Chris Kemp White & Bri Lane

Friday - February, 21 @ 6:00pm

Maine-born and raised singer-songwriter Chris Kemp White has been making music in and around Portland for more than twenty years. After performing almost exclusively with bands––HausCatsAn Overnight LowAndy HappelHotel Arrival and The Frotus Caper, to name a few––he is currently writing, arranging and recording solo material. Drawing from classic and modern influences like David Bowie, Crowded House, Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie, the songs explore both spiritual and everyday themes of love, loss and longing. Josh Rogers of the Portland Phoenix writes, “White’s got a knack for poetry, elevating the quality of his lyrics with inventive phrasing and word choice.”

Chris performs solo around Maine, sharing acoustic arrangements of original music and rearrangements of popular songs from the 60s to present. He released his first, self-titled, CD in June, 2016, then a 2-song record in partnership with boutique record label Leesta Vall later that year. In summer 2018, Chris digitally released his songs "It's Never the Right Time" and "You're Coming Home," now available on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, and other streaming formats. He also plays bass and sings backing vocals with Portland cover band HausCats.

In spring of 2018, after teaching middle and high school social studies for 6 years, Chris changed careers to pursue music and carpentry full time. White balances his love of music with career and family. Above all, Chris cherishes time with his wife, Rachel, two children, Arran and Alice, and their dog, Ida.


Bri Lane is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter from Portland, ME.
Her experience in music began at the age of 12 when she learned to play the drums, piano and guitar.
Bri's recent single, "Wild Side" has received positive international reception with plays on radio stations around the world in countries such as Italy, France, US and the UK.

Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, July 7th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Irish Night Concert Series with Brenda Castles

Wednesday, July 8th

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Out of the Blue Livestream Series with Frank Fotusky

Thursday, July 9th

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Out of the Blue Live Stream Series with Jimmy Dority

Friday, July 10th

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Out of the Blue Livestream Series with FOBRO

Saturday, July 11th

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

207-774-4111

650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Hours
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.