Kevin Selfe & the Tornadoes
Waterfront Blues Festival
Portland, OR.
July 6, 2007

Recorded from KBOO FM again this year. KBOO is an all volunteer radio station that has been broadcasting this festival for 20 years. There will be some inherrent reception problems and some drops in the music from time to time, but I have tried to "fix" all where possible.

Recorded from FM > Sharp MD > HD > Wave Editor > FLAC > you

Enjoy the tunes, twofthrs

Kevin Selfe has dedicated his life to the blues. After graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in Meteorology in 1995, Selfe felt like there was something missing…something else calling him. He decided to abandon a lucrative career as a weatherman, and pursue the music that consumed his soul…the blues.

In 1996 at the age of 22, he joined the regionally popular Fat Daddy Band based out of his hometown of Roanoke, VA. During his tenure with them, the Fat Daddy Band won the Charlotte Blues Society's 2001 Talent Competition and was a finalist at the Blues Foundation's 2002 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, thus being named one of the top 6 unsigned blues bands in the world. After spending 7 busy years touring the South with the band and recording three CDs, Kevin joined forces with fellow Virginia bluesman Rodger Crowder, forming Little Rodger and the Cheap Thrills. Over the next two years Kevin continued touring, performing at some of the nation’s best blues clubs including: The Slippery Noodle, in Indianapolis, IN; Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, in Nashville, TN; The Double Door Inn, in Charlotte, NC; J.M. Randall's, in Williamsburg, VA; Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN; and Chip's Winder, GA; to name but a few.

In early 2005, Kevin formed his own group, Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes. In Sept 2005, the group backed up Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater at the Taste of The Blue Ridge Blues Festival in Roanoke, VA. In March 2006, Kevin competed against 27 guitarists and won Guitar Center’s King of The Blues Contest in Richmond, VA. Recently, Kevin backed up former Muddy Waters' sideman and harmonica legend, the late Carey Bell. Always searching for the next adventure, Kevin relocated to Portland, OR in January 2007, where he looks to become part of a vibrant blues community and continue his lifelong passion of performing the blues.

Set List
1. come back baby
2. boggie
3. t-bone walker insturmental
4. born under a bad sign
5. crosscut saw
6. another mule been kickin' in my stall
7. you don't do nothin' for me
8. boom boom