Win Tickets ($30): Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood) and Wil Blades Duo @ The Goodfoot | Jazz, Hip-hop, Organ

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood) and Wil Blades Duo @ The Goodfoot on May 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn on Friday, May 24.

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From our sponsors @ The Goodfoot:
Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood) and Wil Blades DuoBilly Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood) and Wil Blades Duo
May 25-26, 2013
9 p.m. | $15 | 21+

The Goodfoot
2845 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-9292 |

The Goodfoot is thrilled to announce the return of Billy Martin (of Medeski Martin and Wood) and Wil Blades (of Amendola vs Blades, and Stanton Moore Trio) Duo once again to The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge.

There’s not just one but… TWO nights!

This marks the 3rd year in a row that Billy & Wil have performed at The Goodfoot. They’ve fallen in love with The Goodfoot’s uniquely intimate, gritty, and ‘dive’ feel and the way the audience connects with the music. It’s a feeling that harkens back to a speakeasy or secret basement performances that offer a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience… and we’re absolutely thrilled to host this series and offer you an opportunity to ‘Shimmy’.

Billy Martin, Drums and percussion; Wil Blades, Hammond B-3 Organ

Drummer Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin and Wood and up and coming organist Wil Blades come together for a new duo project. The duo’s music is at once danceable and highly improvisational.

With a steady base as one-third of the renowned experimental jazz trio Medeski, Martin, & Wood, drummer Billy Martin has become one of the most forward-thinking, innovative, and influential percussionists in the music world. His ultra-sensitive, hyper-melodic drumming — which explores the ideas of jazz, hip-hop, electronica, African music, and other genres — has an organic feel to it, filled with soft, natural edges and fluid energies. When not performing with Medeski Martin & Wood, Martin continues to collaborate with other musicians in improvisational projects, many of which are documented on his own Amulet Records imprint, which he founded in 1995.

Blades, a native Chicagoan, has become the San Francisco Bay Area’s first call organist and is rapidly gaining momentum throughout the world. For several years, he has been named in the Downbeat critics poll under “Rising Star” for organ. Wil has kept the traditional sounds of Jimmy Smith, Larry Young, and “Groove” Holmes alive, while creating a more personal, modern sound. Wil has performed and recorded with John Lee Hooker, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Joe Louis Walker, Don Braden, Donald Harrison, Karl Denson, Will Bernard, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Anders Osborne Scott Amendola and many others.

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32 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood) and Wil Blades Duo @ The Goodfoot | Jazz, Hip-hop, Organ

  1. Whitney McCool May 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Would love to come listen to some good music for a date night!!!!

  2. Stephen May 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Can you give me free tickets to this please… thanks

  3. Mark Perry May 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Billy Martin is one of my all-time favorite drummers! Please pick me to win tickets to this. I never win anything.

  4. Stork Schlemiel May 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    I saw Medeski and Martin without Wood at a Bonnaroo (2007??). It was superb! I want to see what Martin and Blades do with their feet in the same duo-shoes. Please lay some tix on me! – S.

  5. Matt Webber May 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    Because we’ll try to take em’ to breakfast the next day!

  6. John May 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Is there a better drummer out there than Mr. Martin? Would love tickets to show a certain broad how funky those drums can get!

  7. Luna May 21, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    I missed the MMW show at the Roseland last month! I was devastated. Even if I can only see 1/3 of this great band, I’ll still dance all night with excitement at the Goodfoot. Martin is a phenomenal drummer, and teamed up with Blades, this is gonna be an awesome show! Peace, yo.

  8. Tamara Colpitts May 21, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    This would be a fun time. I would love to surprise my hubby with this…

  9. MelissaS May 21, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    Oh, wow! This would be an incredible show! I want to go because of the killer time I would have. Great talent in one of my favorite dance spots in Portland! Bring on the beer and music!!!!

  10. Hambone2k May 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    This show is going to be AWESOME! I would love to get some free tickets to this Martin/Blades show. PDX Pipeline rules!

  11. maggie May 21, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    I hope I win – I would looooove to go!

  12. Melissa May 22, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    These tix would make the weekend for me since I will be in town!!! Thanks

  13. Emilee Kerr May 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Summer is almost here and my school term is ending!! I haven’t heard a good mix of afro/hip hop/electronica since I moved from SF…. Come on Pipline show me whats up!

  14. Dave May 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Dude plays some killer B3 bass. Love it!

  15. Kelsey May 22, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    I want to dance dance dance me booty off! I love Improv!

  16. Emily May 22, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    My idols! Would love to appreciate them at one of my favorite venues …

  17. Lara May 23, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    Love these guys individually and would love to see them all wrapped together (figuratively, of course).

  18. Jessie May 23, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    Pick me and I’ll be your best friend, and your best friend’s best friend!

  19. Mike Snyder May 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    I would love to attend this concert, thank you for the offer! Medeski Martin and Wood was my first jamband / jazz concert back in 1996 at the Ann Arbor Jazz Festival. I am a huge fan, and I love the Goodfoot!

  20. Andy May 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    I’ve heard that this duo can play circles around the town and come back and do it again the next night. Would love to catch these cats at the Goodfoot, and, honestly, this is one weekend at the Goodfoot that I literally can’t afford to take my wife to, so, this time, I would really like some assistance. Thanks for the opportunity.

  21. mary b May 23, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    I love Goodfoot! It’s the only place you can’t jump up and down without hurting your head!

  22. eric May 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    This would be epic, I would love to attend.

  23. Alex May 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    because it’d be the awesomest

  24. Aaron May 23, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    I would like to win these tickets, that would make my day! Thanks for your consideration

  25. Lily May 23, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    woweeee! would love to see this guys, sounds like banging way to celebrate the long weekend after working all day long! thanks!

  26. Lisa May 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    Pick me, I live close to the Goodfoot and love the venue.

  27. Manda Panda May 23, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Obviously I would like to attend because Billy Martin is an amazing percussionist! Along with the Hammond B-3 and that is going to be an amazing night. One I’ll miss because it’s $15/person… Unless you rock my world, PDX Pipeline! *crossing fingers*

  28. Scott May 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  29. Harry May 24, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    I dig MMW, jazz, organs (not those kind….), and especially hip-hop. Not familiar with this duo but I would like to be!

  30. max May 24, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    i want ot go to this soooooooo bad!!! i love MMW, i love jazz, i havnt seen MMW for like 10 years

    Pleaseeeeeee i never win

  31. Matthew May 24, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    I heard a very groovy track this morning with these two — “Down by the Riverside” — and must go! I’m on my jazz-lovin’ knees…

  32. seth francis May 24, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Hell yeah, are you kidding me! just what the doctor ordered, I need the majestic dance of creative jazz notes on my eardrums to lull me into a weekend of smiling and dancing. Please help to ease the long stretch of bad luck I am having with a stroke of good luck and the key to happiness, laughter and joy! I promise to dance till my feet fall off!

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