Month: October 2017

Sonny Rhodes

Sonny Rhodes

The Essential Sonny Rhodes: Songs & Stories Need To Know Music Clarence Smith, better known to the world as Sonny Rhodes, is part of that long rich line of superior blues guitarists originating from Texas. With a career ranging for

What’s on Tap for November’s General Membership Meeting . . . The Muddy Awards!!

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

Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland Wednesday, November 1 – 6:30 pm Members always Free, Non-members attending the Muddys $5.00 It’s here again. The biggest night for the blues in the City of Portland as the Cascade Blues Association

New Music To Note – Nov 2017

New Music To Note - February 2018

Here’s a list of new music received at the CBA office, purchased personally, or listened to this past month of note: Al Basile – Quiet Money (Sweetspot) Albert Castiglia – Up All Night (Ruf Records) Chris Cain – Chris Cain

King Louie’s Blues Revue

King Louie’s Blues Revue

Live At Riverhouse Jazz Shoug Records When jazz promoter Marshall Glickman began bringing King Louie’s Blues Revue to Bend for the Jazz at the Oxford series he never felt that the act would become so popular that he’d be booking

Ramblings On My Mind – Nov 2017

Ramblings On My Mind - February 2018

Greg Johnson, CBA President The Muddy Awards is always a night of excitement. Honoring the musicians and people involved in our local blues community is always something to celebrate and we appreciate The Melody Ballroom allowing us to return once

Mali Guitarist Habib Koité Coming To The Star Theater

Habib Koité

As one of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, Habib Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary musicianship, wit, and wisdom that translates across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer has

Tedeschi Trucks Band To Play Keller Auditorium

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Now in its eighth year, the Grammy award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band has earned its reputation as one of the premier live acts touring today. The 12-piece ensemble, led by the husband-and-wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and guitarist-singer Susan Tedeschi,

The Birk Hosts Rising Blues Star Alastair Greene For Two Shows

Alastair Greene

Southern Californian guitarist, singer and songwriter Alastair Greene’s musical journey has been anything but traditional. His combination of blues, Southern rock, and jam band sensibilities have been thrilling audiences for nearly two decades. For seven years he toured and recorded

“Music Heals The Soul” — A Benefit For Frankie Redding

Benefit For Frankie Redding

Frankie Redding, aka The Funk Master, has been performing as a professional musician since he was 15-years-old. He started at Portland’s Original Cotton Club when he was in High School, sitting in on B-3 organ for the dynamic Billy Larkin.

Folk Legend Tom Paxton Performs At Alberta Rose Theatre

Tom Paxton

American folk-music icon Tom Paxton graces the Alberta Rose stage with his original and timeless folk-song repertoire, classic voice, and presence. Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of