Category: Cascade Blues Note

The Lightning Kings Storm into the Portland Blues Scene

The Lightning Kings recently competed in the Journey to Memphis and made it to the final four. While they didn’t win the final competition, they did put on a great set at the Waterfront Blues Festival on July 4. They

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2018 Best Self-Produced CD Competition Entries Now Being Accepted

Best Self-Produced CD Competition

Since 2005, The Blues Foundation has held an annual competition to recognize excellence in independent blues recordings. The Best Self-Produced CD competition is open to affiliated blues societies from around the world to submit one entry each, preferably selected by

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Hope you’re ready for a great summer Member event!!!

Annual CBA Member Concert

The First Annual CBA Member Concert@the Crossings on August 6th should be a fantastic way to spend a lovely summer day. WHERE: Columbia Crossings located at 515 N. E. Tomahawk Island Drive WHEN: August 6 12PM – 5PM WHO: Members

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Terry Currier Day Proclaimed In Portland, August 12

Terry Currier Day

Mayor Ted Wheeler issued a Proclamation designating August 12, 2017, as “Terry Currier Day” throughout the City of Portland. The official announcement was made on July 4th at the Waterfront Blues Festival, prior to a set of music by Duffy

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Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Announces 2017 Recipients

Oregon Music Hall of Fame

On Tuesday, July 11, the Oregon Music Hall of Fame held a press conference at Tony Starlight’s to announce the recipients for their 2017 induction honors. Amongst these selected were four individuals directly associated with the state’s blues community. Louis

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Thank You CBA Volunteers!!

Thank You

The Cascade Blues Association occasionally holds events where it is necessary for extra hands to assist in making sure everything runs smoothly. That is never more true than at the Waterfront Blues Festival where we have a merchandise booth that

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CBA 30 Concert A Success Because Of You!!

CBA 30

The Cascade Blues Association celebrated thirty years of supporting, promoting, and preserving the blues in the Northwest with a huge show at the historic McMenamins Crystal Ballroom on Sunday, May 21. Our members and blues lovers came out in force

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William Chapin – Guitar Superman

William Chapin

He’s like a super hero — guitar builder by day and guitar player by night. That’s the life of William Chapin, who has been playing music professionally for over 30 years. “I always loved music, but really was struck with

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Curtis Salgado The Night’s Biggest Winner at 38th Blues Music Awards

Benefit Performance & Fundraising Site For Curtis Salgado

Local blues icon Curtis Salgado received three nominations for this year’s prestigious Blues Music Awards and walked away with all three, making him the most awarded artist of the night. Salgado received recognition as Soul Blues Artist of the Year,

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Mark your Calendars — First Annual CBA Member Concert @the Crossings slated for August 6th 

Annual CBA Member Concert

The CBA now has a new format for its annual member picnic. Mimicking the local Concerts in the Park style, we will hold the 2017 member concert on August 6 at Columbia Crossings located at 515 N. E. Tomahawk Island

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