Entries by Greg Johnson

Toney Rocks, Solo Performance at Duff’s Garage – Sept. 16th

Toney Rocks press photoToney Rocks has been described as having the “soul of the blues…”, being “A cross between John Lee Hooker and Albert King”. But, according to Toney Rocks, “I’m much more than a blues cliche’. My sound is progressive and channels influences from country, arena rock, electronic, and world music.” Diving into the abyss of blues rooted rock music, delivering a bold hybrid of high energy music peppered with electronic elements, his show has earned comparisons by fans to jazz fusion great, Jean Luc Ponty and soul blues giant, Robert Cray.

Mentored by American folk hero, David Bromberg, Toney Rocks is …


Let’s Help Get Tevis Hodge Jr to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge

Tevis Hodge Jr. is the Cascade Blues Association’s winner of the Journey To Memphis in the solo/duo category and will be representing the organization and region in Memphis, TN at the International Blues Challenge this coming January 2014. Though he will receive a cash prize from the CBA to help offset some of his expenses traveling to Memphis, it is not inexpensive and he will need to raise more funds to ensure he makes it back.

The first fundraiser that Tevis Hodge Jr. will be holding to help him raise funds will take place at The Central Hotel (8606 N …

Young Blues Guitar Phenom Samantha Fish To Debut At Duff’s Garage

Over the past few years Samantha Fish has taken the blues world by storm. The fiery young guitarist out of Kansas City has toured the country and Europe several times, was selected as the Best New Artist at the 2012 Blues Music Awards, recorded with the likes of Dani Wilde and Cassie Taylor and is set to have a new CD hit the shelves in September titled Black Wind Howlin’ on Ruf Records. She can easily mix up takes that are quite bluesy, rockin’ and even on the jazz side. A superb songwriter and vocalist, Samantha Fish is an astounding …

NE Broadway Summer Kickoff Party: Free Music From Three Great Bands, Plus Beer, Wine & Food


6:00 – 9:30pm Helen Bernhard Bakery parking lot – NE Broadway and 17th Ave.

The 2013 Kickoff Party will feature energetic blues, soul and funk by local favorites Margo Tufo, Terry Robb, and the Knuckleheads outside on the intimate Helen Bernhard Bakery stage. Local vendors will offer beer, wine and food for sale, and the music is FREE! The party starts at 6:00pm, so grab your friends and family and your dancing shoes for a great summer evening!


6:00-6:45pm – Terry Robb (blues)

7:00-8:00pm – Knuckleheads (soul, blues and funk)

8:15-9:30pm – Margo Tufo (blues)…

Barbara Healy & Her Groove Too Band CD Party Sept. 7th

       For more than thirty years, Barbara Healy has been astounding audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest. Based out of the Eugene/Albany area she has been delivering top quality blues and R&B at major festivals and venues all up and down the West Coast. Recently she put together a new band focusing on her incredible songwriting and they have recorded an album titled Shades of Blues. The band on the disc is made up of Barbara’s essential vocals, guitarist Mickey Beach, Keyboardist Michael Mendenhall, Corey Culberhous on bass, Phil Shupert on drums and horn players Jeff Homan and Joe McCarthy.

     Barbara Healy …