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(New! As of April 2014)
2530 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220

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FEBRUARY

FRI 27th
RADIO GIANTS 9pm
​The Radio Giants play their own unique blend of American music that is rooted in the foundations of rock, country, and blues, all brought together with modern pop sensibilities. Their songs travel the highways and byways of the American landscape. Themes of lost 
opportunities, regret, longing, hope, and happiness play out in their music.

FRI 27th
SINGER/SONGWRITERS REVIEW 6-8pm
Featured Artists:
​Dan Montgomery from Memphis
The Lonesomes
Matthew Lindley

SAT 28th- BIG MONTI with Special Guest HENRY COOPER/9pm
$10 cover 21+

Duff's Garage is proud to host BIG MONTI AMUNDSON, one of the most
 endearing figures of Portland's Live Music scene for the last 20+ years. 
Add his old friend Blues Slide guitarist HENRY COOPER to the mix and 
we are Smokin' Hot!
Big Monti & Henry Cooper - Willamette Valley Blues fest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXJjyN8kiJE

BIG MONTI
Monti has toured and recorded extensively, and puts on one of the most exciting - and ORIGINAL - shows you'd ever want to see. It doesn't get any better than BIG MONTI for that Soul shot of Rock and Roll Blues.
Look for a lot of new material from his latest CD 'Dangling From A Rope', and tunes from his deep catalog of Hits.
When Monti takes the stage, it’s clear that there’s more going on than the usual extended guitar solos – the man plays and sings larger than life.
When Monti gets compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan or Johnny Winter he just says “thank you.” The fact is, the big man has his own style. “I’m a blues guitar player in a band that plays rock n’ roll,” is how Monti explains it. He doesn’t so much as straddle the line between the genres as bend it, ignore it, or race back and forth across it until both sides go up in flames. The blues of Big Monti comes straight from the heart, cuts through your soul and is as real as it gets.

HENRY COOPER
Henry Cooper is in love with a sound, a high-water-mark of blues guitar tone that had been set by the likes of Elmore James, Earl Hooker, Robert Nighthawk.
The slide into the blues began for Henry at the age of 16, while he was working at the Eugene (OR) Hotel as a busboy. It was while listening to a local radio station that he heard The Paul Butterfield Band playing "The Work Song" off of "East West". Henry recalls, "I heard that amplified harp and thought "My God! What's that sound? It was amazing, I'd never heard anything like it." Henry began buying Blues records - one of the first ones he bought was "Fathers and Sons", which featured (among others) Paul Butterfield and Muddy Waters. Living in Eugene, Cooper was surrounded by some of the best Northwest harmonica players: Curtis Salgado (with his band the Nighthawks), Bill Rhoades, and Mike Mother. Henry checked them out, picked their brains and got turned on to Little Walter and other blues musicians. By age 19, he made his first recording as a harp player, a 45 with his friend Chris Coltraine.

​MARCH

MONTH AT A GLANCE - SEE BELOW FOR DESCRIPTIONS:
SUN 1RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm
MON 2COMEDY 9pm
TUE 3GREY DOGZ 7pm
WED 4ARTHUR MOORE 6pm / BLUES JAM 8:30
THU 5TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm / COMEDY SHOWCASE 9:30
FRI 6REVERB BROS 6pm / RAE GORDON 9pm
SAT 7DK STEWART SEXTET 9pm
SUN 8RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm
MON 9COMEDY 9pm
TUE 10NEIL DARLING BAND 7pm
WED 11ARTHUR MOORE 6pm / BLUES JAM 8:30
THU 12TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm / THE WAY DOWNS 9:30
FRI 13JAWBONE FLATS 6pm / RHYTHM RENEGADES 9pm
SAT 14DON & THE QUIXOTES,THE SUBLIMITES 9pm
SUN 15RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm
MON 16COMEDY 9pm
TUE 17HI-FI MOJO 7PM
WED 18ARTHUR MOORE 6pm / RAPHAEL TRANQUILO BAND 8:30pm
THU 19TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm / TONEY ROCKS 9PM
FRI 20REVERB BROS 6pm / 44’S 9pm
SAT 21LEVI DEXTER CD RELEASE / SHOOGIE B GOODE 9PM 
SUN 22RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm
MON 23COMEDY 9pm
TUE 24NEIL DARLING BAND 7pm
WED 25ARTHUR MOORE 6pm / BLUES JAM 8:30
THU 26TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm / THE WAY DOWNS 9:30
FRI 27SINGER-SONGWRITERS 6pm / MITCH KASHMAR 9pm
SAT 28Joey McKenzie - James Mason - Gavin Kelso 8:30pm
SUN 29RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm
MON 30COMEDY 9pm
TUE 31GREY DOGZ 7pm


SUN 1
RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm, no cover
Our main influence is 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.

MON 2 
COMEDY 9pm, Featuring The Real Hi-Jinx

TUE 3 
GREY DOGZ 7pm, no cover
​Traditional Americana, City and Country Blues,
New Orleans 2nd line, Swing, and a bit of Cool Jazz

WED 4 
ARTHUR MOORE - Harmonica Workshop 6pm / BLUES JAM 8:30 /no cover

THU 5 
TOUGH LOVE PYLE (Americana / 70'a rock) 7pm, no cover

9pm/COMEDY:
​Dirty Angel ENT. and The House of Hyjinx brings you 
the second ever House of Hyjinx Comedy Competition! 
12 comedians! 3 rounds 
1 Winner all in 1 night! 
12 of the funniest comedians from right here in the Northwest will be making you laugh and also competing at a shot at $100 cash and their very on showcase hosted by Hyjinx and promoted and produced by Dirty Angel ENT.! Your competitor for the contest are:
Devin Monaghan, Alex Rios, Max Fortune, Dylan Jenkins, Lee Hinton, Jake Goode
Jaime Boyd, Nariko Ott, Scoot Herring, Will Seagrim, Bette Jean, Patrick Perkins! 
(Line up subject to change!) 
Doors open at 8, show starts at 9:15 sharp! 
NO COVER so there no reason not to come down an cheer for your favorite comedian! So come out and get a good start to the weekend and get your laugh on with us! Hope to see y'all there!!

FRI 6 
RAE GORDON/MITCH KASHMAR 9pm / REVERB BROTHERS 6PM

RAE GORDON/MITCH KASHMAR:
Two 2014 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award 
Winners on the same bill!
RAE GORDON BAND http://www.raegordon.com/
with Special Guest MITCH KASHMAR http://
www.deltagrooveproductions.com/project/mitch-kashmar/
$10 cover 21+

RAE GORDON BAND (RAE GORDON - CBA MUDDY AWARD 2014 Winner 'Best Female Vocals)
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, 'BLUE LEMONADE' - produced and co-written with RGB guitar player Gaddis Cavenah - debuted in 2013 to a sold out venue and rave reviews. The CD 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.
VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PySU3owC38c 

MITCH KASHMAR (CBA MUDDY AWARD 2014 Winner 'Best Harmonica')
Delta Groove recording artist Mitch Kashmar has been making a name for himself with his own albums and his appearances with rock and blues giants. Mitch Kashmar has shared the stage with some of the most influential blues musicians including John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Turner, Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson, Lowell Fulson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Pee Wee Crayton, and Johnny Adams as well as pulling a 7 year stint as the frontman for the band WAR.

REVERB BROTHERS 6pm
​Reverb Brothers 6-8pm
​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 7 
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 8 
RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm, no cover
Our main influence is 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.

MON 9 
COMEDY 9pm

TUE 10 
NEIL DARLING BAND 7pm, no cover
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

WED 11 
ARTHUR MOORE'S HARMONICA PARTY 6pm / BLUES JAM 8:30

THU 12 
TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm / THE WAY DOWNS 9:30
​THE WAY DOWNS:
The Way Downs pull their sound from the gold mine of pre-disco funk—the same deep tracks now widely sampled by DJ’s and producers all over the world. It’s good-time, groove-based, stank-faced dance music with a jazz heart and a funky soul.
Put it this way: let's say Huggy Bear is getting down with Foxy Brown . . . the El Dorado’s still warm in the driveway, Baretta’s flickering on the Magnavox, and the Way Downs are what’s spinning on the hi-fi. Aw yeah, now you got it!

FRI 13 
JAWBONE FLATS 6pm / BILL RHOADES 9pm

BILL RHOADES 9PM
The Godfather of Oregon Blues', BILL RHOADES,
plays a mixture of Blues music styles from Chicago, Texas, Louisiana, 
Mississippi and the West Coast (L.A. & Oakland, CA.) mixed in with his own 
Northwest influences.
Bill Roades is also a widely respected Blues DJ (for 35+ years)
They currently have two CD's out presently with "Don't Lose Your Kool" and "Voodoo Loving".
AWARDS for BILL RHOADES
Cascade Blues Association MUDDY AWARDS for 'Back What You Believe In', 'Best Traditional Blues Group' and 'Best Blues Harmonica', and 'Best New Blues Act'.

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 14 
DON & THE QUIXOTES / THE SUBLIMITES 9pm
​Combining the vintage vibe of Dick Dale and The Ventures with the irreverent whimsy of The Blues Brothers and Tony Clifton, Don & The Quixotes recall the sock hops and beach parties of the heyday of surf music, 1961-64. New originals sound like classic favorites; familiar covers are turned inside out and fully reverberated.

SUN 15 
RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm
​Our main influence is 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.

MON 16 
COMEDY 9pm

TUE 17 
HI-FI MOJO 7PM, 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 18 
ARTHUR MOORE (Harmonica Party) 6pm / RAFAEL TRANQUILINO BAND 8:30pm
​Rafael Tranquilino
An instrumental power house of guitar, bass, and drums with vocals 
that fuse rock, blues and funk in an alternative invocation of crossroads; 
past, present, and future. . Tranquilino is known for his searing riffs and 
old fashioned Delta slide. His music is hypnotic; it has wings, lifting 
listeners to where the tension is on purpose to linger in the resistance 
before set free in sweet relief.

THU 19 
TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm / TONEY ROCKS 9PM
​Toney Rocks isn't just another guitar slinging bluesman. His 
conscious penmanship reveals a poet that identifies with 
todays struggles and triumphs such as homelessness, love, 
human struggle, and self-liberation. With a sound difficult
 to pin down, blues is his roots while rock is his energy.

FRI 20 
THE 44's - From Los Angeles- 9pm
$15 Cover 21+ 
*CBA Discount at door*

"One of the Hardest working, hardest playing blues 
outfits anywhere."  - AMERICAN BLUES NEWS 

Johnny Main - guitar, J.R. Lozano - drums
Mike Hightower - bass, Jacob Huffman - harmonica

BIO
The 44's seem to be literally exploding across the Blues scene as a 
fully formed and functional unit commanding audiences with their 
in your face, yet highly contagious musical sound. Touring Non-stop 
since 2010, they've garnered a whole new generation of first-time 
young blues-roots fans, as well as older ones who recognize the 
talents of these four musicians.
The 44's are a Los Angeles-based band who play blues-roots-rock music, and are one the brightest rising stars on the American blues roots scene. Make no mistake about it: the raw rough and tough sounds generated by these four expert musicians during live performances and in the making of their Sophomore album Americana, on the Rip Cat label, demands to be heard by Blues music fans worldwide. They have a genuine gift for creating 'blues in the moment', while at the same time showing loyalty to a remarkable blues-and-r&b tradition that goes back decades through the James Harman Band and the Red Devils to storied greats like Howlin' Wolf, Albert Collins, and Muddy Waters. 
Reverb Brothers 6-8pm
​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 21 
LEVI DEXTER CD RELEASE / SHOOGIE B GOODE 9PM 
​Among the first generation of neo-rockabillies, Levi Dexter was a contemporary of such 70's revivalists as Robert Gordon, Billy Zoom, Johnny Legend and Shakin' Stevens. Dexter comes from a time when being a rockabilly performer meant risking being labeled a novelty act or a nostalgia geek, and credit must be given to anyone who stuck by the music all these years. Dexter's vocals eternally teenaged, but he can go apeshit on the hiccupy histrionics like no one's business. And what always set the London-born-and-raised singer/songwriter and Teddy Boy apart was his wild sweat-fest of a show. That boy gots happy feet! Never concerned with the more-traditional-than-thou pieties that mark the exclusionist retro scene, Dexter captured the essence of rock & roll pleasure by letting himself go, flopping about onstage in a state of rockabilly rapture, a joy that is timeless. Over the course of more than 30 years, with bands like Levi & the Rockats, Levi Dexter & the Ripchords, and Levi Dexter & Magic, he cut some marvelously manic sides, like "All Thru the Night", "I'm Gone", "21 Days in Jail", and a white-hot take on Marvin Rainwater's "Hot 'N' Cold", maybe the first example of the Speedy West/Jimmy Bryant influence so prevalent in rockabilly today. Backed by local favorites, The High Flyers, this is a show not to be missed!

SUN 22 
RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm
​Our main influence is 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.

MON 23 
COMEDY 9pm

TUE 24 
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

WED 25 
ARTHUR MOORE'S HARMONICA PARTY 6pm / BLUES JAM 8:30

THU 26 
TOUGH LOVE PYLE 7pm / THE WAY DOWNS 9:30

FRI 27 
SINGER-SONGWRITERS 6pm
MITCH KASHMAR 9pm
"Few blues singers, songwriters, & harmonica blowers performing 
today can top Mitch Kashmar." 
- LIVING BLUES magazine
*2014 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award winner - 
Best Harmonica 

Noted by his peers as one of the most soulful and powerful 
blues singers in the business today, Mitch Kashmar has shared 
the stage with some of the most influential blues musicians 
including John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Turner, Eddie 'Cleanhead' 
Vinson, Lowell Fulson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Pee Wee Crayton,
Johnny Adams and many others.
Mitch's blues harp playing is second to none for creativity, drive and excitement. And he's also just as witty and imaginative in the role of songwriter. He's shared the stage with some of the biggest names in blues over the years with Stevie Ray Vaughan paying him the ultimate compliment given from one musician to another: "Can I sit in?"
In 1980, he formed his own group, The Pontiax, continuing to perform throughout the Santa Barbara and Southern California region. Around the mid-80s, Mitch made the move to Los Angeles and The Pontiax recorded "100 Miles to Go" for the Belgium label, Blue Sting Records. They soon went out on the road expanding their fan base globally with tours throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the South Pacific.
The musical styles of The Pontiax drew on a wide range of influences including Chicago Blues, New Orleans R&B, West Coast Jump Blues and Swing, Boogie Woogie, Louisiana Swamp Rock, Texas Blues and straight ahead Jazz. The Pontiax also became very popular within the music community being called into action on stage as back up band with many legendary blues musicians such as Albert Collins, Charlie Musselwhite, Luther Tucker, Pinetop Perkins, William Clarke, Kim Wilson, Roy Gaines and many of the aforementioned artists.

SAT 28 
Joey McKenzie - James Mason - Gavin Kelso 8pm
$10 Cover 21+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKpLF72nR7I - 'Sweet Georgia Brown'
Joey McKenzie - James Mason - Gavin Kelso  

Joey McKenzie - James Mason - Gavin Kelso  
If you are a fan of Western swing, Hot jazz & swing, and Vintage country, 
you won't want to miss this show on Saturday, March 28th at Duff's! Our 
very own hometown National Swing Fiddle Champion James Mason will 
joined by two of Texas's finest musicians - archtop guitar slinger/vocalizer 
Joey McKenzie and the incomparable upright bassist Gavin Kelso. 
Thrill to the music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Spade Cooley, 
Benny Goodman and other great bands deemed obsolete by radio stations 
and record labels across America! So round-up your coolest friends (and even that not so cool friend) and come on out to Duff's and PARTY LIKE IT'S 1949! Downbeat at 8PM.

SUN 29 
RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm, no cover
Our main influence is 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.

​MON 30 
COMEDY 9pm

TUE 31 
GREY DOGZ 7pm
​Traditional Americana, City and Country Blues,
New Orleans 2nd line, Swing, and a bit of Cool Jazz













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