This past weekend, Portland hosted the annual Musicfest Northwest . 6 Days of constant shows in all genres at every available venue in the city, it was paradise. To be honest, I had heard of probably only 3 out of the 165 shows going into the festival, but let be real, that’s the best situation. You get to fall in love with new music and new artists. WIN.
I was lucky enough to hit up about 5 shows and by far my favorite was Cody ChestnuTT who has been featured on Dave Chappell and played with the Roots. He was such an engaging performer/entertainer and his songs just made you so happy to be there with that $8 whiskey ginger in your hand.
And his bass player, Jeffrey Bass Gaines, was a kick to chat with after the show.
Definitely check out his soulful Al Green/Marvin sound. You will NOT regret it.
**shown above are a few friends with the man himself.