The Rae Gordon Band
Waterfront Blues Festival
July 3, 2015
I'm not going to be able to record as much this year. I'll try to get all the major acts and some favorites I've had over the years. Again, KBOO FM is broadcasting the show live. KBOO is an all volunteer station. All proceeds from the festival go to the Oregon Food Bank so please donate if you can. They also have a live stream on the internet. It's an MP3 stream. My set up is an old Technics Quartz Tuner> H2 Zoom> SD card> computer> TLH.
THE RAE GORDON BAND brings together award winning and nominated musicians and is fronted by the 2014 Muddy Award Winner for Best Female Vocalist (Cascade Blues Association). They have played the big and little stages of northwest�s favorite clubs, dance floors and festivals helping to mold their signature sound that spans from a danceable get up and groove to a haunting slide tone that will make you want to find a back porch and sit a spell. Rae enjoys playing intimate venues where she can connect one on one with people in the audience, as well as large festivals where she can connect with a whole community.
Their much awaited recent CD release of original tunes, which was produced and co-written with RGB guitar player Gaddis Cavenah called BLUE LEMONADE debuted in 2013 to a sold out venue and rave reviews. It highlights Gordon�s extensive range and ability to move effortlessly from soul to blues-infused gospel. In July of 2013, it hit the Billboard Charts for Blues at number 10 and held that spot for 2 weeks. The CD was recently nominated as Best NW Recording by the Cascade Blues Association and is being sent as a contender for the best self produced recording by the Blues Association.
�They have struck pay dirt in bringing out the beauty of Rae�s vocal abilities���Listening to the disc leaves no question on why she is a perennial nominee for female vocalist in the Cascade Blues Association�s Muddy Awards� �Blue Lemonade is a deeply accomplished work with superb original songwriting that stands up to the best releases of recent years anywhere��Greg Johnson, President of the Cascade Blues Association.
It is currently getting airplay in Portland Radio markets including KINK FM, KMHD, Eugene, Kansas City, back east and has recently crossed the pond to the radio listeners of England.
In summer of 2013, RGB opened for Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and was a band semi-finalist in the 2015 International Blues Challenge in the renowned contest held every year on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.
�Add equal parts of Janis Joplin�s pain, Aretha Franklin�s soul and Grace Slick�s power; mix them thoroughly, and add a big gob of gooey molasses and you have Rae Gordon�s voice� - POSITIVELY ENTERTAINMENT AND DINING
01 Give Me A Ride (drop)
02 Cross My Heart
03 Dirty Flowers
04 Mother Earth
05 Did You Talk To Your Mother Today?
06 Mississippi Mud (announcer at end)
07 Find Me When the Sun Goes Down
08 Thank You
09 Just A Dog