Guitar Shorty - press photo

Guitar Shorty (press photo)

Legendary guitarist/vocalist Guitar Shorty is a giant in the blues world. Credited with influencing both Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy, Guitar Shorty has been electrifying audiences for five decades with his supercharged live shows and his incendiary recordings. Like a bare knuckled boxer, Shorty strikes with his blistering, physical guitar playing and his fierce vocals, connecting directly with body and soul. What really sets Shorty apart is his absolutely unpredictable, off-the-wall guitar playing. He reaches for sounds, riffs and licks that other blues players wouldn’t even think of. Guitar Shorty has long been a favorite amongst Portland blues fans and has consistently brought large crowds to his shows. He will be performing two shows in Northwest Oregon during the month of April.

On Sunday, April 13th, Guitar Shorty will also be performing a dinner show at The Birk on Sunday at 6:30. The Birk Country Store & Café is located at 11139 Hwy 202, Birkenfeld, Oregon. Please contact the venue for admission prices and other details at 503-755-2722

Then as part of the Soul’d Out Music Festival, Guitar Shorty will be performing at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave, on Monday, April 14th. Appearing on the bill with Shorty will be The Resistance. This is an 8:00 pm show, 21 & older only. Tickets are available through and are $17.00 advance, $20.00 day of show.