Month: December 2017

Acoustic Master Lightnin’ Wells Books Several Oregon Shows

Lightnin’ Wells Books

North Carolina native Mike “Lightnin’” Wells uses a dynamic style he’s developed over his thirty years to breathe new life into the vintage tunes of early twentieth-century America. Wells learned the harmonica at an early age and then using blues

Rae Gordon To Record Live Gospel Show At The Lake Theater & Cafe

Rae Gordon

Multi Muddy Award winning vocalist Rae Gordon has long been a fixture in the music scene, not only for playing a gritty and soulful brand of blues with her band, but heading up a long standing gospel show with some

Just This One – Blues Musical Featuring the Music of Paul deLay Returns for Three Shows

Music of Paul deLay

The new blues musical Just This One, featuring two dozen songs by local hero Paul deLay, takes the stage for three performances at Michelle’s Piano Company this January 27-28. Featuring a cast filled by a Muddy Award-winning group, including LaRhonda

Catfish Lou’s to Host Fundraiser for CBA Representatives to the International Blues Challenge

The International Blues Challenge

Preliminary events for the 2018 International Blues Challenge will kick off on Tuesday, January 16, with the competitions beginning on Wednesday, January 17. To help raise funds for travel expenses, Catfish Lou’s will hold its monthly “Pay It Forward” event

The Blind Boys Of Alabama – Marc Cohn Double Slated for Double-Headed Show In Bend

The Blind Boys Of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama first formed in 1939 and have been touring professionally for more than seven decades, reaping five Grammy Awards during their tenure. Founding member Jimmy Carter is still performing with the legendary gospel outfit. They have

Mark Hummel’s Chicago Blues Harmonica Blowout Returns to Albert Rose.

Chicago Blues Harmonica Blowout

Mark Hummel is celebrating his 27th year of hosting his Harmonica Blowout concerts. Over the years, Hummel has brought together some of the world’s foremost harp players along with a terrific all-star backing band, and this year is no exception.

RL Boyce

RL Boyce

Roll And Tumble Waxploitation Records A native of Como, Mississippi — deep in the heart of the Mississippi Hill Country, RL Boyce is no stranger to the sounds of the blues. He began performing music at a young age playing

Sweet Pea Atkinson

Sweet Pea Atkinson

Get What You Deserve Blue Note Records Hillard “Sweet Pea” Atkinson was the former vocalist with the 80s-90s band Was (Not Was) and more recently with The Boneshakers, he has also collaborated with the likes of Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt,

Thank You Volunteers!

Thank You Volunteers

Whenever the Cascade Blues Association holds a special event it takes a few extra hands to make things run smoothly. The Board of Directors truly appreciates those who volunteer to help us as we could not do it without you.

Gary Burford

Gary Burford

Gary Burford was born in Austin, Texas. The right town to fall in love with music. He lived there before moving to Albany, Oregon, in the early 1970’s, where he lived until joining the U.S. Army in 1978. Having three