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






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EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT 7PM TRAILS END SALOON WOMENS MUSIC REVUE
5 Homer davenport days 730pm Stevens Hess Band
6th Blue Diamond SHB 9pm
12th McMenamins Old Church Wilsonville 5-7pm Stevens Hess Band
13th Roadhouse 101 Linc City Stevens Hess Band 9pm
18th Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7pm
20th Toledo Boat Show 1:45-2:45pm Toldeo, OR Stevens Hess Band 
20th Hotel Oregon 7pm Duo with Kelly Pierce
25th  Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7pm
26th Grand lodge 7pm Stevens Hess Band
27th Albany Art & Art fest 3:45 -5pm Stevens Hess Band
27th Fat Moose Woodland Stevens Hess Band 9pm

Sept
1st Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7pm
3rd The Ship Multnomah Village 8pm SHB
8th Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7pm
9th Hotel Oregon 7pm Duo w/ Kelly Pierce
10th Sonny's Birthday Party Trails End 830pm Stevens Hess Band
15th Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7pm
16th Pdx Golf club 6-9pm Duo with Jim Hively
17th Trails End saloon  BB King Celebration
  830pm Incredible line up to come
18th Troon Tasting Room, Carlton Duo w/ Vicki Stevens
21st  McMenamins Old Church Wilsonville7pm  SHB
22nd Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7pm
23/24thThree Rivers Casino Florence 9pm SHB
29th Womens Music Revue Trails End Saloon 7pm
30th Rock Creek 8pm Trio