Category: Cascade Blues Note

CBA 30 Concert A Success Because Of You!!

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

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

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 

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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Thank You Volunteers!!

The Cascade Blues Association occasionally holds events where it is necessary for extra hands to assist in making sure everything runs smoothly. We want to thank the following individuals for helping us out at the CBA 30, Journey To Memphis,

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Celebrate “30 years of Feeding the Human spirit” with Waterfront Blues June 30 – July 4

Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival 2017

Join blues legends, up-and-comers, and local acts to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, June 30 – July 4, 2017 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. This year’s festival will

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Cascade Blues Association Schedules Extravaganza For Its 30th Anniversary Celebration

Cascade Blues Association 30th Anniversary Celebration

In December 1986, a small group of Portland area blues fans decided to form a society to help support, promote, and preserve the blues and related music. It was named the Cascade Blues Association as it was the only blues

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Musical Inspiration: Honoring Jimmy Mak – All-Star Line-up Performs Tribute Concert

Jimmy Makarounis at Jimmy Mak's

Musical Inspiration: Honoring Jimmy Mak will take place on Sunday, April 23 at The Roseland Theater. This tribute concert honors Jimmy Makarounis, the late owner of Portland’s premier jazz club Jimmy Mak’s. The three set program will feature noted musicians

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The Lady Sings the Blues, and Jazz Too

Lorna Bracken Baxter

Portland singer and diva Lorna Bracken Baxter keeps her family’s rich musical legacy alive By John Rumler From a very early age, vocalist Lorna Bracken Baxter knew that she was going to devote her life to singing and music. “It

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2017 Journey To Memphis Applications Due By April

Journey To Memphis

The Journey To Memphis is the Cascade Blues Association’s regional competition to select the acts that will represent our organization and region in next year’s International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN, held in early 2018. This year saw more

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