Sonny Hess Band - All Aces
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Original tight, precise and powerful R&B. The Sonny Hess Band is holdin' All Aces and a sure winner! With influences fron Cold Blood and Melissa Etheridge this band is imminently danceable and puts on a very energetic show!
Blue-Eyed Funky R&B and Sexy Rock

Veteran guitarist vocalist, Sonny Hess first picked up a guitar as a kid age 8, by the time she was a teenager she was picking up gigs all over and played in Portland’s top bands at the time, The Koffee Band and Margo Tufo’s Blues Sisters. From there she met the show stopping, late great, Paulette Davis. This band won Portland’s music association Crystal award for outstanding R&B act of the year. Paulette Davis gave Sonny the nickname ‘Sonny Smokin’ Hess’, they played together for four years and out of that came the CD “It’s About Damn Time”. After Paulette passed, Sonny continued their legacy as the Power Band always known for upbeat danceable R&B, a real energetic show. Sonny went on to be the first woman nominated in a male dominated field for Best Lead Guitar by the Cascade Blues Assoc, also holds a nomination for "Lifetime Achievement Award". She has played with, sung with and composed with many of the regions top artists, as well as opening for Etta James, Jr Walker and the All Stars, Average White Band and Bobby Womack. Sonny Hess is also widely known for her productions of the NW Women R&B Show, a specialty show she takes pride in producing. Her show has been seen by 100’s of 1,000’s over the past 15 years at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. eteran guitarist vocalist, Sonny Hess first picked up a guitar as a kid age 8, by the time she was a teenager she was picking up gigs all over and played in Portland’s top bands at the time, The Koffee Band and Margo Tufo’s Blues Sisters. From there she met the show stopping, late great, Paulette Davis. This band won Portland’s music association Crystal award for outstanding R&B act of the year. Paulette Davis gave Sonny the nickname ‘Sonny Smokin’ Hess’, they played together for four years and out of that came the CD “It’s About Damn Time”. After Paulette passed, Sonny continued their legacy as the Power Band always known for upbeat danceable R&B, a real energetic show. Sonny went on to be the first woman nominated in a male dominated field for Best Lead Guitar by the Cascade Blues Assoc, also holds a nomination for "Lifetime Achievement Award". She has played with, sung with and composed with many of the regions top artists, as well as opening for Etta James, Jr Walker and the All Stars, Average White Band and Bobby Womack. Sonny Hess is also widely known for her productions of the NW Women R&B Show, a specialty show she takes pride in producing. Her show has been seen by 100’s of 1,000’s over the past 15 years at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. 


Mr. Kelly Pierce, our drum/percussion man, is like a brother to Sonny as they have played together for over 15 years. He is in sync with her groove and knows how to anticipate her next move. Kelly is an emotional player with dynamics that make him an Ace up our sleeve.

Bass man, veteran player, Jim Hively. It has been said that Jim has the best bass tone in the region, ask him, he’d say ‘aw, just the way I play, my attack.’ Jim’s tone sends audiences running towards the dance floor and other bass players trying to emulate.

2013 Winner of The Best New Act by the Cascade Blues Association!!!
Upcoming Performances




EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT 7PM TRAILS END SALOON WOMENS MUSIC REVUE

​NOVEMBER
25th Rock Creek Tavern Trio 8pm

December
1st Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7-10pm
2nd Vinyl Tap Bar & Grill 8:30pm Stevens Hess Band
3rd Blue Diamond 9pm Stevens Hess Band
8th Trails End Saloon 7pm Ticketed event
 First of two Shows
NW Women R&B 18th Annual Christmas concerts
get details and tickets at www.nwwomenblues.com
9th Boons Treasury - Salem Trio 8pm
10th Grand Lodge - Forest Grove 7pm Duo w/ Jim Hively
11th 2nd show 6pm
18th Annual NW Women R&B Christmas Concert
Carvlin Hall 16th & SE Division
details and tickets at www.nwwomenblues.com
14thh Edgefield - 7-9pm Duo w/ Lisa Mann
15th Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7-10pm
17th Hotel Oregon 7-10pm Duo w/Kelly Pierce
22nd Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7-10pm
23rd CI Bar Tualatin 9pm Stevens Hess Band
28th The Barberry McMinnville 6-9pm Duo w/ Lisa Mann
29th Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7-10pm
30th Rock Creek Tavern 8pm Trio
31st Edgefield New Years Eve Party! Stevens Hess Band 9-12:30