Month: April 2017

Duffy Bishop Returns To The Lake!

Duffy Bishop & The Rhythm Dogs

Duffy Bishop and Chris Carlson are certainly missed around here, and the Lake Theater & Cafe will be celebrating their return to the Pacific Northwest with a Duffy Bishop performance on Monday, May 22. Duffy and Chris will be teaming

CD Release Party For Tony Furtado – The Cider House Sessions

Tony Furtado - photo by Alicia J Rose

Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Portland’s Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide

Lloyd Jones Struggle Bend-ing The Blues, New Concert Series

Bend-ing The Blues is a new series of concerts held at The Old Stone Performing Arts Center in Bend, Oregon that is aimed at bringing Portland blues masters to Bend. The kick-off event on Saturday, May 20 will host The

Malian Blues Rocker Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Toure

If you look at the musicians of Mali you just might find a direct link between Africa and the blues. Especially when you consider the late guitarist Ali Farke Toure and the family tradition carried on by his son Vieux

Norman Sylvester presents “A Phenomenal Concert – The Journey of Blues and Gospel in America”

On Friday, June 2, Norman Sylvester  will be hosting “A Phenomenal Concert – The Journey of Blues and Gospel in America” at the Alberta Rose Theatre. This all-star event will focus on the music from the cradle of birth in

Squrl Music Presents Blues Music Award Nominee Nick Moss Band

Nick Moss Band

Nick Moss has been recognized as one the great guitarists of his generation, garnering accolades from  the likes of Buddy Guy and others. His recording career spans decades working with some of the giants of the blues such as Jimmy

New Music To Note

New Music - October 2018

Here’s a list of new music received at the CBA office, purchased personally, or listened to this past month that should be noted:   Beth Hart – Fire On The Floor (Provogue) Billy Flynn – Lonesome Highway (Delmark) Fantastic Negrito

Lightning Kings

lightning kings

Lightning Kings The Road Is My Throne Self Produced If you’re looking for some truly serious rocking blues with a punch, then Portland-based Lightning Kings’ new release The Road is My Throne will be right up your alley. This is

Opening Round Of The 2017 Journey To Memphis Competition Set For First Weekend In June At The Vinyl Tap

Journey To Memphis All-Stars

Since 1999, the Cascade Blues Association has sent local acts to represent our organization and region in The Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge. Over the years, our competition, the Journey To Memphis, has selected a terrific collection of some of

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

What’s on Tap for November’s General Membership Meeting

Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder Str., Portland Wednesday, May 3 – 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $5.00 Opening Set – The Hellhounds Second Set – Holfar Blue May has everything in line to be a special month for