Waterfront Blues Festival Portland Oregon


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Snakeboy was invited to play this festival twice while he lived in Portland. Killer line up of musicians every year, and all for a worthy cause. My many thanks to Peter Dammann for helping locate photos & video of Snakeboy.

“Welcome reporters, music critics and photographers to the 2008 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – celebrating 21 years of blues, community and fighting hunger … because no one should be hungry.

From its modest beginnings in 1988, the Waterfront Blues Festival has grown in size and reputation to be the largest blues festival West of the Mississippi and the second-largest blues festival in the United States. Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival is a benefit for Oregon Food Bank. All admission donations help Oregon Food Bank’s work to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Our sponsors make the festival possible.”

2004 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival announces stellar line-up Blues Cruise:
Texas Johnny Brown will share the bill on the afternoon Lone Star Blues Cruise on the “Portland Spirit” with Ruthie Foster, Monte Montgomery and Austin expatriate, The Original Snakeboy. Recently relocated to Portland, Snakeboy took first place at the 2000 National Slide Guitar Festival.

2005 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival announces blues-cruise performers
Blue Bayou Cruise: Monday, July 4, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Rounding out the lineup will be Snakeboy’s Viper Band, a duo of Texas expatriate slide-guitar master, the Original Snakeboy and drummer Corey Burdon. Recently relocated to Portland, Snakeboy took first place at the 2000 National Slide Guitar Festival.

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