March 11, 2015

Community & Blues Musicians Come Together to Help Kids

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!

20 20 Event 2015 Flyer

 

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December 31, 2014

Kiss in the New Year with the Rae Gordon Band!

The Rae Gordon Band rings in the New Year with a smile AND a Kiss!

9pm-1am.

Trails End Saloon

1320 Main Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

 

nye trailsWhat better place to enjoy the turning of the year and breaking your New Years Resolutions then at the Home of the Blues!!!

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.

ny kissWe 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!).

katie templeKatie is usually found smiling and cracking jokes behind the bar at Trails and loves pets, but will come out from being the bar to be your midnight kiss!  How can you say no to this face???

 

rae headshot fixed - small sizeRae likes long walks on the beach, overposting on Facebook and is well, you know who she is and she is needing a midnight kiss, help her out.

 

 

 

 

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If you are without a New Years Midnight kiss, pucker up for a cause!

 

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December 11, 2014

Spreading the Christmas Cheer from There to Here!

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.

baDecember 11 (they are also doing a show on the 14th)
www.nwwomenblues.com

 

December 12
Duffs Garage, Portland.
A night of music from the Northwest representatives for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January.
 

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www.raegordon.com/merryatmaks
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!

December 14
Tap Monkey, Seattle. A night of music from the Northwest representatives for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January.

December 15Jingle Jam
Jingle Bell Jam with the Mighty Mouth Radio!
Hwy 99, Seattle.

 

 

 

Holiday BellesDecember 19
Drummerboy presents Holiday Belles with Heather Jones & Rae Gordon, featuring Gaddis Cavenah.
Hwy 99, Seattle.

And if THAT isn’t enough! Follow that upNYE 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.

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October 22, 2014

Tis the Season of Soul with All Star Christmas Show at Jimmy Mak’s

RGB Merry at Maks 12.13.2014 2 SMALLTis the Season of Soul at Jimmy Mak’s with the soulful sounds of Christmas. We present Merry at Mak’s, one glorious holiday happening that starts at 8pm and features award winning musicians, all strong forces in the Portland community with their own musical projects, but who will share the stage together for just one beautiful joyous night. This show will include the Rae Gordon Band rhythm section with Gaddis Cavenah on guitar, Federico Pol on bass and Edwin Coleman III on drums featuring Louis Pain on Keys, with Lloyd Jones on guitar and vocals, LaRhonda Steele and Rae Gordon add their voices to the Merry at Mak’s Christmas Chorus.  Santa Claus will also make an appearance. Come down for the show that will help jump start your holiday cheer with some memorable performances with Holiday hymns that are both new and tried and true, sung by some of your favorite performers.

Louis Pain, dubbed “Portland’s boss of the B-3” by The Oregonian is a satisfying staple of the northwest music diet, known for his epic soul tributes and artful way of making everybody he plays with sound their best.  Originally from San Francisco, he has played with some of the best in the Bay and the Northwest including the late, great Paul deLay, Curtis Salgado, Mel Brown, Thara Memory, Dan Balmer and the late great sister of soul herself, Linda Hornbuckle LaRhonda Steele sang her first solo in church one Sunday morning at the age of 13 in Oklahoma and as Portland audience’s can attest, our city was blessed when she brought her inspiring and delicious voice “home” to the City of Roses.  She has worked with both local and international artists and highlights include singing at the Lincoln Center with Obo Addy and the annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival.  She is well known for her work with gospel and her dedication to the community.
Rae Gordon, the 2014 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award winner for Best Female Vocalist is known for her love of the audience and finds Christmas a time to reconnect with not only the music goers, but the tradition of the season.  Starting her musical journey in piano bars and opening for comedians, she brings that sense of humor to her shows to this day.  Her band won the contest to represent the Portland area at the upcoming International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January.
Roots artist and guitar player Lloyd Jones is not only a member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and winner of dozens of awards and known for his back porch blues and critically acclaimed recordings, he also has won a place in every audience’s heart.  His infectious love of his craft can be seen in his smile, to his fingers down to his toes.  If you have seen a past Christmas show featuring him, you know it is a not to be missed event.
Gaddis Cavenah’s guitar stylings and songwriting is fast becoming a sought after commodity in the Portland area.  His 2013 recording he produced, and wrote with Rae Gordon climbed the Billboard Blues charts at number 10 in July of 2013.   A mutli-instrumentalist, he is a musician’s musician and has worked and performed for many years in the northwest.
Santa Claus is a jolly old soul, known best for his ability to squeeze into small spaces in spite of his large frame and being very generous to a fault.  Highlights of his career have included maintaining a large lap and a twinkle in his eye.
Seasoned musician bass player Federico Pol, whose tours have included Ricky Martin and Joe Cocker and sought after Drummer Edwin Coleman III, who has backed the best, will lay down the grooves that will warm your holiday hearts.
Please make Reservations!  So go early and plan on getting your holiday cheer on.  General admission, $12

 

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October 20, 2014

Portland Music Community Comes Together for One of Their Own

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Portland Music Community Comes Together for an All Star Night of Support at Jimmy Mak’s, the home of northwest soul, including keyboardist for Santana and Etta James.

Drummer Tom Royer, one of Portland’s most talented, versatile, and beloved musicians, has Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and is in dire need of a lung transplant. He’s currently on a wait list in Seattle. Tom is on oxygen 24/7 and cannot play drums anymore. His wife, vocalist Lily Wilde, recently had surgery of her own and is still recuperating. Neither is able to work and their bills are piling up. So Portland’s music community is once again stepping up to help one of their own with an all-star benefit concert at Jimmy Mak’s.

Performers at this very special event will include five great bands:

Quadraphonnes; Ken DeRouchie Band; Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group; Kevin Selfe & the Tornadoes; and DK Stewart Sextet.

Also appearing will be the following artists: David K. Mathews (Etta James’ pianist for 20 years, who will be leading an Etta James tribute); Lloyd Jones; Andy Stokes; Rae Gordon; LaRhonda Steele; Lily Wilde; Karen Lovely; Peter Dammann; Carlton Jackson; Albert Reda; John Mazzocco; Bill Rhoades; Renato Caranto; “King Louie” Pain; Dan Balmer; Dave Captein; and many more!

Guest Emcee: Wayne Havrelly (KGW)

Cover charge: $20. Please step up and help one of the nicest guys and finest musicians around.

To learn more about Tom and Lily’s situation and/or to make a donation, visit their GoFundMe account page: http://www.gofundme.com/efjsrg

Learn more about Soul
Sisters Productions, LLC at: www.soulsisterspdx.com

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June 20, 2014

Summer Season of Soulful Sounds Begins…

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January 10, 2014

4th Annual 20/20 Event for 1190AM KEX Kids Fund & Lions Club January 19th

www.2020event.org. Introducing the 1st Big Party of the New Year!
LIMITED TICKETS. Don’t miss out…click HERE before they are gone!
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Rae and the guys are excited to be a part of the 4th annual 20/20 Celebration of Sight & Sound along with our favorites DK Stewart and the Return Flight Band. This event helps the 1190 KEX Kids Fund and the Oregon City Lions Club help change lives. It provides hearing and vision services for children of families that cannot otherwise provide them. Something very close to Rae’s heart, as a child such as that. Please come join us in helping children find success earlier in life. Dancing, dining from Portland Catering, live & silent auctions, including Breakfast with Paul Linnman & the 1190 Morning Crew, Meat & Music package with blues & brats.
2020 Event 2014 Flyer

This event started as a way to celebrate Rae’s 40th birthday, but also give back. It has now become an annual community wide effort that musicians and community can get behind and make a difference in the life of a child.

Come join us on January 19th and make a difference AND have fun while you are at it!

Pioneer Center, 615 5th Street, Oregon City, 97045.

Donation for silent auction basket still being collected! Call 503-452-0440 or email rae@2020event.org for a pick up.

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December 5, 2013

Blue Lemonade Puts Up its Dukes for Round Two!

blue-lemonadeThe Blue Lemonade recording by the Rae Gordon band was entered by the Cascade Blues   Association out of Portland, Oregon.
This compilation of original songs by songwriting duo Rae Gordon and Gaddis Cavenah, is now in the Round Two of the Best Self-Produced CD Competition. The CD has seen great success since it’s February 2013 release, including play on Pandora, across the US and in England and hitting #10 on the Billboard Blues Charts. The Rae Gordon Band will find out in Memphis if they made the final when they are competing in the International Blues Challenge for the Rainy Day Blues Society (www.blues.org/ibc).

2014 Best Self-Produced CD – Round Two
The 2014 Best Self-Produced CD competition is in full swing!

The winner will be announced at the International Blues Challenge on January 25, 2014 at Finals in the Orpheum Threatre January 25, 2014.
Thank you to the affiliates for continuing to foster new Blues acts to keep this Genre alive!
Discs are listed in alphabetical order by affiliate.

Discs that advaced to ROUND TWO are listed below.
Arkansas River Blues Society, In His Element, Charlie Woods
Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast, Cajun Moon, Big Jim Adam
Blues Society of the Ozarks, What Kind of Fool,The Mojo Roots
Blues Society of Tulsa, FaceBook Blues, Little Joe McLerran
Cascade Blues Association, Blue Lemonade, Rae Gordon Band
Central Delaware Blues Society, Damned Ole Blues, Covered Bridge
Cincy Blues Society, Singing In My Soul, Lisa Biales
Cleveland Blues Society, No Stranger To Blues, The Alan Greene Band
Collingwood Jazz and Blues Society, Self-Titled, Jerome Tucker & Tim Bastmeyer
Edmonton Blues Society, Baptized by the Mud, Kat Danser
Long Island Blues Society, Blues Enough, The Hitman Blues Band
Maine Blues Society, Keep Jukin, Blues Prophets
Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society, Last Thing on my Mind, Dan Dinnen
Minnesota Blues Society, Baptized in the Blues, Annie Mack
Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola, Shy, Sharo Perry
MO Blues Association, Can’t Live Without ‘Em, Ben Green
Nashville Blues Society, Have Axe – Will Groove, Mark Robinson
Northeast Ohio Blues Association (NEOBA), Mighty Fine Gumbo, Zydeco Kings
Ottawa Blues Society, Bluesoul, Terry Gillespie
Ozark Blues Society of NW Arkansas, Go Ahead & Sang the Blues, Brick Fields & The Chosen Ones
Prairie Crossroads Blues Society, Can’t Take the Blues, Benny Jenkins Bloodline
Rhode Island Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society, Soul Changes, Dave Keller
Topeka Blues Society, Blues and Trouble, Grand Marquis
Vicksburg Blues Society, It’s My Guitar, Mr. Sipp
Washington Blues Society, Monday Night, The CD Woodbury Band
West Michigan Blues Society, Account To Me, Hank Mowery

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December 2, 2013

Memphis Fundrae’sing Continues with the Beale Meale Deale

WILL PLAY FOR FOOD….


Meale Options




$10 – Help with just 1 Memphis Meale for 1 musician & get a selfie portrait with them holding up a sign with anything you want said! (G rated please)Gaddis Will Play For Food 2
$150 Help pay for a full day of meals for the 5 musicians (15 meals) and the whole band will hold up a sign with anything you want said. Wish somebody a Happy Birthday from Beale? Promote your business!
$200 – You want a meal brought back from Beale to you? Rae will bring you back your meal of choice and take a picture of the place she got it! And deliver personally to you (within an hour of the Portland Metro area).

Things are going great for the Rae Gordon Band’s fundraising efforts for getting the band to the International Blues Challenge in January 2014.  In addition to rehearsing the tunes that they will be bringing to the infamous Beale Street in Memphis, where dreams and careers have met and ignited, they are overjoyed to have been successful in paying for all the Flights and Lodging for the band of five.

Thanks to some incredible supporters who bought a limited run T-Shirt (regular band T-shirts will be available this month) and attended and enjoyed the benefits at the 505 Tavern on Halloween and the Duff’s Garage, RGB was able to completely pay the largest portion of this amazing journey.

However, it recently came to Rae Gordon’s mind that the band might want to eat when they are there.  Rae was under the impression that the band could survive on adrenaline alone and was trying to figure out a way to vacuum pack the beautiful Oregon air for snack packs.

She is well aware that this adventure is not only hers and the band’s alone, but everybody who loves and supports live music, RGB and otherwise, so she knew that if she was going to open up fundraising to include meals, that those Foodie Funders would have to also enjoy the Meale on Beale too by having a personalized sign held up by the band and broadcast on the www.raegordon.com and on Facebook and Social Media!

Here is your chance to continue to support AND be involved in this once in lifetime opportunity to “be” on Beale Street with the Rae Gordon Band!

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September 25, 2013

RGB Garners Two Nominations for the Muddy Awards to be Presented this November

blue-lemonadeThe Rae Gordon Band is proud to announce that two nominations have been announced for Rae Gordon for Best Female Vocalist and for the first CD Release “Blues Lemonade”, written by Rae Gordon and Gaddis Cavenah, guitar player, producer and band director. The Awards Ceremony will be held November 7th at the Melody Ballroom in Portland, Oregon, where Rae Gordon will be performing with the All Star band.

The 2013 Muddy Award nominees are in. Looks like a big year for Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes and Journey to Memphis winners Ben Rice Band and Tevis Hodge Jr. with numerous nominations each. Kevin Selfe and Ben Rice were nominated by the members in both contemporary and traditional act catagories, so we have left them in place in both. Kevin was also nominated in both NW and National recording catagories. The Hurley Award is nominated by stage crew at the Waterfront Blues Festival. The Waterfront Blues Festival requested to be retired from nomination this year in order for other well deserving events to receive recognition; the Waterfront has own the Muddy every year they have been presented so far (hard to argue with one of the elite blues festivals world wide.) Congratulations to all and good luck.

CONTEMPORARY BLUES ACT – Ben Rice Band, Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes, The Strange Tones
R&B ACT – Curtis Salgado, Linda Hornbuckle, Norman Sylvester Band
TRADITIONAL BLUES ACT – Ben Rice Band, Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes , Tevis Hodge Jr.
NEW ACT – Beacon Street Titans, Roseland Hunters, Sonny Hess & Vicki Stevens Band, Tevis Hodge Jr.
REGIONAL ACT – Ben Rice Band, Hank Shreve Band, Randy Oxford Band, Tommy Hogan
“DUFFY BISHOP” FEMALE VOCALIST – LaRhonda Steele, Lisa Mann, Rae Gordon
“CURTIS SALGADO” MALE VOCALIST – Ben Rice, Kevin Selfe, Phil “Suburban Slim” Wagner
ELECTRIC GUITAR – Ben Rice, Kevin Selfe, Phil “Suburban Slim” Wagner
“TERRY ROBB” ACOUSTIC GUITAR – Alan Hager, Ben Rice, Mary Flower, Tevis Hodge Jr.
BASS – Allen Markel, Dave Kahl, Lisa Mann
DRUMS – Brian Foxworth, Dave Melyan, Jimi Bott
HARMONICA – Hank Shreve, Jim Wallace, Mitch Kashmar
KEYBOARDS – Dave Fleschner, DK Stewart, Steve Kerin
HORNS – Brad Ulrich, Joe McCarthy, Peter Moss
VENUE – Duff’s Garage, The Blue Diamond, Trail’s End Saloon
NW RECORDING – Hank Shreve Band – I’ve Had It, Kevin Selfe – Long Walk Home, Rae Gordon Band – Blue Lemonade
NATIONAL RECORDING – Candye Kane – Coming Out Swingin’, Kevin Selfe – Long Walk Home, Nikki Hill – Here’s Nikki Hill, Southern Hospitality – Easy Livin’, Too Slim & The Taildraggers – Blue Heart, Trampled Under Foot – Badlands
BEST PERFORMANCE – Ben Rice Band – Journey To Memphis Finals at
Waterfront Blues Festival, Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes Big Band –
Waterfront Blues Festival, Nikki Hill – Waterfront Blues Festival
NW BLUES EVENT – Bronze, Blues & Brews, CBA Membership Picnic, Ilwaco Blues Festival
“Hurley Award” For Behind the Scenes Stage Crew Achievement – Chris Culligan, Darren Mack, Steve Gross
“PAUL DELAY” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – DK Stewart, Jimi Bott, Norman Sylvester

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