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Recent Radio Interview on KINK 101.9 FM – Portland, Oregon

KINK FM Radio Interview
On October 30th 2011, I had the opportunity to chat with host Bob Ancheta on the  Sunday Night Blues Room show on KINK FM out of Portland, Oregon.  Bob has a great blues show on Sunday nights in what I think is one of the most awesome music cities around.

I’m posting a copy of the show here on my blog so you have a chance to listen if you missed it!

Click on the link below to listen…

Mia Vermillion Interview on The Sunday Night Blues Room with Bob Ancheta – KINK 101.9 FM


Radio Interview on the Sunday Night Blues show – 101.9 KINK FM – Sunday Night Blues Show – Portland, OR – 10/30/11


Radio Interview on the Sunday Night Blues show
Sunday, October 30, 2011
8:00pm - All Ages
Portland, OR, USA
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I'll be on in the 8 o'clock hour with Bob Ancheta, host of the Sunday Night Blues show. You can listen via the radio dial in Portland, OR via the internet streaming at http://www.kink.fm/pages/main.

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2011 Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland

Photo by Steve Spoulos

What a way to start July off! I had the opportunity to perform at the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland over the 4th of July weekend. It’s the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi. The festival raises an enormous amount of food and money for the Oregon Food Bank. As of the morning of the 5th, they had raised an unofficial record $726,000 to feed Oregon’s hungry.

The weather was perfect and the people were great. Portland is such a wonderful town. I performed on the Miller Stage Sunday afternoon with the band which included Jason Edwards (drums), Jon Bayless (bass) and Rod Cook (guitar). A big thank you to everyone who came to watch. I enjoyed meeting a bunch of new people and fans.  The folks at the Oregon Music News wrote a short review about the show. You can read it HERE.

After my set on the Miller stage, I headed over with guitarist Rod Cook to the Delta Music Experince’s cruise ship, the Portland Spirit. Rod and I performed as part of the Sail On Sister cruise up the Willamet River.

A superb cast of female blues talent entertained on three different decks  aboard ship for cruise goers. These performers included: Duffy Bishop, Fiona Boyes, Lady Kat, Ellen Whyte, Lady A, Lauren Sheehan, the group Acoustic Minds and myself.  I got to play and enjoy the sunshine on the upper deck. I also had the good fortune of  meeting and enjoying the company of the other artists and mingling with the crowd. It was great fun.

On Monday the 4th, I was able to participate in a Showcase Performance on the FedEx Workshop Stage  to promote United By Music (UBM). The event was organized by Barbara Gresham Hammerman who is the lead in bringing UBM

to North America. The showcase featured UBM performer Albertine van Walsem who came from The Netherlands for the festival and included Karen Lovely, Lady “A”, Peter Dammann, Mac Potts and more. Started by Joris van Wijngaarden and Candye Kane,  UBM supports talented people with intellectual and physical disabilities and gives them the chance to perform blues and swing music onstage with a live band for the general public.

Here are pictures of my opportunity performing at the festival on the Miller Stage:

Blues Festival – Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, Oregon – 07/03/11

Mia performed Sunday, July 3rd along the beautiful Willamette River at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival on the Miller Stage. Here are some pictures of the event:

Mia and the band onstage

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Photo by Todd Harrison


Blues Festival
Sunday, July 3, 2011
12:00pm - Miller Stage - All Ages Buy Tickets
3:00pm - Delta Music Experience Blues Cruises on the Willamette - All Ages Buy Tickets
Portland, Oregon, usa 97298
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PORTLAND, Ore. (July 4th Weekend, 2011) – Thrill to the best blues in the world while relaxing on the banks of the beautiful Willamette – all the while smiling at the thought that you are helping Oregon Food Bank fight hunger. That’s the magic of the 2011 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, July 1 to 4, in Portland, Oregon. The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival is the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi and was recently named one of the top 10 festivals in the United States by Essential Travel magazine.

Join more than 100,000 people from throughout the world at the 24th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, and enjoy more than 120 stellar performances on four stages plus fireworks, workshops, dances, blues cruises and more.

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