Category: Ramblings

Ramblings On My Mind – Nov 2017

Ramblings on my mind

Greg Johnson, CBA President The Muddy Awards is always a night of excitement. Honoring the musicians and people involved in our local blues community is always something to celebrate and we appreciate The Melody Ballroom allowing us to return once

Ramblings on My Mind – October 2017

Ramblings on my mind

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President We are certainly going through some trying times around this country the past month with devastating hurricanes ravaging Texas, Florida, and surrounding areas, and the West Coast going up in flames. People are in

Ramblings On My Mind – September 2017

Ramblings on my mind

Greg Johnson / CBA President Goodbye Melody Ballroom and thank you. Well, we knew that the day was probably going to come eventually, and it did for us in late July, just a couple weeks prior to our August meeting.

Ramblings On My Mind – August 2017

Ramblings on my mind

Greg Johnson, CBA President When I look back on this past month’s Waterfront Blues Festival it brings forth many a smile from the performances I was able to catch. Working as the Cascade Blues Association’s prime photographer for the past

Ramblings On My Mind – July 2017

Ramblings on my mind

Greg Johnson, CBA President If you look at the history of the world you will recognize that the arts have made a difference to our culture throughout time. Sure, military power may have played a role in developing borders and

Ramblings On My Mind – June 2017

Ramblings on my mind

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President It seems that every generation has its own musician or groups of musicians that reminds us of just how vital the blues actually is. They may not be the traditional sounds of the first

Ramblings On My Mind

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President As I reflect back on the past of my involvement with the Cascade Blues Association there have been a great deal of memories. The good friends that I have made and the musicians and

Ramblings On My Mind – April 2017

Greg Johnson / CBA President Things have gotten a little harsh as of late. First, Portland’s premier blues icon Curtis Salgado suffered a mild heart attack while on tour on the East Coast. Mild? Is there really anything mild about

Ramblings On My Mind – March 2017

Greg Johnson / CBA President I want to start this month’s column out with a big announcement. The Cascade Blues Association’s 30th Anniversary Concert has been scheduled for Sunday, May 21 to take place at The Crystal Ballroom in Portland.

Ramblings On My Mind: Feb. 2017

Greg Johnson / CBA President Well, 2017 has started off with a little good news and some very sad. The good news for the time being is that we do not have to worry just yet about The Melody Ballroom