DOORS OPEN: 2:00 pm
EVENT BEGINS: 7:00 pm
Sister Mercy & Gino Matteo with Jade Bennet
Friday March 8th, 2019
Doors Open: 2:00pm
Event Begins: 7:00pm
SISTER MERCY possesses a high energy, blues driven sound. Lead singer April Brown is mesmerizing with her powerful, beautiful presence, full range vocals and complete joy in performance. Scott Garcia creates memorable licks on guitar and Roger Espinor (drums) John Webb(bass) and Debby Espinor (keyboards) hold the rhythms down tight. Semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge 2016, the band will head to Memphis again in January 2018. SISTER MERCY was nominated for best contemporary and best new band for the Muddy Awards. SISTER MERCY represents the Cascade Blues Association of Portland, Oregon, SISTER MERCY presents original music that is a pleasure for the ears and a show that is a feast for the eyes.
Best Contemporary Blues Band Muddy Nominee 2017
Portland Cascade Blues Association Journey to Memphis Winner 2017
Portland Cascade Blues Association Journey to Memphis Winner 2015
International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalist 2016
Nominated for "Best New Blues Band" 2015
"Work hard at what you love, treat everyone you meet like family, and try to smile here and there". Through it all, Gino Matteo still holds true to what he believes. Being a rarity in today's Roots-Music world, Gino Matteo is a young man with an incredible knowledge and respect for the past. A true student of the life. Gino's performances are spontaneous, explosive, and original- a triple threat to the music world. Gino is the definition of an "old soul" with a voice as smooth as velvet but tough as nails. Gino writes music about his life as he lives it. His love, joy, and pain pour through his guitar and voice. Using the experiences learned over time, Gino Matteo's sound respectfully pays tribute to true roots music while adding a bit of his own life in between and is quickly carving out a name for himself being among the finest songwriters and guitarists in music.
For the last several years, Gino served as the lead guitarist in the Sugaray Rayford Band traveling the world with the blues great.
Tickets are Non Refundable.