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Returning to Oregon in November!

Hi everybody!  I am writing to you from the Appalachian Trail to let you know that I will be back in Oregon in the beginning of November. I have lots of exciting shows planned already and am so looking forward to playing for you all again.  Hiking the trail has been an amazing experience and at this moment I have hiked 1765 miles. Only 425 left to go on my “Long Walk Home”! Thanks everyone for all your support and looking forward to seeing you soon!

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BIG NEWS: I will be leaving Oregon, taking a break from music

So my friends, I have some news to share with you. I will be leaving Oregon in February and heading back to Virginia. I will be spending some time with my mom and my family and try and help with some things around the house that need attention in the years since my dad passed away. After that, and depending on the timing, I am hoping to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

The past 10 years in Portland have been some of the greatest of my life. All the people I have meet and become friends with, all the shows I’ve played, all the things I’ve experienced…it has been nothing short of an amazing miracle and I am so grateful. I do hope and plan to come back to Oregon at some point. I will be playing all the shows that I have booked on my calendar through the end of February. Please come out and say hi as I’d love to see you all before I leave. After that my band will continue to host the jam at the Blue Diamond until I come back and will have a special guest each week. Please support them and help keep the jam the special gathering of friends and musicians it has become.

Thank you all so much for the love and support you have shown me over the years. I am truly a blessed man.

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Kevin Selfe receives 2016 Muddy Award!

Kevin Selfe receives 2016 Muddy Award!

muddy-performance-2016On November 2, the Cascade Blues Association in Portland, OR held their annual Muddy Award ceremony.  We are honored to announce that we received the 2016 Muddy Award for Performance of the Year for our “Buy My Soul Back” CD Release Party at the Bossanova Ballrom.  Thank you to the CBA, and the members for recognizing and supporting us, and thanks to all who helped make that night such a memorable experience!

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We've been nominated for 12 Muddy Awards!

We’ve been nominated for 12 Muddy Awards!

cbalogoThank you Cascade Blues Association members for the Muddy Award nominations for myself, the Tornadoes and the Big Band! In all we were nominated for Contemporary Blues Act, Traditional Blues Act, Electric Guitar, Bass (Allen Markel), Drums (Don Shultz), Horns (Joe McCarthy, Brad Lee Ulrich, Chris Mercer), Keys (Steve Kerin), NW Recording of the Year (Buy My Soul Back), Performance of the Year (CD Release Party at the Bossanova Ballroom), and Lifetime Achievement Award (Jimi Bott). We are so very honored to be thought of among the immense talent here in Portland and the Pacific NW, and are grateful for all the support of our friends and fans who come out to see us play and buy our music.  You can vote by being a member of the Cascade Blues Association, and the awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30PM at the Melody, Ballroom. Congrats to all the nominees, and thanks again!

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Listen to Kevin's March 23rd interview on Portland's Playlist!

Listen to Kevin’s March 23rd interview on Portland’s Playlist!

Check out this great interview of Kevin on the Portland Radio Project’s show, Portland’s Playlist hosted by Luke Neill and Teri Briggs.    They talk about and play some of Kevin’s influences, and he tells the stories behind a lot of his songs off his newest release “Buy My Soul Back”.  Also Kevin performs live a couple songs, including a brand new one entitled, “Have You Gone Crazy”

http://prp.fm/portlands-playlist-drop-session-kevin-selfe-getting-whats-inside/

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Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes receive 2015 Muddy Award

Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes receive 2015 Muddy Award

IMG_4504On November 4, the Cascade Blues Association in Portland, OR held their annual Muddy Award ceremony.  We are honored to announce that we received the 2015 Muddy Award for Contemporary Blues Act of the Year.  This is the 8th award for the band for Blues Act of the Year.  Thank you to the CBA, and the members for recognizing and supporting us, and congratulations to all the nominees and recipients!!

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