Month: November 2014

Intent to Run – Secretary

This is to express my interest in serving again as Secretary of the Board for the Cascade Blues Association during 2015. During the past year I served in that role, after beginning service as an At-Large member of the Board in July of 2013.  In addition to participating in Board meetings, I have assisted the Association by working at the CBA merchandise tent during the Waterfront Blues Festival; participating in the annual Picnic; working at the rummage sale; and assisting at the Muddy Awards ceremonies.

My background includes a strong record of volunteering, including serving as President of the Promotional …

Posted in Cascade Blues Announcement

Candye Kane Returns With Two Northwest Oregon Shows- Dec. 4th and 5th

Candye Kane photo by Greg Johnson

Candye Kane photo by Greg Johnson

The story of Candye Kane’s long time battle with cancer has well been documented over the past few years, yet while many musicians who face this situation may have set aside their performances, Candye still hits the touring circuit bringing joy and entertainment to her fans despite the pain and discomfort. That truly earns her the title of the Toughest Girl Alive more than just another song in her repertoire. As anybody knows who has witnessed a Candye Kane show, she gives her full energy, emotion and personal love into each and every performance.…

Posted in PDX Blues Event

WE HAVE A NEW MAILING ADDRESS

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IF YOU SEND US ITEMS VIA MAIL – OUR NEW ADDRESS IS:

CASCADE BLUES ASSOCIATION
PO BOX 6566
PORTLAND 97228-6566…

Posted in Cascade Blues Announcement, Uncatagorized

What’s on Tap for December’s General Membership Meeting . . .

Wednesday, December 3rd – 7:00 pm
The Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland
Opening Acoustic Set –  Rae Gordon, Gaddis Cavenah
Second Electric Set – Get Down Jones

For those members planning on attending the December General Membership Meeting who are reading the BluesNotes prior to the meeting, please remember to bring your current membership card with you. It is election time and having your card makes it easier to hand out the ballots without having to look up your name and status. Every December we vote for the leadership of your Cascade Blues Association; the positions we will …

Posted in General Meetings, PDX Blues Event

Intent to Run – Vice President

It’s time for the 2015 CBA Board Officer elections. I am hoping to continue serving as the Vice President of this great organization.  As many of you know, this is a role I have held for 3 years and have worked hard during that time to promote blues activity in the Portland area, as well as beyond.  Wherever I go I talk about our CBA activities and I promote our amazing blues community, venues and artists.  Being your Vice President has been hard work but also very rewarding and I hope I have lived up to the membership expectations.  I …

Posted in Cascade Blues Announcement

2014 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards Recipients

  •  Contemporary Blues Act – Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band
  • R&B Act – Curtis Salgado
  • Traditional Blues Act – Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
  • Regional Blues Act – Hank Shreve Band
  • New Blues Act – Tracey Fordice & The 8 Balls
  • “Duffy Bishop” Female Vocalist – Rae Gordon
  • “Curtis Salgado” Male Vocalist – Ben Rice
  • Electric Guitar – Kevin Selfe
  • “Terry Robb” Acoustic Guitar – Mary Flower
  • Bass – Lisa Mann
  • Drums – Jimi Bott
  • Harmonica – Mitch Kashmar
  • Keyboards – Steve Kerin
  • Horns – Peter Moss
  • “The Hurley” Award – Randy Schleining
  • Venue – The Lehrer
  • Northwest Recording
Posted in Cascade Blues Note, Muddy Awards

Intent to Run – Treasurer

I would like to run for the position of Treasurer for 2015.  I believe strongly in the CBA and definitely feel I should work with my body, hands and mind in the same level as I do my mouth.  Being a treasurer requires maintaining a conscious ethical role, as this is the watchdog of the organizations funds.  I am very open to help and assistance from any of our members to both tune up and maintain an open and efficient system.  Our organization transpires a lot of business as we seem to be leaning toward expanding our role in the …

Posted in Cascade Blues Announcement

Bring In The New Year With Hot Tuna

Now here is a great way to celebrate the coming of the New Year. Hot Tuna are legends amongst the rock, blues and roots scene for a good reason, as guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady have been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. As members of the Jefferson Airplane they set the sound of the San Francisco 1960s music scene and formed Hot Tuna wanting to explore more towards their original base with their love for the blues in the early 1970s. A string of successful albums and Grammy Awards followed.

Hot Tuna has long had a …

Posted in PDX Blues Event

Cascade Blues Association Holiday Party, December 7th At The Spare Room

This year the Cascade Blues Association HOLIDAY PARTY, on SUNDAY, DEC 7, is OPEN TO EVERYONE, so bring your friends & family & enjoy the fun.  It will be held at The SPARE ROOM, 4830 NE 42nd Ave in Portland.  Many of you have been there before, but if this is your first time, enjoy purchasing the very reasonably priced food & drinks.  To start the Holiday Season, you are welcome to BRING SWEET TREATS & DESSERTS for all to share.  We will have both a SILENT AUCTION and RAFFLE, so begin your Christmas shopping here.  MEMBERS ARE FREE …

Posted in Cascade Blues Announcement, Cascade Blues Note, PDX Blues Event

Intent To Run For President

Intent To Run For President

What can I say. I have been honored to serve as your Cascade Blues Association President for 13 years, 17 years on the Board of Directors. With your blessing, I would like to ask to return for a 14th year as your President.

Over the years I have been involved with just about every event that the Cascade Blues Association has presented at one time or another, but my main focus personally has been toward the Blues Notes,  Journey To Memphis and the Muddy Awards. I believe in delegating to other Board Members responsibilities …

Posted in Cascade Blues Note