Yes, I'm back from my two-month New Orleans sojourn ... I supposed I could bore you with that, but won't (at the moment) ... except to say it is, as a number of you know, a unique and fascinating city - unlike anywhere I've spent time, and where I felt quite comfortable (even in its unfamiliarity). Did I mention music ... there's a lot of it ... all the time. But that's only part of its story and attraction ...
Didn't communicate much on the blog (that's an understatement!), but used my time to disconnect from my customary activities and movement. Now the hard part is deciding what to reactivate and reconnect in my Portland life. That includes writing this blog in the way I've been doing for the past four years. We'll see ... not rushing into changes, but ...
Anyway, the actual point of this post/message is to remind folks of a few shows tonight and tomorrow you might want to check out ...
Ron Rogers and the Wailing Wind do the Happy Hour (6pm to 8pm) at the Landmark Saloon - 4847 SE Division, no cover
Colleen Raney is at the Bipartisan Cafe ... 7 pm, no cover
The Portland Soul All-stars present a tribute to the late Etta James at Jimmy Mak's ... 7:30 pm & 10 pm ...$12.... Tickets here
Billy D & the Hoodoos are at Duff's ... 9 pm, $?
Wendy & The Lost Boys and Tin Sliver are at Slims in St Johns ... 9 pm, no cover
and there's an excellent multi-act show at the Bagdad Theater ...Jackpot! Recording / Jackpot Records 15th Year Anniversary Show featuring Quasi,The Minus 5, Alialujah Choir, Blue Skies for Black Hearts, Dave Depper, Perhapst (John Moen), and more ... 8 pm, $10
Kris Deelane is at Edgefield Winery ... 5 pm, no cover
Terry Robb & Lauren Sheehan are at the Muddy Rudder in Sellwood, 8 pm, no cover
Miriams Well is at Vino Vixens ... 8 pm, $5
The Midnight Serenaders are at Tony Starlight's ... 8 pm, $10
The Devin Phillips Quartet is at Ivories Jazz Lounge ... 8 pm, $10 (then stay for KMHD/OMN's Tom D'Antoni spinning great tunes from 11 until 2 am)
The DK Stewart Sextet is at Duff's ... 9 pm, $?
... and, Philly's Phunkestra is at The Goodfoot ... 9 pm, $7
Wow ... I actually got all that out ... old habits die hard ... ;)
Get out to some live, local music!!