“When the band launches into the more rollicking numbers, hands start waving”
- Willamette Week.
The Rae Gordon Band brings together award winning and nominated musicians and is fronted by the 2014 Muddy Award Winner for Best Female Vocalist (Cascade Blues Association). They have played the big and little stages of northwest’s favorite clubs, dance floors and festivals helping to mold their signature sound that spans from a danceable get up and groove to a haunting slide tone that will make you want to find a back porch and sit a spell. Rae enjoys playing intimate venues where she can connect one on one with people in the audience to large festivals where she can connect with a whole community.
Their much awaited recent CD release of original tunes, which was produced and co-written with RGB guitar player Gaddis Cavenah called “Blue Lemonade” debuted in 2013 to a sold out venue and rave reviews. It highlights Gordon’s extensive range and ability to move effortlessly from soul to blues infused gospel. In July of 2013, it hit the Billboard Charts for Blues at number 10 and held that spot for 2 weeks. The CD was recently nominated as Best NW Recording by the Cascade Blues Association and is being sent as a contender for the best self produced recording by the Blues Association.
“They have struck pay dirt in bringing out the beauty of Rae’s vocal abilities”…“Listening to the disc leaves no question on why she is a perennial nominee for female vocalist in the Cascade Blues Association’s Muddy Awards” “Blue Lemonade is a deeply accomplished work with superb original songwriting that stands up to the best releases of recent years anywhere”…Greg Johnson, President of the Cascade Blues Association.
It is currently getting airplay in Portland Radio markets including KINK FM, KMHD, Eugene, Kansas City, back east and has recently crossed the pond to the radio listeners of England.
In summer of 2013, RGB opened for Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and was a band semi finalist in the 2015 International Blues Challenge in the renowned contest held every year on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.
Rae Gordon Band performances are not only a show, but a celebration, as Gordon follows the policy that a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met…yet.
“Add equal parts of Janis Joplin’s pain, Aretha Franklin’s soul and Grace Slick’s power; mix them thoroughly, and add a big gob of gooey molasses and you have Rae Gordon’s voice” …
– Positively Entertainment and Dining
The Rae Gordon Band appreciates people and businesses that support live music and community. In addition, RGB promotes the patronage of Trail’s End Saloon, NaDean’s Custom Plumbing, Silver Lining Jewelry & Loan and Kathy Rose Photography PDX. Additionally, Rae highly recommends www.myfitnesspal.com, to help you change your body and www.pinupgirlclothing.com to cover it!