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An amazing evening at Highway 99 Blues Club for our Seattle CD Release Party for Buy My Soul Back. Huge turnout for the big band featuring Jimi Bott, Allen Markel, James Pace, Steve Kerin, Joe McCarthy, Brad Ulrich, and Chris Mercer. And I was surprised by my brother who flew in all the way from Virginia! Thanks to all who showed up, and special thanks to Eric Frommer for taking the incredible photos!
The CD Release Party for Buy My Soul Back was a huge success, and so much fun! Friends, music supporters, and dancers showed up in force to pack the Bossanova Ballroom. It was a great evening of music, as well as great sense of community. Thanks to all the incredible musicians - Jimi Bott, Allen Markel, Curtis Salgado, Lisa Mann, Steve Kerin, Joe McCarthy, Brad Ulrich, Chris Mercer, Don Shultz, Dennis Lusk, and Peter Moss. Thanks to all who showed up and supported, and bought the new CD! And special thanks to Kai Hayashi, Joe Davis, Jim Dorothy, Kat Rose, and Rebecca Rutledge for taking the amazing photos!
Photos by Eric Frommer. Big band show at our favorite blues venue on the West Coast! Thanks to Eric for taken the great photos and to all the fans who can out and supported us, and joined in the fun. Hope to see you back in Seattle again soon! Kevin Selfe - guitar, vocals, harmonica, Jimi Bott - drums, Allen Markel -bass, Joe McCarthy - trumpet, Steve Kerin - keys, Brad Ulrich - baritone sax, Chris Mercer - tenor sax.
The full version of the band with horns and keys had the opportunity to perform at the San Diego Blues Festival on September 6, 2014. Kevin Selfe - guitar, vocals, harmonica, Jimi Bott - drums, Allen Markel -bass, Joe McCarthy - trumpet, Steve Kerin - keys, Brad Ulrich - baritone sax, Chris Mercer - tenor sax. We had an absolute blast...what a wonderful festival! Thanks to Michael Kinsman for having us down, to all the blues fans who came out and supported us, and thanks to Jon Naugle and Joe McCarthy for taking some wonderful photos!
We rolled in San Francisco to play Biscuits and Blues on November 15, 2013. Beautiful venue right downtown that is dedicated to having blues and great food, and a wonderful staff. Happy to see lots of friends in the audience welcoming us as we played there for the first time. Thanks so much to Deb Lubin for taking the great photos!
On October 31, I had the honor of performing at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago, IL for the Blues Blast Awards. Although we didn't win, very honored just to be nominated amongst the tremendous talent, and I had an absolute blast! A big THANK YOU to all the staff at Blues Blast Magazine, and to the Andy T- Nick Nixon band for backing me up on stage!
Our big Portland area CD release party for "Long Walk Home" at Duff's Garage. The band was just incredible...stellar musicians and performances. Kevin Selfe (guitar, vocals), Jimi Bott (drums) and Allen Markel (bass), Mitch Kashmar (harmonica, vocals), Joe McCarthy (trumpet), Chris Mercer (tenor sax), Brad Ulrich (baritone sax), Steve Kerin (piano), and Dover Weinberg (organ), Lisa Mann (bass, vocals). Thanks everyone who came out, and thanks to Tony Kutter for capturing the wonderful images from the show!
25th Annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, OR, July 4th, 2012 - One of the biggest shows we\'ve ever played, in front of a huge crowd (30,000 people!)...and was probably the most fun I\'ve ever had playing music! We had the big band consisting of Jimi Bott, Allen Markel, Joe McCarthy, Chris Mercer, Brad Ulrich, Mitch Kashmar, Lisa Mann, and Steve Kerin. Thanks Tony Kutter for the great pics!!!
On April 22, 2012, we played a set at a benefit for our good friend Big Monti Amundson who suffered a heart attack a few months ago. Wonderful time had by all and it was awesome getting to jam with Monti...he sounded great!!! If you would like to donate to help out Monti with his medical costs please visit http://thejwf.org/donate . Thanks to Jim Dorothy for the incredible photos! For more about Jim please visit http://www.imagesjdphotography.com/
August 13, 2011 - Joseph, OR - Wow...an incredible festival!!! Beautiful setting, great turnout, amazing bands, and LOTS of fun had by all. Was Jimi\'s birthday and got to hang out and jam with Nick Moss and his band, and made many new friends! Thanks to BoogieKing Steve and Jeri Davis for taking the great photos!