6:00-7:30pm Jim Templeton at Piano
8:00-Billy D and the Hoodoos (Blues)
The Hoodoos have long been one of Ivories most popular acts! Billy D's life experience has given him the strength to write the Blues with a passion that only comes from living it. He is heavily influenced by Chicago's blues, but Billy isn't just a typical blues man. His writing and musical talents create a "Backbeat Roots" style that goes way past traditional blues music. His songs reflect the tough lessons of his past and show his love for Mother Blues and her first-born, Rock & Roll. "Portland has helped me to further define my niche," says Billy. "Even the weather here lends itself to the blues". After living in Portland less than a year, Billy D and the Hoodoos received The Cascade Blues Association's prestigious Muddy Award for Best New Act.