Portland Guests on Stage
Tue Apr 24 10:50:07 EDT 2007
Wow - In what way, I wonder, is Guitar Shorty a mentor to Keb' Mo'? I
can hardly think of blues artists (and I think of Keb' Mo' more as a
singer-songwriter, light-rock sorta guy than a blues artist) who are
more different in style and sound!
Gregory Johnson wrote:
> The past two days in Portland has attracted two really incredible
> shows with unexpected guests. Who says Sunday and Monday nights are
> bad to see live entertainment.
> Sunday, Guitar Shorty played at Duff's Garage. While he was playing
> his first set, people noticed a tall thin bald man with a hat walk
> into the club. They did a quick double take and were confirmed that it
> was indeed Keb' Mo' who had shown up in the small venue. Keb'
> apparently considers Shorty a mentor and since he had an off night
> came to Portland just to see his show. He kicked back and listened for
> the first two sets, then Shorty had him join in for the entire third
> set, but Keb' took none of the spotlight and just relagated himself to
> playing rhythm guitar behind Shorty.
> Monday, in another small club called Halibuts II, Lloyd Jones was
> holding down his weekly solo show there. Bass player Dave Kahl called
> some friends to drop by as he was bringing to the club Fiona Boyes and
> her husband Steve to give them a taste of Lloyd's performance. Also
> showing up was local songstress Duffy Bishop. Midway through his first
> set, Lloyd asked Fiona to join him and she played alongside Lloyd the
> rest of the night with Dave on bass. They also brought Duffy up to do
> two numbers, "Evil" and "Wild Women Don't Get The Blues." It was a
> magical set as all three clicked with one another. Lloyd and Fiona
> have quite similar guitar styles electrically, using popping strings.
> And Lloyd was on fire, having so much fun, he said he found his "blues
> sister" in Fiona. A funny moment happened as the owner constantly
> plays Direct TV's blues satellite radio station in the club throughout
> the day and has it on mute while the bands play. Looking up at the
> screen Fiona noticed that her image was on the screen and they were
> playing "Chicken Needs Corn." She said that she thinks she knows that
> one and the group went directly into it.
> More great music in the NW starting tonight in Tacoma and ending this
> Saturday in Salem before heading into Northern California as Pinetop
> Perkins returns for a series of shows. Backed by members of the late
> Paul deLay's band with Willie "Big Eyes" Smith blowing harp in Paul's
> absence. Should be some more incredible blues performances to say the
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