ARCHIVES – GORGE DAYS 2018 STAGE SHOWS
Some seating will be available, but mainly grass seating – blankets and small chairs are allowed.
No outside alcohol or glass beverage containers.
CURTIS SALGADO AND ALAN HAGER
With a career spanning forty years, award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist/harmonicist/songwriter Curtis Salgado is a one-of-a-kind talent whose music is as compelling as his story. From co-fronting The Robert Cray Band to leading his own band (and recording nine solo albums) to helping transform John Belushi into “Joliet” Jake Blues to touring the country with Steve Miller and Santana, he is a true musical giant. NPR calls him “a blues icon” with a “huge voice.” Salgado earned a reputation for high-intensity performances and a repertoire inspired by his encyclopedic knowledge of soul, blues and R&B music. He won the 2010 Blues Music Award (BMA) for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year and went on to win the award again in 2012 and 2013. In 2013 he also won the coveted BMA for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year—the highest honor the blues world has to offer—and took the statue for Soul Blues Album Of The Year for his Alligator debut, Soul Shot. Blues Revue says Salgado’s music is “triumphant, joyful, blues-soaked R&B” and declared him to be “one of the most soulful, honest singers ever.” http://www.intrepidartists.com/artists/curtis-salgado/
We are No Damsel. We are both natives of Portland and transplants alike, blending a funky sound of jazzy pop-rock to please your ears. Our lead singer/songwriter Miranda Eve, lead guitarist and recording genius, Jack Lazelle, a talented drummer and advertising expert, Bryan Butler, and an amazing Artist and bass player, David Leyse make up this dynamic team. We are in the process of promoting and dropping our first EP Album, so take a listen to our demo and get hooked!
Between the four of us we have over 30 years of musical experience, within different genres and mediums. Our combined musical venture in No Damsel has created inventive songs which maintain a comical air while expressing a message of righteous self-confidence and fierce spunk. We have been playing music together for four years, gigging when we can and doing our best to mix, master and bring you the best album we could create.
Contact us for booking at firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to check out our Instagram at @no_damsel, our facebook at www.facebook.com/imnodamsel, and find our singles on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, and Spotify.
Seattle recording artist, Amber Sweeney, is a highly sought after performer and songwriter whose often been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Bonnie Raitt, and Sheryl Crow. Her distinctive voice and stage presence demand attention and make her the darling of every bill. She draws her fans into the stories with lyrics and music long remembered. She is accessible on stage unlike other artists and fans feel as if they’ve made a new friend in Amber. Amber’s current project, Believing In Love, is a collection of songs inspiring love for your community, love of self, love for life, and love of romance. For more information, please visit Amber at her website: www.theambersweeney.com or follow her on Spotify.
“Amber Sweeney possesses one of the most powerful voices around the northwest…Any list of top female singers in the northwest that doesn’t have her name on it is incomplete.” – Northwest Music Scene
Dedset is a Tacoma based, five piece rock outfit that combines lush acoustic textures with gritty PNW rock and roll. Band Members: Jeff Burch, Jason McClellan, Jeff Suchland, Jerry Burch, Scott Mills
The Harmony Ranchers
The Harmony Ranchers bring you classic country tunes, along with some Americana ditties and original songs, and super fine harmonious song duets! Four folks, 2 guitars, 1 bass, 1 fiddle, and then add in some banjo, ukulele, and washboard to round out the original flavor of the Harmony Ranchers. From ex-punkers, folk revivalists, country gents, blues riffers, and haunting goths, the Harmony Ranchers mix their individual talents to bring you their love of country styles from the past with their special simple twist on old classics! With Jay Russo, Douglas Gordanier, Jeff Rees, and Paulette Rees-Denis, the Harmony Ranchers have been playing together around Portland and the Columbia Gorge area for the past several years.