Steve has played guitar most of his life. He learned by ear and was soon gleaning riffs off his favorite albums. After the formation and breakup of many bands the call of the Classical Guitar became the singular focus in his search to be a better musician.
Upon graduating with a degree in Classical Guitar performance, he returned to his Rock roots and chose to blend Classical, Rock, Jazz, and World music in his compositions ranging from his ARZ project to his latest solo guitar album Sunday Morning.
Steve continues to perform solo Classical/Jazz/Nuevo Flamenco/Classic Rock on the concert stage and events of all kinds.
Ben Rice's music is deeply rooted in traditional blues, yet at the same time fiercely original. His guitar playing earns labels like "fearless," "inventive" and "powerful," and he routinely brings audiences to their feet with his stunning and emotionally honest vocal delivery. Ben is as much at home fronting his electric band as he is captivating a crowd solo with nothing but his voice and his acoustic resonator guitar.
The Portland Hustle is an expansion of the trio that Rice has been playing with for the last decade. Adding instruments and singers offers up an expansion of the sonic palette Rice works with. He tapped Portland's legendary arranger Dave Mills to help orchestrate his originals. The collaboration has yielded a huge sound that is powerful and compelling. The new name, instrumentation, and sound has been a giant leap in excitement and anticipation at shows.
Local favorites, The Bartolotti Brothers are sure to please just about all music lovers. Blending elements of blues and Rock & Roll, performing classics in both genres.
Featuring Tony Bartolotti on lead vocals and guitar, and brother Rick on lead vocals and keyboards. Backed by rock solid bassist Robert Lefebvre and in the pocket drummer Bill Dutkovic.
The Bartolotti Brothers create an irresistible style of blues and rock with vocal harmonies only true brothers can perform. You don’t want to miss this one!
The Beat Goes On is an international award-winning all-adult marching band committed to delighting Northwest, National, and International audiences while reliving the best parts of the marching band experiences we fondly remember and creating indelible memories.
Founded in October 2011, the band is renowned for its upbeat attitude, feel-good musical selections, and emphasis on audience interaction. Though its musical tastes are eclectic, TBGO features a high-energy, brassy, rock and roll style – we may be a marching band, but we're more likely to play Bruno Mars than John Philip Sousa!
The band has performed at a 25 mile floral parade in the Netherlands, alongside Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower, on the floor of the Oregon House of Representatives, aboard a Caribbean cruise ship, in the courtyard of an 18th century castle, atop the Great Wall of China, and at hundreds of civic, corporate, and private events across the Pacific Northwest.
Los Plebes Del 503, an emerging force in the Sierreno regional music scene, came together through the shared passion and talent of Erick Ponce Vázquez, a talented student at Newberg High School, and his friends, Alexis Camacho and Luis Martínez. With their distinctive blend of traditional Mexican sounds and modern influences, this dynamic ensemble is quickly gaining recognition for their captivating performances and infectious melodies. Los Plebes Del 503 are destined for greatness, and their journey has only just begun!
I’m a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer based in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country. My songwriting draws on a background in folk, Americana, bluegrass, and classic rock. I love singer-songwriter music of the 1960s and ‘70s. It’s amazing how music becomes a soundtrack for memories. So every time I perform, I keep that in mind and work to create a musical experience that audiences will remember for a long time.
I perform as a solo act, duo, or full band depending on the event. I’ve played for audiences at venues throughout the Pacific Northwest, including festivals, summer park concerts, wineries, and private events. I hope to play for you soon!
Infamous Soul is one of the valley's best classic rock bands playing your favorite hits from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today. For a fun night of listening and dancing, enjoy Infamous Soul's silky-smooth vocals, rockin' guitars, heart-stopping drumming, chest thumping bass and top shelf keys. Infamous Soul is an outstanding example of what a cover band should be: experienced, passionate, and talented enough to play the great rock songs that you love to hear all night long.
There are singers, songwriters, and guitarists, and some do it all, but few as convincingly or with the proficiency of Ty Curtis, whose record of accomplishments stands with and, arguably, exceeds those of artists twice his age. Now, with his eighth album, “Ascendant Blues”, Ty pushes boundaries, framed in the context of a seminal, but evolving art form, and looking to its future. Another album, from the same star-studded session, is in reserve, soon to be issued as a follow-up. These recordings were done in a manner that comes as close to live performances as possible, intended to bring that level of excitement to the listening audience.
The strength of these live performances, with Ty leading the charge, is supported by a group of seasoned musicians – Steve Kerin (keys), David Kahl (bass), and Richard Lawrence (drums) – each of them respected artists, with drawing power, in their own rights, in the Portland-based community. There’s something special in the interplay between them, an energy and flow in their music, with each of them prepared to guide the others through a sonic adventure. Of course, this comes from lots of playing together but here it is strengthened and tempered by their intimate involvement in developing the songs, featured on the new recordings. Responses, during and after, from musicians and non-musicians, alike, have been consistently positive, whether as a solo artist, acoustic or electric, from solo performer, through various configurations and even into collaborative efforts.
If you’ve seen Ty Curtis before, then be prepared for what others have said; that, as good as he is, there is now an elevated quality about seeing him performing, especially with this band. If you’ve never had the pleasure, prepare yourselves; you’re about to embark on a memorable journey.