Month: April 2018

New Music To Note – May 2018

New Music To Note - August 2018

Here’s a list of new music received at the CBA office, purchased personally, or listened to this past month of note: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (ANTI- Records) Bettye LaVette – Things Have Changed

Brother Yusef Plays Fattback Blues at Catfish Lou’s

Brother Yusef

Brother Yusef has been described as a master solo guitarist, as well as a uniquely passionate vocalist. His performances are as raw and honest as the genre has ever aspired to be. Honing his style over thirty years, Yusef calls

Hunter & The Dirty Jacks Plays The White Eagle

Hunter & The Dirty Jacks

Hunter & The Dirty Jacks play “California-Crafted Rock & Roll” – like smoky whiskey with phosphorescent ice cubes in a blues-tinted glass. Led by frontman Hunter Ackerman and flanked by guitar players Carmelo Bonaventura and Jon Siembieda, with Aaron Barnes

British Soul Master James Hunter Visits The Aladdin.

James Hunter

James Hunter has certainly paid his dues. Over the span of 30 years, he’s worked on the railway, busked in the streets of London, provided backup vocals and guitar for Van Morrison, played clubs and theaters all over the world,

Acoustic Guitar Summit Coming to Hillsboro

Acoustic Guitar Summit

Grammy Award winners Doug Smith and Mark Hanson along with Oregon Music Hall of Fame member Terry Robb make up the Acoustic Guitar Summit – one of the region’s most accomplished musical groups. Performing together for over 20 years, the

Booker T. Jones Schedules Two Oregon Shows

Booker T Jones

With a career spanning five decades, one can easily argue that Booker T. Jones set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity.  On classic Stax hits such as “Green Onions,” “Hang

2018 Journey To Memphis Competition Scheduled for May

2018 Journey To Memphis

The 2018 Cascade Blues Association Journey To Memphis competition will take place at Mekong Bistro, 8200 NE Siskiyou Street, Portland over the weekend of Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. Fifteen acts will face off for the right to

Band Stand – May 2018

Band Stand - August 2018

Bayou Boyz, Soul Cookin’, and More Things have changed a lot over the last year, the last few months, and even weeks. There have been health and living issues, but everything is on track and getting better. The loss of

David Vest

David Vest Cordova Bay Records When you look for the definition of cool you’re likely going to find a reference to David Vest. His approach to the piano is second to none. With stylings that can channel the likes of

Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette CD Things Have Changed

Things Have Changed Verve Bettye LaVette has one of the most distinctive voices in music today. Anything she sings is going to come out sounding as if it’s dripping in pure soul. Now, you’d never think of the Bob Dylan’s