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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Cee Cee James photo by Greg Johnson

Cee Cee James (photo by Greg Johnson)

Lisa Mann

Lisa Mann

Two of Oregon’s finest blues ladies bring their respective bands to Duff’s Garage for a big-time double-header event. Both are award winners and have competed in the International Blues Challenge, making them fan favorites wherever they play. Cee Cee James returns to Portland from her home in Southern Oregon. She has been busy on the touring circuit across the country this summer and was also nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award for song of the year for her number “I Have A Right To Sing The Blues.” Joining Cee Cee for this event will be Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band. Lisa is a multiple CBA Muddy Award recipient for the Duffy Bishop female vocalist award and a Hall of Fame inductee as bassist. The band was also the winners of the Portland Music Awards.

This huge double bill happens at Duff’s Garage, 1635 SE 7th, September 26th. Showtime is 9:00 pm and admission is $10.00. Bring your current CBA membership card to receive a $1.00 discount at the door. This is one show that’ll be shakin’ the rafters for sure, do not miss out.