Month: August 2015



Imagine making a big difference to your blues association while cleaning your closet of your unneeded items?  And imagine having fun while you are making that difference!  The annual rummage sale is coming up where you can donate your good used items and turn it into cash for the CBA and offer just a little bit of your time helping to run the sale and introduce new people to the CBA .  The CBA is a 5013c and your donation is tax deductible!

WHAT:  BLUES & BARGAINS Rummage Sale for Cascade Blues …

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Muddy Nominations 2015 – Helpful List

PLEASE NOTE: This listing is merely a guidance to assist with your Muddy Award nominations submissions.  A lot has happened over the past year and hopefully this list will help you remember some of the great shows that we were fortunate to have here in Portland. Apologies in advance for anything we may have overlooked.
– A Whyte Xmas-Ellen Whyte & The Plus Size Band – 24th Street Wailers – 4th annual Inner City Blues Festival
– AC Porter – Alabama Shakes – A benefit for Robin Gibson
– AC Porter & The Livewires
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Karen Lovely To Release Ten Miles Of Bad Road With Special Performance At Jimmy Mak’s

Karen Lovely 10 miles of bad roadKaren Lovely celebrates the release of her long-awaited new CD, Ten Miles Of Bad Road, with a special release party at Jimmy Mak’s, 221 NW 10th, on Saturday, September 26. Karen spent the past couple years piecing this recording together with many of the same group of friends who helped create her Blues Music Award nominated album Still The Rain, including ace producer Tony Braunagel and the late songwriter Alan Mirikitani. Recorded at California’s Ultrtone Studios, guests on the album features a session band of a dream-like cast of musicians such as guitarist Johnny Lee Schell, James …

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Rising Artist Sista Otis Touring Oregon

Sista Otis, originally from Detroit and now hailing from New Orleans, has been described as a “good god almighty” force of nature whose voice is so full of soul-shine it’ll make you throw up your hands and shout! She started out as a kid cutting her teeth as a Sista Otis - press photo traveling street musician performing her songs for pocket change. Nowadays she performs across the country, and has had her music played on radio stations in twelve different countries. Otis’ music has appeared in films and animation, and she has opened for acts such as Blues Traveler, Zac Brown Band, Fishbone, R.E.M., …

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The Birk Presents Sugaray Rayford’s Only Oregon Appearances! – Sept. 10th & 11th

What’s better than a nice drive into the country on an early September evening? Why, heading out to The Birk to catch a stupendous live performance by the one and only Sugaray Rayford, of course. And what can be better than that? Two straight nights of Sugaray at his only stop in Oregon on this tour.

Sugaray Rayford - photo by Greg JohnsonTexas born Sugaray began his musical career before the age of seven singing and playing drums in church, and this gospel influence can be heard and felt in his music. Rayford’s phrasing is intimate and conversational, with a powerful, sexy, and soulful voice. He …

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Jackie Greene To Play Wonder Ballroom – Sept. 10th

Jackie Greene is a multitalented artist with an uncanny knack for synthesizing his deep affinity for American roots styles into timeless, personally-charged music. Armed with a persuasive voice, vivid songwriting skills, and an instinctive mastery of several instruments, Jackie Greene - photo by Greg VorobiovGreene has been a mainstay on the festival circuit since first breaking out during his teens. In his early years he could be found opening for major tours with artists like BB King, Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, and Taj Mahal. More recently, Greene’s been performing in super groups Trigger Happy (with Joan Osborne and Steve Gorman), and WRG (with Bob Weir and …

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New Orleans Troubadour Andrew Duhon in Portland Area for Two Shows- Sept 6th and 7th

Grammy nominated New Orleans-based singer/songwriter Andrew Duhon is a teller of stories with an undeniably weighted and soulful voice. Duhon has three recordings under his belt and has toured solo Andrew Duhon - press photofor much of his career. A troubadour element is certainly present in his performances; he’s truly a guide to modern day folklore. His latest group, The Andrew Duhon Trio (with upright bassist Myles Weeks and drummer Maxwell Zemanovic) has been crossing the American landscape, touring and creating together while supporting their latest project, The Moorings.

The Andrew Duhon Trio will be appearing in Portland for a pair of shows …

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Eric Burdon & The Animals To Perform at the Oregon State Fair – Sept. 5th

Eric Burdon - press photoIt is no secret that the blues heavily influenced bands involved with the original, 1960’s British Invasion. And one of the biggest acts of the time was Eric Burdon & The Animals. Still a mainstay and popular act at blues and classic rock festivals around the world, Burden and the band can bring crowds to their feet with a long string of hits from the past.

Eric Burdon & The Animals will be performing at the Oregon State Fair in Salem on Saturday, September 5 at 7:00 pm. The show is free with general admission to the fair for the …

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Too Slim & The Taildraggers Back In Town – Sept. 10th

Tim Too Slim Langford - photo by Dean DavisNorthwest favorites Too Slim & The Taildraggers are still on their extended tour of the Northwest and will be heading back to Portland for another performance at Duff’s Garage, 2530 NE 82nd, on Thursday, September 10. This powerhouse trio, led by the fiery guitar of Tim “Too Slim” Langford are members of the Hall of Fame of three Northwest Blues Societies (including the Cascade Blues Association) and have received various awards and nominations from around the country, including prestigious events like the Blues Music Awards and the Blues Blast Awards. The band recently released a two-disc album, Anthology, highlighting …

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DK Stewart, For The Troops CD Release Party – Sept. 11th

DK Stewart - photo by Greg JohnsonThe DK Stewart Sextet’s CD For The Troops is an unplanned, live recording of the band performing at a fundraiser honoring returning soldiers and their families from Joint Base Lewis McChord’s Special Unit Troops. The afternoon included an air demonstration of vintage prop-driven and restored WWII airplanes in combination with antique auto and military equipment in Olympia, Washington. The resulting recording, newly repackaged and minted, features the DK Stewart Sextet exactly as it sounds on stage and will be distributed through military channels throughout the U.S. and various offshore military bases or facilities for the benefit and enjoyment of deployed …

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