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2530 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220

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MONTH AT A GLANCE - SEE BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS:
WED 1st     BLUES JAM 8:30/ARTHUR MOORE 6pm
THU 2nd     DON’T TELL MARY 9:30/TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm
FRI 3RD      HANK SHREVE 9pm/REVERB BROS 6pm
SAT 4th      DK STEWART SEXTET 9pm
SUN 5th     CLOSED / HAPPY EASTER
MON 6th    COMEDY/ Host: the Real HiJinx 9pm
TUE 7th     COMEDY’S BEST KEPT SECRET - NATIONAL COMEDIANS! 8pm $10
WED 8th     BLUES JAM 8:30/ARTHUR MOORE 6pm
THU 9th      GIVING TREE - CERNY BROS 9:30/TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm
FRI 10th      MARGRAVES/SHOOGIE B GOODE/DALHARTS 9pm/JAWBONE FLATS 6pm
SAT 11th      CHRIS BAUM BIG BAND 9pm
SUN 12th     KARAOKE - SECTION 8 - 8PM
MON 13th    Comedy/ Host: the Real HiJinx 9pm
TUE 14th      HI FI MOJO 8PM / JOHNNY WARD & FRIENDS 6PM
WED 15th     24th STREET WAILERS 8:30pm /ARTHUR MOORE 6pm
THU 16th      NEIL DARLING BAND 9PM/TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm
FRI 17th       MILLER&SASSER/STARS OF CASCADIA/OIAWS 9pm /REVERB BROS 6pm
SAT 18th      PIN & THE HORNITS BIG BAND 9PM 
SUN 19th     KARAOKE - SECTION 8 - 8PM
MON 20th     Comedy/ Host: the Real HiJinx 9pm
TUE 21st      MISSI & MR BAKER 7PM
WED 22nd     BLUES JAM 8:30/ARTHUR MOORE 6pm
THU 23rd     SUBCONSCIOUS CULTURE & DJ Cutthroat 9pm/TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm 
FRI 24th       TBD 9pm/SINGER SONGWRITERS 6-8pm
SAT 25th      LLOYD JONES BD BASH 9pm
SUN 26th      KARAOKE - SECTION 8 - 8PM
MON 27th     Comedy/ Host: the Real HiJinx 9pm 
TUE 28th      MIA DYSON 8pm
WED 29th     BLUES JAM 8:30/ARTHUR MOORE 6pm
THU 30th     DOWN HOME MUSIC 9:15pm /TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm

WED 4/1 Blues Jam: 8:30, featuring Dave Melyan, Federico Pol & Jon Wallace
​Arthur Moore's Harmonica workshop 6:30

THU 4/2 Don't Tell Mary 9:30pm
ToughLove Pyle 7pm

​FRI 4/3 HANK SHREVE 9pm /REVERB BROTHERS 6PM

HANK SHREVE - 9PM
High Energy Rockin' Blues and Soulful Originals! 
MUDDY AWARD WINNERS - 2013 Best Regional Act, 
2013 Best Harmonica + 2012 Best New Act 

HANK SHREVE BAND www.hankshreveband.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsSZyE545U8 - 
Hank Shreve - Lollipop Mama Waterfront Blues Festival

'Clearly one of the finest recordings to originate from the 
Northwest yet this year...' - GREG JOHNSON, President Cascade
 Blues Association review of Hank Shreve's 'I'VE HAD IT' CD
Harmonica Ace, Singer extraordinaire, Keyboardist, Drummer, Songwriter and Lap-Steel player, HANK SHREVE fronts a stellar band including some of the best talent in the Northwest. The Band consists of Hank's father, Bill Shreve on Bass/Vocals, Stan Welsh on Guitars, GT Albright on Drums/Vocals and Skip Jones on Keys/Vocals. The Band has received the Portland Cascade Blues Association's ''Muddy Award'' for ''2012 Best New Act'' and "2013 Best Regional Act". 
Hank began playing harmonica at the age of 8 and has established himself as a major harmonica talent on the blues scene in the Pacific Northwest. He received the Northwest Harmonica Championship in 2006 and the ''Muddy Award'' for ''Best Harmonica'' in 2009 and 2013. Hank was a featured artist in the Harmonica Blow-off at the 2009 Waterfront Blues Festival along with Rick Estrin and Randy Chortkoff. He also was a featured harmonica player at Harpdog Brown's 'International Harmonica Showcase' in White Rock, Canada.
The HANK SHREVE BAND has shared the stage with Honeyboy Edwards, Merle Haggard, Norton Buffalo, Gregg Rolie, Marcia Ball, Sista Monica Parker, Amy Clawson, Pam Tillis, Terry Robb, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roger Fisher (from Heart), Curtis Salgado, DK Stewart, Lloyd Jones, Paul deLay and many other national acts. 

REVERB BROS 6pm
​The Reverb Brothers offer a unique take on Americana, 
with original songs and obscure gems that blend Blues, 
Country, Soul, New Orleans R&B, Country Blues and Rock 
& Roll and a distinctive 1930's sensibility. They feature three lead and harmony vocalists, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, keyboards, cornet, bass and drums. Their high energy shows always bring people out on the dance floor.
The Reverb Brothers were recently featured on the cover of the CBA's “Blues Notes”: http://cascadebluesassociation.org/reverb-brothers-celebrate-10-years-blues-boundaries/

Claes Almroth (vocals, keys, harp), Doug Marx (vocals, acoustic guitar), Dave "Gutbucket" Duffield (Cornet, vocals), Allan Lemley (electric guitar, vocals), J. Michael Kearsey (bass, vocals) & Fred Ingram (drums, vocals)

SAT 4th DK STEWART SEXTET 9pm
Cover $10  21+
This all-star Portland quartet (plus horns) infuses classic cuts,
obscure nuggets and DK STEWART originals with a fresh take on the
blues, New Orleans funk and R&B. Nothing you've ever heard before.
Jazz you can dance to and blues you can feel in your chest. Blue-eyed
soul with genre-specific and historically accurate presentations.
Original charts that you'd swear were written in the 40's or 50's. And
a "live" performance that sounds like the stereo in your living room
with a dance floor full of people to share it with.

Band Bio:
DK STEWART, whose New Orleans, boogie-woogie piano style has been
 a driving force behind such Northwest blues giants as Robert Cray, Paul
deLay and Curtis Salgado, has for the past several years been tearing
up major festival stages with his own group, the DK Stewart Band.
DK has performed with such blues legends as Big Walter Horton, S.P.
Leary, Hubert Sumlin, Sunnyland Slim, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells,
James Cotton, Albert Collins, George "Harmonica" Smith, Joe Louis
Walker, and Roomful of Blues, and has appeared on bills with Stevie
Ray Vaughan, Junior Walker, Clifton Chenier, Ray Charles, Paul
Butterfield, and BB King.

SUN 5th KARAOKE - SECTION 8 - 8PM

MON 6th COMEDY/ Host: the Real HiJinx 9pm

TUE 7th COMEDY’S BEST KEPT SECRET - 8pm $10
Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour 8 pm $10
Come see what happens when two National touring Comedians
 embark on a road trip from New York City to Anchorage Alaska 
to perform in all points in between.
Dan Frigolette @danfrigolette (Boardwalk Empire, Totally Biased, 
Artie Lange Show) Erik Anker @erikforserious (SXSW, LA Comedy 
Festival, Road Hard Movie) are Comedy's Best Kept Secret -- 
amazingly talented comedians who haven't made it into the limelight...
yet.
Proven comedians nationally and throughout the New York and Boston 
comedy circuits, and now going coast to coast to keep Comedy's Best 
Kept Secret.
Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedys-best-kept-secret-
tour-2015-tickets-15673753619
$10 Tickets 

WED 4/8 BLUES JAM 8:30/ARTHUR MOORE 6pm


THU 4/9 GIVING TREE 9:15pm / TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm
​The Giving Tree Band (from Illinois) 
CD + Live Video release Party
The Giving Tree Band - Live Album release for 'Like A Freight Train'

"A neo-retro take on The Band or the American answer to Mumford & Sons" - Metromix

'Like A Freight Train' is the 6th release from The Giving Tree Band (available April 7) and paired with a concert film of the same name. This new live album embodies the Illinois band's imaginative American rock 'n roll with their finest songwriting and musical versatility on display. It features past favorites, new originals and soulful covers of songs by legendary artists Jackson Browne, The Who, and the Grateful Dead. Powered by gratitude, this train is full-steam ahead.
With nothing to prove and only something sincere to share, The Giving Tree Band love what they do and approach their craft like a sacred art. This includes tuning all their instruments precisely sharp in order to access hidden yet wonderfully potent tones that trace back to an ancient mythology of healing and miracles. Their musical strings vibrate in alignment with natural cycles of the Earth and Moon, and this frequency of love and message of harmony resonates the heart strings of many thousands of people from all walks of life. 

www.thegivingtreeband.com


FRI 10th MARGRAVES/SHOOGIE B GOODE/DALHARTS 9pm
JAWBONE FLATS 6pm
​The Margraves take inspiration from the late 50's rocknroll artists 
that created a new sound that would later influence countless artists 
and styles for decades to come. None of them as authentic as these 
50's pioneers. Link Wray, Floyd Dakil, Johnny Kidd, to name a few, 
became part of a new sound in rocknroll playing all electric stringed 
instruments including the electric bass. From wild and moody
 instrumentals to upbeat vocal harmony songs The Margraves are 
set on continuing this primitive tradition. Ray, Mick, and Bobby 
Margrave belt out vocal harmonies as Ray and Mick push through on 
their twin strats, Bobby puts down a solid moving bass line and Mark 
Margrave pounds out a solid beat. Their debut record, "On the Warpath" 
composed of all original songs, due for release on Rhythm Bomb records 
is a true testament to the lasting, driving, and pioneering sound of late 
50's rocknroll.

JAWBONE FLATS 6pm
​They get their name from a tucked away spot in a protected wilderness area East of Salem. Jawbone Flats is an old abandoned mining town surrounded by some of the most lush old growth forest you’ll find in the state. In one sense, it’s as Oregon as it gets.
The band that takes its name from the hidden treasure also fits a style that can makes you appreciate the outdoors, good friends and a cold beer.
The five-piece bts members have been playing with each other in a grab bag of local sounds and bands since 2000.
Jawbone Flats is a sound that’s meant to be heard outdoors with the sun shining and the crowd groovin'. They are also at home in a formerly-smoky saloon. The influences are vast, but it all comes back to Portland when they’re asked to describe their sound. 
Chaz: “The love child of Wilco and Tom Petty.” 
Chris: “I’d also put some of the Old Crow Medicine Show. Something on the raggedy, acousticky side.” 
Michael: “Americana” 
Chris: “Old country, americana yeah. But it’s kinda like hill music you know.” 
Chaz: “Hill, not hillbilly?” 
Chris: “Hippiebilly.” 
Chaz: “Ahh, Southeast sound.”

SAT 11th CHRIS BAUM BIG BAND 9pm
​The Chris Baum Project brings a fresh and exciting musical 
experience to your party or event. Whether a wedding reception, 
office party, outdoor festival, club date, or corporate or 
fundraising event, the Chris Baum Project will provide a 
unique blend of unbridled enthusiasm and professionalism 
to your special occasion.
Made up of seasoned musicians, the Chris Baum Project's 
members have performed with local and national acts and 
artists, including: Soul Vaccination (founded by Chris Baum in 1994), Body and Soul, Curtis Salgado, Paul Delay, Tom Grant, and Nu Shooz; Boz Scaggs, Anthony Jackson, The Drifters, The Chiffons, Foghat, Alabama, and Reba Mcintyre.
This soulful nine-piece band includes: Chris Baum on Keyboards and Lead Vocals; Debbie Earnhart on Lead & Backup Vocals; Mike Doolin on Guitar and Vocals; Shane Hall on Drums and Vocals; Calen Uhlig on Bass; Marc Chervin and Greg Garrett on Trumpet, Michelle Medler on Alto and Tenor Saxophones, and Pete Petersen on Tenor and Bari Saxophone.
The Chris Baum Project's repertoire includes music from the great Soul and R&B artists of the modern era: songs by Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, Dr. John, Average White Band, Bill Withers Chicago, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Steely Dan, and many others', are executed with precision and sparkle.
The Chris Baum Project's irresistible sounds will keep you on the dance floor all night long!

SUN 12th KARAOKE - SECTION 8

MON 13th Comedy/ Host: the Real HiJinx 9pm 

TUE 14th HI FI MOJO 8PM / JOHNNY WARD & FRIENDS 6PM
​Experienced, road-tested and tougher than a two by four, The 24th Street Wailers are five musicians who originally met in music school. Their major influence? The sounds from the freewheeling period in the ‘40s and ‘50s when the Blues gave birth to Rock and Roll in black communities in major American cities. When showmanship mattered. When the sax player, not the guitarist, got the girls.
The band’s touring this year includes more than a dozen-two- and three–day blues, jazz and folk events from one side of the continent to the other. A highlight was Jimmie Vaughan grinning for a set while sitting side stage at one of their club dates this year and slinging guitar with them that night. Said the artistic director of one important Ontario festival last year: “(This band) is a worthy representative for the new face of the blues.”
“New face of the blues”? Yes, the band likes that. “We’re just trying to restore faith in what the Blues and Rock and Roll were meant to be,” they’ll tell you. But just don’t call the Wailers a “young” band, okay?
Instead of pissing them off, call The 24th Street Wailers exactly what they are: one of the hottest groups of blues rockers you can find, and one that always makes the crowd drink, dance and cheer. Tell them that and they might buy you a drink.

HI-FI MOJO 8PM, no cover
​“HiFi Mojo is a project born from the creative mind of Marty Henninger. 
This album, Are You In, Kid? features for the most part Henninger teaming with
guitarist Gaddis Cavenah and keyboard master Ben Partain, but there is in
fact a real conglomeration of many fine local artists besides the lead trio
behind the group. All songs are written and sung by Henninger and they
show quite a nice reflection on his immense talents." Greg Johnson

WED 4/15 24th STREET WAILERS 8:30pm/ARTHUR MOORE 6pm
24th Street Wailers (from Canada) 
'CD Release Party for WICKED' 
Experienced, road-tested and tougher than a two by four, 
The 24th Street Wailers are five musicians who originally 
met in music school. Their major influence? The sounds from 
the freewheeling period in the ‘40s and ‘50s when the Blues 
gave birth to Rock and Roll in black communities in major 
American cities. When showmanship mattered. When the 
sax player, not the guitarist, got the girls.
The band’s touring this year includes more than a dozen-two- 
and three–day blues, jazz and folk events from one side of the continent to the other. A highlight was Jimmie Vaughan grinning for a set while sitting side stage at one of their club dates this year and slinging guitar with them that night. Said the artistic director of one important Ontario festival last year: “(This band) is a worthy representative for the new face of the blues.”
“New face of the blues”? Yes, the band likes that. “We’re just trying to restore faith in what the Blues and Rock and Roll were meant to be,” they’ll tell you. But just don’t call the Wailers a “young” band, okay?
Instead of pissing them off, call The 24th Street Wailers exactly what they are: one of the hottest groups of blues rockers you can find, and one that always makes the crowd drink, dance and cheer. Tell them that and they might buy you a drink.
(nominated for a JUNO award) 
"A neo-retro take on The Band or the American 
answer to Mumford & Sons" - Metromix

the24thstreetwailers.com
https://www.facebook.com/the24thstreetwailers

THU 4/16  NEIL DARLING BAND 9PM/TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm

NEIL DARLING BAND 7pm
It might be a little rock and roll, and it's definitely funky, but we 
just call it Gypsy Soul.
The Neil Darling Band is a young group with an old soul, and years 
of experience between them in Rock, Reggae, Funk, Soul,Blues, 
Gospel and everything in between. 
The band's front man, Neil Darling, is a new Oregonian from Alaska, by way of Austin,Texas. Neil's heartfelt,unique style is reminiscent of Johnny Lang and Stevie Ray Vaughan, with just the right touch of John Mayer. Within his first few months of being on Reverbnation, Neil became the #1 alternative artist in Portland and continues to reign in the top two spots.
Backed by the incredible talents of Charles "Charlie 100%" Santos on drums, the funkiest bass lines you've ever heard from the amazing Rodney Wilder, and accented by the siren's songs that are the vocal stylings of Shevonne Sayers, The Neil Darling Band is sure to impress, and keep you coming back to see what new grooves they will throw down next. You can find them at facebook.com/TheNeilDarlingBand

FRI 17th MILLER & SASSER/STARS OF CASCADIA/OIAWS 9pm /REVERB BROS 6pm

SAT 18th PIN & THE HORNITS BIG BAND 9PM 
​Pin & The Hornits
After a 20+ year hiatus, Pin and the Hornits is back and better 
(and bigger) than ever. The band is now a 13 piece big band, 
with an expanded horn section and soul chanteuse Holly Cole 
on lead vocals. Pin and Hornits brings you danceable, funky, 
soulful, gritty-but-polished, unabashed, real-deal blues and 
soul music from decades past and present. Soul, Blues, Jazz and Funk!

SUN 19th KARAOKE - SECTION 8

MON 20th Comedy/ Host: the Real HiJinx 9pm

TUE 21st MISSI & MR BAKER 7PM
​Missi & Mister Baker specialize in killer vocals with acoustic guitars 
and a hefty dose of slide. They share a deep passion for roots blues
 and Americana. Mister Baker is known for his lap steel and bottleneck 
slide work on both a metal resonator Dobro and a homemade Hawaiian 
koa wood Weissenborn style lap guitar with a hollow neck. Missi grew 
up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee and brings 
a southern flair as and rhythm guitarist vocalist. Walter Fields of Newberg, 
OR joins the group on stand-up bass.  

WED 22nd BLUES JAM 8:30/ARTHUR MOORE 6pm

THU 23rd Subconscious Culture & DJ Cutthroat 9pm/TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm 


FRI 24th TBD 9pm/SINGER/SONGWRITERS 6-8pm


SAT 25th LLOYD JONES BD BASH 9pm
​Lloyd Jones Birthday Bash with Special Guests 
Jim Mesi and Mike Cross Saturday 

Portland, Oregon roots artist Lloyd Jones has recorded 
six critically acclaimed albums, toured internationally, 
and racked up dozens of major awards and accolades. 
What he does, he says, is “Combine New Orleans rhythms, 
the simplicity of Memphis music, and the rawness of the 
blues, all for the 21st century. This music is not about 
louder and faster. It’s about time, meter, groove. I thought Muddy and Walter and those guys were pushing the envelope in their era. They were using effects, they were inventing their own sound. They were modern. I want to look at it in a contemporary way.” .
Lloyd counts McClinton, Charlie Musselwhite, Marcia Ball, Bonnie Raitt, Tommy Castro, Jimmy Hall and other luminaries among his friends and musical cohorts, and can tell you stories that will curl your toes about touring with the likes of Earl King, Big Mama Thornton, Otis Clay, Etta James and scores of others. He’s shared stages and spotlights with Albert Collins, Cray, Raitt, McClinton, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Dr. John, John Hammond, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy, and a hundred more.
Lloyd Jones and his timeless, swamp-ified American songwriting style is tailor-made for 'dancing like crazy people on a Saturday night'.
You see it in his face when he plays — the ear-to-ear grin, the soul-gripping grimace when he bites off another stinging note. You hear it in every heart-aching lyric, sung in a voice that genuinely shares with you life’s hard knocks and hard-won secrets.
The gist is all the same — Lloyd Jones is the total package!

SUN 26th KARAOKE - SECTION 8

MON 27th Comedy/ Host: the Real HiJinx 9pm 

TUE 28th MIA DYSON 8pm

​Mia Dyson is an award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter, 
who has toured with the likes of Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Chris 
Isaak and many more. A multiple ARIA & APRA award-winning artist,
 Dyson was recently named one of Australia’s top 25 guitarists of all time.
Her album “The Moment” received four (4) stars in Rolling Stone and
 her most recent release, “Idyllwild”, debuted in the CMJ top 100. $8

Now an LA native, she’s been touring the US for the last two years playing 
festivals like High Sierra Music Festival, (CA) Strawberry Music Festival (CA) 
and California World Festival (CA).

WED 29th BLUES JAM 8:30/ARTHUR MOORE 6pm

THU 30th DOWN HOME MUSIC 9:15pm /TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm







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