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"For a bluesman, and he's a great one, Paul deLay has the most infectiously bright spirit you're likely to hear...deLay doesn't pull any punches, and, like the best blues, his songs have the ring of truth that comes from real-life experiences."
- Philadelphia Enquirer 11/3/01

"One of the finest blues songwriters around...easily outclasses most of the competition when it comes to songcraft and spirit." - Washington Post [more raves]

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Hits #1 on Living Blues Radio Charts

Heavy Rotation, the group's fall 2001 release on the Philadelphia-based Evidence Music label, climbed to #1 on the Living Blues Magazine's national Blues Radio Charts, and hovered in the top 10 for four reporting periods. [Press Release] [Band Bio] [Liner Notes]


The Memphis-based Blues Foundation in 1999 nominated Oregon harmonica ace Paul deLay for two WC Handy Awards--best harmonica, and best song ("Fourteen Dollars in the Bank" from Nice & Strong). deLay became only the third Northwest bluesman, joining Robert Cray and Kelly Joe Phelps, to be nominated for the award, the blues world's equivalent of the Grammy. The Glendora MS Harmonica Summit, in which deLay participated, was also nominated for a Handy "Keeping The Blues Alive" award. (Complete list of 1999 nominees).
And in a related development, longtime Paul deLay Band guitarist and manger, Peter Dammann, was the 2001 recipient of the Blues Foundation's "Keeping the Blues Alive Award" as Blues Promoter of the Year for his work as Talent Coordinator for the annual Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon. The event, the major annual fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank, last year drew crowds totalling 125,000 to the five day, three-stage festival, raising $300,000 and a record 110,000 pounds of food for the hunger relief agency.
Sat 10/18, Blues Festival w/ Patrick Lamb Band, Mel Brown Quintet, Chinook Winds Casino (Lincoln City OR)
Fri 10/31, Halloween Party, Lefty's Pizzeria & Blues Club (Salem OR)
Sat 11/8, Blues Bash with Broadway Phil & Shouters, Rogue Theatre (Grants Pass OR)

Check listings for complete schedule....


Paul deLay is taking harmonica students, from beginners to advanced. $40 an hour. For further information call 503-284-7585.

For booking, ordering and other information, contact:

Peter Dammann, Paul deLay Band, PO Box 25542-E, Portland OR 97225
phone: (503) 244-5827 fax: (503) 289-2836

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