It’s that time again everybody. Muddy Award ballots have been mailed to Cascade Blues Association members’ home addresses (sorry only members may vote). Please select carefully, for the top three choices in each of the three categories. If more than three choices are filled in, all will be disqualified from your ballot on that category. Also, make a point to check out the names on the back of the ballot for those no longer eligible to be nominated in certain categories. All ballots must be postmarked no later than Saturday, September 12 for us to send out the final ballot …
Only in Portland Oregon can so much talent and dedicated effort be compressed into the Melody Ballroom to produce a one night blues event like this year’s Muddy Awards.
A special thanks is owed to all of our CBA volunteers who stepped up and supported the evening:
Admission and Door Duties; Sandy Frost, and Bonita Davis. Merchandise Sales; Steve Broderick, Winnie Richards, Mike and Kimberly Taylor, Steve MacGregor, Randy Murphy, John Keaton, and Jon Norstoe.
Stage Equipment; John Keaton, Jon Pierce, and Richard LaChapelle
Program Creation, Nominee Certificates and Evening Multi-media Presentation: Wendy Schumer. Printing donated by Cedar House Media.…
The 2014 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards were held on Wednesday, November 5th at The Melody Ballroom to a huge crowd of blues supporters for what has traditionally been one of the biggest single-night events within the local blues community every year. The awards were presented in twenty-two categories as voted on by the CBA membership, selecting their favorite acts, events, venues and recordings from the last year. And we also paid tribute to those musicians we lost this past year, Jim Miller, Janice Scroggins, Linda Hornbuckle, Mel Solomon and James Williams.
The big winner this year was without …
Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland
Wednesday, November 5th, 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 outstanding musicians, venues, events, recordings and individuals with the highly coveted Muddy Awards for excellent 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 …
Contemporary Blues Act:
Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band
The Strange Tones
Ken DeRouchie Band
Lloyd Jones Struggle
Norman Sylvester Band
Traditional Blues Act:
Ben Rice & The iLLamatics
Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
Tevis Hodge, Jr.
Still Water Vibes
Tracey Fordice & The 8 Balls
Hank Shreve Band
Randy Oxford Band
“Duffy Bishop” Female Vocalist:
“Curtis Salgado” Male Vocalist:
Phil “Suburban Slim” Wagner
The nomination round ballots for the 2014 Muddy Awards have been returned and calculated. Cascade Blues Association members should have received their final ballots by now. Please take the time to fill out your ballots and mail them back to us postmarked no later than Wednesday, October 15th in order to be counted. Remember, no write in votes on the final ballots. These will automatically make the selections for that category null and void.
Mark your calendars to be at The Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., on Wednesday, November 5th for the 2014 Muddy Awards Ceremonies and …
The following individuals, bands, venues and events have been inducted into the Muddy Award Hall of Fame. In order to be inducted, they must win their respective catagory three continuous years.
The Female Vocalist, Male Vocalist and Acoustic Guitar Muddy Awards have been named in honor of specific individuals. In order to have a catagory named for them, they must be the recipient of no less than twelve Muddy Awards in that catagory. It has been the decision of the Board of Directors that only individual catagories will be named, no band, venue, recording or event catagories.
The Lifetime Achievement …