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Biography

Rose City Kings will present a Salute to Elmore James in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth.   Elmore James is known as the “King of the Slide Guitar,” laying the foundation for subsequent blues-rock generations. Rose City Kings will weave the past and the present together by performing Elmore James songs along with Rose City Kings’ contemporary blues-rock music.

Rose City Kings was founded in 2002 and quickly became one of the Northwest’s top blues bands. Rose City Kings are well known for their exciting live performances and have released five critically acclaimed albums.  A Love So Strong, their latest hit release about music, love and life, spent seven months on Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Contemporary Blues Album chart. Rose City Kings’ bluesy grooves will shake you to the bone, and the songwriting and performances will hit you right in the heart.