Month: August 2014

Friends of the Children Fundraiser – Sept. 7th

1800014_10152658711732980_117217686378460006_oThe event is called “End of Summertime” Blues Blast! To benefit “Friends of the Children” we are raising money for school supplies.http://friendspdx.org/support-friends/wish-list . Proceeds to go directly to children in need for school supplies. There is a $10 donation at the door. The theme is Hawaiian. Mumu’s, grass skirts, floral shirts etc.

Friends of the Children – Portland | Wish List  friendspdx.org

The line-up is really incredible. Pus tons of raffle prizes.

Ben Rice Band 2:30-3:10
Tracey Fordice and the 8 balls 3:30-4:10
Rae Gordon 4:30-5:10
Ken DeRouchie 5:30-6:10
Too Loose Cajun/ Zydeco 7:00-7:45…

Posted in Past PDX Blues Event

Muddy Award Recipients Through The Years

2013
Contemporary Blues Act Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
R&B Act Curtis Salgado
Traditional Blues Act Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes (tie)
Ben Rice Band (tie)
New Blues Act Stevens-Hess Band
Regional Blues Act Hank Shreve Band
“Duffy Bishop” Female Vocalist Rae Gordon
“Curtis Salgado” Male Vocalist Ben Rice
Electric Guitar Kevin Selfe
“Terry Robb” Acoustic Guitar Alan Hager
Bass Dave Kahl
Drums Jimi Bott
Keyboards DK Stewart
Harmonica Hank Shreve
Horns Peter Moss
Venue Duff’s Garage
NW Blues Event Cascade Blues Association Members Picnic
“The Hurley Award” – Stage Personnel Chris Colligan
NW Recording Kevin Selfe – Long Walk
Posted in Muddy Awards

deadlines for our November issue will be a week early- OCTOBER 8th

It’s a couple months away, but we want to give ample notice that deadlines for our November issue will be a week early. Instead of the normal, 15th of the month, the deadline will be Wednesday, October 8th. Thank you in advance for your help in getting your items in early. For calendar submissions, CascadeBluesCalendar@gmail.com and for all other CBA and BluesNotes business,CascadeBluesStaff@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support.

Posted in Cascade Blues Announcement, Cascade Blues Note

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Posted in Cascade Blues Announcement

Fourth Annual Cascade Blues Association Rummage Sale- Sept. 6th

CBA SALE 2014The Cascade Blues Association Rummage Sale returns this September on Saturday 6th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, once again being held at The Bomber Restaurant, 13515 SE McLoughlin Blvd. in Milwaukee. There is great food at The Bomber, so grab some breakfast or lunch while at the sale. And we’ll have live music happening throughout the day, too (bands TBA).

Last year Thanks to You, the annual CBA Rummage sale made over $2,000!  This year will be bigger and better.  There are three ways you can help again!

  1. Clean out your garage, your closets and your neighbor’s closets!….make
Posted in Cascade Blues Announcement, Cascade Blues Note, Past PDX Blues Event

Your Cascade Blues Association NEEDS you !

Have you ever thought about getting more involved? Well now is the time!!  You can choose to be a part of the CBA Board or a volunteer – whatever you choose – we welcome (and need) your help.

We have open At-Large Board positions available for those who would like to get in behind the scenes and make our events happen.  Just think – you can take part in shaping and influencing this great organization.  You can help us keep it running on a monthly basis. We really do rely on you – our members – to continue to make …

Posted in Cascade Blues Announcement, Cascade Blues Note, Member At Large

The Reverb Brothers Celebrate 10 Years of Blues with No Boundaries

By John Rumler

Ringo Starr got it right when he said, “You know, it don’t come easy…”

One of Portland’s more durable and versatile blues-roots bands, The Reverb Brothers, is celebrating their 10th anniversary, and nothing came easy for them either. With all members born in the 1950s, The Reverbs have been around the block in music as well as in life. Most of them have been in and out of different bands for several decades.

“They’ve been through a lot, had a number of personnel changes, but they’ve had a solid core for a while now,” said Emory Wilson, …

Posted in Cascade Blues Note, Interview

Harmonica Madness Featuring Four Northwest Masters To Blow The Doors Off Duff’s- Sept. 27th

Duff’s Garage and Lounge is proud to present a night of Harmonica Madness with Steve Bailey and his Blue Flames.  Harmonicist Steve Bailey, along with legendary guitarist Curtis Smith, make a rare appearance in the Rose city, and promise to rock the house! They have been a fixture on the Northwest music scene since the 80s and have performed at Seattle clubs, parties and numerous festivals. Known for their intensity, great songwriting and world class musicianship, The Blue Flames play a danceable mix of original and traditional swing, shuffles and funky blues. The band has traveled to Europe, Israel and …

Posted in Past PDX Blues Event

Bandstand September 2014

Robbie Laws

Wow, it’s been a wonderful, busy summer! I just returned from a trip to beautiful Libby, Montana and performed at the scenic Riverfront Blues Festival with the incomparable Ed Neumann and my little blues sister from Seattle, Suze Sims. What a great time I had playing with these two.

September holds some noteworthy shows starting with a performance with Lisa Mann at Macadams on September 12th. The following evening I will be headlining the two day Grapes, Grains and Blues Festival in Longview, WA on the evening of Saturday, September 13th.

I’m also really excited about reuniting with …

Posted in Band Stand

Davina and the Vagabonds Return to Oregon for Two Shows- Sept. 23rd & 24th

Davina Sowers of Davina and the Vagabonds - photo by Greg JohnsonWith influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, Davina and the Vagabonds is converting audiences one show at a time. So much more than just a blues act, their shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Band leader Davina Sowers’ piano playing, voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. She has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice. Sowers is a true …

Posted in Past PDX Blues Event