The Soul of John Black press photoJohn “J.B.” Bingham has a fairly diverse background having worked with bands like Everlast, Fishbone and jazz great Miles Davis. Influenced by the soul-blues and doo-wop he heard as a child growing up in Chicago, then hearing the guitar power of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, and combining the grooves of Miles Davis and John Lee Hooker, Bingham has created his own unique funky blend of blues, soul, rock and hip-hop. It is visionary music combining everything he loves that he performs under the name of The Soul of John Black. Aside from being a guitarist of merit, Bingham is also a skilled songwriter and performer.

Touring in support of his latest Yellow Dog Records release, A Sunshine State Of Mind, The Soul Of John Black will be appearing in Portland at Duff’s Garage (1635 SE 7th) on Friday, May 10th for a 9:00 pm show. This is a Cascade Blues Association co-sponsored event, so make sure you show your current membership card at the door to receive a $1.00 discount on admission.