Artist/activist group While Rome Burns is focusing on the issue of immigration at this month’s benefit. With back-to-back performances by two of Portland’s most dynamic blues/jazz/R&B/Americana luminaries, Karen Lovely and Tevis Hodge Jr., While Rome Burns hopes to raise both money and awareness for Causa, one of Oregon’s most committed Latino immigrant support organizations.
Please join us – and help While Rome Burns and Causa support our immigrant brothers and sisters – and enjoy some great music and food to boot!
Sunday July 22, 5 – 7 PM
Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge
3552 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon 97227 (map)
$10 (100% goes to Causa)
Causa works to improve the lives of Latino immigrants and their families in Oregon through advocacy, coalition building, leadership development, and civic engagement. Latino immigrants and their families are the heart of Causa and inspire, implement, and champion Causa’s work. And through their work with Oregon Immigration Resource, Causa helps provide legal resources and guidance for at-risk individuals and families.
Karen Lovely offers up a blistering mix of contemporary Blues, Blues Rock, and American roots music in her albums and live shows. Known for her passionate, driven style, this powerhouse vocalist consistently delivers standout performances – both live and in the studio, garnering awards and critical acclaim throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and South America.
Lovely’s self-released albums (including her newest release FISH OUTTA WATER) have topped national and international blues and roots charts, and made the “Best of the Year” blues album lists for noted publications such as Downbeat Magazine, Roots Music Report, Living Blues and Blues Blast. She is a two time “#1 Pick to Click” artist on XM Radio Bluesville. While Rome Burns is ecstatic to welcome the lovely Ms. Lovely to the party!
Mining the vein of traditional American music including: blues, jazz, ragtime, jugband and folk, Tevis Hodge Jr. has been wowing fans from Portland’s tiniest music joints to it’s biggest festival stages. He performs in various band configurations, and as a solo act in the Portland area and the greater Northwest. Hodge has performed with a number of musical luminaries, including vaudeville legend Baby Gramps, folk giant Peter Yarrow, Joe McMurrian (winner of The Best Independent Blues Release), Suburban Slim (three time Muddy Award nominee), Lucy Hammond (top 5 on Roots Music Charts for Oregon) and Kevin Selfe (Muddy Award winner). While Rome Burns is pleased as punch to welcome Mr. Hodge to the fold.