8th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – May 26th, 2019

8th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash

Yearly blowout featuring some of Portland's most beloved songwriters taking on the Bard

8th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash

The Resolectrics, Ben Larsen, Little Sue, Ezza Rose, Anita Lee Elliott, Kory Quinn, Colin Hogan, Lewi Longmire, Never Come Down, Pete Kartsounes, Laura T. Lewis, Rebekah Garibay

Sun, May 26, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12 ADV / $15 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seating

The Resolectrics
The Resolectrics
Expanding on their love of American R&B, The Resolectrics are a rock & soul power trio exploring the vast landscapes of roots music with layered harmonies, multi-tonal guitar tracks, and ambitious arrangements. Since releasing their “Booker T. meets The Band” debut record, High Water, guitarist Tate Peterson, drummer John Becher, and bassist Bob Dunham have honed a leaner, meaner approach through continuous gigging and constant refinement. The band’s new record, Open Seas (released Sep 21, 2018), adds some timeless, British Invasion-style psychedelia to the mix along with a touch of horns and harmonica that help reconnect the music to its soul-based heritage. It’s a bigger sound that’s radio-ready and set for bigger stages and a larger audience.
Ben Larsen
Ben Larsen is a long time resident of Portland, OR where he began his music career thirteen years ago. A singer-songwriter, and multi instrumentalist, Larsen has been busy developing and producing his solo project.

His new, self produced album Turn, was developed with the support of many mainstays of the Portland music scene. With roots in acoustic music, Turn grew into a multi genre project creating both an honest and humbling space for Larsen to expand his musical palette.

Sounds on the project range from a full string quartet and horn section, to Larsen alone in front of one mic with a guitar.

Always on the search for a deeper and more genuine understanding and connection to music and listeners, Larsen is constantly expanding and examining his role as an musician, artist and creator.

Look for the new record out everywhere on November 27th.
Little Sue
Little Sue
"Neo-Classic Rock with pop and country elements and honky-tonk angel vocals. Is that Americana? Who cares, it's good."
Ezza Rose
Ezza Rose
Since 2009, Ezza Rose has been cultivating a sound of her own. Drawing on several influences from the likes of Etta James, Stevie Nicks, and her residency in Portland, Ezza writes and performs music which reflects the listeners’ lives back at them while hinting at a new perspective. The fluidity of love, the ebb and flow of relationships, and getting caught in the machine of expectations and technology, all are deconstructed with flowy rhythm, aggressive electric guitars, and dreamy vocal melodies.
Anita Lee Elliott
Portland songwriter (Viva Voce, Blue Giant, Anita Lee & The Handsome 3)
Kory Quinn
Kory Quinn
Kory Quinn is a Revelation of American Protest Music which The Portland Mercury has stated is, "The Best The West Coast has to offer." He has spent the last seven years playing 1600+ Dates on the road throughout the World, including the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Canada. He has shared the stage with Leon Russell, Junior Brown, Alejandro Escovado, Fruition, The Henhouse Prowlers, The Lil’ Smokies, Charlie Parr, Anna Tivel, Jeffery Martin, and Michael Howard.

The newest single, "Dead Man's Son," has garnered attention from New York to Portland by way of No Depression, the authority in Americana Music, which has said that Quinn's songwriting is “Masterful.” The next installment in Quinn's Career is "Chicago/Western," which is set for release later this year, where the listener will be taken through the myriad maze of styles that define KQ as an Artist. According to Rachel Cholst, "If the single is any indicator, he's totally going to crush it." The Mighty Quinn is the next one to watch out for.
Lewi Longmire
Lewi Longmire
Lewi Longmire has built a reputation as Portland's multi-instrumentalist "go to guy." In the years since relocating to Portland from Albuquerque, New Mexico, he's been included on shows and recordings by many of the Northwest's finest bands and songwriters. He's worked with national acts Michael Hurley, Victoria Williams, Blue Giant, the Minus 5 and Tara Jane O'Neill as well as local luminaries Fernando, James Low, Pancake Breakfast, Little Sue, Casey Neill, Michael Jodell, the Freak Mountain Ramblers and The Peasants. More recently, though, Lewi has taken all the things he learned from working with these fine performers and has been spending his time leading a roots rock/americana band of his own, singing the songs he has written himself. The group owes much to the American tradition of good songs played with high energy, deep roots, and an unpretentious sense of fun. Their sound finds the connection between the basement feel of The Band, the raspy blue-eyed soul of Joe Cocker, the desert space of Giant Sand, the "without a net" deep space improvisations of the San Francisco ballrooms, the punk abandon of The Stooges and the quiet contemplation of Neil Young playing solo.
Laura T. Lewis
Raised under the northern fog banks of the San Francisco bay on a heavy dose of country, folk, and blues from old clement street, laura stitches these influences together for a sound of her own.
Rebekah Garibay
Drawing inspiration from the era of soul giants, Rebekah Garibay explores the expression of fiery emotional content through vocal nuance paired with rhythmic keys. She is currently working on her debut album.