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

February
17th Clydes - The Stevens Hess Band 8pm
18th Hotel Oregon duo w Kelly Pierce 7pm
22nd Grand Lodge Duo w/Lisa Mann 7pm
24th Rock Creek Trio 8pm
25th The Ship Tavern Sonny Hess Trio
March
3rd  Vinyl Tap Bar & Grill Stevens Hess Band 8pm
9th Edgefield Winery Duo 7pm
10/11th Three Rivers Casino/Blue Bills 9pm
 Stevens Hess Band introducing LadyTrue Blue
15th Barberry, McMinville 6pm Duo w/Lisa Mann
17th Trails End Saloon St Patrick's Day Party
 Stevens Hess Band 8:30pm
18th Hotel Oregon Duo w/Kelly Pierce 7pm
22nd Grand Lodge Duo w/Lisa Mann 7pm
24/25th Salishan's Attic Lounge Sonny Hess Trio 8pm
31st Rock Creek McMenamins 8pm Sonny Hess Trio
APRIL
1st Vinyl Tap Bar & Grill 8pm
7/8th Salishan's Attic Lounge 8pm Sonny Hess Trio
13th Edgefield Winery 7-9pm Duo w/ Lisa Mann
14th Blue Diamond 9pm Sonny Hess Band w/Lady Kat True Blue
15th Hotel Oregon 7-10pm duo w/ Kelly Pierce 
22nd Pacific City TBA
23rd TBA
26th Grand Lodge 7pm Duo w/ Lisa Mann
28th Rock Creek 8pm Sonny Hess Trio
29th CI Bar  Sonny Hess Band 8:30pm