Portland-based band The Insomniacs will perform their original recipe of blues, swing, jump and roots rock at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26 and 27, at Alex's Plaza Restaurant, 35 N. Main St., Ashland.

Portland-based band The Insomniacs will perform their original recipe of blues, swing, jump and roots rock at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26 and 27, at Alex's Plaza Restaurant, 35 N. Main St., Ashland.

The group's debut, 2007's "Left Coast Blues," quickly rose to No. 5 on the Living Blues radio charts. In 2008 and 2010, the band was nominated for Blues Music awards.

The Insomniacs are vocalist and guitarist Vyasa Dodson, bassist Dean Mueller, keyboardist Alex Shakeri and drummer Dave Melyan. The award-winning quartet plays vintage instruments to produce their 1950s blues style. Cover to the show is $6. Call 541-482-8818.