Black ’n Blue
These L.A.-via-Portland rockers found a hit in their 1984 single “Hold on to 18.” Guitarist Tommy Thayer, who will perform at the induction show, also plays with a little band called KISS.
The Eugene-born folkie wrote songs like “Reason to Believe” (made famous by Rod Stewart) and “If I Were a Carpenter” (covered by hundreds of artists, including Bobby Darin). He died in 1980.
For the past three decades or so, this local soul/blues diva has been heralded as one of Portland’s finest musical treasures.
An Irish fiddle master who moved to Portland almost 30 years ago, Burke is often heralded as one of the greatest Celtic musicians of his era. Still in demand worldwide, he can still occasionally be found in Portland.
A jazz vocalist with over 30 albums to date, Kilgore is a local favorite and a well-traveled singer big with NPR types.
SEE IT: The Oregon Music Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony and show is Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Roseland Theater, with musical guests Black and Blue, Shock, the Kingsmen and Le Bon. 7 pm. $25. 21+.