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.
Portland Band Sister Mercy is Going to Memphis! Join the Pre-Party on the Cascade Blues Cruise with the Journey to Memphis All Stars: Rae Gordon w/Big Monti, Karen Lovely Band, Rogue Rage, Justus Reece
|CASCADE BLUES CRUISE
Live music on every level!
Karen Lovely Band, Rae Gordon, Sister Mercy, Rogue Rage Duo, Justus Reece
An afternoon of the best in Portland blues on every level of the Spirit featuring the Journey to Memphis All Stars.
Last year, the Portland Spirit was alive with music on every floor and dancing almost to capacity. This year will be no different! More acts, more music!
October 3, 3pm-5:30pm (boarding at 3pm, boat cruises from 3:30-5:30pm)
SISTER MERCY BAND
ROGUE RIVER DUO
Over 250 acts from around the world, come to compete with the best of the best for this once in a lifetime opportunity for these musicians. Your ticket purchase for this not to be missed afternoon of music on the Willamette River will go to help send current Journey to Memphis winners Sister Mercy (band) and Rogue Rage Duo and Youth winner soloist Justus Reece and will help provide airfare, lodging and meals to all of their band members at the upcoming January 2016 IBC.
SISTER MERCY BAND
JUSTUS REECE (Youth)
KAREN LOVELY BAND
Every year, blues organizations from around the world hold local contests to send their winning acts to the renowned International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee (www.blues.org). Cascade Blues Association, the local Portland blues organization, holds their own “Journey to Memphis” contest every year at the Waterfront Blues Festival in downtown Portland.
Ticket $25. Drawings for certificates from local eateries and blues clubs. Food and drink will be available for purchase directly on the boat
To learn more about the Cascade Blues Association and the International Blues Challenge, please go to www.cascadebluesassociation.org.
To learn more about the International Blues Challenge and the Blues Foundation, please go to www.blues.org.
First City Solutions
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!
Chosen as the Cascade Blues Association’s representative this last summer during the local competition at the Waterfront Blues Festival. RGB will head to the famed Beale Street to compete in the 31st annual International Blues Challenge along with over 250 bands and solo/duo acts from around the world. It is an honor to represent our beautiful city.
tuesday, January 20th –
most everybody couldn’t sleep, especially rae while a couple only got a few hours of sleep, the excitment was too much. everybody headed to the airport and arrived at 4:30am yes aM….we are disgusted too. we board the flight to memphis with a layover in Houston. the band passed their time by
band passed the time by looking out the window, cracking jokes and getting leg cramps. All in all, we were on our best behavior.
A woman fell I’ll during our flight to Houston and needed medical attention until she could help on the ground. Big kudos to a nurse who happened to be on board and helped continue to monitor situation. I know it must’ve have calmed her nerves considerably. We wish her well and a full recovery.
In the Houston terminal we started seeing very cool hats that Blues musicians would wear……we were getting close! Memphis next stop.
We landed and tried to stuff into one van but the driver wasn’t having it. Rae considered riding on the luggage rack, but instead Rae and Edwin took a 2nd van with a driver named Gregory who wasn’t having a good day and said damnit at least once. That still didn’t stop Rae from trying to make best friends with him in the hopes that he would invite everybody over for dinner or give the band their money back. No such luck, so on to making friends at the hotel! In the Doubletree they went and Rae got to see Lynette and Tom from Portland who had also been on their flight as well as Ron and Deb from Canada who were there to support their friend Tim Williams and the band representative. There was a buzz over Memphis especially in the Doubletree Lobby where a grand piano was getting a lot of attention from nimble fingers, friends meeting up and bands breathing a sigh of relief from their own travels near and far. The night ends with some asleep, Rae practicing songs in the hotel room and Joseph Conrad and Ben Partain out at a jam at the Rum Boogie giving the folks a taste of some northwest grooves to come. Competition starts tomorrow.
January 18, 2015 – Special going away party for the band and birthday celebration (Rae) at The Lehrer. Beale & Birthday Bash. Special drawings and auctions to help feed the band in Memphis. 3 Special Limited I SENT THE BAND TO MEMPHIS will also be auctioned off.
December 15 – placed ad in the IBC Program! It’s starting to seem real!
October 2014 – Cascade Blues Cruise Featuring the Memphis All Stars, acts that have been CBA representatives in past years including Lisa Mann, Franco Paletta and Ben Rice. Over 400 enjoyed a beautiful and bright day on the river.
July 2014 – won local completion at Waterfront Blues Festival
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!).
Are you in the mood? If not…even better, because we have just the cure for what ails you!
Please considered getting your dose of Holiday Cheer at one of many fine and fun Christmas Shows or shows that might include a Christmas song (or two) that Rae Gordon or the Rae Gordon Band are involved in.
Duffs Garage, Portland.
A night of music from the Northwest representatives for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January.
Merry at Mak’s all star show at Jimmy Mak’s Portland featuring Louis Pain, LaRhonda Steele, Rae Gordon, Lloyd Jones, Gaddis Cavenah and more!
Tap Monkey, Seattle. A night of music from the Northwest representatives for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January.
And if THAT isn’t enough! Follow that up with New Years Eve at The Home of the Blues, Trails End Saloon as we toast the end of an amazing year and the exciting year to come. We will also be celebrating the last day of office for the Oregon City Mayor.