David Pinsky and Phil Newton, long a major part of the Oregon blues scene, have joined forces as an acoustic duo. Longtime friends, their genuine affection and love of the blues has a way of getting the audience laughing; their vocal and instrumental mastery and deep knowledge of blues and R&B will inform as well as entertain.

David’s propulsive guitar, welded with Phil’s harp chops, provide a steady groove and both men bring decades of vocal experience and songwriting skill. Their original music (from both past projects and their recent release, Over the Moon) receive steady airplay from Portland to Prague.

David and Phil tour and perform constantly in the southern Oregon base, with frequent visits to Portland and other Northwest blues havens. They have twice represented Northwest blues societies at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and, in other incarnations, have opened for the likes of BB King, Huey Lewis, Clifton Chenier, Roomful of Blues, Albert King, Mason Williams and many, many more. 

Over the Moon: Eleven original songs covering the entire spectrum of broken hearts, bad habits, redemption, living, dying and, to quote Zorba the Greek, “The whole catastrophe.” Sorrow and joy are approached with a wink and a nod. Just David and Phil, a guitar, some harmonicas and the blues.

David and Phil are committed to blues education, teaching blues harp to local school kids

 

"With the many diverse subgenres of blues that are being recorded today, it is good to regularly touch home with where the blues came from so we do not lose track of where we came from. Oregonians David Pinsky and Phil Newton are creating just this kind of bare bones music and are doing a very good job of it."     

                                 -- Rex Bartholomew, Blues Blast Magazine

 

“These guys know the blues and know how to tell the story within a song. It’s feel good and down home music, carrying on the tradition in just the right way.”

– Cascade Blues Notes, Portland OR

 

During our first trip to Beale we were lucky enough to be interviewed by ABC news in Memphis. If you click on the link you will understand the origins of Over the Moon and its special place in our Blues Hearts :

We came we saw we were on the news.       Memphis20ABC20show.mp4

 

 

    

                                           Thanks to Debbie Wilson for the pics from our Jam with Ben Rice at the G St.

 

 David and Phil play the 2014 Muddy Awards

 

 

     

                      

It's an Over the Moon Extravaganza with our biggest supporters !!                                         

  Our CD IS AVAILABLE AT OUR GIGS, ON-LINE HERE OR AT:    WWW.CDBABY.COM 

This pic is of David and Phil playing at the Lehrer in Portland at the CBA Journey to Memphis challenge.  thank you Matt Hauer

 

                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 "Over the Moon" is the first studio collaboration of David and Phil. Just click on the paypal link and receive your copy from our first pressing for only $15 including shipping. Be the first one on your block to own it  

Upcoming Gigs

Feb 12 Dance at the Grove Ashland  8PM

Feb 20 Eats Beats Art  Medford Center 6:30

Feb 26 Belle Fiore 6 pm

feb 27 Howiees Over the Moon Band 9 PM 

March 5 Laughing Clam 6pm

March 11 The Point 8 pm

March 24 Bella Union 7 pm

March 25,26 Bella Union 8 pm

April 2 Liberty Pub 8 PM  North Bend OR

April 14 Bella Union 7 Pm

April 15,16 Bella Union 8 PM

April 22 Belle Fiore 6 pm

April 23 Eats Beats Art Medford Center 6:30 PM

 May 13 The Point 8 Pm

June 3 Edenvale Winery 6:30

June 11 Laughing Clam 6 PM

July 9 The Point 8 PM

July 17 Lake of the Woods 6 PM

July 24 Caprice  Vineyards 6 PM

August 7 Caprice Vineyards 6 Pm

August 28 Lake of the Woods 6 PM

Sept 3 The Point 8 PM

Sept 16 Edenvale Winery 6:30

Sept 24 Laughing Clam 6 PM

Oct 22 Laughing Clam 6PM

Oct 23 Caprice Vineyards 6 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

David and Phil on Public Access TV (Gary Roberts)

The Devil Stayed Out all Night

Save Me

Mother in Law Blues

Don't let the Good Time Stop

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