Portland Mojo Watch Party w/Special Guests!


Sun Jun 26 2022 at 01:00 pm


McMenamins Mission Theater | Portland, OR

This movie is a history of the Portland, Oregon blues scene from its inception and growth through the late 2000's with a close look at the influences and talented people unique to Portland that made this wonderful coincidence possible. What seemed like a simple story at first eventually led to a tracing of the influences and evolution of the art form from the very beginnings of the settlement on through the growth of the city up to the present day, along the way interviewing nearly everyone who was involved in the local blues music scene from the 1960s on. With the help of many of these artists and numerous other contributors' rare recordings, posters, and photographs were unearthed, along with archival film and video footage of nearly forgotten performances. The result is this film: both a chronicle of the evolution of this art form in Portland and an homage to the numerous artists who fell in love with it.—Anonymous
The movie runs 90 minutes, during intermission we will open up the mic to many Portland Blues icons. Scheduled to appear are Bill Rhoades, Lloyd Jones, Dave Kahl, Duffy Bishop, Chris Carlson, the Director Bob Leitch… And I just heard a rumor that Curtis Salgado may show up too! Come hear their personal stories and have your questions ready! We will have a limited number of Posters that were made by Gary Houston and signed by him for the movie premiere!
Special Thanks to Don Campbell (Criminal Records) for permission to show this out-of-print DVD!
Directed by Bob Leitch
Special guests to be announced soon!
This is a benefit for Artichoke Community Music and will be co-hosted by board member Arietta Ward and Chad Rupp!

Where is it happening?

McMenamins Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, United States

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