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the Backseat Drivers wins the Journey to Memphis Contest!
Fundraising on the Portland Spirit
T-Shirt Sale, September
Bag Lunch Sale November 3, 2016
PORTLAND BLUES CRUISE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 8TH, 2016
$25 prepaid, $30 at the door. Cruise 3-5pm, boarding at 2:30pm.
Rae Gordon, Lisa Mann, Franco Paletta…with David Pinsky, Timothy James & Special Guests…more to be announced!
Doors open: 2:30pm, Event begins: 3:00pm
A day on the Willamette River floating to the sounds of the best in area blues featuring the Journey to Memphis All Stars including Blues Music Award Winner Lisa Mann, Muddy Award Winner Rae Gordon and Franco Paletta.
All floors of the boat will offer live music to sip along to. Memphis themed, including food that can be purchased on board. Acts highlight musicians who have competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee as winners of the local Cascade Blues Association’s Journey to Memphis contest.
Lisa has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award for her mighty skills on the bass guitar, an award which she also took home in 2015. Her first award win fell hot on the heels of her win for Blues Blast’s Sean Costello Rising Star Award, as well as three Muddy Waters Awards from the Cascade Blues Association for Contemporary Blues Act of the Year, Bass Player of the Year, and Northwest Recording of the Year. Her latest release, Hard Times, Bad Decisions debuted on the Living Blues radio chart at #7, and on the International Blues Broadcasters Association chart at #10, and can be heard burning up the airwaves worldwide.
RAE GORDON & THE BACKSEAT DRIVERS
3 time Muddy Award Winner for Best Female Vocalist, Rae is known for her sense of humor and range that allows her to do a rock blues to a soft ballad. Rae Gordon is a 2 time semi finalist in Memphis at the IBCs and the current winner and representative of the 2016 Journey to Memphis Contest and will be representing Portland, Oregon February 2017 on Beale Street.
Since breaking into the Portland Blues scene in the Mid-80’s, Franco Paletta has become a mainstay of the city’s Blues fans. His dynamic harp style and unique vocals has made him one of Portland’s favorite Blues personalities. A Chicago Style Blues Band that makes you want to get up out of your seat and dance the night away. Franco’s unique vocals and dynamic harp, along with the best players on the local scene and beyond make this a “must see” Blues act.
David Pinsky has been playing the blues for more than 40 years and has been a fixture in the Southern Oregon music scene for years. His blues partner Phil Newton and David have just released their most recent album. In addition to his solo and duo work, he has been the band leader of the Rhythm Kings for about 30 years. In addition to playing many venues, he has also played the Waterfront Blues Festival and has previously been to the International Blues Challenge.
14 year old Timothy has been making blues waves around the Portland Metro area, known as much for his flowing red hair as his incredible guitar style that harps back to seasoned players 4 times his age. He is one to watch!
Proceeds from the cruise will get Rae Gordon & the Backseat Drivers to
Memphis and help lend financial support to the solo and youth act.
Tickets are Non Refundable
It’s is a full and wonderful weekend for Rae Gordon and band……
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016 – TRAILS END SALOON, 1320 MAIN STREET, OREGON CITY – 8:30pm
Friday brings Rae Gordon & the Backseat Drivers fresh from their Journey to Memphis win at the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival to hometown blues bar Trails End Saloon in historic Oregon City, where opener will be the Timothy James Gang, a 14 year old guitar player from Mulino (a small town just minutes south) who has been steadily making fans wherever he goes for his passionate playing at such a young age. The Backseat Drivers include a horn section and will also be highlighting the guitar work of Kivett Bednar and Garry Meziere.
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016 – WILLAMETTE VALLEY LAVENDER FESTIVAL – CHEHALEM CULTURAL CENTER – NEWBERG – 1-3pm
Saturday brings the Rae Gordon trio to the beautiful Willamette Valley. Enjoy the sights and smells of the Lavender Festival and pick up the perfect gift for a loved one or yourself. It includes beautiful art and the Plein Air Art Show.
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016 – SANDY MUSIC FAIR AND FEAST – SANDY – 2-4pm
Sunday brings Rae Gordon and the band out to the town of Sandy to participate in a wonderful community offering. The City of Sandy is a cool place, on the way up to Mt. Hood. Music all weekend and great food, beer and wine. The best that the area has to offer.
Big Monti Amundson brings his birthday party to one of the best venues on the SW side. Rae Gordon joins in the celebration by adding her brand of blues to Big Monti’s rockin’ band.
WE THREE KINGS CHRISTMAS COMES TO THE TRAILS END SALOON
The Portland area is full of blues royalty and on Saturday, December 19th, The Trails is holding court with not one king, but three! Rae Gordon brings you Robbie Laws, Big Monti Amundson, and Lloyd Jones. Laws is a force to be reckoned with and is known for his vocals and strong finger fast style, Big Monti is the big guy who toured Europe extensively and is still recognized for being the founder of the Blubinos and is a master of slide. . Lloyd Jones is the head king himself, an immense northwest favorite so good he collects awards like regular people collect stamps.
The band backing the 3 Kings is no exception! Ed Pierce on drums, Joseph Conrad on bass (DK Stewart Band, Rae Gordon Band), Ben Partain on keys and for this night, the “Holy Horns” of Joe McCarthy (DK Stewart, Duffy Bishop, Kevin Selfe) on trumpet and Scott Franklin (Ants in the Kitchen, Rae Gordon Band) on saxophone.
Special singing appearance by St. Nick on a quick detour on his worldwide tour. Christmas songs and other songs to dance by to get in the holiday spirit!
COAT FOR A CAUSE! Bring a good new or used coat to donate and get a drawing ticket for a prize. Bring as many extra coats you can donate for charity and get a ticket for each one.
After much hard work and delays and countless patient audiences everywhere, the much antipated 2nd CD of the songwriting duo Gaddis Cavenah and Rae Gordon now has a tentative release by the 4th of July at the Waterfront Blues Festival and should be available at the Music Millennium booth.
So, Save The Date and let’s all get dirty!
March 21st, 2015, partygoers will enjoy DK Stewart, Ellen Whyte, Steve & Margo Show and Rae Gordon at the Pioneer Center in Oregon City. This will be the 5th year that the Oregon City Lions Club puts on this event that brings together the community to help the 1190 KEX Kids Fund make a difference in the life of a child. Find out more at www.2020event.org. Tickets on Sale NOW!
The Rae Gordon Band rings in the New Year with a smile AND a Kiss!
1320 Main Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97045
Join the Rae Gordon Band as they ring in the New Year with special guests including none other than Mayor Doug Neeley, who we will celebrate his last day in office with us and hopefully on the dance floor!
MUSIC | APPETIZERS | CHAMPAGNE TOAST | DRAWING FOR DINNERS
ALSO, back by popular demand…..
Rae’s Kiss for A Cause! $1 a chance.
We all know you can never be too careful about assuming you have your New Year’s Midnight Kiss in the bag….so pay $1 for a chance to midnight kiss people who are being charitable and will kiss YOU back! Money raised goes to the Oregon City Lions Club.
Here are 2 of some of the people putting their puckers up for a case (see Rae at the club if you want to put up a kiss!).