Month: July 2015

Bronze Blues & Brews Festival to be held August 7 & 8

The 19th Bronze Blues & Brews Festival is set for Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8. The event will be held at the Joseph City Park, Joseph, Oregon. For the Friday Jam Night gates open at 5:30pm with music from 6-10pm. On Saturday, the gates open at noon with music from 12:30-10pm. All ages welcome. Kids 10 and under free.

RSBThis year’s event will feature Royal Southern Brotherhood, Sultans of Slide, Roseland Hunters, Polly O’Keary & the Rhythm Method, and Ben Rice & Lucy Hammond.

Tickets are available pre-sale for $30 or at the gate for $35. For …

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Ana Popovic Makes Rare Portland Appearance: Aug 1st

Dana Fuchs - photo by Greg JohnsonRaised in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, guitarist and vocalist Ana Popovic now lives in Memphis and over the years has proven herself at venues and festivals around the world to be an electrifying live performer. Her shows are a blend of smoking electric funk and slide guitar, jazzy instrumental and tight blues grooves combined with soulful vocals. She has headlined a number of festivals and was the only female guitarist included on the 2014 Experience Hendrix tour. Ana has also performed alongside renowned musicians such as BB King, Joe Bonamassa, Susan Tedeschi, and Buddy Guy. Popovic has been nominated five times for …

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Kalama Music Festival: Aug. 1st

Come join in the fun at the Kalama Music Festival on August 1 at Marine Park along the Columbia River in Kalama, Washington. This year’s event will include a varied selection of blues, R&B, reggae, rock, Motown — just a lot of good music. There will be food and a beer/wine garden and artists/craftspeople will also be showing their wares.

This year’s event will be headlined by Florida-based bluesman JP Soars CD coverJ.P. Soars & The Red Hots. Soars is a past winner of the International Blues Challenge and has received nominations for the Blues Music Awards under his own name and with …

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Soulful Giving Blanket Concert: Aug. 1st

The 5th annual Soulful Giving Blanket Concert presented by Fred Meyer will be held on Saturday, August 1 at the Yoshida Estate, 29330 SE Stark. The event starts at noon and will benefit the Randall Childrens Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Providence Cancer Research Center. Performers this year will include Patrick Lamb, Paul Creighton Project, Ants In The Kitchen, and the Portland Soul All-Stars with LaRhonda Steele, Andy Stokes and Louis Pain. Tickets are available through for $25.00 – $100.00. For more information, visit…

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Rich Del Grosso & Mary Flower, Duffy Bishop Featured Acts At The Lake: Aug. 3rd

If you have not taken the time to make a trip to Lake Oswego for one of Dean Mueller’s Monday Night Concert Series at The Lake Theater, you are doing yourself a serious disfavor. This small and intimate theater holds less than 100 people and has sensational acoustics and great sight lines. Plus, Mueller has been scheduling some of the best regional acts and touring artists to perform at The Lake.

In August, on Monday 3, you do not want to miss the acoustic Rich DelGrosso photo by Greg Johnsonduet of mandolinist Rich DelGrosso and guitarist Mary Flower. Both have received multiple Blues Music Award …

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Dennis Jones, Two Oregon Shows: 8/2 & 8/4

DDennis Jones - photo by Greg Johnsonennis Jones’ feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet his heart and soul are connected to the present. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds and present a unique and contemporary style of American rock and blues. Known for his high-energy stage performances, sizzling hot guitar solos, and smooth and soulful vocals, Jones is backed by a rhythm section that is second to none. This band rocks the blues like no other!

Dennis Jones will be appearing at The Birk, 11139 Hwy. 202 in Birkenfeld on Sunday, August 2 for a 7:00 pm show.…

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

Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland
Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 pm
Members always Free – Non-members $3.00
Opening Acoustic Set – Mitch Kashmar & Alan Hager Duet
Second Electric Set – The Reverb Brothers

Summer is flying by and you certainly cannot complain about the availability of great music happening around the region. Festivals, concerts in the parks, touring acts — it’s all more than one person can keep up with. We are certainly blessed to have such a wide selection, and as you know, the best way to kick off each month is with the Cascade Blues Association’s …

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The Alabama Shakes At Edgefield: Aug. 7th

The Alabama Shakes - press photoFormed in Athens, Alabama in 2009, the multi-genre band The Alabama Shakes are on a steady ride and quickly becoming one of the most popular American Roots acts working today. With influences that can range from bluesy grooves to garage rock to psychedelic jams, they incorporate a mix uniquely their own, led by the powerful vocals and guitar work of Brittany Howard. They’re currently on the road supporting their latest album, Sound & Color, and playing before raving audiences.

The Alabama Shakes will return to Portland on Friday, August 7, at McMenamin’s Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, OR. …

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The Delta Saints Bring Their Bourbon-Fueled Bayou Rock To Dante’s: Aug. 8th

The Delta Saints - press photoThe Delta Saints are a Nashville-based band who have stripped their roots/blues sound down to its essence and rearranged the elements into something uniquely their own. Steeped in rock ‘n’ roll’s building blocks – country, R&B, soul and gospel – The Delta Saints explore influences like Jack White, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Led Zeppelin. When asked to describe their most recent release, Bones, band leader Ben Ringel stated, “We’re trying to push ourselves forward to do something more modern, but at the same time incorporating where we come from.” A testament to their …

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Rising Artist Benjamin Booker At Doug Fir Lounge:Aug 8th

Benjamin Booker - photo by Greg JohnsonNew Orleans-based singer/songwriter Benjamin Booker will be returning to the Doug Fir Lounge on August 8 for what is certain to be another exhilarating and energetic performance. Booker’s sound has grown out of his old love of hardcore bands and his new life in the Big Easy. Embracing both Black Flag and the blues, he creates music with a fresh take on traditionally heavy genres. Audiences will be witness to a sound that’s urgent, emotional, and ball -breaking. It’s gritty like late 60s punk Detroit, but in the end, this is a young artist who’s a true blues man, whom …

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