2013

 

 

Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes February 2013

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Hi everybody! So, I have some really big news to share with you this month…we have signed a recording deal with world renown blues label, Delta Groove! The new CD entitled Long Walk Home is set to be released worldwide on February 19 and features…

Franco Paletta and the Stinger February 2013

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Hey Everybody,...Nice seein’ you again. Just wanted to throw out a BIG THANK YOU to all those who made donations that helped us get to Memphis! We appreciate each and every one of you. The new cd is finished, and we’ll be announcing a cd…

Gusto Brother February 2013

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Hey Blues Lovers. The Gustos want to thank the CBA for having us up to play at the Jan. meeting. We had an awesome time as always. Hope you all had a great holiday season. Just wanted to get a quick note in to let everyone know, that in addition…

Soul Cookin’ — February 2013

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Believe it or not, it’s now been a year that Soul Cookin’ – Lloyd Jones, Carlton Jackson, Dover Weinberg, and Dave Kahl – have been holding down the groove at Blackwell’s on Wednesdays and hosting a ridiculous lineup of talent that…

Dover Weinberg Quartet – February 2013

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For the past few months, the Dover Weinberg Quartet has been extremely fortunate to have had our good friend and world-class guitarist, Alan Hager, join us for some pretty serious music in a not-so-serious setting for our Tuesday nights at Duff’s…

Bolt Upright – February 2013

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I just want to take a minute to thank the Portland clubs that hired [And paid], Bolt Upright in 2012. Thanks to Montavilla Station for giving us a great place to stage our Sunday Blues Jam. Every week is an exciting mix of new and old friends…

Lloyd Jones – Febuary 2013

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Lucky 2013 is getting off to a good start for us right here in P-Town! Starting out the year with our first “Hometown” gig, Friday, Feb 8th at Portland’s funnest place on earth… Duffs Garage!! We will become “Highway Bound”…

AC Porter and the LiveWires February 2013

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I gotta thank the nice folks putting together the 2013 Winterfest for inviting AC and The LiveWires to play their cool shindig! AC and the band will be doing a raucous set at Winterfest on Friday, February 15th from 6:30 to 7:30pm, AND THEN…

The Aladdin Theater Presents a Big Twin Bill with The Wood Brothers & Seth Walker – Feb 8

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The Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, is bringing two superb blues and roots acts together for one special night on Friday, February 8th, as The Wood Brothers and Seth Walker will both take stage in this outstanding double-headed bill. Oliver…

2nd Annual Coyote Kings Invitational WALLA WALLA GUITAR FESTIVAL – March 7, 8 & 9

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After a successful first year’s event, The Coyote Kings are bringing back the Walla Walla Invitational Guitar Festival in a new two-day format that will include 17 bands in four venues. This year’s showcase will feature many of the Northwest’…

CBA Sweetheart Dance Celebrates Women In The Blues at Vie de Boheme – Feb 15

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Over the years, The Cascade Blues Association’s Sweethearts Dance has become a Valentine’s weekend tradition, as we have brought some of the finest local talent to help celebrate the event. That talent has included the likes of  Mary Flower,…

Acoustic Masters Steve James & Del Rey – Feb 7

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Steve James is a songsmith and bottleneck guitarist from Austin Texas, described by Third Coast Magazine as "a true Americana hero...his intensity and focus always reminds me of James Coburn's character in the Magnificent Seven.” Del Rey hails…

Feel the electricity from the Sonny Hess Band

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By Tom Harmon of Positively Entertaining Magazine The buzz, the electricity, even before the band started, was fantastic. The band members were really enjoying the idea of performing at the Blue Diamond in Portland OR. They greeted customers…

Robben Ford Coming to the Aladdin Theater – Feb 26

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Robben Ford is one of the premier electric guitarists today, particularly known for his blues playing as well as his ability to be comfortable in a variety of musical contexts. A five-time Grammy nominee, he has played with artists as diverse…

B. Rhoades/W. Draper/A. Porter – February 2013

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Somethin' a lil' different for Tuesdays in February! Every Tuesday at the Blue Diamond (20th and NE Sandy), Bluesman and NW Harmonica icon-extraordinaire BILL RHOADES will be holding court in a cool, laidback style with local blues guitarists…

Reel Relics Series at the Clinton Street Theater

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On February 1, a new music-cinema project takes flight at the Clinton Street Theater. Called Reel Relics, it features an assortment of the best, unseen live performances from a broad mix of talent. Probing deep into the vaults of history finding…
Ramblings On My Mind

Ramblings On My Mind February 2013

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Greg Johnson / CBA President Wow! Putting together the BluesNotes for February I am overwhelmed by the number of shows happening throughout the month. And that is on top of all the great local music that takes place every single night of the…

Southern-Fried Blues Rockers North Mississippi Allstars at the Doug Fir Lounge – Feb 12

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North Mississippi Allstars formed in 1996; the product of a special time for modern Mississippi country blues. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson soaked up the music of their father, Memphis legend Jim Dickinson, and absorbed the North Mississippi…

Nathan James & The Rhythm Scratchers Return to Town for a Night at Duff’s Garage – Feb 28

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"Nobody else these days plays so many styles so well, be it old time country blues, low down Memphis or Chicago blues, or even uptown string bending blues." -Rick Holmstrom High praise from a well-respected guitarist in his own right, but Rick…

Lisa Mann & Diane Blue in Double-Headliner Show at Jimmy Mak’s – Feb 16

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When it comes to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, people may come for the competition, but it is not unusual to make good friends that you keep in touch with for years to come. In 2011, two award winning artists from opposite sides…

Duff’s Garage Welcomes Back Lionel Young – Feb 3

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Colorado’s Lionel Young, the only two-time winner of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, once as a solo act and once with his band, will be returning for a night of jumping blues at Duff’s Garage on Sunday, February 3rd for an…

Kevin Selfe Celebrates Debut CD on Delta Groove with Release Party at Duff’s Garage : Feb 24

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Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame member Kevin Selfe is set to release his debut recording on world renowned blues label, Delta Groove. The CD, entitled Long Walk Home, includes 11 original compositions demonstrating Selfe's musical depth…

Acoustic Hot Tuna at The Aladdin Theater – Feb 10

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From their days playing together as teenagers to their current acoustic and electric blues, probably no one has more consistently led American music for the last fifty years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core…

2013 Bill Rhoades Blues Harmonica Summit – March 2

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Trying to shake those Winter Blues - Looking towards Springtime - Here's a good way to start that all off. The 2013 Blues Harmonica Summit will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Melody Ballroom (Downstairs). Located at 615 S.E. Alder…

Oregon’s Own, David Jacobs-Strain to Hold CD Release Party at Mississippi Studios : Feb 20

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Eugene native David Jacobs-Strain is one of the most inspirational young slide guitarists working the blues and roots circuit today. He is a storyteller with a passionate one man show that is both humorous and deeply lyrical. A bridge between…

Blues for MS III Concert at the Aladdin March 3

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Mark Sunday, March 3th on your calendars right now so you will not miss the six hour Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland’s Blues for MS III concert at the Aladdin Theater. The fun starts at 3pm and runs until around 9pm. This year’s…

 

 

Tell Mama: Etta James Tribute CD Release Party

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Early last year, following the passing of the great Etta James, a tribute show was held at the Alberta Rose Theatre featuring five of the city’s finest female vocalists: Amy Keys, Duffy Bishop, LaRhonda Steele, Lisa Mann and Rae Gordon backed…
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Franco Paletta & The Stingers

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I Like It Just Like That Self-Produced It seems like a long time since Franco Paletta & The Stingers last released Can’t Kick Love. But the wait is more than worth the time. I Like It Just Like That is a brilliant follow-up to that…
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Vicki Stevens & Sonny Hess

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Blues Alchemy Self-Produced Four of the six selections are well-known covers. But in the vocal chords of Vicki, “29 Ways,” “Built For Comfort” and “Groove Me” really takes flight. A couple of Sonny’s original songs have appeared…
Linsey Alexander

Linsey Alexander

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Been There Done That Delmark Records Been There Done That is a sensational recording by bluesman Linsey Alexander who has worked the clubs of Chicago since moving there from Mississippi in the 1950s. It is his debut on the Delmark label, though…
Vance Kelly

Vance Kelly & His Backstreet Blues Band

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Tell Me Why: His Best 15 Songs Wolf Records Vance Kelly is a seasoned Chicago-based blues artist who plays some very fine guitar and has a distinctly soulful voice. Having worked around the Windy City for the past few decades, including a…

CBA Goodbyes: Ardis Hedrick & Dick Pawlack

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It is with extreme heavy heart that the CBA notes the passing of two important members of our blues family, Ardis Hedrick and Dick Pawlack. Both played pivotal roles within our organization in their own ways and we will be eternally grateful…

What’s on Tap for April’s General Membership Meeting April 3

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Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland Wednesday, April 3rd, 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $3.00 Opening Acoustic Set – Lucy Hammond’s NW Roots Uprising Second Electric Set – Tracey Fordice & The 8-Balls It’s…
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2012 Blues Music Awards DVD/CD

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This year’s event was captured masterfully by AudioGraphics Masterworks in a beautiful video production and the sound was recreated by one of Memphis’ best studios, Ardent. The line-up is a virtual who’s who of the blues world, including…

Brandon Santini

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This Time Another Year self produced This is Brandon Santini’s sophomore solo disc and he has thrown together a stellar band to work with, most notably the addition of guitarist Jeff Jensen. The pairing of Santini and Jensen has proven…

Kevin Selfe

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Long Walk Home Delta Groove Jump ahead two months. Kevin & The Tornadoes had just completed a stellar set at the Waterfront Blues Festival featuring many of the same cats from the new album on stage with them. I was sitting in the VIP…
Dave Mathis CD In Your Face

Dave Mathis

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In Your Face Self-Produced Dave Mathis has long been one of the premier harmonica players in the Portland blues scene. This new release by Mathis may be referred to as his debut recording, but it is filled with highlights from his career over…

Lloyd Jones

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 Fellow Blues Lovers, Just returned from Memphis & Clarksdale! BMA’s & the “Rum Boogie” were big fun! Curtis Salgado swept the awards, and Portland was strongly represented with Curtis, Jimi Bott, Kevin Self, Peter Damman getting…

Bay Area Boogie Piano Master Wendy DeWitt Back In Portland

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Wendy DeWitt performs a mix of boogie and blues that Robben Ford describes as “straight from the heart”. Growing up in California, she was deeply influenced by the sounds of Chicago blues and Texas boogie woogie, with particular nods to…
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Jim Mesi Band CD Release Party At Trails End Saloon

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It has been a long wait for a new CD from the Jim Mesi Band, so it is definitely necessary that a party is thrown to celebrate its release. The new disc, I’m Ready, is filled with the great guitar grooves and tones you would expect from the…

Nick Moss Band Brings The Best In Chicago Blues To Duff’s Garage

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For more than a decade now, Nick Moss has been noted as one of the finest musicians performing traditional Chicago blues today. Sixteen Blues Music Award nominations over that period should easily attest to that. But he has been expanding his…
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Soul Cookin’

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A lot of folks are talking about Blackwell’s, 1815 N.E. 41st Avenue (across from the Hollywood Theater), but especially about Wednesday nights, when Lloyd Jones, Carlton Jackson, Dover Weinberg, and Dave Kahl put together something they call…
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Dover Weinberg Quartet

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As many of you know, the Dover Weinberg Quartet has had some tremendous times on Tuesday nights at Duff’s Garage over the past few years, making good music, good times, and great memories. While we’re not certain what the long term will…
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Billy D and the Hoodoos

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Noticed some of the bands in Puddletown are going on the road this Spring/Summer season. Just stoppin’ by to say we’ll be takin’ our Bluzrock Original Tunes to Texas the beginning of May. Playing an event at Tarrant Co College to raise…
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Franco Paletta and The Stingers

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Hey Everybody, Nice seein’ you again! Spring has sprung, so things must become new. And in keeping with that theme, Franco Paletta and The Stingers will be having a release party for their latest CD, I Like It Just Like That, on Friday, May…
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Drummerboy

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Hey everyone! I’ve been doing these “Drummerboy feat” nights on the 1st Wednesday of every month for almost two years at The Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle. The goal is to feature the best in the Pacific Northwest roots music (and give…

What’s on Tap for May’s General Membership Meeting . . .

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Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland Wednesday, May 1st, 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $3.00 Opening Acoustic Set – Still Water Vibes Second Electric Set – Tree Top Tribe The year keeps rolling along and we…

Blues Royalty, Shemekia Copeland at Jimmy Mak’s

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At a recent Chicago Blues Festival, following the passing of Koko Taylor, Shemekia Copeland was proclaimed the new “Queen of the Blues.” With her passion and energy that she gives forth with every performance, there can be no question that…

Franco Paletta & The Stingers Celebrate New CD

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Franco Paletta and The Stingers will be having a release party for their latest album, I Like It Just Like That, on Friday, May 10th, at the Muddy Award winning Trail's End Saloon, 1320 Main Street in Oregon City. You will have a chance to hear…

Duff’s Garage Welcomes The Soul Of John Black

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John “J.B.” Bingham has a fairly diverse background having worked with bands like Everlast, Fishbone and jazz great Miles Davis. Influenced by the soul-blues and doo-wop he heard as a child growing up in Chicago, then hearing the guitar…

East Coast Favorites, The Love Dogs Coming To Duff’s Garage

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Take one red-hot horn section - we're talkin' alto, tenor, baritone saxes and trombone - down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues…

The Return of Terry Hanck

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Blues and roots fans know that the soundtrack to early rock' n' roll ran on three-minute instrumentals with sax in the lead, and was directly related to 1950s and 1960s New Orleans R&B hits, along with that deep-fried wildness that came…

The New Iberians to Celebrate the Release of Pingaddamidy! at The LaurelThirst

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The New Iberians, one of Portland’s premier zydeco-blues bands are going to hold a fais do do at The LaurelThirst Public House in celebration of their latest CD release, Pingaddamidy! Join them Friday May 17th. You’re always guaranteed a…

Harry Smith’s One Kind Favor: An All Star Tribute

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In 1952, ethnomusicologist Harry Smith released the seminal recordings The Anthology of American Folk Music. The 84 songs collected on the original three 2-LP sets became some of the most influential numbers for the folk music revival of the…

Steve Kerin’s Joy CD Release Party

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Last fall, Steve Kerin went back home to visit his friends and family in Lafayette, Louisiana. While there, he gathered a few of his friends and laid down the tracks that make up his latest CD titled Joy. Though he has already celebrated its…

Steve Kerin

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Joy Song Isle Publishing  Since first moving up to the Portland area from Louisiana just a few short years ago, Steve Kerin has captured the listening audience here with his stunning work on the piano and has earned himself two Muddy Awards…
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The New Iberians

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Pingaddamidy! Argess Records Portland’s favorite purveyors of good-time Cajun and zydeco are back at it again with a brand new release, Pingaddamidy!, that proves that a band does not have to hail from Louisiana to do this music right.…

Lauren Sheehan

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The Light Still Burns Wilson River Records This new CD by Lauren Sheehan is the companion piece to a book written by John Thomas titled, “Kalamazoo Gals: A Story of Extraordinary & Gibson’s ‘Banner’ Guitars of World War II.”…

The Jim Mesi Band

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I’m Ready Self Produced  The Jim Mesi Band is back with their first new recording after several years and it is definitely a winner on all counts. I’m Ready is packed full of song selections, many that the band has showcased for a number…

Chris Antonik

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Better For You Self Produced There is no shortage of great blues artists in Canada these days, but this new CD by guitarist Chris Antonik just may be one of the finest releases coming from The Great White North in many a year. Recorded in…

Cassie Taylor

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Out Of My Mind Yellow Dog Records In the opening two-part “Ol’ Mama Dean,” Cassie Taylor tells the story of an abused woman who finally takes measures into her own hands and kills her partner. It is the extreme and she knows she will…

Anne Weiss

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Where Folk Gets The Blues Self Produced In a city like Portland that is filled with outstanding musicians of numerous genres, Anne Weiss stands tall when it comes to overall talent and songwriting. A tremendous vocalist, she is also a multi-instrumentalist…

Curtis Salgado Wins Big at 34th Annual Blues Music Awards

Blues In Schools

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Blues Ed/BITS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in the Portland/Vancouver area and is sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association. The program is modeled after nationally recognized "Blues in the Schools" programs offered throughout the…
Curtis Salgado Wins Big at 34th Annual Blues Music Awards

David Kahl

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The last month has given me a lot to be thankful for. In light of my wife’s emergency, the outpouring of concern and love was astonishing and our family thanks you all. Add to this the news of my hearing-related issues and, again, the remarkable…
Curtis Salgado Wins Big at 34th Annual Blues Music Awards

The Strange Tones

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  Hey everybody, just a quick news flash from the volcano hideout. Exciting times in the land of Crime-A-Billy! We are wrapping up our latest CD and planning on an early fall release. As a band we take care of all the song writing, recording,…
Curtis Salgado Wins Big at 34th Annual Blues Music Awards

The Vermen

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 Hey, Blues lovers, supporters of local live music, and our fans! We love you and thank you!!!  Matt Conroy here again with The Vermen... This month I really want to send thanks out to some folks, first to Randy Lilia for booking us into…
Curtis Salgado Wins Big at 34th Annual Blues Music Awards

Franco Paletta and The Stingers

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  Hey Everybody, Nice seein’ you again. The CD Release Party at Trail’s End was a blast!... We were glad to see so many new faces mixed in with a lot of you Stinger veterans. And a fine party it was! We shot a video, recorded the…
Curtis Salgado Wins Big at 34th Annual Blues Music Awards

What’s on Tap for June’s General Membership Meeting . . .

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Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland Wednesday, June 5th – 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $3.00 Opening Acoustic Set – The Hitmen Second Electric Set – The Fat Tones   With some of the weather we had in May,…
Curtis Salgado Wins Big at 34th Annual Blues Music Awards

Ramblings On My Mind

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I’d be lying to you if I said that I didn’t enjoy my recent trip to Memphis to assist with The Blues Foundation once again at the Blues Music Awards. I arrived Wednesday morning around 9:00 am and Deputy Director (and one of my closest friends)…
Curtis Salgado Wins Big at 34th Annual Blues Music Awards

2013 Journey To Memphis to Kick Off at The Trails End Saloon in June

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Always one of the Cascade Blues Association’s largest events of the year is the Journey To Memphis; our regional competition to select our representatives from the region to compete in The Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge…
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Muddy Awards

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Named in honor of one of blues music’s most influential forces —McKinley Morganfield, or Muddy Waters — the Cascade Blues Association’s annual Muddy Awards Celebration honors local, regional, national and international stars of the blues. Every…

CHRISTOPHER MESI MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

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ATTENTION: High School Principals, Counselors, Music Teachers, and College Financial Aid Officers The Cascade Blues Association (CBA) is pleased to offer a musical scholarship in the amount of $500.00. This award is to be used for tuition…

Jimmy Mak’s presents Lloyd Jones Starlight Revue with Teresa James

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On Saturday June 1st The Lloyd Jones Struggle will present a special evening with Los Angeles recording artist, piano player and singer “Teresa James” at Portland’s premiere nightclub Jimmy Mak’s! This “Starlight Reveue” will begin…

The Sultans Of Slide – A Celebration of the Slide Guitar

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On Friday, June 7th, Duff’s Garage welcomes back The Sultans Of Slide, the power-house guitar extravaganza featuring a collection of some of the very best players in the Pacific Northwest. The Sultans of Slide were originally the brain-child…
Curtis Salgado Wins Big at 34th Annual Blues Music Awards

Legendary Vocalist Boz Scaggs at Arlene Schnizter Concert Hall

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Renowned vocalist Boz Scaggs brings his unique voice and trademark sound to the Rose City! The iconic singer, songwriter and guitarist has been a fan favorite ever since his debut album, Boz, in 1965. And now fans will enjoy old favorites and…

Blues Rockers Indigenous to play at Mississippi Studios

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Bluesy, roots-rockers Indigenous featuring guitar sensation Mato Nanji is out on tour cranking it up with their latest electric release titled Vanishing Americans. This spirited band from South Dakota’s Nakota Nation is known for their exciting…

Blues Divas Gina Sicilia and Karen Lovely in Super Double Bill

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The Alberta Rose Theatre presents a very special night, bringing two of the most amazing up and rising blues divas today together for one show. Both are past Blues Music Award nominees, representing both sides of the country, with exceptional…

Malian Guitarist Vieux Farka Toure at Mississippi Studios

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Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Toure was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of the late legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure, who died in 2006. His father recorded one of the greatest…
Curtis Salgado Wins Big at 34th Annual Blues Music Awards

What’s on Tap for June’s General Membership Meeting . . .

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Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland Wednesday, June 5th – 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $3.00 Opening Acoustic Set – The Hitmen Second Electric Set – The Fat Tones With some of the weather we had in May,…

John Primer and Bob Corritore

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Knockin’ Around These Blues Delta Groove When it comes to traditional Chicago style blues, pairing John Primer and Bob Corritore is a natural fit. The kind of match that Louis Jordan would’ve said goes together like beans and cornbread. John…

The McCrary Sisters

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All The Way McCrary Sister Production If you love vocal harmonies, you’re going to be hard pressed to find anything finer than The McCrary Sisters. This Nashville-based group of siblings (Ann, Deborah, Regina and Alfreda) are the daughters…

Remembering Little Walter

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Various Artists Blind Pig Records Without question, Little Walter stands heads above just about every blues harmonica player in history when it comes to innovativeness and technical creativity. He took the instrument to new heights charting…

Eric Hughes Band

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Drink Up! I-55 Productions Chances are if you’ve ever spent any time on Beale Street looking for the blues, you’ve come across the Eric Hughes Band. Long time mainstays on Beale, you can usually find them in one of several venues throughout…
Curtis Salgado Wins Big at 34th Annual Blues Music Awards

Dudley Taft

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Deep Deep Blue Self Produced Former Seattle-based guitarist, now living on the East coast, Dudley Taft has securely placed himself into the upper class of the blues rock pantheon. A previous grunge rock artist who started with the band Sweetwater,…
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The Coyote Kings w/ Mush

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Nasty Habits & Dirty Little Secrets Twin Lion Records When it comes to rockin’ blues bands in Eastern Washington, The Coyote Kings are definitely within the cream of the elite. This hard-hitting trio led by Robin Barrett on sizzling…
Curtis Salgado Wins Big at 34th Annual Blues Music Awards

Curtis Salgado Wins Big at 34th Annual Blues Music Awards

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The Blues Foundation held the 34th annual Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, May 9th, and the night’s biggest winner was none other than Portland’s own Curtis Salgado. Nominated for four awards, Curtis Salgado took…

Tell Mama! A Tribute to Etta James! Saturday, June 29th

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Arguably one of the most important singers in the history of blues music, Etta James carved her reputation in the form of many indelible hits over a seven decade career. After her passing, piano and boogie master DK Stewart organized this…

Journey To Memphis Finals To Be Held At Waterfront Blues Festival On July 4th

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Please join the Cascade Blues Festival first thing July 4th when you attend the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival as we present the finals for our Journey To Memphis competition starting at noon on the Front Porch Stage. Four acts will compete…

What’s on Tap for July’s General Membership Meeting . . .

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What’s on Tap for July’s General Membership Meeting . . . Melody Ballroom – 615 SE Alder St, Portland Wednesday, July 3rd – 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $3.00 Opening Acoustic Act – Tevis Hodge, Jr. Second Electric…

Ramblings On My Mind

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Greg Johnson / CBA President Sometimes change comes about when you least expect it. It may not always be what you wanted at the time, but there is always the chance that it works out for the better in the long run. We’ll see. The Cascade…

The Third Annual CBA Rummage Sale Is Coming

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Hey everybody! It’s time to clean out all of your closets, garage and basement. While you’re at it . . . your neighbors, too! The third annual Cascade Blues Association rummage Sale is coming and your donated items are needed and welcome.…

Journey To Memphis Finals To Be Held At Waterfront Blues Festival On July 4th

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Please join the Cascade Blues Festival first thing July 4th when you attend the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival as we present the finals for our Journey To Memphis competition starting at noon on the Front Porch Stage. Four acts will compete…

Tell Mama! A Tribute to Etta James! Saturday, June 29th

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Arguably one of the most important singers in the history of blues music, Etta James carved her reputation in the form of many indelible hits over a seven decade career. After her passing, piano and boogie master DK Stewart organized this…

Journey To Memphis Finals To Be Held At Waterfront Blues Festival On July 4th

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Please join the Cascade Blues Festival first thing July 4th when you attend the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival as we present the finals for our Journey To Memphis competition starting at noon on the Front Porch Stage. Four acts will compete…

What’s on Tap for July’s General Membership Meeting . . .

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What’s on Tap for July’s General Membership Meeting . . . Melody Ballroom – 615 SE Alder St, Portland Wednesday, July 3rd – 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $3.00 Opening Acoustic Act – Tevis Hodge, Jr. Second Electric…

Ramblings On My Mind

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Greg Johnson / CBA President Sometimes change comes about when you least expect it. It may not always be what you wanted at the time, but there is always the chance that it works out for the better in the long run. We’ll see. The Cascade…

The Third Annual CBA Rummage Sale Is Coming

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Hey everybody! It’s time to clean out all of your closets, garage and basement. While you’re at it . . . your neighbors, too! The third annual Cascade Blues Association rummage Sale is coming and your donated items are needed and welcome.…

Journey To Memphis Finals To Be Held At Waterfront Blues Festival On July 4th

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Please join the Cascade Blues Festival first thing July 4th when you attend the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival as we present the finals for our Journey To Memphis competition starting at noon on the Front Porch Stage. Four acts will compete…