Two of Portland’s hottest rising blues stars have been tag-teaming their way across the country in a number of shows to the excitement of many new fans. So it’s only fitting that they bring that excitement home to give their local fans a little taste.
Blues Music Award winner and the recipient of the Blues Blast Sean Costello Rising Star Award Lisa Mann is paired with two-time International Blues Challenge finalist and the St Blues Guitar Award winner for best guitarist in the 2015 IBC solo/duo competition Ben Rice. That’s a killer combination and between the two of them would need a wheelbarrow to lug all of the Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards between them. Backing the two will be Lisa’s Really Good Band Michael Ballash on drums, Jason “JT” Thomas on guitar and Brian Harris on keys, with Dave Melyan handling a bit of drums as well. This will be a night filled with blues and soulful grooves.
Lisa Mann and Ben Rice will be making it all happen at Jimmy Mak’s, 221 NW 10th Avenue, on Friday, Fenruary 12 at 8:00 pm. Tickets will be $12.00 at the door and Cascade Blues Association members will receive a $2.00 discount when showing their current membership card for this co-sponsored event.