Category: Muddy Awards

2016 Muddy Awards — A Night To Remember

The Cascade Blues Association’s 28th Annual Muddy Awards was held on Wednesday, November 2 at The Melody Ballroom to once again another full house of fans and musicians. Honoring those acts, performers, venues, events, recordings and performances who helped raise the bar on the Northwest’s blues scene over the past year in twenty-two categories.

Dave Kahl - "Paul deLay" Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dave Kahl – “Paul deLay” Lifetime Achievement Award.

Three artists were big winners taking home two awards each: Andy Stokes for the “Curtis Salgado” Male Vocalist and the “Lloyd Jones” R&B Act; the Ben Rice Band taking both the Contemporary and Traditional Blues Act awards; …

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2016 Muddy Awards Winners

And the 2016 Muddy Awards Winners Are…

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The Muddy Awards – A Premier Blues Night

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Muddy AwardThe biggest single night for the Portland blues community returns again to The Melody Ballroom on Wednesday, November 2 as the Cascade Blues Association presents its annual Muddy Awards. Honoring musical achievements from the past year, awards will be handed out to recipients in twenty-two categories to stand-out musicians, venues, recordings, events, and more.

Members of the Cascade Blues Association Board of Directors, musicians, and other blues industry notables will present awards to the winners who were selected by members of the CBA through an online ballot.

And what would an event recognizing musical talent in our area without music …

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2016 Muddy Awards Nominations

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The following are the 2016 Muddy Awards Nominations.
If you are a CBA member follow the link to vote.
Remember you must be logged in to vote.


2016 Muddy Awards Nominations

Contemporary Blues Act:

  • Ben Rice Band
  • Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
  • Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band
  • Thunder Brothers

Traditional Blues Act:

  • AC Porter & The Live Wires
  • Ben Rice Band
  • Julie Amici
  • Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes

“Lloyd Jones” R&B Act:

  • Andy Stokes
  • Ken DeRouchie Band
  • Norman Sylvester Band

Regional Blues Act:

  • Gabriel Cox
  • Hank Shreve Band
  • Polly O’Keary & The Rhythm Method
  • Sammy Eubanks


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The Annual Muddy Awards set for Wednesday, November 2

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muddy_awardMark your calendars for Wednesday, November 2 as the Cascade Blues Association’s annual Muddy Awards celebration will return with a fun-filled night of excitement, recognition, and amazing music. It will take place at The Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder Street, upstairs in the main ballroom, beginning at 6:30 pm. Various music celebrities and CBA board members will present awards, as selected by our members, in a number of categories honoring the musical achievement from the past year.

Of course, the Muddy Awards would not be complete without musical entertainment. This year’s event will follow tradition set a few years back …

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2015 Muddy Award Winners: Rae Gordon Wins Big

On Wednesday, November 4, the Cascade Blues Association presented its annual Muddy Awards show at The Melody Ballroom. Hosted onstage by CBA President Greg Johnson and Vice President Wendy Schumer, the show announced various winners in twenty-two categories, including best performers, recordings, venues, and events of the last year, as selected by the members of the CBA. The biggest winner of the night was Rae Gordon, who took home three awards and was also inducted into the Muddy Award Hall of Fame for taking home the Duffy Bishop Female Vocalist of the Year award for the third straight year. Other …

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What’s on Tap for November’s General Membership Meeting: The Muddy Awards!!

Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland
Wednesday, November 4, 6:30 pm
Members always Free – Non-members attending the Muddys $5.00

It’s here again. The biggest night for the blues in the City of Portland as the Cascade Blues Association honors those deserving musicians, venues, events, recordings, and individuals with the highly coveted Muddy Awards for outstanding achievement during this past year. Twenty-two categories will be presented by members of the CBA Board of Directors, noted artists and other friends of the blues recognizing those chosen as recipients by the members of the Cascade Blues Association by ballots the past …

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Remember To Send In Your Muddy Ballots To Have Your Selections Counted

Final ballots are out with the choices made by our members in the nomination round. The top three vote-getters (or more in the event of ties) are on the ballot for you to choose from. Please make your selections from those on the ballot only. Write-ins will not be counted.

In order for us to be able to count the votes and to place orders for the trophies for the winners, we need to receive your ballots back to us post-marked no later than Monday, October 12. You can turn them in directly to us at the October General membership …

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Muddy Nominations 2015 – Helpful List

PLEASE NOTE: This listing is merely a guidance to assist with your Muddy Award nominations submissions.  A lot has happened over the past year and hopefully this list will help you remember some of the great shows that we were fortunate to have here in Portland. Apologies in advance for anything we may have overlooked.
– A Whyte Xmas-Ellen Whyte & The Plus Size Band – 24th Street Wailers – 4th annual Inner City Blues Festival
– AC Porter – Alabama Shakes – A benefit for Robin Gibson
– AC Porter & The Livewires
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A few tips for filling out your Muddy Award ballots:

1 – Do not select a person who has already been awarded a lifetime achievement award for this category. You can only win this once as you only have one life. Check the back of the ballot for the list.

2 – The categories that have artist names in front of them are honoring those individuals for the number of times they have received the award. In order to have one named after them, they must have received the award no less than 12 times and agree to no longer be eligible for that category. So, if the category is …

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