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The Delines to take center stage at the Oregon Music Hall of Fame

By Prakruti Bhatt (OPB)
Oct. 5, 2023 1 p.m.

Andy Stokes will also perform at Saturday’s induction ceremony and concert

The Delines at Mississippi Studios

Portland-based retro country soul band The Delines will be honored as artist of the year and the band's record "The Sea Drift" will be named album of the year at the Oregon Music Hall of Fame on Saturday.

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The Oregon Music Hall of Fame will induct 12 musicians and industry executives this weekend. Saturday’s induction ceremony and concert will honor Oregonians who have “significantly influenced the world of music from here in Oregon,” as organizers said in a press release. This year’s inductees include alternative rock band The Shins, composer Gordon Lee and record label executive Thor Lindsay.

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Portland-based retro country soul band The Delines will be named artist of the year and their record “The Sea Drift,” will be named album of the year, and they will also take the main stage for a live performance. Two-time inductee Andy Stokes, who is known as “The Northwest King of Soul,” will also perform.

In addition to live performances, the event will also feature a live auction with autographed guitars by Fleet Foxes, Patti Smith and Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Holmme. Proceeds will go towards OMHOF’s music education program as well as scholarships. Previous inductees include Cool Nutz, Dandy Warhols and Pink Martini.

The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at Portland’s Aladdin Theater. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Music enthusiasts also have an opportunity to purchase VIP tickets for $100 that include a hand-signed Gary Houston poster as well as access to the after-show party.

Full list of 2023 award winners and inductees:

Artist of the Year: The Delines

Album of the Year: The Sea Drift by The Delines

Musicians:

Fred Chalenor (bass player/composer)

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David Kahl (electric and acoustic bass player/community activist)

Gordon Lee (composer/pianist/educator)

The Miracle Workers (band)

Luther Russell (songwriter/producer)

The Shins (band)

Smegma (band)

Team Dresch (band)

Industry inductees:

Cavity Search Records (record label)

Tony Lash (drummer/engineer/producer)

Thor Lindsay (record label executive)

George Page (broadcaster/DJ/community activist)

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