blues music touching on […]

Stan Street & The Hopeless Case Band

Mississippi-based Stan Street is a true Renaissance Man of the blues world. A noted harmonica ace, band leader, saxophonist and drummer for the past 25 years, he’s shared the stage with such blues legends as Pinetop Perkins and James Cotton, and performed at festivals and clubs in Europe, Canada, South America, Australia and across the US. Moreover, […]

Sam Broussard & Mary Flower

This Crossroad Conversation is presented by Travel Oregon. Sam Broussard is a musician, songwriter, teacher, and editor from Lafayette, Louisiana, and a four-time GRAMMY Award nominee. He has toured and recorded with artists known and unknown, and including a world tour with Franco-Swiss artist Stephan Eicher, and with his current group, Steve Riley and the […]

Tevis Hodge, Jr.

Born in Virginia, and inspired by his southern black heritage, Tevis Hodge, Jr. began playing blues at the age of 12, though he first started guitar at the age of six.  With a deep love for Black American music, Hodge is compelled to bring the traditions of his heritage to life. Well-versed in multiple blues […]

The Strange Tones

“Many people find it hard to show something new within the electric blues format, and they should ask The Strange Tones for some private lessons, as they have found their own niche and truly shine.” – The Voice of the Blues Rather than plundering the shrines of American music and merely imitating their heroes, these […]

Tony Coleman’s Tribute to the Three Kings

Presented by Portland Community College Portland-based Tony Coleman is one of the most revered blues drummers in the world today. During his illustrious career has toured the world with Otis Clay, Bobby Blue Bland, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Albert Collins, Etta James, Freddie King, James Cotton, Katie Webster, Z.Z. Hill, O.V. Wright, Buddy Guy, and […]

Deb Ryder

July 4 at 12:00 PM on Buick GMC of Beaverton Blues StageJuly 4 at 8:30 PM on Crossroads Stage Award-winning contemporary blues, soul and Americana singer/songwriter and performer Deb Ryder is known for her powerhouse vocals, sizzling stage presence, signature arrangements and impeccable songwriting. Born in Chicago, Ryder began singing at the age of five, […]