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

JANUAR
22 & 23rd Three Rivers Casino 9pm Stevens Hess Band
24th Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 6pm
featuring Kathryn Grimm
29th Rock Creek McMenamins Sonny Hess Trio 8pm
31st Lisa Mann's Birthday Party!!!Trails End Saloon 6pm
Womens Music Revue  featuring Anne Weiss

FEBRUARY 
5th Blackwells 9pm Stevens Hess Band
6th The Blue Diamond 9pm Stevens Hess Band
 7th Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 6pm
11th Edgefield Winery Sonny Hess duo with Lisa Mann 7pm
12th Trails End Saloon 9p Stevens Hess Band 
14th Valentines Day with the
NW Women Rhythm & Blues
Trails End Saloon 6pm
13th  Ship Tavern - Mult Village - Sonny Hess Trio 8pm
20th Hotel Oregon McMinn, duo w/Kelly Pierce 7pm
21st Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 6pm
26th Rock Creek Tavern  Sonny Hess Trio 9pm
27th Private Party
28th Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 6pm

MARCH
3rd Kennedy School 7pm Stevens Hess Band  - all ages