Month: December 2016

Applications Now Being Accepted For 2017 Journey To Memphis

The Journey To Memphis is the Cascade Blues Association’s regional competition to select the acts that will represent our organization and region in the next year’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, held in early 2018. Up to 250 acts

All Star Line-up To Appear In Mark Hummel’s Ultimate Harmonica Blowout !

For twenty-six years, two-time Blues Music Award winner, Grammy nominee and harmonica ace Mark Hummel has been organizing his Blues Harmonica Blowout showcase and touring it around the country to great reception. Over the years he has offered the absolute

Albert Cummings – Blues Rock Guitar Master, at Alberta Rose Theatre

Albert Cummings

“The blues is best served up live, with an enthusiastic audience and a killin’ band, and that’s exactly what guitarist Albert Cummings does. Cummings effortlessly shifts from chimney subdued stylings to raucous roadhouse raunch to soaring yet stinging lead lines,

The Aladdin Theater Welcomes The David Bromberg Band

David Bromberg

David Bromberg has played with everyone and toured everywhere. He can lead a raucous big band or silence an audience with solo acoustic blues. Bromberg’s sensitive and versatile approach to guitar playing has earned him a coveted position as the

Canadian Guitarist Jesse Cook Plays Salem’s Elsinore Theater

Over the years, Jesse Cook has tried to cross-pollinate his music with music from different parts of the world. After two decades of crisscrossing the world in restless pursuit of inspiration, innovation, and collaboration, the Paris-born, Toronto-raised Cook changed course

Experience Hendrix Returns With Biggest Line-Up Ever!

Jimi Hendrix

Lauded by critics and fans alike, the multi-artist Experience Hendrix Tour is set to return in 2017 to celebrate one of music’s greatest innovators: Jimi Hendrix. This latest edition of the annual tour will kick off on Friday, February 17

NW Film Center Presents The 34th Annual Reel Music Festival

Embracing Portland’s adoration of and deep connection to music, each year the NW Film Center programmers spend the year on the lookout for new works (and timely classics) for our annual celebration of music and image. Spanning musical genres from

Dust on My Shoes – The Musical starts Jan. 22

Beverly Frentress - Dust On My Shoes

Local recording artist and playwright, Beverly Frentress, of Stone Soup Blues, in conjunction with PDX Playwrights, presents her original play with original songs, score, and lyrics, Dust on My Shoes, The Musical. Co-produced by Miriam Feder. Offered at Fertile Ground

Thank You CBA Volunteers!

Thank You Volunteers

The CBA would like to extend a huge thank you to the following individuals who volunteered their time to help us out at this year’s Holiday Party. The CBA greatly appreciates your time and efforts: Ann McLaughlin Beverly Jones Bonita

Vasti Jackson

The Soul of Jimmie Rodgers Vasteye Music Recently, this year’s Grammy nominees were announced and among them was the latest release by Vasti Jackson, The Soul of Jimmie Rodgers, in the traditional category. Now, this may seem a little odd