Ryan Martin & The Kenny Brothers

Friday - June, 14 @ 8:00pm

Ryan Martin is Originally from Los Gatos, California, Martin started writing songs when he was 14 and was soon playing in bands and doing solo gigs up and down the West Coast.  After a traumatic car accident in 2005, life took a dark turn and Martin found himself bouncing between jail and treatment.  Realizing he needed a fresh start in order to turn his focus back to his music, he made his way to New York City. He soon found a band, and an audience, and recorded his excellent debut album, For All the Beautiful Losers.  After gigging around NYC, touring all over the United States, engaging new fans, and becoming a father, Martin felt he was ready to make a record that reflected a new sense of hope and purpose.
He has performed at legendary venues such as

Webster Hall, The Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, 

and has supported artists such as Happy Traum, Jim Kweskin, Jeff Crosby, Crystal Garden and Wade Bowen

His songs are timeless and 

are delivered with a

performance that combines, authenticity, power and soul.

 
Ryan Martin’s sophomore record, Gimme Some Light, is the sound of catharsis and renewal, loss and reinvention. It is a living jukebox, full of vivid, deeply personal songs that span considerable emotional and sonic terrain. Drawing from the same well of timeless American music that informs artists like Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch and Bruce Springsteen, Martin’s themes can get dark - self-doubt, longing, heartbreak, addiction - but the music is full of bold melodies, energy, humor and hope.The record features Jonny Lam (pedal steel + guitar who has played with Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris) and Keith Robinson (drums - Marcia Ball, Charlie Robison), and international touring artist Christina LaRocca on backing vocals.
Taylor Kenny-Drums/Vocals
Billy Kenny-Guitar/Vocals
Joe Kenny-Bass/Vocals

Upcoming Events

Happy Hour Music Series!

Wednesday, May 22nd

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Irish Night Concert Series

Wednesday, May 22nd

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, May 22nd

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Happy Hour with David Karl Roberts

Thursday, May 23rd

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Super Normal

Thursday, May 23rd

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Friday on a Thursday!

Thursday, May 23rd

9:00 PM - 11:00 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.