Michael Osborn - Hangin' On

Michael Osborn – Hangin’ On

All original songs that are a mix of contemporary and Traditional Blues and early 60s Rock n’ Roll ballads! New album  featuring Karen Lovely and Mitch Kashmar. Released 2018 on Checkerboard Records

Hangin’ On hit #1, September 1st, 2018, on the Roots Music Report’s Contemporary Blues Chart

Healing the Healthcare Blues Festival

Healing the Healthcare Blues Festival

The 7thAnnual awareness & fundraiser event for Health Care for All- Oregonour state’s Universal Healthcare campaign;

“Healing the Healthcare Blues Festival” is on

Saturday April 21, 2018 5:00pm~12:00amat North Portland Eagles Lodge 7611 N. Exeter & Lombard.

The community & political trends are now swinging to the realization that our current Healthcare system is broken! We can only have a real solution by joining ALL other Industrialized Countries that believe healthcare is a human right for everyone. Many other states have their own movements in various stages but as usual the Northwest (California, Washington & Oregon) are moving forward faster on the changing tides to take it to our voters in 2020.

The Festival will have food for sale by Cason’s Bar-B-Q, 2 Bars featuring Rusty Truck Brewery donated for the cause, a Community Village of tabled partners & a silent Auction. Local Bluesman Norman Sylvester brings his Musician friends together each year in support of this campaign filling 2 stages with All-Star entertainment.

This year’s lineup will be as follows:

Steve Cheseborough

I&I Band w/ Newel Briggs & OB Addy

King Louie Pain Quartet & La Rhonda Steele

Tevis Hodge Jr. & Bill Rhoades

Norman Sylvester Review w/ Sarah Billings, Lenanne Miller & Horn section

Mad as Hell Doctors, Nurses  & Interns

Bloco Alegria drum & dance

Mic” Crenshaw

Shoehorn Tap-Sax Sensation

Kings of the Blues Guitar Tribute w/ Peter Dammann, Michael Osborn, Kenny Blue Ray

Terry Robb

Ken  DeRouche Band w/ Arietta Ward

Celebrity MC’s;

Renee Mitchell & Ken Boddie

Paul (Mayor of NE Portland) Knauls

CBA Royalty, Cherie Robbins & Greg Johnson


For more: CONTACT NORMAN 503-419-7093


Health Care for All-Oregon website:

Driven By A Sound

Driven By A Sound


Michael Osborn and the Drivers

Driven By A Sound

Checkerboard Records -2014