Date/Time: - doors at , show at
Location: Dante's - 350 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209 - 21 and over
Tickets: $10 presale - http://www.danteslive.com/
On , an all-star cast of Portland blues, jazz and soul musicians will light up the stage at the first annual "Stumptown Soul Spectacular," a benefit and toy drive for the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland. The concert will take place at Dante's historic club; 350 W Burnside St in Portland (SW 3rd and Burnside), and begins at (Doors open at for seating and drinks).
The featured performers of the evening include some of the Northwest's most prolific blues, jazz and soul singers.
Ural Thomas, a legendary Northwest soul singer who has most notably formed "Ural Thomas and the Pain," was recently crowned Best New Band in the annual Willamette Week poll in 2014. Ural sprung onto the Seattle music scene in the 1950's and 60's, but the 73 year old icon continues to bring the house down at every show.
Karen Lovely, a Portland blues staple, was nominated in 2011 for several Blues Music Awards for best contemporary blues female artist, best contemporary blues album, and best blues song. She is a 7 time Muddy Blues Award winner, and has also been featured in numerous Portland Waterfront Blues festival performances. Karen is known for her passionate, driven performances and is a powerhouse on the stage.
Steve Kerin, the Louisiana born "piano man," is a musical tour de force. Not only has Steve been featured in a plethora of Northwest music projects; including Curtis Selgado and Miriams Well, he also created the successful Atomic Gumbo and Berthaline & the Love Brigade Cajun bands. Steve is a one man band with a big heart and New Orleans pizazz.
Reggie Houston, a legendary New Orleans saxophonist and singer, has been a musical fixture for decades. Reggie has performed with everyone from The Fats Domino Band, to Peter Gabriel, to the
amazing Dr. John. A funk and jazz pioneer, Reggie continues to blow fans away with his progressive style.
Other featured artists include; singer Dan Berkery of the famed Rose City Kings, singer Jennifer Smieja of Too Loose Cajun Band and the Jennifer Smieja Band, singer Kris Deelane of KD and the Hurt, guitarist Peter Dammann of Border Crossing, Berklee music guitarist Mark Bowden of Miriams Well, singer Katy O'Berg of Rose City Kings and The Georgies (Level 2), and singer Aundria Lauren of The Georgies (Level 2). Also featuring backing band "The Georgies "- Ron Cockerham (sax), Jim Wolf (drums), Tim Shaunessy (bass).
The performance proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children Portland, whose 90 plus year mission is to provide care to children with orthopedic issues, regardless of the patient's ability to pay. The Portland hospital has been instrumental in helping children defy the odds of disability, as well as pioneering education and research to improve lives for generations.
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