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.

Upcoming Performances
June
20th & 21st The Attic Lounge at Salishan 8pm
25th Your Place, Salem Guests of John Pounds Jam 7:30pm
27th The Blue Diamond - Stevens Hess Band 9pm
28th La Center Summer Festival  Sternwheeler Park 
NW Women R&B 6-8pm www.mandkevents.net
29th Good in the Hood 5pm
N. Flint/N. Russell
July
4th Safeway Waterfront Blues FESTIVAL
NW Women Rhythm & Blues 4:45PM North Main Stage
5th Private Party
9th Edgefield Winery, McMenamins Troutdale Duo with Lisa Mann 7pm
11th & 12th Hollywood Hot Rod Bar & Grill Stevens Hess Band 9pm
12th Oakridge Summer Festival - Stevens Hess Band 1pm
13th Lavender Festival, Yamhill. Duo with Lisa Mann 2pm 
18th Bleachers Bar & Grill Stevens Hess Band - 9pm
19th Island Moorage Annual Dock party - Stevens Hess Band 
18989 NE Marine Dr  $10 suggested donation
25th Indepence Festival - Stevens Hess Band 
26th Dexter Lake Club - Dexter OR Stevens Hess Band 9pm
AUGUST
1st & 2nd The Attic Lounge at Salishan 8pm
2nd Private party
6th ​Edgefield Winery, McMenamins Troutdale Duo with Lisa Mann 7pm
9th Riverfront Blues Festival Libby, MT 
Stevens Hess Band
Tickets for the Riverfront Blues Festival in Libby, Montana
www.riverfrontbluesfestival.com/tickets.html
14th The Lehre Beaverton, Duo with Lisa Mann 7pm





2013 Winner of The Best R & B act by the Cascade Blues Association!!!