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Lloyd Allen Sr.

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Blue Diamond (map) Northeast
Fri., Oct. 5, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Eliza Sohn

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Blue Diamond typically hosts free live music on their cramped corner stage Friday nights. Rarely, however, is it as engaging as when the legendary Lloyd Allen Sr. and his revolving-cast backing band sets up. Veterans of Portland's Waterfront Blues Festival are no doubt in the know regarding Allen Sr., a charming, smartly dressed blues practitioner with over six decades of performance time logged in and around Portland. He began his performance career at age 13 with the Vibratones in the '50s at yesteryear hotspots like Paul's Paradise, then later as one-quarter of '00s blues foursome the Cannonballs. Allen's guitar and vocal chops have yielded opening slots for the likes of B.B. King, Dinah Washington, and more. You can find out why for free this Friday; don't be surprised if you get a tableside visit by Allen Sr. himself. RYAN J. PRADO

Blue Diamond

2016 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97232
503-230-9590
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30 am-1 am, Sat 5 pm-1 am, Sun 5 pm-10 pm
http://bluediamondpdx.net

Venue Hours
  • Mon-Fri 10:30 am-1 am, Sat 5 pm-1 am, Sun 5 pm-10 pm
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Oct. 5, 9 p.m. 2012