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
MAY
13th Guest spot at The Trails End Saloon with Monti
14th Edgefield Winery 7-9pm Duo with Lisa Mann
16th Grand Lodge 7-10pm Trio with Kelly & Jim
21st The Lehrer 7pm Duo with Lisa Mann
22nd Streetcar Bistro 9pm Duo with Vicki Stevens
23rd Hotel Oregon 7-10pm Duo with Kelly Pierce
29th Finnegans, Newberg The Stevens Hess Band 9pm
30th Paradise Harley Davidson Noon, Tigard The Stevens Hess Band
June
3rd Hawthorne Lobster House 6-9pm Duo with Lisa Mann
4th The Grand Lodge 7-9:30pm The Stevens Hess Band on the Yard!!
5th Duff's Garage The Stevens Hess Band with guest Lady Kat 9pm
6th Bugsy's Junction City 9pm The Stevens Hess Band
11th Red Shed Edgefield 7-9pm Duo with Lisa Mann
12th & 13th Three Rivers Casino 9pm
17th  Hawthorne Lobster House 6-9pm Duo with Lisa Mann
18th The Lehrer 7pm Duo with Lisa Mann
20th The Blue Diamond 9pm Stevens Hess Band
25th The Downtown Dog Lebanon 6pm Trio
26th Jimmy Mak's 8pm
NW Women Rhythm & Blues Show 
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27th Troon Tasting Room Carlton Duo w/Vicki 4-7pm 
27th Boons Treasury Salem Stevens Hess Band 8pm
JULY
2nd Kennedy School 7-9pm The Stevens Hess band
5th Waterfront Blues Festival DME Cruise2pm
The NW Women Rhythm & Blues