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

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JANUARY

THU 29th - MEDICINE FAMILY (Rock / Alt Country) 9pm, $5
THU 29th - TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots) 7pm free

FRI 30th 6-8 JAWBONE FLATS - see description below

FRI 30th - BUREAU OF STANDARDS BIG BAND / 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!

FRI 30th - JAWBONE FLATS 6-8pm,no cover for early show only.
​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 31st - MIDNIGHT SERENADERS 9PM
​Riding the crest of the neo-traditional jazz craze presently occurring 
on the West Coast, the MIDNIGHT SERENADERS are a six-piece swing 
band playing regularly to enthusiastic audiences throughout the Pacific 
Northwest. Performing vintage pop, Hot Jazz, and Hawaiian instrumentals, 
as well as an expanding collection of Jazz Age-sounding original songs, 
these six veteran musicians strive to share their love for the music of the 
1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. With an exciting stage show, tight musical arrangements, and outstanding solo and harmony vocals, MIDNIGHT SERENADERS fans include nostalgists, swing dancers, melody junkies, retro-clothing hounds, and folks who simply appreciate good quality, jubilant music.

FEBRUARY

SUN 1st - RHYTHM RENEGADES (swing/jazz) - 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 2nd Comedy, Featuring the Real Hijinx 9pm


TUE 3rd - HI-FI MOJO / 7-10pm / 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 4th - BLUES JAM 8:30pm / no cover
WED 4th - Arthur Moore’s Harmonica Party 6-8pm - no cover

THU 5th KENNY JAMES MILLER BAND 9:15pm, $10
​Award-winning Blues from Montana!

KENNY JAMES MILLER BAND http://kennyjamesmiller.com/
*Co-sponsored by the Cascade Blues Society - Member Discount*

http://vimeo.com/kennyjamesmiller/lucille - 
 'Thank You Lucille', a Tribute to BB King's guitar 'Lucille'

'Definitely a superior blues rock band...lots to be proud of' -
 Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records

The Kenny James Miller Band is an all-original Northwest US Regional Rock/Blues band located in Montana. A trio of professional, accomplished musicians capable of opening or sharing a stage with any top band.
KJMB received the Inland Empire Blues Society 2011, “Best New Blues Band" Award; Mark Cornett received "Best Blues Bass Player, IEBS Awards, 2012 and 2013; Winners of the Spokane, WA Regional Semi-Final Competition for the 2011 Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge; Shared the stage with Robin Trower in 2011 and many other National Bands; “Can’t You Hear Me” was chosen to be aired on Blues Deluxe Radio, a nationally syndicated radio show. 
KJMB has been chosen to perform in a Montana PBS program, "11th and Grant" will air sometime between February and May 2015.

THU 5th TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots) 7pm - no cover

FRI 6th KEN DEROUCHIE BAND 9pm
Marty Gunther - Blues Blast Magazine December 2014 “Muse
 is totally soulful from beginning to end. DeRouchie is a 
masterful songwriter, and the varying musical textures used 
keep you interested throughout. Available through all of the 
major websites, this isn’t your granddad’s blues. It’s totally
 modern in every way and definitely worth a taste.”

The Ken DeRouchie Band is a 9-piece Soul/R&B/Funk/Blues band featuring a crisp horn section and a tight rhythm section and amazing 5 part vocal harmonies, performing original music written by Ken DeRouchie as well as a few handpicked twists on classic tunes. Influences for the band include everything from Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Steely Dan, Jill Scott and Galactic. 

KDB has had the pleasure of opening for such national acts as Cheap Trick, Blood Sweat and Tears, Curtis Salgado, Robben Ford, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, and Leftover Salmon. 

FRI 6TH 6-8PM JOHNNIE WARD AND FRIENDS

SAT 7th DK STEWART SEXTET- 9-midnight,$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.

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. Backed by Joseph Conrad (recently of "Rhythm Culture") on 5 string fretted and fretless Fbass, and Ed Pierce on the drums, formally of Bill Rhoades and the Party Kings. Guitarist Peter Dammann's collaborations with D.K. Stewart stretch back more than a decade. You can hear his T-Bone Walker -inspired guitar solos on some of Stewart's earliest solo recordings. In addition to his work with Stewart, Peter was also manager and lead guitarist for the Paul deLay Band, before deLay's untimely death in 2007. He has performed on, and co-produced several of the band's five releases on the Evidence Music label.
The Soul Survivor Horns.. feature legendary London session man ..Chris Mercer.. on sax and arrangements and ..Joe McCarthy.. on trumpet. A journeyman musician, Mercer's worked with John Mayal's Bluesbreakers, Brian Ferry, Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Dr. John, Bob Marley and scores of other touring bands and studio sessions. His cohesive charts and melodic improvisational solos are legendary. Joe McCarthy brings those heady days in Eugene Oregon where DK's adventures with soul singer Curtis Salgado garnered international fame as the first touring version of the Robert Cray Band included Joe at many formative performances. With Sax man Barry Cline and the legendary Warren Rand, Joe has continued to make a contribution to the NW music scene over three or four decades of "live" performance and studio work. McCarthy has lent his fiery horn lines to countless Portland bands and recording sessions since the 70's but was a featured artist of note on the first few Paul deLay records that were released in the early 80's.
$10 Cover 9pm- midnight

SUN 8th RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm NO COVER 

MON 9th Comedy, featuring the real Hijinx 9pm NO COVER

TUE 10th - JOHNNIE WARD & FRIENDS / 7-10pm / NO COVER

WED 11th BLUES JAM - 8:30pm NO COVER
WED 11th - Arthur Moore’s Harmonica Party 6-8pm NO COVER

THU 12th - MAC & DUB 9:30pm no cover
​Our influences are wide ranging in music. From the 
masterful Quincy Jones and Dr. Dre to Willie Nelson and
 The Eagles, we love incorporating live instrumentation 
and harmonies to create the Mack & Dub sound.
Our main interest is bringing the world great music that is
 all at once fun, catchy, informative and uplifting! We want to entertain 
you at our live shows with creative mash-ups of popular and original songs.

THU 12th - TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots) 7-9pm NO COVER

FRI 13th DISCHORDS / JON KOONCE’S VERMADONS 9pm

FRI 13th JAWBONE FLATS - EARLY SHOW 6-8PM
​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 14th CHRIS BAUM BIG BAND - 9pm, $10
​Dance Dance Dance to 10 pc SOUL + 
R&B Band on Valentine's Day!
CHRIS BAUM PROJECT hallshan9.wix.com/
baumproject https://www.facebook.com

The Chris Baum Project is an 10 piece funk and
 soul band based in Portland Oregon.

THE CHRIS BAUM PROJECT IS A SEASONED SOUL/
R&B BAND IN THE WEST COAST MUSIC SCENE.
Chris Baum has been a fixture in the Pacific Northwest music scene since his youth, as a classical pianist, winning local, regional, and national competitions. Since then, Chris has morphed into soulful singer/pianist inspired by his idols Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Donald Fagen, Johnny "Guitar" Watson and the many singers of Tower of Power.
Since 1994, Chris has exercised and honed master band leading and musical arrangement skills to attract 'cream of the crop' talent to realize inherently lofty musical goals.
Chris Baum's Project is currently a 9-piece Soul/R&B band; however there are over 40+ musicians that are proud to be a part of the Baum Sorority/Fraternity. At almost every performance there are former members showing up to sit-in with the band.
The band measures it's success not by who is dancing, but by how many people are moving to the performance. Many regular attendees of the Project’s performances are there to take in the show as a 'concert'—not necessarily to dance at all—a testament to the band’s ability to entertain on the merits of musical prowess, Chris' arranging chops, and most importantly, the ability of the band to stretch out and ‘play’—giving the performances an organic quality not often heard.
The Chris Baum Project’s members have performed with local artists, including: Body and Soul, Soul Vaccination (founded by Chris Baum in 1994), Curtis Salgado, Paul Delay, Tom Grant, and Nu Shooz; and have shared stages with national acts, including Boz Scaggs, Anthony Jackson, Ry Cooder, The Drifters, The Chiffons, and Cheap Trick.
Members: Chris Baum, Keyboards and Vocals; Debbie Earnhart, Vocals; Mike Doolin, Guitar and Vocals; Doug Knoyle, Drums; Calen Uhlig, Bass; Derek Simms and Giancarlo Viviano, Trumpets; and Pete Petersen and Michelle Medler, Saxophones.
The Chris Baum Project's repertoire covers music from the great Soul and R&B artists of the modern era, and includes songs by Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, Dr. John, Steely Dan, Average White Band, Bill Withers, Chicago, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Amy Winehouse, Etta James, Michael Jackson and many more.

SUN 15th RHYTHM RENEGADES - 7:30pm NO COVER

MON 16th Comedy, featuring the Real 9pm NO COVER

TUE 17th - BON TON ROULET / NEW IBERIANS 8pm

WED 18th - BLUES JAM - 8:30pm, no cover
WED 18th - Arthur Moore’s Harmonica Party 6-8pm, no cover

THU 19th - MAC & DUB (soul/funk) 9:30pm, no cover
THU 19th - TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots) 7pm, no cover

FRI 20th - HANK SHREVE (blues) 9pm,$10
​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. 


FRI 20th - 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 21st STRANGE TONES 9pm

SUN 22nd RHYTHM RENEGADES 7:30pm, no cover

MON 23rd Comedy Featuring The Real Hijinx 9pm

TUE 24th - HI-FI MOJO,  7-10pm,NO COVER

WED 25th - BLUES JAM - 8:30pm, no cover
WED 25th - Arthur Moore’s Harmonica Party 6-8pm,no cover

THU 26th - DUSTBOWL REVIVAL (swing) 9pm
The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective 
that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues and 
the hot swing of New Orleans to form a spicy roots cocktail. 
Known for their roaring live sets, Dustbowl bravely brings
 together many styles of traditional American music. Some 
call it string band-brass band mash up. Imagine Old Crow 
Medicine Show teaming up with Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives
 and Sevens, or Bob Dylan and The Band jamming with Benny 
Goodman and his orchestra in 1938. It’s infectious, joyous music,
a youthful take on time-worn American traditions.

Named “Best Live Band in LA” by The LA Weekly, each Dustbowl performance promises to be a white-knuckle ride through the history of American folk music that rarely stays just on the stage. Call it the new old-timey dance hall sound made fresh by some of the best soloists in the business. After placing several songs on ABC and Fox and having tunes featured in independent films like “Made In China” (winner of SXSW) winning Americana song of the year from the Independent Music Awards (Tom Waits judging), playing festivals like Outside Lands and Live Oak and opening for bands like Rebirth Brass Band and Trombone Shorty, the band began barnstorming more extensively across the USA.


THU 26th - TOUGH LOVEPYLE (Americana/Roots) 7pm
THU 26th - MAC & DUB (soul/funk) 11:30pm

FRI 27th - RADIO GIANTS 9pm

FRI 27th - SINGER/SONGWRITERS REVIEW 6-8pm

SAT 28th- BIG MONTI 9PM
Video: Big Monti 'Broke Down Car'
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Xgl33LkBs

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. 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.













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