Category: Ramblings

Ramblings On My Mind – July 2018

Ramblings on My Mind - June 2018

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President The Cascade Blues Association is always proud to be a part of the Waterfront Blues Festival every year, whether it is having our strong volunteer base fill roles at the various stages, manning our

Ramblings On My Mind – June 2018

Ramblings on My Mind - June 2018

Greg Johnson, CBA President It is too often lately that I have reflected on the loss of venues. So it is good news that it appears that two we thought may not be around anymore have discovered a potential new

Ramblings on My Mind – May 2018

Ramblings on My Mind - June 2018

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association The summer is about upon us and festival season is breaking out already. This year the Cascade Blues Association is planning on being a part of many different events to bring our brand back out

Ramblings on My Mind – April 2018

Ramblings on My Mind - June 2018

Greg Johnson / CBA President So much to talk about this month. First I want to thank our newest board members for bringing their skills to our organization. For so long we have worked terribly short handed, so this is

Ramblings on My Mind – March 2018

Ramblings on My Mind - June 2018

Greg Johnson, CBA President As I explained last month, for the first time since 2003 I did not make the trip back to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t keep track of how our

Ramblings On My Mind – February 2018

Ramblings on My Mind - June 2018

Greg Johnson, CBA President 2018 is starting off on a change of pace. For me at least. As I write this, the International Blues Challenge will be taking place this week. And after fifteen straight years volunteering to work the

Ramblings On My Mind – January 2018

Ramblings on My Mind - June 2018

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President Every December, the Cascade Blues Association holds their annual elections to determine who will be their officers on the board of directors for the following year. Though it is a privilege to serve on

Ramblings On My Mind – December 2017

Ramblings on My Mind - June 2018

Greg Johnson, CBA President Every year in December I devote my column to the blues recordings that have stood out to me overall during the last year. One thing it always shows is that my taste is not founded in

Ramblings On My Mind – Nov 2017

Ramblings on My Mind - June 2018

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 - June 2018

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