Month: September 2016

Third Annual Blues In The Gorge & Acoustic Blues Masters Concert

This fall, aspiring musicians from around the country will gather for a five-day blues guitar camp to hone their skills and immerse themselves in the music. This year’s instructors include four of the world’s finest acoustic blues musicians: Ernie Hawkins

The Congress Brings Its Rootsy Blend To The Northwest

The Congress is a band that shows reverence for its roots through cohesion and creativity, with a relentless energy that stamps a tangible sonic signature that is equal parts rock & roll, old-school soul music, and outlaw country. They have

New Orleans Blues Man Luke Winslow – King In Oregon

New Orleans Bluesman Luke Winslow-King

Luke Winslow-King is a New Orleans-based guitarist, singer, composer, producer, and songwriter. His work is an eclectic mix of Mississippi delta blues, folk music, traditional jazz, and roots rock & roll. His alchemical songs blend contemporary ideas with styles from

CBA Rummage Sale Rescheduled to October 15th

Who would have thought it? The entire week prior to the date for this year’s Cascade Blues Association’s annual Rummage Sale the weather had been sunny and comfortably warm, but on the Saturday morning of our rummage sale, the rains

The Annual Muddy Awards set for Wednesday, November 2

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 2 as the Cascade Blues Association’s annual Muddy Awards celebration will return with a fun-filled night of excitement, recognition, and amazing music. It will take place at The Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder Street,

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

Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder Street, Portland Wednesday, October 5 – 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $3.00 Opening Acoustic Set – The Tracey Fordice Band Second Electric Set – The Beacon Street Titans As the Cascade Blues Association’s

Last Chance To Submit Entries For The Best Self-Produced CD Competition

Best Self-Produced CD

If you’re planning to offer your self-produced CD to the Cascade Blues Association for consideration as its entry in The Blues Foundation’s competition, then time is running short — all entries must be received no later than the October 5

Ramblings On My Mind – October 2016

Greg Johnson / CBA President Well this month’s Rambling column is not so much a rambling from my part, but rather an explanation. Every now and then, people ask just what they receive for their $25.00 membership to the Cascade

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

Live in ’67 — Volume Two Forty Below Records By Randy Murphy Last summer, I reviewed John Mayall’s new album chronicling a series of live dates in various London clubs during the spring of 1967. Now, Mayall and his pals

Chase Walker Band

Not Quite Legal Revved Up Records The Chase Walker Band’s second release, Not Quite Legal, is a great indication that these teen-aged musicians were not just another flash in the pan group of youngsters trying their hand at the blues.