Mitch Kashmar & Robbie Laws Blues Party Are Two Shows Happening At Duff’s Garage During CBA Appreciation Month

Duff’s Garage will officially open their new location at NE 82nd & Russell in May. Just ½ mile north of I-84 and across the street from Madison High School. Jon & Jennifer Wallace will continue presenting the best in local and touring blues, rockabilly, country & western, surf and garage bands.

Over the years Duff’s Garage and the Cascade Blues Association has had quite a healthy relationship and in appreciation of our members, Duff’s would like to offer a $1.00 discount for all blues-related shows Thursday through Saturday throughout the month of April before the big move. You must present your current CBA membership card to receive the discount.

During the month you will be able to catch such extraordinary acts such as Joe McMurrian (every Thursday except 4/17), the DK Stewart Sextet (4/4), Big Monti Amundson & Toledo Ketsch (4/5), Bill Rhoades (4/11) and from Seattle The Fat Tones (4/18). Sorry, this discount does not apply to the Lily Wilde Orchestra on 4/7, Tuesday Dover Weinberg Quartet shows, Wednesday Suburban Slim jams, or the Soul Vaccination show on 4/12.

But two special shows of note in April are:

Mitch Kashmar on Friday, April 25th. World renowned harmonica master and Delta Groove recording artist will be performing his last show in Portland before embarking out on a spring European tour. You will not have another opportunity to catch Mitch in town until late June, right before the Waterfront Blues Festival.. Mitch will be joined by a group of Portland’s best players for this night at Duff’s Garage that is guaranteed to be one of the hottest shows on the West Coast..

Also happening that same weekend will be a Blues Party thrown by Robbie Laws. And to ensure that it’s a true party, he has invited some of his good friends for what is certain to be the final big weekend blast happening in the original location for Duff’s. Expect to see along with the Robbie Laws Band, harmonica ace Rich Layton, guitar masters Chris Carlson and AC Porter, and everybody’s favorite vocalist in Portland Duffy Bishop.

A huge thanks to Jon & Jennifer Wallace, Joey Scruggs and the entire staff at Duff’s Garage. We’re looking forward to the new location, but let’s send this one out in a spectacular bash. Please attend as many of these shows as you can.