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Seattle CD Release Party - Highway 99 Blues Club - Oct 17, 2015

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!

Portland CD Release Party - Bossanova Ballroom - Oct 16, 2015

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!

Highway 99 Blues Club - November 14, 2014

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.

San Diego Blues Festival - Sept 6, 2014

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!

Alberta Rose - April 1, 2014

We opened up for Alligator Recording Artist Tommy Castro and The Painkillers in Portland, OR on April, 1 at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Great show and fun crowd, and Tommy and the band (including original Tornado James Pace!) sounded awesome! Thanks Tony Kutter for the great photos!

WInter Blues Festival - Feb 22, 2014

Great time playing the 3rd Annual Winter Blues Festival at the Bob White Theater in Portland, OR. Thanks Tony Kutter for the photos!

Biscuits and Blues, San Francisco, Nov 15 2013

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!

Kevin at Buddy Guy's Legends

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!

Sugaray Rayford with Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes at Duff's Garage, Oct 24, 2013

We had the honor of backing up my good friend, Delta Groove labelmate, and world class blues singer and showman, Sugaray Rayford! And wow, what a night! Sold out show at Duff's that stayed til the very end. Thanks Tony Kutter for taking the great photos

Simi Valley 2013

Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival - May 26, 2013. Jimi and Kevin playing down in Simi Valley, CA with the Mannish Boys! Great festival and lineup, and a lot of fun! Thanks Tony Kutter for taking the pics!

Blues 4 MS - Aladdin Theater - March 3, 2013

A great show to benefit the MS society of Portland. We were joined by our good friend, and Delta Groove labelmate, Mitch Kashmar! Thanks to Tony Kutter, and Greg Johnson for taking the wonderful photos!

CD Release Party at Duff's, Feb 24, 2013

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!

Waterfront Blues Festival July 4, 2012

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!!!

Big Monti Benefit

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 . Thanks to Jim Dorothy for the incredible photos! For more about Jim please visit

NW Tour with Kirk Fletcher

January 26-29, 2012 - We had the opportunity to tour the NW with 3-time BMA nominee Kirk Fletcher...great shows, killer music, and lots of fun! Photos by Tony Kutter, Greg Johnson, Erika Olsen, and Tom Hunnywell.

Bronze, Blues, and Brews Festival 2011

August 13, 2011 - Joseph, OR - 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!

Willamette Valley Blues and Brews Festival

August 6, 2011 - Springfield, OR. Thanks BoogieKing Steve for the great photos!

Mt. Tabor Park Concert

Concert in Mt. Tabor Park, July 26, 2011. What a great time that was, in a beautiful setting...and an incredible crowd too...around 1200 people! Thanks to Tony Kutter for the awesome photos!

Ritzville Blues Festival 2011

July 9, 2011 - Ritzville Blues Festival, Ritzville, WA

Waterfront Blues Festival 2011

July 1, 2011 - Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, OR

KINK Christmas Blues Show - 2010

December 17, 2010 - KINK Christmas Blues Show at The Roseland Theater. An incredible night of music, and a whole lotta fun!!! We were joined on the bill by our good friends Lisa Mann, Ty Curtis, and The Insomniacs. Photos taken by Tony Kutter, Greg Johnson, Kathy Rose, and Joe Davis.

Waterfront Blues Festival 2010

July 5, 2010 - Waterfront Blues Festival! What else can be of the best festivals anywhere!!! We were joined by Jim Wallace on harp. Thanks to Tony Kutter for taking some great shots!

Untapped Blues Festival 2010

May 8, 2010 - UnTapped Blues Festival - Kennewick, WA - Beautiful sunny afternoon up in the Tri-Cities, and a great day of music! Photos by Tom Hunnewell.

WBS June Blues Bash 2010

June 8, 2010 - Washington Blues Society, Junes Blues Bash! - We had a great time up in Seattle playing for the WBS monthly meeting!!! Hung out with some old friends, and made some new fans. Thanks to Blues Boss for taking the photos!

CD Release Party! October 9, 2009

Duff\'s Garage - Portland, OR What and incredible night! Packed house all night long. Thanks so much to everybody that came out and made it a special night for us, we greatly appreciate it! Thanks to Tony Kutter, Greg Johnson, and Karylee for taking the pics!

Aladdin Theater - October 2009

Jamming with Tommy Castro, John Nemeth, Kenny Neal, and Janiva Magness at the Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR, Oct. 2009. Photos by Tony Kutter.

Roseland Theater - April 11, 2009

April 11, 2009 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR - - Great night of fun opening for the Insomniacs as they had their CD release party for \"At Least I\'m Not With You\". Thanks to Tony Kutter for taking the pics!

Waterfront Blues Festival - 2007

Pictures from the Waterfront Blues Festival - Portland, OR, July 6, 2007. What an incredible event!

Carey Bell

With Carey Bell (including Mookie Brill, Mark Stutso, James Pace, and Bill Smith)