John Mayall Band
The English blues singer, guitarist, organist, and songwriter's career spans more than 50 years. His last release, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers—Live in 1967, features a familiar lineup in his band The Bluesbreakers—Peter Green, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood; all founding members of Fleetwood Mac. While the Bluesbreakers didn't last long, Mayall's career continues onward to this day. Having worked with everyone from Eric Clapton to Paul McCartney, Mayall has created a blues rock sound often imitated, but never duplicated. 7 pm. Monday, July 13. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. Reserved seating $23.50, $40.50, $51.75.
The Kitchen Dwellers
Featuring a traditional bluegrass lineup of banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and bass, but without a traditional sound. Runners up in both NW String Summit and Telluride Band Competitions, The Kitchen Dwellers are a stringed force to be reckoned with. Combining bluegrass with blues, psychedelic rock, intergalactic space travel sounds, and picking, the Kitchen Dwellers have a sound all their own. Listeners may be familiar with the Bozeman, Montana-based band as they have open for bluegrass heavyweights Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Head for the Hills and many more. 9 pm. Tuesday, July 14. GoodLife Brewing, 70 SW Century Dr.
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories
A music teacher from Eugene, Melissa Ruth has some musical chops. Together with The Likely Stories, the band plays what they call "doo-wop twang," which features a bluesy feel mixed with country and gritty rock and roll. Ruth herself wrote, produced, and arranged the band's latest album Riding Mercury, making her a whirlwind of talent both on stage and behind the scenes. 8 pm. Wed, July 15. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.