The next best thing
The other day I bemoaned the fact that there's no Blues Festival in Portland this year. But I just got wind of some welcome news: KBOO radio, which always live-broadcasts the proceedings, is going to replay some past year's performances all afternoon Saturday and Sunday.
Including Howard Tate, God bless him, doing the gospel hour on Sunday. I was so happy to be there in '02 for that one. Linda Hornbuckle was on the stage, too. Anyway, here's the lineup, as best I can tell:
In this day and age, you don't need to be in Portland and you don't need a radio to catch these sounds. It's stream-able! So go for it, wherever you may be, whenever you're in the mood this weekend.