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1635 SE 7th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
503.234.BEER
duffsgarage@gmail.com

BOOKING INQUIRIES
E-mail Jon Wallace

SERVICE
Mon: see calendar
 Tue: see calendar
Wed-Fri: 3 pm - close
Sat: 7:30 pm - 1:30 am
Sun: see calendar

TECHNICIANS
Jon & Jennifer Wallace
"...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
Thanks so much for all your support!
Carpeting is in the new location, early next week,
the hard surface will be finished. Then the bar
goes in! Opening night will be Wednesday,
April 30th for the Blues Jam!

Duff's Garage has found a new home, across from Madison High School!

Last show at the old location will be Saturday April 26th!
Our new place is located on NE 82nd & Russell.
Just 1/2 mile north of Interstate 84. At the 82nd St.Exit.

no seasac material allowed!
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APRIL
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TUE 15th
DOVER WEINBERG QUARTET
An All-Star Blues/Eclectic Rhythm n' Blues/Swing
9pm $3

EARLY SHOW
SPIT TUNES
6pm $3

WED 16th
SUBURBAN SLIM’S BLUES JAM
9pm $2

EARLY SHOW
WOODLANDER (folk/country)
6pm $2

THU 17th
OJOS FEOS (Afro/Brazillian band)
Mastered in the Pacific Northwest but with roots in Africa, Mississippi, Cuba, Jamaica, Spain and the Andes; Ojos Feos plays all original compositions blending minor blues and flamenco progressions with Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz chords, structured with an upbeat and driving tempo, often using alternate time signatures. 

  The songs bleed out the hardships of the politically oppressed and marginalized, portray man's search for faith and his pleas for God's forgiveness and in the Delta tradition, relate both fondness and frustration with the opposite sex. The tempo and core of the music is led by the steady drumming of Ricardo Oyarzabal, decorated and defined on djembe, bongos and congas by versatile percussionist Doktor Lee and delivered by the groovy bass lines of El Caminante, who also contributes on guitar and composition. Gaia Oyarzun lends her smooth and soulful blues voice to mesmerize the audience in Spanish, English and African languages. Chilean guitarist and dub/effects specialist Gonzalo Villa adds crafty guitar hooks and slick solos. Gonzalo also arranges and produces the all-original music with multi-lingual vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Robbie Cree
9pm $5

EARLY SHOW
TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/roots rock)
6PM $2

FRI 18TH
FAT TONES (blues) Spokane, WA
Toledo Ketch, will open
9pm $10

EARLY SHOW
HAMDOGS (Classic CA Country Rock)
6pm $2

SAT 19th
LIBERTINE BELLES
A sweet & hot vintage swing vocal trio accompanying themselves on 6-string Tenor Uke, 
Trashcan Bass, and Washboard/drums, plus saucy cornet to dazzle your senses.
9pm 
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TUE 22nd
DOVER WEINBERG QUARTET
An All-Star Blues/Eclectic Rhythm n' Blues/Swing
9pm $3

WED 23rd
PARKER MILSAP
9pm

THU 24th
​TEVIS HODGE, JR subs for Joe McMurrian tonight, hosting our
 Acoustic Blues showcase 'Crossroads'.
TEVIS won the 2013 acoustic part of the CBA's 'Journey To
 Memphis' competition, and competed in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.

EARLY SHOW
TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/roots rock)
6pm $2

FRI 25th 9pm
"Mitch Kashmar is my absolute favorite blues harp player 
of his generation, and one of my favorites period! He's also 
a first-class vocalist - his singing really knocks me out." - The late, great WILLIAM CLARKE


MITCH KASHMAR BAND - One Night Only!

*Co-sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association - Member discount!*
$10 Cover 21+

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SFeoZq79YM - Mitch Kashmar 'Whiskey Drinking Woman'

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.

So, it was an honor, yet no surprise, for Mitch to be invited to perform at the 9th Annual Edmonton's Labatt Blues Festival in Western Canada in August 2007. Blues fans throughout Canada witnessed Mitch Kashmar and his band in action at the festival. And fortunately for blues fans elsewhere in the world, the event was captured for posterity by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and released by Delta Groove Music. Joining Kashmar at this festival performance are former bandmate from the Pontiax, drummer Tom Lackner, bassist Steve Nelson, pianist Jimmy Calire, and former William Clarke guitarist, John Marx, providing the perfect foil to Kashmar's dynamic harp playing and emotive vocals.

EARLY SHOW
HAMDOGS (Classic CA Country Rock)
6pm $2

LAST SHOW AT OLD LOCATION (SE 7TH)
SAT 26th
ROBBIE LAWS BLUES PARTY
Featuring Duffy Bishop, Chris Carlson, A.C. Porter 
9pm, doors at 7:30



1ST SHOW AT NEW LOCACTION - WE HOPE! (2530 NE 82nd)
WED 30th
SUBURBAN SLIM’S BLUES JAM – NEW START TIME
9pm $2

MAY

New Address:
2530 NE 82nd AVE

THU 1st
JOE MCMURRIAN
In the Spirit of ROBERT JOHNSON, who sold his Soul to the Devil at the Crossroads so he could be a hotshot Bluesman, JOE MCMURRIAN will host a series of Acoustic showcases at Duff's Garage featuring talented Acoustic Blues pickers from the Pacific Northwest.

JOE MCMURRIAN is a Delta Blues/Roots songwriter/ guitarist based in Portland Oregon. He has a rich capability to infuse tradition with contemporary invention through his intense finger-style, slide guitar work and original storytelling. Joe is deeply influenced by the Delta Blues and American Hill country masters like Skip James, Son House, Doc Boggs, Robert Pete Williams, Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson, Bukka White, R.L Burnside, Roscoe Holcomb, Blind WIllie Johnson, Lightning Hopkins and modern players like Buddy Guy, Bert Jansch, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Leo Kotke, Doc Watson, James Blood Ulmer, Chris Whitley, Junior Kimbrough and Rajeev Tarnoth. Joe blends all these influences into a powerful modern gumbo that can switch from gut wrenching hard driving deep blue’s to intricate acoustic ballads. 
Joe has also appeared onstage with such luminaries as The Tedeschi/Trucks Band, John Mayall, Robert Cray, Johnny Winter, Louisiana Red, Keb Mo, Eddie Kirkland, John McEuen, Charlie Musselwhite, Canned Heat, Sonny Landreth & Little Charley and the Nightcats to name a few.
9pm $5

EARLY SHOW
TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/roots rock)
6PM $2

FRI 2nd 
BIG MONTI
9pm

EARLY SHOW
THE HAMDOGS (Classic CA Country Rock)
6pm $2

SAT 3rd
DK STEWART- 9pm $10
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.
JOSEPH CONRAD on 5 string fretted and fretless Fender bass
ED PIERCE on the drums (formally of Bill Rhoades and the Party Kings).
PETER DAMMANN on guitar. Peter's collaboration with D.K. stretches
back more than a decade, as well as, manager and
lead guitarist for the Paul deLay Band

THE SOUL SURVIVOR HORNS:
CHRIS MERCER (sax) has worked with John Mayal's Bluesbreakers, Brian
Ferry, Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Dr. John, Bob Marley, and more.
JOE McCARTHY (trumpet) harks back to days in Eugene Oregon
where he took part in DK's adventures with soul singer Curtis Salgado
as they garnered international fame as the first touring version of
the Robert Cray Band.

SUN 4th
FIONA BOYES (Australia)
$10 8pm

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MON 5th
LILY WILDE ORCHESTRA
Award winning vocalist Lily Wilde heads up an ensemble comprised of 17 of PDX's top musicians and delivers Big Band Swing at its best! LWO brings a fresh take on what many perceive to be "the" music from the great swing era with a repertoire that delves further into the less "commercially" recognized artists, along with some of the more obscure tunes crafted by the more familiar "big names" of the genre. Oh... and yes, you will hear a few of your favorite standards, with some Blues thrown in for good measure as well!

This opportunity to experience an evening of great music on a grand scale in a fun, relaxed, and intimate environment is just the ticket for music lovers craving the answer to the question, "What's good 'n' hot in Portland?".  www.lilywilde.com 8-11pm
8pm $8

TUE 6th
DOVER WEINBERG QUARTET
An All-Star Blues/Eclectic Rhythm n' Blues/Swing
9pm $3

EARLY SHOW
Spit Tunes
6-8pm $3

WED 7th 
SUBURBAN SLIM’S BLUES JAM (blues)
9pm $2

EARLY SHOW:
Woodlander (folk/country)
6-8pm $2

THU 8th
JOE MCMURRIAN
9pm $5

EARLY SHOW
TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana)
6pm $2

FRI 9th 
TANA & THE TARRANTULAS

SAT 10th 
SOUL VACCINATION
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.
8pm $12

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TUE 13th
DOVER WEINBERG QUARTET
An All-Star Blues/Eclectic Rhythm n' Blues/Swing
9pm $3

SHARKSKIN REVUE
Johnny Ward’s swingin’ blues & jazz
6pm $3

WED 14th
SUBURBAN SLIM’S BLUES JAM
9pm $2

THU 15th
RICK ESTRIN
9pm $15
$1 off for CBA

EARLY SHOW
TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/roots rock)
6PM $2

FRI 16th
ROSELAND HUNTERS
9pm

EARLY SHOW
HAMDOGS (Classic CA Country Rock)
6pm $2

SAT 17th
TRIGGER’S REVENGE
9pm
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TUE 20th
DOVER WEINBERG QUARTET
An All-Star Blues/Eclectic Rhythm n' Blues/Swing
9pm $3

EARLY SHOW
The Spit Tunes
6-8pm $3

WED 21st 
SUBURBAN SLIM’S BLUES JAM
9pm $2

EARLY SHOW
Woodlander (folk/country)
$2

THU 22nd
LEGACY BIG BAND
9pm

EARLY SHOW
TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/roots rock)
6pm $2

FRI 23rd
DUFFY BISHOP BAND
9pm

EARLY SHOW
HAMDOGS (Classic CA Country Rock)
6pm $2

SAT 24th
STEVE KERIN

MON 26th
KEETER / ALLISON
singer/songwriter showcase
6:30-8:30pm $2

TUE 27th
DOVER WEINBERG QUARTET
An All-Star Blues/Eclectic Rhythm n' Blues/Swing
9pm $3

WED 28th
SUBURBAN SLIM’S BLUES JAM
9pm $2

THU 29th
JOE MCMURRIAN
9pm $5

EARLY SHOW
Tough Love Pyle
6-8pm $2

FRI 30th 
LLOYD JONES (blues)
9pm

SAT 31st 
RADIO GIANTS



UPCOMING SHOWS:
JULY


The NEW Duff's Garage is proud to present KARA GRAINGER touring to support her latest CD 'SHIVER AND SIGH'
THU July 3rd 9pm
Australian Blues Diva 
KARA GRAINGER http://www.karagrainger.com/  
$10 Cover 21+ *Co-sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association - Members get $1 off*
DUFFS GARAGE 2530 NE 82nd Ave PDX www.duffsgarage.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZzrIasQSqc - 'Come On In MY Kitchen' 2010 Waterfront Blues Festival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIUZJtgNKEk - 'Fire on the Bayou' Rogue Theater

Interview with Kara Grainger by fanzeyeview.com: http://www.fanzeyeview.com/kara-grainger-interview.html

Australian-born blues singer/guitarist Kara Grainger may draw initial comparisons to Bonnie Raitt -- both play slide guitar and sing soulfully -- but she bears her own distinctive style, one that evenly balances the blues with soul and roots rock, something that can be heard on her solo albums as well as the music she made with her brother as part of two different bands -- Papa Lips and Grainger.

KARA GRAINGER Biography
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/kara-grainger-mn0001941988/biography
http://www.deltagrooveproductions.com/project/kara-grainger/

FRI July 11th 9pm
ANDY T & NICK NIXON BAND http://www.andytband.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh3PWEMeU1A - 'Snake in the Grass'

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