Intent To Run For President

What can I say. I have been honored to serve as your Cascade Blues Association President for 13 years, 17 years on the Board of Directors. With your blessing, I would like to ask to return for a 14th year as your President.

Over the years I have been involved with just about every event that the Cascade Blues Association has presented at one time or another, but my main focus personally has been toward the Blues Notes,  Journey To Memphis and the Muddy Awards. I believe in delegating to other Board Members responsibilities of handling events to allow them to grow. I know if I had not been given this opportunity from those leading the CBA before me I could not do a number of the roles I take on now.

My participation in the blues community also extends beyond the CBA. For the past three years I have been the talent organizer for the Blues4MS concerts, volunteering for The Blues Foundation helping them run stages at both the International Blues Challenge and the Blues Music Awards, hosting benefit shows when asked, and somewhere in there over the past couple years I have found the time in writing the narrative for a book being released in January documenting the International Blues Challenge featuring photography from my friend from Baton Rouge.

But the main drive for me still remains with our local musicians, helping them gain greater recognition that will hopefully take them beyond the Northwest. And I still hold the ethic that all musicians are treated equally and fairly. Everybody is offered the same access to promote themselves through the CBA as long as they’re blues or roots related music.

Thank you for the years you’ve allowed me to serve you. But there is still a lot yet to do. I’m asking for your permission to continue on that path.

Thank you for your consideration,

Greg Johnson