Earl Thomas is a blues master, two time Grammy Award nominee, and a man on a mission! He's helping raise funds in support of The Blues Foundation's dream of opening a physical Blues Hall of Fame Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The Raise the Roof Concert Series is a result of Earl wanting to help get the job done. Word got out among Earl's musician friends, and their friends, and this idea has snowballed into a very cool tour.
The Raise the Roof Concert Series comes to Portland's Alberta Rose Theater on Sunday, October 27th featuring talents such as Duffy Bishop, China Forbes from Pink Martini, Karen Lovely, The Strange Tones, Liv Warfield, and many more.
I had the chance to talk to Earl about the show, how the whole thing started and more. He's a wonderful man with an amazing story of his own. I can't wait to see this show! Thanks to Joey Scruggs for giving us the opportunity to support this show. We believe in the cause, because if there wasn't the blues, there would be no rock and roll!