KEVIN SELFE & THE PORTLAND BLUES ALL-STAR BIG BAND

Saturday, December 16, 2017 8:00PM

1414 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98101, WA, United States
Tickets: $20.00

Kevin’s back from the Appalachian  trail…..and he’s bringing the heavy weights from Portland; Jimi Bott – drums; Allen Markel – bass; Dover Weinberg – keys; Chris Mercer – sax; Joe McCarthy – trumpet and Brad Ulrich – 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 renowned 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:

Jimi Bott – drums (Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rod Piazza, Mannish Boys, Mark Hummel)
Allen Markel – bass (Sugaray Rayford, Insomniacs)
Dover Weinberg - keys (Robert Cray)
Joe McCarthy – trumpet (Duffy Bishop, DK Stewart)
Chris Mercer – tenor sax (John Mayall, Freddie King, Bob Marley, The Pretenders)
Brad Ulrich – baritone sax (Duffy Bishop)