Recorded live all on one rainy night in Portland (imagine that), this CD represents
just a small portion of this huge well of talent and hopefully is just the
beginning of what will become a series that will bring “Blues From The Great NW”
to the rest of the world.
Blues enthusiasts will be sure to recognize the
great Paul Delay master of the harmonica and vocalist extraordinare. While
displaying the best of tradition and finesse Paul is one of the few Harpist’s
who have also truly created his own cutting edge phrasing, sound, style and
flavor that has yet seen rivalry.
Dave “Long Distance” Kahl also an
Oregonian, has been nominated for blues bassist of the year by the Cascade Blues
association at least five times. A staple in the Paul Delay Band for 3 years he
is never sick at sea and by far one of everyone’s favorite bassists to play with
in town. He actually listens to blues for enjoyment!
hailing from Eugene OR, Aaron “AC” Porter , has been an integral part of the
Portland blues scene for 24 years. His influences are clearly BB and the likes
of Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl & Hollywood Fats. Though many guitarists
aspire to these great players and the high standards they set, few come as close
as Porter to obtaining the intensity they project.
Long time CA
transplant Suburban Slim has been in Oregon since 1981. During this time he has
astonished crowds with his unbelievably soulful voice while baffling other
guitarists with his crushing, mellifluous and seemingly endless ideas on his
instrument. Phil Wagner aka Suburban Slim is a true modern day guitar
slinger/songwriter with soul!
Unbelievably Marco Savo has never been
showcased on any recordings until now. Originally from Pacific Grove, CA, Marco’s
self-taught Guitar approach stems from a world of stone cold jazz and the purest
of blues. Swinging with an innate sense of rhythm, time and taste he is fueled
by influences such as Jr. Watson, Chris Cain, Tiny Grimes & Cannonball
Adderlay. Truly a master of his six string instrument and equally talented on
four, here he works double duty taking on the bass chair for The Suburban Slim
Also on the harp and vocals is Jim Wallace. Originally from Newport
CA, he is heavily steeped in Chicago’s electric blues of the 50’s and 60’s. All
would agree that Wallace is Portland’s finest embodiment of the great Little
Walter, George “Harmonica” Smith & Walter Horton to name a few. Also
featured here are his skills as a seasoned songwriter.
Bott has been a fixture in the international blues scene for 23 years. His long term stints include Mark Hummel (2 years), Rod Piazza (10 years), and The Fabulous Thunderbirds (10 years). He has been on over 60 recordings, including the pivotal Live at BB Kings with Rod Piazza.