Shelly Waters

Sunday - February, 18 @ 5:00pm

Shelly Waters’ musical roots run as deep and wide as the mighty Mississippi River that snakes through her home state of Louisiana. Her sound is the epitome of the holy tonal trinity of blues, country, and rock.Growing up in South Louisiana and influenced by the sounds swamp pop, old R&B, and rock ’n’ roll, her music is Americana through and through.  The uniqueness of Shelly’s powerful and haunting voice brings her music to life and her lyrics betray a life filled with twists, turns and adventure.

Shelly’s winding musical road has led her to share stages with a wide spectrum of artists as diverse as the legendary Loretta Lynn to the amazing Alynda Lee Segarra (Hurray for the Riff Raff). Shelly has also shared a billing with Randall Bramblett, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, Kim Simmonds, Savoy Brown, Kitty Wells, Mel Tillis, and a host of other well-known musicians.  Shelly's unforgettable voice and unique blend of genres have captivated audiences for years.  Her path has led her from Louisiana to Texas, then South Carolina and now Maine.

Her debut album of original music, Drive, was produced by Grammy nominated guitar phenomena Joe Taylor and released to critical acclaim in 2014.  Shelly's most recent release, shows evidence of her jambalaya-like recipe of sonic spices – and then some – are found within her 2017 self-titled album, recorded in Nashville with renowned producer and multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaler.

If there is one word we would use to describe Shelly Waters’ music that word would be…real." (BabySue)

Shelly Waters showcases her vocals, songwriting chops on sublime new album…I doubt I’d ever get tired of hearing Shelly Waters sing. The Louisiana native has one of those voices that lures you right in and proceeds to envelop you in sonic warmth. (Pittsburgh in Tune)

"Her new self-titled recording showcases a voice that demands adjectives such as huge and wide ranging. Best of all, she really knows how to sing". (Off-Center Views)


Upcoming Events

Russ Mason & Paddy Kilrain

Tuesday, October 4th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Tuesday, October 4th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Wednesday, October 5th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, October 5th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble

Thursday, October 6th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Darlin’ Corey

Friday, October 7th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Mon: 5PM-11PM
Tues: 6PM-12AM
Wed: 5PM-12AM
Thurs: 5PM-12AM
Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
Sun: 4PM-10PM

Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.