By TOM D'ANTONI // He's the guy who picked them all, now he tells us all about them!
As we inch slowly toward sun and warmth, we’re going to find out all, and I do mean all, about the 2017 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, June 30 to July 4th because Festival Artistic Director and ace guitarist Peter Dammann is in the Coffeeshop today.
Welcome to World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan in Portland for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation.
This will be the thirtieth annual festival and Peter has been either playing at or curating the music for every one.
Have you seen the lineup. What did you think? Some new names? Yes indeed. Some were even new to me and I thought I knew everybody. This is a good thing! If you’re not learning, you’re dead.
Let’s hear about them all from Peter Dammann: