RAE GORDON BAND
A Benefit for Ally: To help a child with expenses during her fight with cancer. Portland's stellar blues community comes together to support Ally and her battle. 2pm - Robbie Laws 3pm - Kevin Selfe 4pm - Jim Mesi 5pm - Rae Gordon 6pm - Lil Queenie Band 7pm - Lisa Mann & Karen Lovely 8pm - Ben Rice 9pm - Ed Neumann & Friends w/ Doug Rowell, Bolt Upright, A.C. Porter, Jim Wallace, Dover Weinberg, & More! All day till close at Bradfords 103rd & Halsey, 503-253-3550
This is a benefit for the non-profit organization, Friends of the Children. www.frindspdx.org They are a revolutionary mentoring program that is transforming the lives of our most vulnerable children. You can help by attending this all ages event! Here's the performance schedule: 2:30 Ben Rice with Lucy Hammond 3:30 Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls 4:30 Rae Gordon Band 5:30 Ken DeRouchie Band 6:10 Raffle 7:00 Too Loose
SATURDAY AUGUST 2ND NOON TO 1:30 THE STACY JONES BAND (SEATTLE, WA.) 2 TO 3:30....THE CD WOODBURY BAND (SEATTLE, WA.) 4 TO 5:30....THE FAT TONES (SPOKANE, WA.) 6 TO 7.... BIG JIM ADAMS, SOLO ACOUSTIC SOUL/BLUES (COLORADO/FLORIDA) 7:30 TO 9....SAMMY EUBANKS (SPOKANE) 9:30 TO 11:00 PM....RAE GORDON BAND (PORTLAND) 11:30 TO 1:00 A.M....RICHARD ALLEN & THE LOUISIANA EXPERIENCE (SEATTLE)
The Rae Gordon Band brings together award winning and nominated musicians and is fronted by 2013 Muddy Award Winner for Best Female Vocalist (Cascade Blues Association). They have played the big and little stages of northwest’s favorite clubs, dance floors and festivals helping to mold their signature sound that spans from a danceable get up and groove to a haunting slide tone that will make you want to find a back porch and sit a spell. Rae enjoys playing intimate venues where she can connect one on one with people in the audience to large festivals where she can connect with a whole community. Their much awaited recent CD release of original tunes, which was produced and co-written with RGB guitar player Gaddis Cavenah called “Blue Lemonade” debuted in 2013 to a sold out venue and rave reviews. It highlights Gordon’s extensive range and ability to move effortlessly from soul to blues infused gospel. In July of 2013, it hit the Billboard Charts for Blues at number 10 and held that spot for 2 weeks. The CD was recently nominated as Best NW Recording by the Cascade Blues Association and is being sent as a contender for the best self produced recording by the Blues Association. “They have struck pay dirt in bringing out the beauty of Rae’s vocal abilities”…“Listening to the disc leaves no question on why she is a perennial nominee for female vocalist in the Cascade Blues Association’s Muddy Awards” “Blue Lemonade is a deeply accomplished work with superb original songwriting that stands up to the best releases of recent years anywhere”…Greg Johnson, President of the Cascade Blues Association.