July 21-23, 2023

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This is information for the 2022 Art Fair. Stay tuned for more information about the 2023 event.

Tony Coleman



Tony Coleman, one of the most revered blues drummers in the world today, has assembled an all-star grouping of Portland musicians to pay tribute to three of his mentors and former bosses, the pioneering blues guitarists BB King, Albert King and Freddie King, whose iconic guitar work has profoundly influenced virtually every rock and blues guitarist of the past six decades. Coleman is one of the very few musicians alive to have toured and/or recorded with all three of these legendary bluesmen. Joining Coleman on this tribute is an impressive lineup of the region’s blues all-stars. Contributing Three-Kings-inspired guitar work are Mike Osborn  and Peter Dammann. Louis Pain is featured on organ, and John Mazzocco on bass. Leading the tight horn section is British expatriate saxophonist, Chris Mercer, who toured with Freddie King and recorded on some of the Texas guitarist’s seminal hits of the 1970s. On trumpet is longtime Portland standout Joe McCarthy.

Tony Coleman