The nomination round ballots for the 2014 Muddy Awards have been returned and calculated. Cascade Blues Association members should have received their final ballots by now.  Please take the time to fill out your ballots and mail them back to us postmarked no later than Wednesday, October 15th in order to be counted. Remember, no write in votes on the final ballots. These will automatically make the selections for that category null and void.

Mark your calendars to be at The Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., on Wednesday, November 5th for the 2014 Muddy Awards Ceremonies and Concert.  Yes, I said Wednesday, the church group who had been occupying the upper ballroom are no longer meeting in the building, so we’re able to move back to our original meeting dates.  Admission to the Muddy Awards is free for CBA members and only $5.00 for non-members. It all starts at 6:30 pm with an opening performance by this year’s Journey To Memphis band winners, The Rae Gordon Band. Also performing will be midway through the night, David Pinsky & Phil Newton, the Journey To Memphis solo/duo winners. And closing the night will be an All Star Muddy Awards Band pieced together by piano maestro Dave Fleschner.