Category: Cascade Blues Note

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

The Lightning Kings Storm into the Portland Blues Scene

The Lightning Kings

Did each of you always want to perform professionally? Every musician in this group was drawn to music through their passion. A testament to the level of interest in the music. Music is clearly in every one of their blood.

2018 Best Self-Produced CD Competition Entries Now Being Accepted

Best Self-Produced CD

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

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

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