Month: March 2018

What’s on Tap for April’s General Membership Meeting . . .

Wednesday, April 4 – 7:00 pm Catfish Lou’s, 2460 NW 24th Ave, Portland Members always Free – Non-Members $5.00 (Members please show your current cards at the door) Opening Acoustic Set – David Pinsky & Phil Newton Second Electric Set

Randy Morrison Band

Randy Morrison Band

Hard Place Self Produced With the release of Hard Place, the Randy Morrison Band has crafted a righteous collection of West Coast blues filled with catchy guitar lines and rhythmic grooves aimed at keeping your blood pumping and feet moving. 

Myles Goodwyn

Myles Goodwyn

Myles Goodwyn And Friends Of The Blues Linus Entertainment For some musicians, the blues is a life-long passion that just seems to slip between their fingers as they work in another musical genre. That is the case with Canadian Music

Big Shoes

Big Shoes Step on It!

Step On It! Biglittle Records Step On It! Is the latest disc from highly regarded session players making up the Nashville-based band Big Shoes. They include guitarists Rick Huckaby, Will McFarlane and Kenne Cramer; keyboardist Mark T. Jordan; bass player

Blues Music Award Nominated Southern Avenue to Play Jack London Revue

Southern Avenue

The Memphis Flyer proclaims that “Southern Avenue is simply the best band in Memphis . . . the coolest music to come out of Memphis in years.” This hot young band is tearing up stages in venues and at festivals

Chad Rupp — Kickin’ it with Pure Portland-Style Blues

Chad Rupp

“Raw and authentic Portland style blues,” is the way Portland native, Chad Rupp describes his music. He has been in and out of the Portland Blues scene for almost 25 years. Semi-professionally for about the last ten years. But he

New Music To Note – April 2018

New Music - October 2018

Here’s a list of new releases received at the CBA office, purchased personally, or listened to this month of note: Danielle Nicole – Cry No More (Concord Records) Freddie Pate – I Got The Blues (Self Produced) James Grant –

Journey To Memphis Update — Application Deadline April 4, New Venue

2018 Journey To Memphis

The first round of the 2018 Journey To Memphis competition will be held on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at Mekong Bistro, 8200 NE Siskiyou Street in Portland. The CBA will hold the event earlier this year to

Something To Talk About: A Portland Bonnie Raitt Tribute

At The Alberta Rose Theatre on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, many of Portland’s finest singers and musicians gather for Something To Talk About — two nights of music celebrating the music of Bonnie Raitt. Performers include Anne

Peter Ward

Peter Ward

Blues On My Shoulders Gandy Dancer Records Originally from Maine, Peter Ward is no stranger to the blues scene in the musician rich Northeastern corner of the United States. Having lived in Boston for many years he has filled in