Category: Cascade Blues Note

The Arrogant Bastards set Portland on Fire.

The Arrogant Bastards

The “Arrogant Bastards” is a Blues, Funk, and Rock-n-Roll band based in Portland Oregon. Founded in early 2017 from a desire to create and perform music that is raw, exciting, and entertaining, the Bastards’ music is primarily blues based intertwined

Thank You Volunteers!

Thank You

Whenever the Cascade Blues Association holds a special event it takes a few extra hands to make things run smoothly. The Board of Directors truly appreciates those who volunteer to help us as we could not do it without you.

Gary Burford

Gary Burford

Gary Burford was born in Austin, Texas. The right town to fall in love with music. He lived there before moving to Albany, Oregon, in the early 1970’s, where he lived until joining the U.S. Army in 1978. Having three

Mick Schafer’s Voice Will Draw You in and You’ll be Tapping Your Toes in No Time

Mick Schafer

Guitarist and vocalist Mick Schafer has been singing since childhood, but ventured to Europe when he was 20 to perform for tips and meals. He spent the early 70’s playing music around Europe. He always wanted to perform professionally but

Portland Organist Dennis Lusk Continues His Long Musical Journey

Dennis Lusk

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Dennis Lusk took organ lessons from age nine until sixteen. “I joined my first band in Oklahoma City when I was thirteen. I played several nights per week from age sixteen until age twenty-four,

Mojo Holler — Bringing Mississippi Delta Blues to Portland

Mojo Holler

“It started in August 2011. On our first date, a huge meteor fell right over the Willamette River as we were going for the first kiss. Not kidding! So, we took it as a sign and started making music together

Thank You, Volunteers!

Thank You

Oops! We missed posting this last month, but we didn’t want to overlook everybody who helped out at the Cascade Blues Association’s Concert in the Park in August. Without our volunteers we cannot accomplish a lot of the necessary activities

Blue Vancouver: Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival

By Jeff LeVine Every year for the last 20 years, Bravo! Northwest has hosted the Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival as a benefit to support its concert ensembles and concert series. True to the vision of the organizers, this is

Last Chance to Submit Discs for Best Self-Produced CD Competition

Best Self-Produced CD

If you’re planning on submitting your original, self-produced CD release for consideration to represent the Cascade Blues Association in The Blues Foundation’s Best Self-Produced CD Competition, you must have your copy delivered to us no later than the October General

The Randy Morrison Band — Veterans Who Rock the Local Blues Scene

The Randy Morrison Band

The Randy Morrison Band is one of the best in the Portland area. They proved that by being one of four finalists in the 2017 Journey to Memphis competition. The band consists of Randy Morrison on guitar and vocals, Steve