QuEasy Gumbo

QuEasy Gumbo — featuring Jimmy Russell and Sean Badders of the Quick and Easy Boys, plus formidable drummer Brian Foxworth and expatriate Louisiana keyboardist Steve Kerin—serve up funky Crescent City soul, funk and blues. You can catch them only on the Bayou Blues Cruise on Friday, July 5!

Tevis Hodge Jr. & Johnny Ward

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 […]

Mary Flower Trio

The internationally renowned award-winning Portland-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Mary Flower is a prodigious talent whose seasoned skills have established her as one of America’s foremost roots performers. Flower combines deep historical knowledge with a restless creativity that keeps her music evolving into new territory while echoing influences from Piedmont to the Mississippi Delta, with additional stops at […]

Vintage Soul with Lloyd Jones

Portland, Oregon roots artist Lloyd Jones has recorded six critically acclaimed albums, toured internationally, and racked up dozens of major awards and accolades. He’s a relentless road dog, hitting festival stages, and clubs all across the land to enthusiastic crowds who can’t get enough of his swampy blues, back porch picking, serious-as-anthrax funk, soul, roadhouse […]

Taylor Newville & Ty Curtis

Taylor Newville has a natural approach to music and is a genuine lover of the blues. She sings with conviction and plays a mean guitar drawing off influences such as Sue Foley, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Shannon Curfman and Samantha Fish. She was a recent finalist for The Journey to Memphis Blues competition at the […]

Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager

Award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist Curtis Salgado’s earth-shaking vocals and forceful harmonica playing have been devastating audiences around the world for over 30 years. Guitarist Alan Hager has been wowing fellow musicians from his hometown of Portland, Oregon and beyond for decades. Hager has been jamming with Salgado since 2003 and joined his band […]

Reggie Houston, Lori Henriques & The Radishes

Kind People Are My Kind of People is a new collaboration between New Orleans jazz saxophonist Reggie Houston and Children’s Music artist Lori Henriques. Reggie and Lori developed a friendship when he began mentoring her young son Leo, an aspiring jazz trumpet player. Both the mentorship and the friendship have evolved over the past several […]

Tribute to Janice Scroggins & Linda Hornbuckle

Honoring the queens…Linda Hornbuckle and Janice Scroggins.  It’s been 10 years since Portland lost beloved vocalist Linda Hornbuckle and pianist Janice Scroggins. To the blues, gospel and jazz scenes in Portland, the two were a source of inspiration and pride —incredible talents who moved hearts and souls whenever they performed, and their loss was a […]

Stephanie Anne Johnson

Presented by KEEN A singer’s talent is complete when they can bring a crowded dive bar to a collective hush and also get one of the biggest audiences on the planet to a collective standing ovation. Stephanie Anne Johnson is that special singer. The front person for the Tacoma-based band, The Hidogs, can don a […]

Rich Layton & Tough Town

Presented by Portland Community College Rich Layton & Tough Town are keepers of the flame for American roots music, embodying the raw energy of high-octane swamp rock, country, rockabilly, and honky tonk blues reminiscent of an East Texas roadhouse. Each set takes audiences for a harmonica-fueled ride from Sun Studios to Chess Records, and Muscle […]