MAY 201818

Brother Yusef Catfish Lou's

DOORS OPEN: 11:00 am
EVENT BEGINS: 9:00 pm

Venue Information

Catfish Lou's

2460 NW 24th Ave.
Portland, OR 97210

503-227-5384

Description

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Doors Open:  11am
Event Begins:  9pm

Band Website:  Brother Yusef

Brother Yusef has been described as a master solo guitarist, as well as a uniquely passionate vocalist. His performances are as raw, honest and real as the genre has ever aspired to be. Honed over thirty years, he calls his multifaceted style, fattback blues for it’s a rich mix of Delta , Chicago and Texas blues alongside a hard driving Louisiana stomp. Fattback Blues combines "traditional" fingerpicking and slide guitar playing with the contemporary feel of urban blues, rock and funk. He uses his right hand thumb to beat out a percussive bass-line and shuffle, while the index finger plays rhythm and lead lines, creating a full band sound with a solo guitar.

Brother Yusef approaches the blues from a musical, spiritual and social context. He is quoted as saying, “for African Americans blues has been about survival, healing and freedom ”.

Brother Yusef’s music is exuberant, bouncing with a highly rhythmic beat and slippery with a wildly flailing slide; this Bakersfield born, dreadlocked bluesman chugs and stomps the blues with impassioned devotion. By combining "traditional" finger picking and slide guitar with the contemporary feel of urban blues, Brother Yusef gives the past and present equal rights on stage. With verve and spark, his renditions of the old classic blues are delivered with a funky, deep-roots style that will make anyone sit up and listen.

Tickets are Non Refundable 

$7 - General Admission

$10 - Door Price (If Available)

Please be aware that general admission tickets could mean standing room only.  We encourage you to arrive early. Tickets may be available at the door.