Month: November 2017

Matt Brown and Friends Holiday Homecoming Show

Matt Brown and Friends Holiday Homecoming Show

Nashville-based  Matt Brown returns to his hometown of Portland to play at one of his favorite venues, The Alberta Rose Theatre. Matt Brown is an old soul, and that is evident in the music he creates. With a voice seasoned

Rising Star Valerie June, Two Nights At The Aladdin Theater

Rising Star Valerie June

Multi-instrumentalist and Tennessee native Valerie June performs a diverse conglomeration of American roots music that encompasses traditional spirituals, Americana, classic blues, folk, soul, and bluegrass. Through stark acoustic rhythms and uncanny slide guitar, she effortlessly shifts between eras and genres.

Curtis Salgado & Patrick Lamb Headline 6th Annual Governors New Year’s Eve Ball

6th Annual Governors New Year’s Eve Ball

An exclusive night of intrigue at Portland’s largest philanthropic New Years Eve Gala, dress up in your finest black tie and evening gown attire for a night you’ll never forget! The night’s events begin with an exclusive VIP reception where

Celebrate New Year’s Eve With The Norman Sylvester Band & Sister Mercy

Year’s Eve With The Norman Sylvester Band & Sister Mercy

Ring in 2018 with two of Portland’s best bands on one fantastic night at Catfish Lou’s!! Doors open at 7:00 pm and you’ll need your dance shoes as the party really gets going at 8:00 pm with a set from

Fourth Annual Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular

4th Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular

An all‐star cast of Portland musicians will light up the stage at the fourth annual “,” a benefit and toy drive for the patients of Shriners Hospital for Children Portland. Performances cross a wide range of styles from soul, to

Join The Ken DeRouchie Band Fighting Hunger During The Holidays

Ken DeRouchie Band Fighting Hunger

The fourth annual Ken DeRouchie Band Food Drive is currently underway until December 10. Please take the time to donate unexpired and non-perishable canned or dried food items to help the Oregon Food Bank feed the hungry. Donations are being

Ramblings On My Mind – December 2017

Ramblings on My Mind - June 2018

Greg Johnson, CBA President Every year in December I devote my column to the blues recordings that have stood out to me overall during the last year. One thing it always shows is that my taste is not founded in

2017 CASCADE BLUES ASSOCIATION MUDDY AWARDS

2017 Muddy Award Nominees

The Cascade Blues Association’s annual celebration of our local blues musicians, events, recordings and venues, The Muddy Awards, was held on Wednesday, November 1 to an enthusiastic audience at The Melody Ballroom. Twenty-two awards were handed out recognizing outstanding achievement

New Music To Note – December 2017

New Music To Note - May 2018

Here’s a list of new music received at the CBA office, purchased personally, or listened to this past month of note: AJ Crawdaddy – Slow Cookin’ (Renown Records) AJ Croce – Just Like Medicine (Seedling Records) Al Corte – Mojo

Jimmie Bratcher

Jimmie Bratcher - This is Blues Country

This Is Blues Country Ain’t Skeert Tunes The Reverend Jimmie Bratcher is back with a new recording and a new idea. The Kansas City-based bluesman has reached back into his younger days, growing up in a household filled with the