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Wil Blades Band
featuring SKERIK, JEFF PARKER (Tortoise) and SIMON LOTT
January 18, 2014
9 p.m. | $10 | 21+
More info: thegoodfoot.com
2845 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97214
Wil Blades debuts his new band featuring longtime collaborators Jeff Parker of Tortoise on guitar, sax legend Skerik and New Orleans drummer Simon Lott on this West Coast tour.
Blades, a native Chicagoan, has become the San Francisco Bay Area’s first call organist and is rapidly gaining momentum throughout the world. He has been named in the Downbeat critics poll under “Rising Star” for organ every year since 2006.
Wil has kept the traditional sounds of Jimmy Smith, Larry Young, and “Groove” Holmes alive, while creating a more personal, modern sound. Wil has performed and recorded with John Lee Hooker, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Joe Louis Walker, Don Braden, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Karl Denson, Will Bernard, Scott Amendola, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Billy Martin, Anders Osborne, Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Betty Joplin, Eddie Marshall, Herbie Lewis, and many others. “He is the future to carry on the legend, the legacy of the organ, of the B-3.” -Dr. Lonnie Smith.