This year's lineup is complete with an amazing array of Blues Artists!
Our Sponsor: Lee Oskar Harmonicas
Lee Oskar is a founding member from the band ( now 'The Low Rider Band' ) who composed and recorded hits like 'Low Rider, 'Cisco Kid', 'Slipping Into Darkness', ' Why Can't We Be Friends', All Day Music', 'Spill The Wine', and many more hits is major sponsor of the Westport Blues Festival. We are honored to have his support and presence.
Kim Archer, known for her raw, powerhouse performances and personable interaction with her audiences, Archer has attracted a large and loyal following of fans in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.
Lady "A", heads up one of Seattle's Hottest Bands and performs periodically in the Portland, OR area with other musical friends. Lady “A” & the Baby Blues Funk band have performed together for the better part of 20 years. She, along with her band, deliver untold Blues & Funk not reserved for the faint of heart, with a little Gospel to level her out!
Claudette King, the youngest daughter of ultimate blues master B. B. King, is quick to cite her father as her main “inspiration.” But most certainly, the power of Claudette’s enthusiasm for the splendid genre-blending music on her debut “On To Something” merits wide notice. Trained in the gospel of the Baptist church from age 13, King is developing some of the emotional authority that one associates with her mighty mentors: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Chaka Khan, Mavis Staples, Mahalia Jackson, even Michael Jackson. The affable singer will tell you: “I got a bit of everybody inside of me.” One of the premier, up-and-coming blues-and-more vocalists of the day Claudette is conscientious and hard-working and she shows her own style, her own identity, through rhythm, phrasing, and timbre.
We are proud to present some of the top Harmonica Players in the nation to showcase their talents Sunday September 7th. Your host Andy Badd Dog Koch and Lee Oskar will be on hand!
Saturday, September 6 includes a special treat... Lee Oskar will be hosting a free Lee Oskar Harmonica Workshop in the Coho Hall at 10 AM-12:00PM
Lee will demonstrate some techniques, methods and improvisations of his signature harmonica system. This workshop will be demonstrating Lee's brand new Lee Oskar Quick Start Kit and will be educational and informative to all musicians, singer/song writers, as well to those who already play the harmonica.
You will not want to miss out on this workshop - admission is free to all Westport Blues Festival ticket holders.
The line up we have this year is going to blow you away. Each the Westport Blues Festival continues to grow we are honored to bring the best Blues Artist from around the country to Westport on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. We are still booking our talent so keep checking back as we will post updates. Westport Blues Festival, Where the Blues Meet the Beach! Get the date on your calendar now and buy your festival tickets early! We look forward to rocking the weekend with you Where the Blues Meet the Beach! Mark, Desiree and the Blues Crew.