Sassafras Stomp

Friday - August, 17 @ 6:00pm

Johanna Davis sings and plays fiddle and shruti box.  She grew up in Round Pond, Maine and started playing the fiddle in the 4th grade at Waldorf School.  She grew up in a thriving community of dancers and contradance musicians, and yes, she was one of those little kids with a sleeping bag at the contradance hall.

Adam Nordell plays guitar, sings, stamps his feet in syncopated patterns and sometimes plays the banjo.   He grew up in the hills south of Helena, Montana.  At age 13 he received a bass guitar instead of a Bar Miztvoh, and yes, things have gone downhill since.   He discovered high octane, traditional fiddle music at the little contradance in Trenton, Maine.  Soon there-after, he bought a guitar and a pair of leather soled cowboy boots.  He also performs as a songwriter, and the duo performs Nordell’s songs alongside traditional fiddle tunes and ballads in concert.


You can see them in action herehere, and also here.

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, July 6th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, July 6th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Layne’s Wine Gig

Thursday, July 7th

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble

Thursday, July 7th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Showmen’s Rest

Thursday, July 7th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Bird at Sea

Friday, July 8th

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.