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Location 
(New! As of April 2014)
2530 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220
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Menu
House-smoked pulled pork sandwiches, 
tamales, nachos, & more. 
Full menu here.
"...one of the best roots-rock/ Americana rooms in the city, a place where you can hear the rockabilly of Cave Catt Sammy one night and hot jazz from the Kung Pao Chickens the next."  

~John Foyston, 
  The Oregonian A & E
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SEPTEMBER

FRI 19th  
ROBBIE LAWS / KENNY BLUE RAY - 9pm

JAWBONE FLATS - 6pm - FREE

SAT 20th 
RAE GORDON - 9pm
 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.

SUN 21st 
DJANGOPHILES - Swing Sunday - 7:30pm - FREE
Our main influence is our namesake…the great Belgian/French Gypsy 
guitarist Django Reinhardt, who together with Stephane Grappeli formed 
the famous “Hot club of France” in 1934, and based on their collaborations 
and the Gypsy guitar styling’s of Django, a whole new style of Jazz was 
developed….called Le jazz hot .

Django Reinhardt has astounded and thrilled numerous generations of 
guitar players and jazz lovers with his amazing command of the guitar
 and his influence is evident even today.

This music has an infectious driving rhythm and incorporates most of the 
standard pop and jazz tunes of the 20′s, 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s …. As well as many modern day compositions. 

The Djangophiles, in keeping with the tradition of the music use acoustic instruments, and sound reinforcement only when necessary….The result is a comfortable listening level that is never too loud or intrusive.

7:30pm
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MON 22nd
THE REAL COMEDY SPOT - FREE - 9pm
Featuring: The Real HyJinx

TUE 23rd 
DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS CD RELEASE PARTY for 'SUNSHINE'!
8pm
$10 Cover *$1 off for CBA members*

Straight from performing at this year's prestigious 2014 
Monterey Jazz Festival on 9/20!
'4 Stars' - 'Sunshine' CD review from DOWNBEAT magazine
Over the last nine years, Davina and the Vagabonds have 
grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most 
exciting acoustic ensembles in the country. This high-energy
 quintet has established itself with a stellar live show, great stage presence and good old-fashioned hard work: they used to average over 300 shows a year in the Twin Cities area, and now have an ambitious full-time U.S. and international schedule. Davina and the Vagabonds' first album in three years, Sunshine is the latest chapter in DATV's new spin on an old sound mission!

Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national blues scene with their high-energy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. The band’s latest recording, 2011’s Black Cloud, was named one of the 10 best releases of the year by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune. In 2012 the band performed in 21 states and 6 countries in Europe, and the band is hard at work on a new record (due for release Fall 2013), spending time in the studio between tours.

So much more than just a blues act, DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original.

Something unique to this “blues” project is the instrumentation. This rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers’ keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section. The group’s focused, clean sound and emphasis on acoustic instruments is novel to both blues and jazz worlds, and sets the show closer to New Orleans than to Chicago. This has set the Vagabonds apart at blues festivals in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sighisoara, Romania, Sierre, Switzerland, Kemi, Finland, and 2012’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS CD RELEASE PARTY for 'SUNSHINE'!

WED 24th 
BLUES JAM W/ SUBURBAN SLIM - 8:30pm
Arthur Moore’s Harmonica Party 6pm - FREE

THU 25th 
HOLY CHILD 9pm
TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots) - 6pm - FREE

FRI 26th
STEVE KERIN & FRIENDS - 9pm
​Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, the heart 
of Cajun Country, Steve Kerin discovered the piano 
at the age of four and, by time he was a teenager, 
knew that music would be his life. While studying 
for his Masters Degree in classical piano at the 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Steve also 
steeped himself in the music of New Orleans piano greats like Professor Longhair, James Booker, and Dr. John. Though it wasn't exactly "roll over Beethoven," the classically trained Kerin was tapping a deep love for the rhythms of his Louisiana roots. A busy presence in the Lafayette music community, Steve played in numerous bands, covering styles from classic New Orleans to classic rock. 
Shortly after playing the 2005 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with Harry Hypolite, guitarist for the late Zydeco great Clifton Chenier's Red Hot Louisiana Band, he got the news of Harry's tragic death in a car accident. But he came away with a lasting lesson. "Harry was a huge influence on me." says Steve. "Before we left for the road, he gave me a big speech about always playing my best. I carry a bit of Harry with me in my heart every time I go on stage." 
After a long road trip camping and gigging across the country, Steve and his wife, Jane-Clair, decided to settle in Portland, Oregon, where he was soon teaching music and and playing in a band. He quickly developed a solid reputation as a session and side player, and has now been nominated twice for keyboardist of the year by the Cascade Blues Association, along with his group, Atomic Gumbo, as best new band. 
Kerin is a true student of the New Orleans style - his playing complex and dense, but also joyous and danceable. And his warm singing voice is suffused with an authentic New Orleans growl. He's the real Louisiana deal, and the Northwest is richer for it. 



​EARLY SHOW - 6pm - FREE
Alison Rice hosts: Singer/Songwriter's event
Featuring: Biger Olsen & Barna Howard



SAT 27th
STEVE BAILEY & BLUE FLAMES 9PM
HARMONICA PARTY 7PM - FREE

SUN 28th 
DJANGOPHILES - FREE
7:30pm

MON 29th
THE REAL COMEDY SPOT - FREE - 9pm
Featuring: The Real HyJinx

TUE 30th 
WINGTIPS
An All-Star Blues/Rhythm n' Blues/Swing
9pm $3

OCTOBER

WED OCT 1st - MARIA MULDAUR - $20 - 8pm
Advanced tickets available on tickettomato.com

One Night Only!

$20 Cover - Cascade Blues Association members get $1 off at the door

Advance tix: MARIA MULDAUR 'Live at Duff's Garage' :: Ticket Tomato
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igRPOtA33ko
Maria Muldaur - 'Midnight at the Oasis' 1974
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_uA-buFEu4
Maria Muldaur - 'Cajun Moon'

2014 marks 40 years since Maria Muldaur's big hit “Midnight at the Oasis” was riding at the top of the charts. To celebrate this landmark, Maria has created a multi-media retrospective 'Way Past Midnight' , which chronicles her 50 year journey “to the Oasis and Beyond”. This special presentation features all her hits and fan faves from every stage of her career, as well as fascinating, entertaining, (often humorous!) stories of her personal encounters, friendships, and collaborations with many of the greatest names in music.

MARIA MULDAUR http://www.mariamuldaur.com/bio.html 
Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,”which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the folk revival of the early '60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the '60s.

In the 40 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big Band (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums). She has now settled comfortably into her favorite idiom, the Blues. Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammies and other awards.

Her critically acclaimed 2001 Stony Plain Records release, Richland Woman Blues, was nominated for a Grammy and by the Blues Foundation as Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year, as was the follow up to that album, Sweet Lovin’ Ol’ Soul. Her timely 2008 album, Yes We Can!, featured her “Women’s Voices for Peace Choir,” which includes: Bonnie Raitt, Joan, Baez, Jane Fonda, Odetta, Phoebe Snow, Holly Near and others. In 2009 Maria teamed up with John Sebastian, David Grisman, and Dan Hicks. Maria Muldaur & Her Garden of Joy garnered Maria her 6th Grammy nomination, and was also nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year by The Blues Foundation.

In 2011 Maria released Steady Love, a contemporary electric Blues album that reflects the kind of music she loves to perform live - what she calls “Bluesiana Music” - her own brand of New Orleans-flavored Blues, R&B and “Swamp Funk.” Steady Love reached #1 on the Living Blues Chart, and garnered her another nomination for Best Traditional Female Blues Artist from the Blues Foundation.

In 2012, for her 40th album, Maria produced the critically acclaimed ….First Came Memphis Minnie, a loving tribute to the pioneering Blues woman who inspired and influenced so many female Blues artists who followed in her footsteps, many of whom joined Maria on this special project: Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow, Ruthie Foster, Koko Taylor and Rory Block accompanied by the amazing guitar work of Del Rey, David Bromberg, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Roy Rogers, and others.

In 2013, taking a brief hiatus from her yearly recording schedule, Maria focused on 3 special collaborations, performing worldwide with the 50th Anniversary Kweskin Jug Band Reunion concerts, teaming up with the Campbell Brothers, world-renowned Sacred Steel Gospel artists, for a very special presentation entitled, “Spirit & The Blues”, and touring as Special Guest Artist with Bill Wyman and The Rhythm Kings.

THU 2nd - 6pm - TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana) FREE

FRI 3rd - 9pm - MIDNIGHT SERENADERS

SAT 4th - 8pm - SOUL VACCINATION $12
The hottest Dance Band in the Pacific Northwest
is coming to Duff's Garage - SOUL VACCINATION!
Funk, Soul and R&B for your dancing pleasure!
Soul Vaccination is 'THE' Hottest Funk and Dance 
Band in the Pacific Northwest! They have been a
fixture in the Northwest music scene for over 15 years,
bringing you tunes from the likes of Stevie Wonder,
Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire and Tower of Power.
One thing's for sure when you see Soul Vaccination..
the Dance Floor will be PACKED!
SOUNDS LIKE: Rufus, Sly & the Family Stone, Aretha Franklin, 
Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and Tower of Power.

SUN 5th - 7:30pm DJANGOFILES - FREE - Swing
DJANGOPHILES - Swing Sunday - 7:30pm - FREE
Our main influence is our namesake…the great Belgian/French Gypsy 
guitarist Django Reinhardt, who together with Stephane Grappeli formed 
the famous “Hot club of France” in 1934, and based on their collaborations 
and the Gypsy guitar styling’s of Django, a whole new style of Jazz was 
developed….called Le jazz hot .

Django Reinhardt has astounded and thrilled numerous generations of 
guitar players and jazz lovers with his amazing command of the guitar
 and his influence is evident even today.

This music has an infectious driving rhythm and incorporates most of the 
standard pop and jazz tunes of the 20′s, 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s …. 
As well as many modern day compositions. 

The Djangophiles, in keeping with the tradition of the music use acoustic instruments, and sound reinforcement only when necessary….The result is a comfortable listening level that is never too loud or intrusive.


TUE 7th - 9pm POPA CHUBBY

WED 8th - 8:30pm SUBURBAN SLIM’S BLUES JAM (blues) $2

6pm - Arthur Moore’s Harmonica Party - FREE

THU 9th - 6pm FREE 6PM SHOW
TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/roots rock)

FRI 10th 
BUREAU OF STANDARDS - 9pm - $10
The Bureau of Standards Big Band is a 19-member ensemble 
that, true to its name, recalls the halcyon days of Ellington 
at The Cotton Club, Ella at The Savoy, and the Rat Pack at 
The Sands. Featuring the best of the big band hits from the 
1930s through the 1960s, the band shifts easily between your 
favorites from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, and
 Benny Goodman and contemporary artists like Michael Buble, 
Natalie Cole and Harry Connick Jr. With charismatic vocalists Kat Cogswell and Warren Black, energetic emcee, director and trumpeteer James M Gregg, and the sizzle and soul of 16 of the finest musicians in town, The Bureau of Standards seeks to entertain with swingin' music, levity and laughs, stylish stage presence and audience participation. It's a show you can't see anywhere else in town!


SAT 11th
TBA
9pm

SUN 12th
DJANGOPHILES - FREE
7:30pm

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TUE 14th 
WINGTIPS
An All-Star Blues/Rhythm n' Blues/Swing
9pm $3

FREE 6PM SHOW
SHARKSKIN REVUE

WED 15th 
BLUES JAM W/ SUBURBAN SLIM
8:30pm

FREE 6PM SHOW
WOODLANDER

THU 16th 
DOUG MACLEOD
Doug MacLeod is an American storytelling bluesman. 
Although now associated with his home in Los Angeles,
9pm

FREE 6PM SHOW
TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots)

FRI 17th  
BILLY D. & THE HOODOOS - 9pm
JAWBONE FLATS - 6pm - FREE

SAT 18th 
TRIGGER’S REVENGE - 9pm

SUN 19th 
BLUE CANYON BOYS
8pm

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TUE 21st  
WINGTIPS
An All-Star Blues/Rhythm n' Blues/Swing
9pm $3

WED 22nd 
BLUES JAM W/ SUBURBAN SLIM - 8:30pm

Arthur Moore’s Harmonica Party 6pm - FREE

THU 23rd 
9pm TWO MAN GENTLEMEN BAND 9pm

FREE 6PM SHOW
TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots)

FRI 24th
9pm BANDITOS - 9pm

SAT 25th
STRANGETONES 9PM

SUN 28th 
DJANGOPHILES - FREE
7:30pm

TUE 28th 
WINGTIPS
An All-Star Blues/Rhythm n' Blues/Swing
9pm $3

WED 15th 
BLUES JAM W/ SUBURBAN SLIM
8:30pm

FREE 6PM SHOW
WOODLANDER

THU 16th 
FREE 6PM SHOW
TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots)

FRI 31st 
TBA





Hours

Mon: 6:30 doors/9pm comedy
Tue-Fri: 3 pm - close
Sat: 6:30pm - close
​Sun: 6:30pm doors/7:30 swing


​Contact Us
General Inquiries: 
        (503) 234-BEER
        duffsgarage@gmail.com

Booking Inquiries:
        E-mail Jon Wallace
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