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Kim Field and the Perfect Gentlemen is an all-star roots-music group based in Portland, Oregon. Fronted by harmonica player and vocalist Kim Field, the band includes Vyasa Dodson (guitar and vocals), Whit Draper (guitar and vocals), Albert Reda (bass, keyboards, and vocals), and Jeffrey Strawbridge (drums). The group’s members have performed at clubs and festivals throughout the United States and Europe and shared stages with such rhythm and blues legends as Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Gregg Allman, James Cotton, Otis Rush, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, the Righteous Brothers, Walter Horton, Big Mama Thornton, the Drifters, and the Coasters.
Individually, the members of the Perfect Gentlemen have been honored by the Cascade Blues Association with a total of 39 Muddy Awards for their instrumental prowess and their recordings. Albert Reda, Jeffrey Strawbridge, and Whit Draper have all been inducted in the Cascade Blues Association’s Hall of Fame. With their international reputations as true blues stars, Kim Field and the Perfect Gentlemen have quickly established themselves as one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier R&B acts.