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Kevin Selfe and The Portland Blues All Star Big Band

Highway 99 Blues Club
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Kevin’s back from the Appalachian trail…..and he’s bringing the heavy weights from Portland; Jimi Bott – drums; Jonathan Chase – bass; Steve Kerin – keys; Chris Mercer – tenor sax; Joe McCarthy – trumpet and Brad Ulrich – baritone sax. This is a whole lot of band and their shows at the club have been memorable.

A native of Roanoke, VA, Kevin Selfe learned to play the blues by watching the masters that lived and traveled through the area. Having combined this influence with his own distinct style, Selfe developed a swampy, primal sound that is reminiscent of humid, summer evenings in the rural South. He relocated to Portland, OR in 2007 where he is now a leading light in the Pacific Northwest’s robust blues revival. Selfe is a two time inductee into the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame for Electric Guitar and Traditional Blues Act, and his band, Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes, has received prestigious Muddy Awards for Blues Act of the Year eight times. His recordings on world renown blues labels Delta Groove and Vizztone have landed on the Billboard Blues Chart and have been featured on SiriusXM radio. Tonight's show features some of the finest blues musicians in the world:

Kevin Selfe – guitar, vocals, harmonica
Jimi Bott – drums (2015 Blues Music Award Winner, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Mannish Boys, Rod Piazza)
Chris Mercer - tenor sax (John Mayall, Freddie King, Bob Marley)
Jonathan Chase – bass
Joe McCarthy - trumpet (DK Stewart, Duffy Bishop)
Brad Ulrich - baritone sax (Duffy Bishop)
Steve Kerin - keys (Too Loose Cajun Band, Aromic Gumbo)