Rae Gordon Band
Waterfront Blues Festival
Portland, Oregon
July 5, 2018

Another year is here and I'll try to get as much of it as I can again. The Festival is again being broadcast by KBOO FM. They are a community radio station which is listener funded. Please support them if you can. Only four day's this year since the 4th is on a Wednesday. Again, I've tried to find and "fix" all the blemishes. Enjoy the show's....twofthrs

The multi-award-winning Rae Gordon Band serves up a stew of �downtown gritty with uptown city� � soaring vocals with searing guitar counterpoint, high-energy horns and a hard-driving rhythm section with the power of a freight train.

Following their 3rd-place finish at the International Blues Challenge in 2017 (finals judge Walter Trout said afterwards, �I gave her a score of 10, the best score you can give. She made an incredible impression.�), the band released its latest CD, Better Than I Was, which has received airplay in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the UK and appeared on the Living Blues Radio Chart and the Roots Music Report Soul Blues Album Chart. The CD also won a Muddy Award for Best Northwest Recording from the Cascade Blues Association and the band received the Best Contemporary Blues Act Muddy Award. Rae herself is a three-time recipient of the Muddy Award for Best Female Vocalist.

Set List
01 Instrumental
02 Elbow Grease
03 Unknown
04 Hurry Bone
05 Holding Back The Tears
06 Unknown
07 Mississippi Blues
08 Ain't Gonna Wait
09 You Could a Fooled Me
10 Standing On The Edge
11 Dreams To Remember
12 Better Than I Was