Category: Ramblings

Ramblings On My Mind – February 2018

Ramblings On My Mind - December 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 - December 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 - December 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 - December 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 - December 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

Ramblings On My Mind – September 2017

Ramblings On My Mind - December 2018

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 - December 2018

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 - December 2018

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 - December 2018

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