July 16, 2013

Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes - Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland Oregon 2007

And aboard we have more blues sounds, this time with a debut here, Kevin Selfe presented by The Rippin Frog.

Kevin Selfe & the Tornadoes - 2007-07-06 - Live @ The Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, OR. 
July 6, 2007

Recorded from KBOO FM again this year. KBOO is an all volunteer radio station that has been broadcasting this festival for 20 years. There will be some inherrent reception problems and some drops in the music from time to time, but I have tried to "fix" all where possible.
Enjoy the tunes, twofthrs

Kevin Selfe has dedicated his life to the blues. After graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in Meteorology in 1995, Selfe felt like there was something missing…something else calling him. He decided to abandon a lucrative career as a weatherman, and pursue the music that consumed his soul…the blues.

In 1996 at the age of 22, he joined the regionally popular Fat Daddy Band based out of his hometown of Roanoke, VA. During his tenure with them, the Fat Daddy Band won the Charlotte Blues Society's 2001 Talent Competition and was a finalist at the Blues Foundation's 2002 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, thus being named one of the top 6 unsigned blues bands in the world. After spending 7 busy years touring the South with the band and recording three CDs, Kevin joined forces with fellow Virginia bluesman Rodger Crowder, forming Little Rodger and the Cheap Thrills. Over the next two years Kevin continued touring, performing at some of the nation’s best blues clubs including: The Slippery Noodle, in Indianapolis, IN; Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, in Nashville, TN; The Double Door Inn, in Charlotte, NC; J.M. Randall's, in Williamsburg, VA; Midway Tavern, Mishawaka, IN; and Chip's Winder, GA; to name but a few.

In early 2005, Kevin formed his own group, Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes. In Sept 2005, the group backed up Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater at the Taste of The Blue Ridge Blues Festival in Roanoke, VA. In March 2006, Kevin competed against 27 guitarists and won Guitar Center’s King of The Blues Contest in Richmond, VA. Recently, Kevin backed up former Muddy Waters' sideman and harmonica legend, the late Carey Bell.
 Always searching for the next adventure, Kevin relocated to Portland, OR in January 2007, where he looks to become part of a vibrant blues community and continue his lifelong passion of performing the blues.
Set List
1. come back baby
2. boggie
3. t-bone walker instrumental
4. born under a bad sign
5. crosscut saw
6. another mule been kickin' in my stall
7. you don't do nothin' for me
8. boom boom 



twofthrs said...

Nice to see that someone posted my recording of Kevin & Band. If you want or need any more from the Waterfront Blues Festival, let me know and we'll try to work something out. I've been recording them for years...twofthrs

Anonymous said...

great job you did two !!
I'd love to getmore of those high quality recording from this great blues fest !1
Rippin Frog

twofthrs said...

Right now there are a number of them up on Dimeadozen for DL. Check it out. Most are from the recent festival. Send me a PM and I'll try to get you some more.

Anonymous said...

ill check it out when i get home next week
Rippin Frog

Anonymous said...

twofthrs : hmm says sign in is close:( ( at dimeadozen)

here is an email maybe we can chat about your recording one day)

khunmarc at telus dot net
no spaces and well u know the drill !!!\