Month: May 2016

2016 Journey To Memphis Begins At The Rose Room In June

Have you ever wondered just what kind of attention participating in the International Blues Challenge can draw? Just take a look at this year’s Blues Music Awards. Four acts who have participated in the IBC combined to win six of

Too Slim and the Taildraggers Set To Rock the Birk! 6/5

If Tim “Too Slim” Langford only played slide guitar, he would slither around most other blues guitarists and put a ferocious bite on their pride. However, as the sole six-string slinger, songwriter, and lead singer of the power trio Too

2016 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival in Review

All you need to know about the blues you can learn July 1-4 at the 2016 Portland Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. From the deepest roots of blues music, its spread across borders and generations, to the multiple genres that blues

23rd Annual Gorge Blues & Brews Festival in Stevenson, Washington: 6/24 & 25

Mark your calendars now for Friday and Saturday, June 24-25 when Gorge Blues & Brews Festival hits the Skamania County Fairgrounds in Stevenson, Washington.  We will celebrate 23 years of musical genius, award-winning offerings from 16 craft breweries, regional wineries,

New Music To Note – June 2016

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Here’s a list of new music received at the CBA office or purchased personally this past month that should be noted: Cherry & The Lowboys – Naked In Outer Space (Cupcake Vinyl) Clint Morgan – Scofflaw (Lost Cause Records) Johnny

2016 Blues Music Awards — Lisa Mann Wins!

Last month’s Blues Music awards in Memphis on May 5, found local musician Lisa Mann once again taking home the big prize for Instrumentalist – Bass for the second consecutive year. Twenty-four awards overall were handed out between musical sets

What’s on Tap for June’s General Membership Meeting …

Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland Wednesday, June 1, 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $3.00 Opening acoustic set – Froggy Second electric set – JT Wise Band Here comes the summer, and we’re all ready for lots

Ramblings On My Mind – June 2016

Greg Johnson / CBA President As I sit here working on the BluesNotes for the June issue, I recognize that today (May 14) marks the one year anniversary of the passing of BB King. Arguably BB was the most important

29th Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival named “Best in Show” by Sunset Magazine

The award-winning Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival was recently named “Best in Show” as one of the top festivals in Washington to catch this summer. Come see what all the fun is about in Winthrop, WA, July 15-17, 2016. The

Janiva Magness

Love Wins Again Fathead Records Janiva Magness continues with her tales of love and its power and pain on her latest disc Love Wins Again. Her songwriting is personal and full of imagery that can only be reflected through experience.