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

January

6/7th  Salishan Attic Lounge - Sonny Hess Trio
11th Portland Golf Club - Duo 5:30pm
12th - Edgefield Winery - Duo w/ Lisa Mann 7pm
14th Vinyl Tap Bar & Grill- Celebration of BB King Show
ticketed event $18.00    www.sonnyhess.com
18th The Barberry McMinnville Duo w/Lisa Mann 6pm
20th Little Girl Blue Featuring Lady Kat and Celebrating her birthday with Sonny Hess, Leah Hinchcliff and Ward Griffith At The Vinyl Tap Bar & Grill

21st Hotel Oregon -Duo w/ Jim Hively 7pm
25th Grand Lodge -Duo with Lisa Mann 7pm
27th Rock Creek  Tavern Sonny Hess Trio​ 8pm

February
3rd CI Bar & Grill Stevens Hess Band
4th Blue Diamond Stevens Hess Band
9th Edgefield Winery - Duo w/ Lisa Mann 7pm
10th Mission Theater
Melissa Etherdige Tribute Show
11th Mac's In Silverton  Stevens Hess Band
12th Inland Empire Blues Society SweetHearts Dance
Spokane
15th The Barberry McMinnville Duo w/Lisa Mann 6pm
17th Clydes - The Stevens Hess Band
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 Stevens Hess Band
March
3/4 Vinyl Tap Bar & Grill Stevens Hess Band 8pm














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