Events downtown

Feb 02

Blues Prophets
Location: 181 State St., Portland, Maine 04101, US
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event website

The Blues Prophets began as The New England Blues Prophets rehearsing in the basement of a house in Fairfield, Maine in 1976. Live music was everywhere in those years. Still, to the bands surprise, patrons embraced a band that played the blues and nothing else.

The Blues Prophets introduced many local patrons to the music. Doug Wainoris, guitar/vocals. DW Gill, harmonica/vocals. Jeffrey Davison, drums/vocals. Jamie Isaacson, piano. Jack Tukey, bass guitar. The band traveled to the blues bars of Chicago, played many stages in New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Boston, and throughout Maine/New England, honing their craft and becoming an institution. During their travels the boys met and jammed with living legends of the day such as James Cotton, Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Professor Longhair, Jimmy Johnson and Bonnie Raitt.