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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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Jim Mesi

Jim MesiIt has been a long wait for a new CD from the Jim Mesi Band, so it is definitely necessary that a party is thrown to celebrate its release. The new disc, I’m Ready, is filled with the great guitar grooves and tones you would expect from the CBA Muddy and Oregon Music Hall of Fame member, backed by a strong band that includes Scott White on bass/vocals, Ed Neumann on keys/vocals and Johnny Moore on drums. They will all be on hand, and probably several guests as well, at The Trails End Saloon (1320 Main Street) in Oregon City on Saturday, May 25th at 9:00 pm to showcase the new CD and old favorites as well. The Jim Mesi Band always gives the best in entertainment and you can expect no less for this show. It is a CBA co-sponsored event, so current members will receive a $1.00 discount on admission at the door by showing their membership card. Come on out, have a good time and take a copy of I’m Ready home with you.