Win Tickets ($50): Grammy Nominee Robben Ford @ Aladdin Theater | American Blues, Jazz, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Grammy Nominee Robben Ford @ Aladdin Theater on June 2 2. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 1.

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Robben Ford @ Aladdin TheaterRobben Ford
June 2, 2015
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $20 ADV / $25 Doors | Minors OK w/ Guardian

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694

Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford’s new album Into The Sun shines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and the stunning playing that’s made him a favorite foil of Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and other legends.

The five-time Grammy nominee describes the 11-song set as “one of the top recordings I’ve ever done” — a staggering observation considering his extensive discography, which embraces more than 35 albums under his own name and with his various bands. There’s also Ford’s session and sideman work, which includes hundreds of concert appearances and albums by Bonnie Raitt, Barbara Streisand, Charlie Musselwhite, KISS, Ruthie Foster, Jimmy Witherspoon and Rickie Lee Jones.

Into the Sun, which follows last year’s critically acclaimed A Day In Nashville and 2013’s Bringing It Back Home, explores the breadth of Ford’s sophisticated, visionary writing and playing, creating a new chapter in his brilliant musical history. The album features a coterie of guests: gritty Southern rock newcomer Tyler Bryant on “Stone Cold Heaven,” Allman Brothers guitarist and Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes on “High Heels And Throwing Things,” slide guitar guru Sonny Landreth on “So Long 4 U,” Americana and blues icon Keb’ Mo’ and pedal steel wizard Robert Randolph on “Justified,” and vocal sensation ZZ Ward on “Breath Of Me.” Niko Bolas, whose credits include Neil Young, John Mayer and Keith Richards, engineered.

“The album is really upbeat,” Ford relates. “It has a positive vibe to it — a good time feel. There are a lot of different rhythms and colors and the way the instruments are used is really different on this and that track. It makes me very happy to have something so diverse.”

Although Ford’s recent releases have been hailed as returns to his musical roots — which go back to his discovery of blues as a teenager in the 1960s – Into The Sun is a clear departure, using tradition as a springboard to incorporate his timeless vocabulary of jazz, pop, blues and rock into a modern framework for his poetic lyrics and the most graceful, emotionally nuanced and melodic vocal performances of his career.

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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Grammy Nominee Robben Ford @ Aladdin Theater | American Blues, Jazz, Rock

  1. Margaret May 26, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

    My love for Robben Ford goes back to the early 80s, so would so love to see him in 2015. Thanks.

  2. tom May 26, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

    I’d love to see this!

  3. Jessica L. May 27, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    My boyfriend and I are nearing our last days being close to each other as the days count down for my move due to a new job opportunity. He loves jazz and blues, and it would be a nice and memorable evening spent together.

  4. Doug Child May 28, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    I saw him many years ago in Snowmass, Colorado, and I’m way past due for another dose of his incredible guitar playing! Be an enabler, let me win tickets!

  5. Dominic May 28, 2015 at 4:16 pm #

    Would love love love to see him! He’s the JAM!

  6. robert haley May 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

    Saw him once at Lefty’s in Salem – miss that place. To see him again with my new sweetie would be an awesome treat.

  7. Roger Decarlo May 28, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

    I could use a dose of the blues, he’s great !

  8. Deborah May 28, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    Would love to take my husband, a guitarist and fan of many of the artists mentioned in the preview (as am I)!

  9. Dave G. May 28, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

    Another guitar master I appreciate! Would love to attend!

  10. TomP May 29, 2015 at 7:09 am #

    He’s awesome

  11. Naomi May 29, 2015 at 8:45 am #

    I’d love to treat my hard-working hubby to this. We’re both longtime Robben Ford fans. Thanks!

  12. Lynn Elsdon May 29, 2015 at 9:54 am #

    We love this artist!

  13. Drew May 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    Love him! Would love to go!

  14. Garth May 29, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    Love jazz love the blues love the Portland music scene

  15. Elizabeth lee May 31, 2015 at 5:14 pm #

    I could really use,a blues rock guitar lesson!

  16. Amy VJ June 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    I have been listening to Robben for over 2 decades and he just keeps getting better and better. It would be a real treat for this old-timer to see him in concert again! Hoping I’ll get lucky.

  17. Cory June 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh mmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeee

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