Month: March 2018

Salem’s Elsinore Theatre Welcomes Jonny Lang

Jonny Lang

It is hard to believe that at 36 years old Jonny Lang has already enjoyed a two-decades long career. Since the release of his debut album, Lie To Me, at age 15, Grammy Award winning Jonny Lang has built a

Beloved Acoustic Bluesman Doug MacLeod Returning to The Lake Theater

Doug MacLeod

The Lake Theater & Café will present an intimate evening with Doug MacLeod, a true blues master and storyteller, on Monday, April 16. MacLeod is a perennial Blues Music Award nominee, having recently won the Acoustic Artist of the Year

Turtle’s Guitar Mafia Takes Up Residency At Al’s Den

Turtle VanDemarr

Local music legend, Turtle VanDemarr, has performed in many influential bands over the years. As lead guitarist for Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, The Fly By Nite Jass Band, The Freak Mountain Ramblers, and Anita Margarita and the Rattlesnakes,

Legendary Soul Vocalist Bettye LaVette Slated for The Aladdin

Bettye LaVette

Three time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette is not a mere, songwriter, or “cover” artist. She is an musical interpreter of the highest order. Her gift is that ability to take a song, whether well-known or obscure, from any genre and

Heavy-Pounding, One Man Band Scott Biram Invades Dante’s

One Man Band Scott Biram

Rock ‘n’ Roll ain’t pretty and neither is Scott Biram. The self-proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ successfully and sometimes violently lashes together blues, hillbilly, country, raucous punk, and godless metal into a potent array that assaults the senses. Biram

Big Monti Amundson Returns for Show at Trails End Saloon.

Big Monti Amundson

Portland’s guitar legend Big Monti Amundson moved to Nashville a few months back and it’s always a pleasure to see him return to town for performances, no matter how rare they may be. He will be hooking up with his

7th Annual Inner City Blues Festival – “Healing the Healthcare Blues”

Inner City Blues Festival

The 7th Annual Inner City Blues Festival, “Healing the Healthcare Blues,” returns April 21 to the North Portland Eagles Lodge, 7611 N. Exeter & Lombard. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and music runs until midnight.  The event is a

Band Stand April 2018

Band Stand - June 2018

Lloyd “Have Mercy” Breaking News! Lucky as can be this month, and honored to returning to Denmark, I will play a series of concerts with good friends “Shaky Ground”!! (see website for details) Last time we toured together in Denmark,

Ramblings on My Mind – April 2018

Ramblings on My Mind - June 2018

Greg Johnson / CBA President So much to talk about this month. First I want to thank our newest board members for bringing their skills to our organization. For so long we have worked terribly short handed, so this is

An Evening with Anders Osborne & Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd) Scheduled at The Aladdin.

Anders Osborne & Todd Park Mohr

Two of America’s finest voices in blues, roots, and southern rock — Anders Osborne and Todd Park Mohr, better known as Big Head Todd — will take the stage for a special evening of terrific music at The Aladdin Theater