Come help us celebrate our debut release on world renown blues label Delta Groove! The CD release party for “Long Walk Home” will be held on Sunday, February 24th at Duff’s Garage at 1635 SE 7th Ave in Portland from 7-10PM. An all star cast of artists from the recording will be on hand for the show including Tornadoes Jimi Bott (drums) and Allen Markel (bass), Mitch Kashmar (harmonica), Joe McCarthy (trumpet), Chris Mercer (tenor sax), Brad Ulrich (baritone sax), Steve Kerin (piano), and Dover Weinberg (organ). Cover for the show is $12, with a $1 discount for CBA members.
“Long Walk Home” features longtime Tornadoes bandmates Jimi Bott on drums (formerly with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rod Piazza) and Allen Markel on bass, with guest appearances by veteran blues and roots musicians including Delta Groove labelmate Mitch Kashmar on harmonica, Gene Taylor (The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Blasters, Canned Heat) on piano, and Doug James (Roomful of Blues, Jimmie Vaughan) on baritone sax, as well as many of Portland’s finest musicians such as Joe McCarthy, Brad Ulrich, Chris Mercer, Steve Kerin, and Dover Weinberg.
Delta Groove is the leader in West Coast and Roots music, having garnered a 2009 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Record Label of The Year from the Blues Foundation. Their impressive catalog of releases include works from legendary artists such as Elvin Bishop, Rod Piazza, Candye Kane, and The Mannish Boys.