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Thursday, September 8 • 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Charles Bradley

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Admission with MusicfestNW wristband or $20 advance ticket from Ticketswest. Doors open at 7pm.

Charles Bradley was down and out when Gabriel Roth of Daptone Records happened upon him performing his Black Velvet act at the Tarheel Lounge in Bed Stuy. Roth recognized his raw talent and directly brought him into the Daptone “House of Soul” Studios for a session with the Sugarman 3. “Take It As It Comes” was Charles’ first single on Daptone and it proved him as a worthy vocalist. Roth eventually brought Charles out to Staten Island to see Dirt Rifle and the Bullets, a young funk band playing James Brown and Meters influenced songs. Thomas Brenneck, songwriter and guitarist for the Bullets, hit it off with Charles and they began working together. They released two singles on Daptone under the name “Charles Bradley and the Bullets,” but the Bullets soon dismantled in order to form the afrobeat influenced Budos Band...read more

 



Thursday September 8, 2011 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Whole Foods Market Stage at the Aladdin Theater 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland, OR 97202