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Michael Osborn and the Drivers

Rank #35 US Beaverton, OR Blues

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Label: Checkerboard Records

Bio: Michael Osborn (Guitar/Vocals/Songwriter) was John Lee Hooker’s lead guitarist for 13 years. After his stint with Mr. Hooker, one of Michael’s songs, Spellbound, was featured on John Lee’s 1997 Grammy Award winning “Don’t Look Back”! Michael has also backed such musical luminaries as Robben Ford,... See Full Bio

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  • 2012

    Jul 6


    Portland, OR, US | 8:00pm

    Portland, OR, US
    Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:00pm

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    Michael Osborn (Guitar/Vocals/Songwriter) was John Lee Hooker’s lead guitarist for 13 years. After his stint with Mr. Hooker, one of Michael’s songs, Spellbound, was featured on John Lee’s 1997 Grammy Award winning “Don’t Look Back”! Michael has also backed such musical luminaries as Robben Ford, Charlie Musselwhite, Bill Rhoades and so many others. Mike presently resides in the Portland, Oregon area and has been nominated three times by the CBA for best blues guitarist and once for blues best recording for his CD release of “Touch Tone.” As a member of Bill Rhoades and the Party Kings, he taken home 7 awards for best traditional blues band and was inducted into the CBA Hall of Fame as a member of that band! K.G. Jackson (Bass Guitar/Vocals/Songwriter) has 25 years of professional experience and has been playing music in the NW since 1990. In 1997 his band “K.G. Jackson and Shakin’ Ground” was a CBA Muddy Award nominee for Best New Act. In 2006 he did a short stint in the band “Double Deuces” which was then nominated for Best New Act. He was also nominated in 2006 by the CBA for Best Vocalist. K.G. is also a prolific songwriter and writes many of the songs the band performs. Dave Mathis (Harmonica and Vocals) has long been a Portland mainstay of the blues with 30 years of professional experience. He had a long stint playing with Kelly Jo Phelps and is featured on Kelly’s recording entitled “Traditional Blues” as well as one cut on “Shine Eyed Mister Zen”. Dave is also a two-time CBA Muddy Award Winner in the Traditional Blues Act category with the band “Sheila and Backwater Blues” for the years of 1996 & 1997. Dave can blaze on the harmonica or play sweet and low with the best of them, and he is also a heartfelt true blues singer.John Moore (Drums/Percussion) has been a mainstay of the Portland/Eugene Blues scene for more than 20 years. He has backed Albert Collins, William Clarke, Bill Rhoades and even George Harrison! He is the heartbeat of the band!

  • 2011

    Aug 20


    Ukiah, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Ukiah, CA, US
    Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:00pm
  • 2011

    Jul 23


    Portland, OR, US | 8:00pm
    Private Party
    Portland, OR, US
    Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:00pm
  • 2011

    Jul 10


    Sandy, OR, US | 2:00pm
    Sandy Mountain Festival
    Sandy, OR, US
    Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:00pm
  • 2011

    Jul 1


    Portland, OR, US | 8:00pm

    Portland, OR, US
    Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:00pm
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