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Plan on attending the benefit concert for Fly Me to the Moon, taking place May 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Alberta Abbey in NE Portland.

COURTESY PHOTO  - You have two opportunities to hear Duffy Bishop sing. The first will be as part of the Fly Me to the Moon benefit concert May 19 at Alberta Abbey, and the second is at Lake Theater and Cafe as the Music Monday concert May 20.

Dean Mueller, curator of the Music Monday Concert Series at Lake Theater and Cafe in Lake Oswego, has announced the next few weeks of concerts, plus another special benefit concert for Fly Me to the Moon, the new program he founded which provides live music for senior assisted living, memory care and other senior facilities.

The Fly Me to the Moon concert takes place May 19 at Alberta Abbey, 125 NE Alberta St. in Portland. The program features Duffy Bishop, Julie Amici, 3 Leg Torso and Aaron Meyer. Get tickets online at flymetothemoonmusic.org. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The Music Monday concert lineup includes these musicians:

May 20 — Duffy Bishop returns to the Music Monday stage. She is described as a powerful blues blaster, a sultry soul singer, a presence who connects with her audience in a deeply personal way be it in an intimate club or huge festival. She is the recipient of the Cascade Blues Association's and Washington Blues Society Hall Of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award. She has won the CBA's Female Vocalist Award so many years in a row that they renamed it the Duffy Bishop Female Vocalist Award. The VIP tickets are sold out; get your general admission tickets right away.

May 27 — Blues supergroup Mark Hammel Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue plays. The band features Grammy-nominated harp blower/vocalist/ bandleader Mark Hummel, guitarist Anson Funderburgh, guitar legend Mike Keller, drummer Wes Starr and bassist RW Grisby.

June 3 — Young Guns of the Blues includes some of the finest young guitarists in Portland as they share stories and song in an old-fashioned acoustic guitar circle. This intimate show will include three-time 2019 Blues Music Award nominee Ben Rice along with Willamette Week Best of Portland winner Kivett Bednar, traditional American music historian and recreator Tevis Hodge Jr., blues and jazz finger-stylist Justus Reece, and teenage prodigy songwriter and player Timothy James. Each musician has represented the Cascade Blues Association in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge over the years, so expect stories of their experiences plus many other interesting tidbits

of their careers while trading leads on various songs throughout the night.

June 10 — Acoustic Guitar Summit is made up of three of the country's best fingerstyle guitarists. Two members, Doug Smith and Mark Hanson, won a Grammy in 2005 for their contributions to the Henry Mancini "Pink Guitar" album. The third member, Terry Robb, has been the perennial winner of the Cascade Blues Association's award as the top acoustic blues guitarist, and recently was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

July 29 — Mark your calendars and get tickets now for the Patrick Lamb Jazz Quintet. Lamb's last three singles recently made top 5 nationally on the Billboard Charts on his independent label, and he has been inducted as one of the youngest members into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. Given the Independent Spirit Award by the City of Portland, he regularly tours the world and performs with Grammy winners and long respected artist such as Gino Vannelli, Bobby Caldwell, Esperanza Spalding, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Diane Schuur, Bobby Kimball, Alice Cooper and Smokey Robinson. This break from his usual touring and material features Alan Jones, Nick Rolfe (piano for the late great Aretha Franklin), Noah Simpson, and Dave Captein and takes him back to study where he started.

Tickets for all Music Monday concerts can be purchased online at laketheatercafe-com.seatengine.com.

Lake Theater and Cafe is located at 106 N. State St., Lake Oswego.

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