2019 Artists

Buddy Guy — Greatest Living Blues Legend

Buddy Guy Greatest Living Blues Legend

Eric B. & Rakim — Hip Hop Royalty

Eric B. & Rakim Hip Hop Royalty

Tower of Power — Legendary Soul Powerhouse

Tower of Power Legendary Soul Powerhouse

Roy Ayers — Godfather of Neo Soul

Roy Ayers Godfather of Neo Soul

Bobby Caldwell — Godfather of Blue-Eyed Soul

Bobby Caldwell Godfather of Blue-Eyed Soul

The Budos Band — Afro-Beat Renegades

The Budos Band Afro-Beat Renegades

Masego — Trap Jazz Superstar

Masego Trap Jazz Superstar

Leikeli47 — Ferocious Female Fire

Leikeli47 Ferocious Female Fire

Kadhja Bonet — Future Soul

Kadhja Bonet Future Soul

Ghost-Note — Funkiest Band on the Planet

Ghost-Note Funkiest Band on the Planet

DakhaBrakha — Ukrainian Folk Superstars

DakhaBrakha Ukrainian Folk Superstars

Yemen Blues — Modern Middle East Magic

Yemen Blues Modern Middle East Magic

Bernard Purdie — Drum Legend

Bernard Purdie Drum Legend

Ron Artis II & The Truth — Poly-Instrumental Genius

Ron Artis II & The Truth Poly-Instrumental Genius

MonoNeon — Bass Savant

MonoNeon Bass Savant

Shy Girls — Smooth Future Soul

Shy Girls Smooth Future Soul

Makaya McCraven — Rhythm Scientist

Makaya McCraven Rhythm Scientist

Mike Love — Modern Roots Revival

Mike Love Modern Roots Revival

Clinton Fearon — Jamaican Roots Legend

Clinton Fearon Jamaican Roots Legend

MNDSGN — Stones Throw’s Next Wave

MNDSGN Stones Throw’s Next Wave

Mark de Clive-Lowe — Live Remix Maverick

Mark de Clive-Lowe Live Remix Maverick

Theo Croker — Jazz’s Young Lion

Theo Croker Jazz’s Young Lion

Sammy J — Poly Roots Superstar

Sammy J Poly Roots Superstar

Dirty Revival — Hometown Heroes of Soul

Dirty Revival Hometown Heroes of Soul

Con Brio — Bay Area Funk Explosion

Con Brio Bay Area Funk Explosion

The Sugarhill Gang — Legendary Old School Hip Hop

The Sugarhill Gang Legendary Old School Hip Hop

The Furious Five — Hip Hop Legends

The Furious Five Hip Hop Legends

Indubious — NW Reggae Fusion

Indubious NW Reggae Fusion

John Wayne & The Pain — Dubtronic Vibes

John Wayne & The Pain Dubtronic Vibes

Robert Walter — B3 Organ Master

Robert Walter B3 Organ Master

Skerik — Saxophonics Master

Skerik Saxophonics Master

Curtis Salgado — Oregon Blues Maestro

Curtis Salgado Oregon Blues Maestro

Mel Brown — Godfather of Portland Jazz

Mel Brown Godfather of Portland Jazz

Saeeda Wright — PDX Soul Goddess

Saeeda Wright PDX Soul Goddess

Philip Lassiter — Leader of NPG Horns

Philip Lassiter Leader of NPG Horns

The True Loves — NW Soul Inferno

The True Loves NW Soul Inferno

Akua Allrich — Soulful Jazz Vocalist

Akua Allrich Soulful Jazz Vocalist

Soriah — Esoteric Tuvan Soul

Soriah Esoteric Tuvan Soul

Redray Frazier — PDXs’ Smooth Operator

Redray Frazier PDXs’ Smooth Operator

The Wailers — Original Reggae

The Wailers Original Reggae

Wallace — PDX Soul Sweetness

Wallace PDX Soul Sweetness

Samuel E-M & The Joyful Noise — NW Fresh

Samuel E-M & The Joyful Noise NW Fresh

Fresh Track — Tasty Soul Jams

Fresh Track Tasty Soul Jams

Raquel Divar — Lit PDX Hip-Hop

Raquel Divar Lit PDX Hip-Hop

JAMESDAVIS — Sultry R&B

JAMESDAVIS Sultry R&B

Yung Baby Tate — Next Wave Hip Hop

Yung Baby Tate Next Wave Hip Hop

Kingsley — PDX Chanteuse

Kingsley PDX Chanteuse

CEG — PDX Sultry Soul

CEG PDX Sultry Soul

Rasheed Jamal — Portland’s Wordsmith

Rasheed Jamal Portland’s Wordsmith