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

AUGUST
28th The Blue Diamond 9pm Band  
30th Dahlia Fest in Canby 12-4 Sonny Hess Trio backing up Rae Gordon 
SEPTEMBER
3rd Kennedy School Stevens Hess Band 7pm
5th Gemini Pub Lake Oswego Stevens Hess Band 9pm
6th & 7th Dahlia Fest in Canby 12-4 Sonny Hess Trio backing up Rae Gordon 
10th Edgefield Winery Sonny Hess w/ Kelly Pierce 7pm
18th Special Show Celebration of BB King BirthdayTrails End Saloon 9pm
19th Hotel Oregon Sonny Hess with Kelly Pierce 7pm
26th Mac's Silverton Stevens Hess Band 9pm
OCTOBER
3rd The Blue Diamond Stevens Hess Band 9pm
4th Trails End Saloon Women in Blues 6pm w/Lisa Mann
The girls are back in town!!! 
8th Edgefield Winery Sonny Hess w/ Lisa Mann 7pm
9th Boons Treasury - Sonny Hess Trio 8pm
10th First Street Pub Newberg Stevens Hess Band 9pm
17th Paradise Harley Tigard Stevens Hess Band Noon
17th Hotel Oregon Sonny Hess Duo with Kelly Pierce 7pm
22nd McMenamins Old Church, Wilsonville Stevens Hess Band 7pm
23rd Skyway Pub, Zigzag Sonny Hess Trio  7 or 9pm
31st Roadhouse 101 Lincoln City 9pm
Halloween Party Costume Contest
NOVEMBER
6th Finnegans Newberg Stevens Hess Band 9pm
7th Trails End Saloon Stevens Hess Band 9pm
12th Edgefield Winery Sonny Hess duo 7pm
14th Women in Blues show at Mac's in Eugene 
​20th Spare Room Stevens Hess band 9pm
21st Hotel Oregon Sonny Hess w/ Kelly Pierce
27th & 28th Three Rivers Casino Florence Stevens Hess Band 9pm



Save the dates!!! Two NW Women R&B Christmas Concerts  Dec 10th & 13th
Details to come!!