Sat 7/22 – Duffy Bishop Band (Blues) & Opener: Brian Lee and the Orbiters (Blues and Rock) – “Blues and Brews at the Muse” (Dance Starlight Stage) 6:30pm – $20/$22 at the door

Duffy Bishop is a force of nature. A powerful blues blaster, a sultry soul singer, a presence who connects with her audience in a deeply personal way be it in an intimate club or huge festival. “Her band went on first and did a tune. Duffy watched from the back of the theater. The band struck up another tune and all of a sudden, this huge beautiful voice came out of nowhere. She was walking up the aisle, mic in hand, tall and glamorous, dressed to the nines, singing and greeting the members of the audience. By the time she got to the stage they were cheering…they were hers and she was theirs.” – Tom D’Antoni, Oregon Music News. “Sultry and sexual, beautiful and bold. Mannish boy cool, feminine frill or Raggedy-Ann mousey. She Is reckless and flailing, yet graceful in her delivery—full of wanton abandon. Duffy Bishop is a risk-taker.” – Ty Hitzemann, Buko Magazine Duffy’s long anticipated eighth album, Find Your Way Home, was just released this April, 2014. Based in Portland Oregon, Duffy is in the Cascade Blues Association and Washington Blues Society Hall Of Fame, and a recipient of both organizations’ Lifetime Achievement Award. She has won the CBA’s Female Vocalist Award so many years in a row that they renamed it the Duffy Bishop Female Vocalist Award.


Brian Lee)Brian Lee & the Orbiters – are nominated for seven Washington Blues Society “Best of the Blues” Awards for 2017, including Best Blues Band and Best Traditional Blues Act!  They have previously been honored with “BB” awards for Best Traditional Blues Act in 2013, 2014, 2015,  for Best Blues Band in 2014, and several individual band member awards.

Brian Lee & the Orbiters are one of the premier bands on the Northwest blues scene. Their engaging delivery, top-flight musicianship, and great repertoire of original tunes and gems from the blues tradition has created a strong following. This is a band that’s tailor made for dancing! Brian and the band are serious in their musicianship, but have serious fun when they perform! The “Orbiters” name evokes the concept of the band– a “broad orbit” through the varied styles of the blues universe. Brian fronts the band with melodic vocals and superb guitar, slide guitar, and harmonica. Band members are among the finest in the region, with the amazing Mahiko Fujita on guitar, stellar grooves from Chris Wehba on bass, and supremely swingin’ drums by 2017 BB award nominee for best drummer and lifetime achievement, Russ Kammerer!


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