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We recently posted this list on the CBA Facebook page. It received a thankful response from so many that we thought we would run it in the BluesNotes, too This list is a compilation of regional musicians who were nominated for the 2013 Muddy Awards. Though the final ballot is limited to only a few in each category, all of the following artists were recognized by our members in the ballots returned to us for nominations in the first round.

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Jackson Lee (photo by Steve Nassar)

Jackson Lee (photo by Steve Nassar)

Former Cascade Blues Association President and long-time Board Member Jackson Lee has inoperable esophagus cancer and is terminal. His friends at The Trails End Saloon have put together a special benefit to help raise money for non-medical expenses such as his need to relocate to a new home, rent and other various expenses that are not covered by his Veterans medical benefits. This event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 15th.

Confirmed acts for this benefit at this time are The Rae Gordon Band, Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings, Megan James, Albert Reda, Scott Bouck, HiFi Mojo and Papa Rocket. The show will start at 2:00 pm running until 9:00 pm. This time may be extended depending on the number of other acts who request to help out. Suggested donation is $10.00. There will be raffle tickets and 50/50 tickets for sale and there will be a silent auction. Items are being sought for a raffle/auction; if you have anything you would like to offer please contact either Darlene Liedtke or Cindy Benda at The Trails End.

Please come out to help assist Jackson Lee at this event. One of the hardest working and devoted Board Members of the Cascade Blues Association for many years and a true lover of the local blues scene and musicians.