The Waterfront Blues Fest which raises funds to fight hunger in Oregonian, paid homage to Elmore James. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Elmore James’ birth. Known as the King of the Slide Guitar, Elmore James has had a tremendous influence on Blues-Rock and Rock music. Rose City Kings kicked off Thursday of the Blues Fest with its Salute to Elmore James. To learn more, see videos here.