Month: September 2014

What’s On Tap For October’s General Membership Meeting . . .

Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland

Wednesday, October 1st, 7:00 pm

Members always Free – Non-members $3.00

Opening Acoustic Set – Tess & Patrik Barr

Second Electric Set – Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band


You’re definitely going to want to attend the October General Membership Meeting for the Cascade Blues Association as we present performances from two of the region’s premier blues women in what is sure to be one smokin’ night of great music.

Opening the night, heading into town for this meeting from the Columbia River Gorge will be the duet of …

Posted in Cascade Blues Note, General Meetings

Popa Chubby Brings His Rockin’ Blues to Oregon

Ted Horowitz, better known to the world as Popa Chubby has not performed in Portland in a number of years. So if you’re a fan of heavy-Popa Chubbyhitting, rocking blues, then you’re not going to want to miss these two rare appearance in Oregon. His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music business, overcoming odds to continue growing and maturing as a creative force. He has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world, starting out in the punk scene, yet the blues has always …

Posted in Past PDX Blues Event

Pete Karnes Blues Band with Tom McFarland

Pete Karnes CD coverLive At The White Eagle 1982

Self Produced

This is a throwback to the days when the White Eagle was one of the hottest spots in Portland to catch live music and particularly the blues. The Pete Karnes Blues Band was one of the primary reasons why the club was so popular, as they worked quite a number of nights as one of the house bands. The recording Live At The White Eagle 1982 takes us back to those heydays and rambunctious shows that took place in the venue and around town, with an appreciative audience on hand and a …

Posted in CD Review

Janiva Magness


Fathead Records

Janiva Magness has created perhaps her most compelling and emotional album of her career. It is a masterful performance that easily Janiva Magness CD coverovershadows all that she has released before. That in itself is saying a lot as she has had a number of excellent recordings that have placed her amongst the best blues artists already. But she has surpassed all expectations with Original and continues to dazzle and amaze with her exceptional talent. This is without doubt a defining achievement

Original combines eleven very personal songs, seven written by Janiva herself, that speaks volumes about herself. Blending the …

Posted in CD Review

Cascade Blues Cruise – Get your tickets now!

Rae Gordon band is headed to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis to represent the Cascade Blues Association – and you can help send her get there – and have fun at the same time. CBC temp file  


Posted in Past PDX Blues Event

More Love For Linda Benefit Show Featuring All Star Line-up To Aid Linda Hornbuckle

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For the past couple years, Oregon Music Hall of Fame member Linda Hornbuckle has valiantly been fighting cancer. And it hasn’t been an easy fight. Linda needs our community’s help as this battle continues to heap medical expenses upon her. So some of her musical friends are coming together to hold a benefit concert for her titled “More Love For Linda” to be held at the Crystal Ballroom on Tuesday, October 14th.

An all-star line-up of friends will be on hand, including Quarterflash, Linda Hornbuckle Band, Patrick Lamb. Liv Warfield, Andy Stokes, LaRhonda Steele, Soul Vaccination, Norman Sylvester, …

Posted in Past PDX Blues Event, R.I.P.

Benefit for Tom Royer

Tom Royer poster

Long time Portland musician Tom Royer has been battling Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and is in desperate need of a lung transplant. Please visit to help out with your donations. A benefit concert has been scheduled for Monday, October 20th at Jimmy Mak’s, 221 NW 10th, to assist in raising the necessary funds. Tom Royer has worked with many of the finest musicians in Portland over the years, including DK Stewart, Paul deLay, Duffy Bishop, Linda Hornbuckle, The Cowboy Angels, The Mayther Brothers, Dub Dubrie, Benny Wilson, Lloyd Jones, Turtle Vandemarr and many, many others, especially alongside his …

Posted in Past PDX Blues Event

Blues Music Award Winner Doug MacLeod To Play Two Shows In Oregon

Doug MacLeod is one of the blues premier storytellers and entertainers. The recipient of two Blues Music Awards in 2014, acoustic artist of the year and acoustic album of the year for There’s A Time, MacLeod is able to engage his audiences with his passionate guitar work and an ever-present smile. His music as described by the Nashville Blues Society are “Songs that hit you in the heart and go straight to your soul.” This is honest music, often with a sense of humor and always stunning in its presentation. A Doug MacLeod performance always keeps your attention and talking …

Posted in Past PDX Blues Event

Don’t Miss Out, Tickets Selling Fast For The Cascade Blues Cruise To Help Send Rae Gordon To The IBC- Oct 4th

This past July, the Rae Gordon Band won the Cascade Blues Association’s Journey To Memphis competition at the Waterfront Blues Festival, earning the rights to represent the region at The Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in Tennessee this coming January. Though the band did receive prize money to help them defray the expense of traveling to Memphis, they still need to raise more in order to take part in this competition happening on historic Beale Street over five days.

On Saturday, October 4th, you have the chance to help the band raise these funds, enjoying an afternoon of …

Posted in Journey to Memphis, Past PDX Blues Event

Something To Talk About: A Portland Bonnie Raitt Tribute – Oct 3rd

Bonnie Raitt is one of the music world’s most loved artists with songs topping the charts over her more than 40-year career incorporating the sounds of blues, rock, folk and country. A nine-time Grammy Award winner and named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 100 singers of All time, and a Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award Lifetime Achievement recipient, Raitt may make it to Portland once a year, but here is a great chance to hear her music as presented by some of Portland’s finest musicians.

On Friday, October 3rd, the Alberta Rose Theatre presents Something To Talk …

Posted in Past PDX Blues Event