A lot has been written about Ural Thomas’ supposed “comeback” but according to Ural, he never felt he was gone. Ural came on the Seattle scene in the 50’s and has never stopped. He’s a singer-songwriter, weaving stories from his … Continue Reading

No matter that he left everything on the stage at the Mississippi Blues Festival Saturday night in Davenport, Iowa, Curtis Salgado was up at 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning to fly home. Portland and another great blues festival awaited. “I still … Continue Reading

I walked into Otis Taylor’s set looking for one man playing an acoustic guitar, and was greeted by a fully amplified six-piece band, including the radiantly energetic Anne Harris: the smoking’ hot fiddle player who nearly stole the show with … Continue Reading

Saturday’s 4:00 show on the Miller Stage at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival was one I hope you didn’t miss. Lilla, whom you may know as Lilla D’Mone, is back in the Northwest and what a treat it was to … Continue Reading

Get ready for a booty shakin’ good time on Sunday! Big Easy-based funk powerhouse Dumpstaphunk will invade the First Tech Blues Stage at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, Sunday at 6:45.

If you aren’t having fun at a Dumpstaphunk … Continue Reading

One man who’s been a linchpin at the Blues Fest for more than 20 years is B-3 Hammond organ virtuoso Louis Pain. Not only does he perform with several artists over the four-day festival, he’s also in charge of making … Continue Reading

A Great Independence Day!

No better place to be than floating right under the fireworks as they seem to rain down overhead; spent much of the day searching for the perfect spot on the water. This meant several trips to … Continue Reading

Blues lovers seriously jammed at America’s birthday at the colorful, musical, sun-drenched Waterfront Blues Festival.

Here’s a video postcard from Robert Parish.

Click here for Saturday highlights.

We’re counting down to the 2014 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival with Portland Boogie Cat Norman Sylvester!

Sunday morning, July 6,  Norman will take the Front Porch Stage, which doubles as  finish line for the inaugural Red, White and Blues 5K/10K Continue Reading