The Preachers played a Duff's Garage in Portland for the first time last Thursday, and really had a ball!
Duff's is located on the east side of the river, in what looks like a light industrial area. There is a large stage, and good house sound system. Thursday is an off-night at the club, so we played from 9 to 11:30 PM.
The Preachers, left to right: Steve Yonck, Mike Lynch, Conrad Ormsby, Patty Mey, and Tim Sherman. Photo created by Ray Varner.
Since this band has never played in Portland, we had pretty low expectations as far as turnout goes. However, we had a pretty decent and enthusiastic crowd, including some friends from Seattle (DJs Dan Bryant and Oogie Richards), and Portland pals "Uncle" Ray Varner and Les Hutchinson. Several notable Portland blues musicians were in the house also. Harp blower Jim Wallace was kind enough to sit in with the band for a couple of songs, and sounded great, as usual! Jim's brother, Jon, owns Duff's Garage.
Hopefully, we will have other opportunities to play in Portland again soon. I'll keep you posted.
You can check out the Boneyard Preachers here. See you at the nightclub!