Author: Wendy Schumer

New Music Of Note – December 2018

New Music - October 2018

David Lumsden and Friends – Hues Of Blues (Self Produced) Delta Moon – Babylon Is Falling (Jumping Jack Records) Diane Durrett & Soul Suga – Live (Blooming Tunes Music) Fantastic Negrito – Please Don’t Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl) Jim Allchin

Tony Joe White

Tony Joe White - Bad Mouthin’

Bad Mouthin’ Yep Roc Records Tony Joe White may forever be embedded in our minds for his smash hit single “Polk Salad Annie,” but his final release just may be one of his finest ever. Bad Mouthin’ is an exploration

Ramblings On My Mind – December 2018

Ramblings On My Mind - December 2018

Greg Johnson, CBA President Every year in December I devote my column to the blues recordings that have stood out to me overall during the last year. One thing it always shows is that my taste is not founded in

General Membership Meeting Slated for Wednesday, December 5

General Membership Meeting Slated for Wednesday, December 5

For more than the past year we have been holding our monthly membership meetings at Catfish Lou’s thanks to the generosity of Michelle and Michael Bean who stepped forward when our time at The Melody Ballroom came to a close.

Kirk Fletcher

Kirk Fletcher - Hold On

Hold On Self Produced Just in case it might have slipped your mind for one reason or another, Kirk Fletcher is a bad ass guitarist. Listen to the opening track “Two Steps Forward” from his latest disc Hold On. That’s

Settle Down Easy, Ramble On Rose

Ramble On Rose - Rosebud Cafe

A Conversation with Rosebud Cafe Owner Don Zerr Missi Hasting Baker On nearly any given evening, the drive on Highway 30 from Portland to Scappoose is easy and fine. It travels like a Sunday driving road: First, the rail yard

NW Blues Legends Too Slim & The Taildraggers Headed to Alberta Rose

Too Slim - Too Slim and the Taildraggers

Tim “Too Slim“ Langford is a monster guitarist and unabashed blues rocker whose influences run the gamut from Lightnin’ Hopkins, Freddy King, Duane Allman, and Lynyrd Skynyrd to Robin Trower. Langford is a prolific singer/songwriter whose songs have now yielded

Paul Oscher

Paul Oscher -Cool Cat

Cool Cat Blues Fidelity Recordings Okay, anybody familiar with the blues is already aware of harmonica ace Paul Oscher’s past as member of the Muddy Waters band. But it has been over thirty years since Muddy left this world and

Lake Theater Hosts Sugar & Spice – A Holiday Treat with LaRhonda Steele & Julie Amici

Lake Theater Hosts Sugar & Spice

Every year around Christmas, Music Mondays presents a Holiday Showcase. This year they are bringing back some of their favorites for “Sugar & Spice, A Holiday Treat.” This show will feature LaRhonda Steele and Julie Amici backed by an All-Star

New Years Eve Offers Many Musical Options to Please Blues Fans

New Year Eve

Looking for somewhere to go on December 31 to hear great blues music while celebrating the New Year? Well, here is a list of events that just might just do the trick. The 7th annual Governor’s Ball returns for “a