Entries by Greg Johnson


What’s On Tap For October’s General Membership Meeting . . .

Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland

Wednesday, October 1st, 7:00 pm

Members always Free – Non-members $3.00

Opening Acoustic Set – Tess & Patrik Barr

Second Electric Set – Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band


You’re definitely going to want to attend the October General Membership Meeting for the Cascade Blues Association as we present performances from two of the region’s premier blues women in what is sure to be one smokin’ night of great music.

Opening the night, heading into town for this meeting from the Columbia River Gorge will be the duet of …

Popa Chubby Brings His Rockin’ Blues to Oregon

Ted Horowitz, better known to the world as Popa Chubby has not performed in Portland in a number of years. So if you’re a fan of heavy-Popa Chubbyhitting, rocking blues, then you’re not going to want to miss these two rare appearance in Oregon. His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music business, overcoming odds to continue growing and maturing as a creative force. He has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world, starting out in the punk scene, yet the blues has always …

Pete Karnes Blues Band with Tom McFarland

Pete Karnes CD coverLive At The White Eagle 1982

Self Produced

This is a throwback to the days when the White Eagle was one of the hottest spots in Portland to catch live music and particularly the blues. The Pete Karnes Blues Band was one of the primary reasons why the club was so popular, as they worked quite a number of nights as one of the house bands. The recording Live At The White Eagle 1982 takes us back to those heydays and rambunctious shows that took place in the venue and around town, with an appreciative audience on hand and a …

Janiva Magness


Fathead Records

Janiva Magness has created perhaps her most compelling and emotional album of her career. It is a masterful performance that easily Janiva Magness CD coverovershadows all that she has released before. That in itself is saying a lot as she has had a number of excellent recordings that have placed her amongst the best blues artists already. But she has surpassed all expectations with Original and continues to dazzle and amaze with her exceptional talent. This is without doubt a defining achievement

Original combines eleven very personal songs, seven written by Janiva herself, that speaks volumes about herself. Blending the …


More Love For Linda Benefit Show Featuring All Star Line-up To Aid Linda Hornbuckle

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For the past couple years, Oregon Music Hall of Fame member Linda Hornbuckle has valiantly been fighting cancer. And it hasn’t been an easy fight. Linda needs our community’s help as this battle continues to heap medical expenses upon her. So some of her musical friends are coming together to hold a benefit concert for her titled “More Love For Linda” to be held at the Crystal Ballroom on Tuesday, October 14th.

An all-star line-up of friends will be on hand, including Quarterflash, Linda Hornbuckle Band, Patrick Lamb. Liv Warfield, Andy Stokes, LaRhonda Steele, Soul Vaccination, Norman Sylvester, …

Benefit for Tom Royer

Tom Royer poster

Long time Portland musician Tom Royer has been battling Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and is in desperate need of a lung transplant. Please visit http://www.gofundme.com/efjsrg to help out with your donations. A benefit concert has been scheduled for Monday, October 20th at Jimmy Mak’s, 221 NW 10th, to assist in raising the necessary funds. Tom Royer has worked with many of the finest musicians in Portland over the years, including DK Stewart, Paul deLay, Duffy Bishop, Linda Hornbuckle, The Cowboy Angels, The Mayther Brothers, Dub Dubrie, Benny Wilson, Lloyd Jones, Turtle Vandemarr and many, many others, especially alongside his …

Muddy Award Recipients Through The Years

Contemporary Blues Act Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
R&B Act Curtis Salgado
Traditional Blues Act Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes (tie)
Ben Rice Band (tie)
New Blues Act Stevens-Hess Band
Regional Blues Act Hank Shreve Band
“Duffy Bishop” Female Vocalist Rae Gordon
“Curtis Salgado” Male Vocalist Ben Rice
Electric Guitar Kevin Selfe
“Terry Robb” Acoustic Guitar Alan Hager
Bass Dave Kahl
Drums Jimi Bott
Keyboards DK Stewart
Harmonica Hank Shreve
Horns Peter Moss
Venue Duff’s Garage
NW Blues Event Cascade Blues Association Members Picnic
“The Hurley Award” – Stage Personnel Chris Colligan
NW Recording Kevin Selfe – Long Walk


2014 Muddy Award Considerations – Northwest CDs

Alan Hager & Dave Fleschner Live From The Vault
Arthur Migliazza Laying It Down
Big Monti Dangling From A Rope
Bonepickers Strollin’
Chris Lord & Cheatin’ River Chunkabilly Blues
Duffy Bishop Find Your Way Home
Ellen Whyte & The Blackbird Flyers Good Luck Charm
Frank E. Gee & Jimmy Meunier Social Moments
Gabriel Cox Gabriel Cox
Hard Garden Blue Yonder
Holfar Blue Blue Suede Cadillac
Holfar Blue You Need Truth
Justin James Bridges On My Way
Karen Lovely The Prohibition Blues
Kivett Bednar Land Of The Living
Lisa Mann Move On
Mary Flower When My Bluebird Sings

Muddy Award Hall of Fame Inductees

The following individuals, bands, venues and events have been inducted into the Muddy Award Hall of Fame. In order to be inducted, they must win their respective catagory three continuous years.

The Female Vocalist, Male Vocalist and Acoustic Guitar Muddy Awards have been named in honor of specific individuals. In order to have a catagory named for them, they must be the recipient of no less than twelve Muddy Awards in that catagory. It has been the decision of the Board of Directors that only individual catagories will be named, no band, venue, recording or event catagories.

The Lifetime Achievement …


Muddy Award Lifetime Achievement Recipients

The following individuals have been elected by our members for induction into the Lifetime Achievement Muddy Award for their long-term commitment to the blues.


B.B King

Bill Rhoades

Bob “B.A.” Ancheta

Bonnie Raitt

Curtis Salgado

Duffy Bishop

Eric Clapton

Greg Johnson

Jim Mesi

John Lee Hooker (deceased)

Lloyd Jones

Luther Allison (deceased)

Norman Sylvester

Paul deLay (deceased)

Paulette Davis (deceased)

Peter Dammann

Phil Haxton (deceased)

Ray Charles (deceased)

Taj Mahal

Terry Currier

Willie Dixon (deceased)…