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Diggin' Dirt (Official Waterfront Blues Festival Late Night Show)

From behind the redwood curtain of Humboldt County, California, the seven piece funk-soul band Diggin Dirt has carved out a niche as a live party not to be missed.

Diggin' Dirt (Official Waterfront Blues Festival Late Night Show)
Diggin' Dirt (Official Waterfront Blues Festival Late Night Show)

Time & Location

Jul 05, 2024, 9:00 PM

Portland, 615 SE Alder St Ste. B, Portland, OR 97214, USA

About The Event

From behind the redwood curtain of Humboldt County, California, the seven piece funk-soulband Diggin Dirt has carved out a niche as a live party not to be missed. Shoveling their ownpath, Diggin Dirt has seen sustained growth over the past few years, with multiple national toursand festival stops at Jam Cruise, High Sierra, Same Same but Different, Live Oak, CascadeEquinox, Joshua Tree Music Festival and many more.

Per a 2024 Jam Cruise writer, “This was the soul music I grew up with in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but Iconfess I wasn’t expecting [Diggin Dirt] to be throwing it down this hard. This group is impossiblytight, and Zach Alder might be the best soul shouter I’ve ever heard, andI’ve heard a few.

”Their infectious sound is fueled by blazing horns, searing guitars and a relentlessly drivingrhythm section, and tying it all together is the band’s frontman who launches the ensemble intorarefied air with his pipes, charisma and natural-born soul. With flashes of James Brown or Slyand the Family Stone, Otis Redding or Tower of Power, the band’s sound is both familiar andyetrefreshingly original, layering psychedelic rock, Motown soul, afrobeat and even reggae atopathick foundation of late-60s inspired funk.

The band is currently touring and working on their sophomore full length album.

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