Junior, Mitch, and Jimi are widely and unanimously recognized as some of the very best in the Blues business and this will be one heck of a show!
All masters of what has come to be known as The West Coast Blues sound (Blues with that jazzy flavor). Each one of these musicians has a long history in the blues at the highest international level.
Mitch Kashmar is a multiple BMA nominee and Hall of Fame Muddy Award winner for Best Harmonica. He toured internationally with WAR for six years and has shared the stage with some of the most influential blues musicians including John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Turner, Willie Dixon, Junior Watson, Charlie Musselwhite, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Kim Wilson, Pinetop Perkins, and many others.
With nearly thirty years of experience, Junior Watson has reached cult status. Junior has done what all great artists have done: melding diverse styles to create a style all his own. His artist resume is as large as it is impressive. A founding member of The Mighty Flyers, he stayed with the band for ten years. and then left to join Canned Heat for ten years. He then toured for a while with LA-based harmonica player/vocalist Lynwood Slim. All along the way he has backed up and recorded with the who’s who of the blues. His list of musical endeavors include backing up and recording with Big Mama Thornton, George Smith, Jimmy Rogers, Shakey Jake, Luther Tucker, Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Wilson, William Clark and there's more. Suffice to say the list is very extensive.
The 2015 International Blues Drummer of the year Award went to Portland's own, Jimi Bott, an award he has been nominated for a record 19 times. Jimi has received so many CBA Best Drummer Muddy Awards that they named the award after him and he is a member of the Hall of Fame. With over 100 CDs in his discography and a member of some of the greatest traditional blues bands, including The Fabulous Thunderbirds and The Mannish Boys, there is no one better or more qualified in the world to bring the old school blues drumming to this show.
Tickets available online until 4 pm day of the show.