AND Here’s Johnnie Ward & the Eagle Ridin’ Papas! They’re performing Tuesday, March 5th at 8:30 p.m.
Johnnie, a native to Portland, has performed with bands including the PH Phactor Jug Band, and opened for Moby Grape, The Grateful Dead, Pentangle, The Doors, and several other famous bands. Johnnie was involved with the movement that resurrected the blues venue in Portland in 1970. He was part of the first act to play The White Eagle, which was the first post-war Portland Blues club.
- Doug Marx – guitar, lead vocal
- Johnnie Ward – guitar., vocal
- Claes Almroth – harp, vocal;
- Paul Bassett – washboard
- Lauren Sheehan – mandolin
- Bill Uhlig – Upright Bass
The group delivers a true blues sound often accompanied with Johnnie on harmonica and saxophone. Some of his tunes are available on myspace.
Let’s welcome The Roving Eyes on Thursday, March 7th at 8:00 p.m. This group brings their own twist to the 60’s/70’s influenced Rock’n’Roll.
Erik Olaf – lead vocals/lead and rhythm guitar
Jerry Bennet – drums and vocals
Nathan Burke – vocals, bass/ lead guitar