July 2 at 12:00 PM on the Buick GMC of Beaverton Blues Stage
July 2 at 3:00 PM on the Sail on Sister Cruise
DC’s Queen of the Blues
Based out of Washington, DC, Carly Harvey combines blues, jazz, soul, and Indigenous American styles to produce a unique sound. She is the creator of the “Native Scat” — an improvisational fusion of a traditional jazz scat with Native vocables. In addition to performing as a solo act, Harvey is an entertaining and dynamic band leader. According to DC Music Review, “Carly is grace, confidence, originality, and the right amount of sexy swagger all at once. She commands the stage with her voice and presence and draws you in intensely. Then she seems to end each song with an infectious smile of pure gratitude that beams so brightly into the audience.” In July 2018, Harvey was featured in Big City Blues Magazine as one of the up-and-coming young blues artists to watch.
Harvey is a three-time DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands Winner and was proclaimed DC’s Queen of the Blues in 2016 by Dr. Nick Johnson of WPFW Radio. In 2021, Harvey was nominated seven times and won the WAMMIE award for Best Blues Artist/Band.
Backing Harvey are a core of Portland allstars she first met during the International Blues Challenge in Memphis: Jason J.T. Thomas (guitarist with Lisa Mann), drummer Dave Melyan (Ben Rice Band), bassist Melanie Owen (Ben Rice Band), and keyboardist Pat McDougal.
Carly Harvey will also perform on the Sail on Sister Blues Cruise on July 2 at 3 PM, and at one of our Official Late Night Shows at the Blue Diamond on July 2.