Duffy Bishop is a force of nature. A powerful blues blaster, a sultry soul singer, a presence who connects with her audience in a deeply personal way be it in an intimate club or huge festival. “Her band went on first and did a tune. Duffy watched from the back of the theater. The band struck up another tune and all of a sudden, this huge beautiful voice came out of nowhere. She was walking up the aisle, mic in hand, tall and glamorous, dressed to the nines, singing and greeting the members of the audience. By the time she got to the stage they were cheering…they were hers and she was theirs.” – Tom D’Antoni, Oregon Music News. “Sultry and sexual, beautiful and bold. Mannish boy cool, feminine frill or Raggedy-Ann mousey. She Is reckless and flailing, yet graceful in her delivery—full of wanton abandon. Duffy Bishop is a risk-taker.” – Ty Hitzemann, Buko Magazine Duffy’s long anticipated eighth album, Find Your Way Home, was just released this April, 2014. Based in Portland Oregon, Duffy is in the Cascade Blues Association and Washington Blues Society Hall Of Fame, and a recipient of both organizations’ Lifetime Achievement Award. She has won the CBA’s Female Vocalist Award so many years in a row that they renamed it the Duffy Bishop Female Vocalist Award.
Nick Vigarino and Larry Dennis – “Nick Vigarino’s Back Porch Stomp” (A House Crumbling ‘Slop-jar Delta Funk’ Disturbance) Vigarino radiates an unpredictable fervor with slashing slide guitar, powerful vocals, funky licks, modern lyrics, and his “slop jar delta funk blues”. He consistently captures, then rivets listeners with precise, passionate performances.” – Jefferson Magazine (Sweden)
Nick is the 2016 recipient of the Best Slide Guitar award, Lifetime Achievement award, and has been inducted into the Washington Blues Society’s Hall of Fame. Bringing a wealth of blues/rock experience to the duo, percussionist Larry Dennis elevates this style to a place where roots are respected, yet nudged towards the future. Having earned finalist status at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Nick Vigarino’s Back Porch Stomp is now globally recognized as one of the top blues acts in the world. Be it a juke or a major festival, Nick delivers the story with a stinging guitar second to none. That slide is naaasty!!” – Bo Diddley You shouldn’t miss this experience. It’s cut and dried…this guy kicks ass.” – Musician Magazine (NY, NY)
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