Ellen Whyte w/ Pete Petersen & the "Porkpie" Septet
Waterfront Blues Festival
Portland, OR.
July 4, 2009

Recorded from KBOO FM a local all volunteer radio station. There are always reception problems and drops in sound from this station. Maybe it's just where I live. Anyway, I have tried to find and fix all the drops in sound. This year not all the first day was broadcast. Not sure why. Etta James canceled and was replaced by Keb Mo' but his recording contract wouldn't allow his broadcast.

Please understand that I don't know all these bands and it's hard for me to come up with all the set list's. I'll do my best and ask for help when needed.

Linage: FM tuner straight to HD>CD Wave>TLH>FLAC>torrent.

This is a big undertaking for me every year and I love doing it. Please leave your comments, I enjoy reading them. Enjoy the tunes, twofthrs

Another female singer, Storm Large, was supposed to front this septet. I'm not sure why she cancelled.

The Pete Petersen "Porkpie" Septet is a powerhouse ensemble consisting of some of the top jazz and blues musicians in the Pacific Northwest. Originally formed in 2004 as a vehicle to perform classic "Kansas City-style" jump-blues and swing by the likes of Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young, the band has grown up since then and now also features heavy-hitting original music, performed in the style of the old greats. The band approaches music with the radical idea that those early jazz and swing musicians were the Rock Stars of their day, and that their music was never intended to be a museum piece, it was intended to be danced to and enjoyed by people. The band is a hit with swing dancers all over the US, and they have performed at various jazz and swing festivals in Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, and other cities, as well as around the Pacific Northwest. Their most recent album "Keep Your Hat On" is available nationwide from Pony Boy Records.

Set List (please help)
1. insturmental
2. insturmental 2
3. insturmental 3
4. i never knew
5. is you is or is you ain't my baby
6. over my shoulder