Year 10 of this homegrown fest will see dozens of musicians who exude soul from their core take just as many stages around town. Spotlighting passionate performers from all genres, how does blues legend Buddy Guy stack up next to the ever-funky Tower of Power side by side with rap royalty Eric B. & Rakim? All kinds of aural goodness will be shared on bills where DakhaBrakha’s Ukrainian folk is teamed up with the Middle Eastern sounds of Yemen Blues, while Portland’s Dirty Revival will bring a seven-piece band full of brazen soul alongside Con Brio’s seductive rock and roll. Gramatik returns with his smooth electronic grooves while Snarky Puppy alumni Ghost-Note and self-taught bass prodigy MonoNeon will impress with their jazzy hip-hop. Let’s not forget local powerhouse vocalists Liv Warfield and Saeeda Wright, original blues brother Curtis Salgado, jazz luminary Mel Brown, or Redray Frazier’s rockin’ swagger.
Uncovering Songs and Stories with Sarah Clarke of Dirty Revival, Saeeda Wright and Moorea MasaChris Young - Feb 4, 2019
In 2019, Vortex is bringing songs and stories into the world through our #PDXmusic Song A Month collaboration with Blue Heron Studio and a new storytelling live series with Artists Rep. Do not...
How To Get On The Road (Again)Chris Young - Jan 29, 2019
It all starts at home... and you can learn how to book, promote and tour when our Get Paid! panel series continues at the Doug Fir on Sunday, February 10. Join Vortex, MusicPortland and J-Fell...
Happy New Year! Ring It In with PDX Songwriters Samuel Eisen-Meyers, Haley Johnsen, Margaret Wehr, Clara Baker and Craig Irby Jr.Chris Young - Jan 2, 2019
As 2018 came to a close, a handful of incredible local musicians gathered at Blue Heron Studio to welcome the new year with their own heartfelt rendition of “Auld Lang Syne.” See 'em all sharing...
Samuel Eisen-Meyers: ‘Race Against Time’ [Song Premiere]Skylor Powell - Dec 10, 2018
Samuel Eisen-Meyers & The Joyful Noise will make a night of soulful sounds when they celebrate the release of his debut EP accompanied by a songwriters circle featuring some of Portland’s...
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