Month: January 2018

Hit Broadway Play, A Night With Janis, Plays Portland For One Night Only

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern

Three Rockin’ Nights Of Blues With Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

California’s blues heroes Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will be heading up the coast for a handful of shows celebrating the release of their latest recording on Alligator Records, Stompin’ Ground. Night after night, Tommy Castro, a fierce and fiery

Seth Walker – Blues, Soul & Americana Master at White Eagle

Seth Walker

Seth Walker boils down the American music experience into a savory roux.  A splendid mix of roots styles: blues, soul, and Americana, featuring deep-fried guitar licks, churchy organ and crisp horns, mostly delivered over spot-on shuffles. An artist who the

Curtis Salgado, Alan Hager and Friends, Two Portland Blues Icons Unite To Celebrate New Recording at Mississippi Studios

Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager

Award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist Curtis Salgado’s earth-shaking vocals and forceful harmonica playing have devastated audiences around the world for over 30 years. Guitarist Alan Hager has been wowing fellow musicians from his hometown of Portland, Oregon and beyond

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

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

Wednesday, February 7 – 7:00 pm Catfish Lou’s, 2460 NW 24th, Portland Members always Free, Non-Members $5.00 (Please show your membership card at the door) Opening Acoustic Set – David Brothers Second Electric Set – Timothy James & The Portland

Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe

Peach Tricki-Woo Records Atlanta’s Larkin Poe are sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell and they’re crossing the lines between blues and rock with determination. Whether delivering hard hitting originals or taking on new scopes with traditional pieces, they are setting their

Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager

Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager CD

Rough Cut Alligator Records With the release of Rough Cut, the world is for the first time hearing what those of us in Portland have known for many years, Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager are a natural fit for acoustic

New Music To Note – February 2018

New Music To Note - April 2018

Here’s a list of new music received at the CBA office, purchased personally, or listened to this past month of note: Andrew Chapman a.k.a. JoJo – Well, It’s About Time (Upistand records) Bernard Allison – Let It Go (Ruf Records)

Ramblings On My Mind – February 2018

Ramblings On My Mind - April 2018

Greg Johnson, CBA President 2018 is starting off on a change of pace. For me at least. As I write this, the International Blues Challenge will be taking place this week. And after fifteen straight years volunteering to work the

Songwriters Boot Camp Offers Rare Opportunity to Local Musicians February 9-11

Soulcraft Records Songwriters Bootcamp

If you know any blues musicians or songwriters in general who want to improve their songwriting, they need to attend this Songwriters Boot Camp, February 9-11 at Soulcraft Records in Central Oregon. Attendees will work with a Platinum & BMI