Month: October 2017

West Coast Blues Favorites Franck Goldwasser and RJ Micho Team Up For Oregon Tour

Franck Goldwasser and RJ Micho

Franck Goldwasser and RJ Micho two of California’s finest blues musicians are teaming up for a multi-city tour in Oregon during the first half of November, including an all-star benefit showcase. RJ Mischo is considered by critics and fans worldwide

Ken DeRouchie Band’s Holiday Food Drive Returns

Ken DeRouchie Band Fighting Hunger

The Ken DeRouchie Band will begin its forth annual food drive for the Oregon Food Bank on Saturday, November 11 and will run through Saturday, December 10. Barrels for donations will be placed throughout the metro Portland area at venues

Black Pistol Fire – Electrifying Rock & Blues Duo from Austin, Coming To Doug Fir

Black Pistol Fire

Black Pistol Fire is a high-octane rock duo based out of Austin, Texas by way of Toronto, Canada composed of Kevin McKeown on guitar/lead vocals and Eric Owen on drums. Drawing inspiration from blues, R&B, and rock greats such as

Chris Cain

Chris Cain

Chris Cain Little Village Foundation There is little doubt that Chris Cain is one of the most dynamic and inventive guitarists of the past twenty plus years. Why he isn’t mentioned in the first breath of anybody speaking of blues

Sacred Steel Guitarist Roosevelt Collier Slates Two Oregon Dates

Steel Guitarist Roosevelt Collier

One of the finest pedal steel guitarist on the scene today is heading to Oregon for a pair of shows in Bend and Portland. A finalist in Guitar Center’s 2009 King of the Blues competition, South Florida native Collier was

Harpdog Brown – Playing It Forward For United By Music

Harpdog Brown

With a briefcase filled with awards, including three Maple Blues Awards naming him the best harmonica player in Canada, Vancouver’s Harpdog Brown has been called a blues evangelist — and that’s a very fitting moniker. He delivers his messages in

2018 CBA Officer Elections Coming In December

2018 CBA Officer Elections

Every December, the Cascade Blues Association asks its members to attend the monthly membership meeting to cast their votes for the people who they would like to run the organization for the coming year. All five officer positions (President, Vice

Portland Organist Dennis Lusk Continues His Long Musical Journey

Dennis Lusk

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Dennis Lusk took organ lessons from age nine until sixteen. “I joined my first band in Oklahoma City when I was thirteen. I played several nights per week from age sixteen until age twenty-four,

White Eagle Saloon Welcomes Back The Greyhounds

The Greyhounds

The Greyhounds guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell have been making music and touring for 15 years while refining and developing a sound Trube describes as “Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top.” The band also has strong ties to

2017 Musician’s Toy Run Benefit To Be Held On November 4

Musician’s Toy Run Benefit

Now in its sixteenth year, the Musician’s Toy Run Benefit, hosted by Francine West, will once again hold a day-long show aimed at bringing joy to children during the holidays. The event returns to the Trails End Saloon, 1320 Main