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
EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT 7PM TRAILS END SALOON WOMENS MUSIC REVUe
27th McMenamins Rock Creek  Sonny Hess Trio 9pm
28th Paradise Harley Davidson Tigard Stevens Hess Band - noon til 4pm

JUNE
EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT 7PM TRAILS END SALOON WOMENS MUSIC REVUE
2nd Trails End Womens Music Revue 7pm
3rd Shotski's Wood Fired Pizza 8pm Sonny Hess Band with Lady Kat
Melodyes Birthday Party
4th Fat Moose Woodland Stevens Hess Band 8pm
9th Edgefields Little Red Shed Sonny Hess Trio 7pm
9th Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7pm
featuring Leah Hinchcliff and Kathryn Grimm
11th Blue Diamond Stevens Hess Band 9pm
​16th Woodburn farmers market 7pm Stevens Hess Band
16th Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7pm
18th Hotel Oregon 7pm Duo with Kelly Pierce
23rd Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7pm
25th Roadhouse 101 Lincoln City, 9pm Stevens Hess Band
26th Gators Bar Sonny Hess Band with Lady Kat
30th Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7pm Featuring Vicki Stevens

JULY
1st Grand Lodge 6pm in the yard Stevens Hess Band
3rd Safeway Albertsons Waterfront Blues Festival
Sail on Sister Cruise 3:30pm tickets www.tickettomato.com
NW Women Rhythm & Blues

3rd Safeway Albertsons Waterfront Blues Festival
time and stage to be announced
Lady True Blue - Lady Kat
backed by the Sonny Hess Band