Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas has entertained the Clambake audience for years with the Lisa Mann band, but is making his debut as a bandleader, and bringing a very special blues show that will feature powerhouse diva Rae Gordon!

Jason Thomas (JT) is one of the busiest guitarists in the Portland blues scene, (Lisa Mann, Fenix Rising, Sugar Roots). Supporting Jason will be the 2nd best drummer in the world, Dave Melyan, and the legendary Jim Solberg on bass! This band is gonna deliver a dance floor darn good time that will get your shoes moving out on the floor!

Dance to a mix of classic energetic blues, soul, Americana, country and surf songs. Then, multi award winning Rae Gordon will kick us into high gear with a potent stew of gritty blues and heartfelt gospel energy!

Rae Gordon

Rae began her singing career in the piano bars and comedy clubs of Los Angeles, where she honed her ability to relate to any audience – from a small wine bar with a few people sipping libations, to a big festival attended by thousands. Rae’s approachability and onstage charisma are as well-known as her multi-octave range. She has won the Cascade Blues Association’s Muddy Award for Best Female Vocalist five times, landing her in their Hall Of Fame. Her first recording, Blue Lemonade, hit #10 on the Billlboard Blues Chart; her second offering, Dirty Flowers, has enjoyed extensive airplay in the U.S. and beyond. In 2017 the Rae Gordon Band released its third recording, the award-winning Better Than I Was, produced by guitarist Kivett Bednar and featuring songs co-written with keyboardist Pat McDougall.

2024 Schedule at The Mill Casino

7:45 pm Salmon Room


2:00 – 3:10 pm Hazel Room
9:30 – 10:40 pm Cedar Room


11:30 am – 12:40 pm Cedar Room
5:30 – 6:40 pm Hazel Room
10:00 – 11:10 pm Salmon Room


1:00 – 2:10 pm Hazel Room


Jason Thomas and Rae Gordon