Michael Williams – son of the late Junior Medlow Williams, the legendary Texas bluesman and lead vocalist/co-writer in The Cobras with guitarist Chris Duarte – is one of the few guitarists who can claim by legacy to be born in the blues. Michael draws upon the influences of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Albert King, B.B. King, and Buddy Guy with his mastery of traditional blues, soulful songwriting, dynamic voice, blistering licks, and intense performance energy.
Already, Michael’s had the opportunity to work with many accomplished musicians including his father, Junior Medlow and the Bad Boys, Willie Nelson, and Chris Duarte. After the passing of his father, Michael moved to Seattle to carry on his family legacy and pay homage to one of his biggest influences; the great Jimi Hendrix. In Seattle, Michael formed the Michael Williams Band and independently released his first album “King of the Dead” in 2007. Shortly thereafter, The Washington Blues Society nominated them as “The Best Unsigned Band.”
Eddie Kramer, the multi Grammy-award winning producer and engineer who is renowned for lifelong work with Jimi Hendrix’s music, as well with several other Grammy-award winning blues legends, produced Michael’s newest album, Fire Red.
Hayley Lynn – Hayley Lynn’s songwriting is raw, seductive, and impactful. Within her lyrical imagery she tells the listener an honest story with a lesson to be learned. Never afraid to take risks, Hayley Lynn’s vulnerable and timeless performances unequivocally capture the attention and hearts of her audience. An evening with Hayley Lynn’s music is a night to be remembered. Since December 2017, Hayley participated in The Acoustic Guitar Project’s Portland showcase submitting her song ‘Lost Twin’ as well as starting 2018 off by being featured in both the Portland’s All-Star Buskers Concert and #WomenCrush Music’s first showcase. She was also one of Maryhill Winery’s featured acts for their Summer Kick-Off showcase alongside singer-songwriter Nate Botsford and Skybound Blue. Recently, Hayley Lynn just released her newest single ‘You Are My Love’ and is in the process of recording her first full length record. She plans on releasing the first chapter of her record, titled ‘The Heart’, October 19th 2018.
Since early 2015, Scratchdog Stringband has been touring throughout the West Coast & beyond with their fresh amalgamation of classic & contemporary Americana/Bluegrass music. Based in Portland, OR, the dogs have played over four-hundred shows in two & a half years, all the while honing their technical finesse through careful craftsmanship & intuitive improvisation. The sound that emerges is uniquely “Scratchdog,” not just a Bluegrass experience but also deriving from influences in Rock, Folk, Country and Jazz.
The Sedona Fire Band is a world folk fusion group that features rich vocal harmony, guitar, flute, trumpet, cello, keyboard, & hand percussion. They cover a broad range from jazz standards, to blues, to rock, to pop, to folk classics. The group’s members are Sedona Torres-vocals, Michael Dinan, on guitar-vocals, Bob La Torre-trumpet with wife Renee-cello, Chuck & Barb McLaughlin, who make a dynamic hand percussion duo together & Fred Lackaff completes this eclectic musical stew with his classy keyboard mastery.
Julie Adams and Michael Costello, aka Adams & Costello, are a synergistic singer/songwriting guitar duo who met while living on opposite coasts, they are now currently based in Cannon Beach, OR, and have created their third album together, “ADAMS & COSTELLO MEET THE WORLD” just released in August 2018. Meeting at a Lucinda Williams concert in Boston, Massachusetts was an interesting start to this musical couple’s journey. Combining Costello’s love of roots music along with Adams’ strong draw to driving rhythms, this pair creates a unique sound which comes alive during their studio sessions and live performances.