Harvey Brindell moved to Portland, Oregonin 2015 from Lincoln, Nebraska where he had been putting together, booking, promoting, and playing in blues bands for twenty five years. It was his intention to put a band together after settling into the music scene in Portland. But before he even left Lincoln he started connecting on-line with Portland area musicians. After getting into town Harvey began auditioning players for his band. The result is Harvey Brindell & The Tablerockers, a blues outfit that fills a niche in Portland that has been largely untapped, straight Chicago Blues. The band includes another long-time Lincoln musician, Dave "Wags" Wagner playing bass.
Nominated for 2016 and 2017 Cascade Bl...ues Association Muddy Award for Best New Act
Nominated for 2013 & 2014 Omaha Entertaiment and Arts Awards for Best Blues
West Coast harmonica player MITCH KASHMAR (1960/Santa Barbara, CA — ) is one of the California disciples who soaked up the sound and the soul of Chicago and Mississippi and Cali-customized it. His theory is the California harp scene started with Arkansas native George "Harmonica" Smith, who settled in L.A. soon after leaving Muddy Waters' band. "Rod got some of it and Kim Wilson got some," Kashmar says of Smith's fat, rounded tones, which often sounded more like an entire horn section than a man with a harmonica. "I got some of it from them." Like Wilson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds singer and harmonica legend, Kashmar grew up in Santa Barbara. " would come back at holiday time, climb down from the T-Birds and play gigs with us," says Kashmar, who played with Wilson in 1981 while the T-Birds were recording Butt Rockin'. "He's one of those guys who'll do it right up till it's over and then some."