CBA Muddy Awards Moves to a New Venue – Promises the Same Exciting Event

The 2018 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards are just around the corner, taking place on Wednesday, November 14. We have a lot of ideas floating around for the event, but the biggest, newest thing is that this year’s ceremony and concert will take place at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Always one of the most exciting and anticipated nights in our local blues community of the year, we will be bringing you the excitement of those being honored and of course there will be plenty of live music, including our annual Muddy All Star Band, this year pieced together and hosted by Muddy Hall of Fame member Rae Gordon.

This year’s nominees are:

CONTEMPORARY BLUES ACT:
Ben Rice
Rae Gordon Band
Rose City Kings
The Thunder Brothers

“LLOYD JONES” R&B ACT:
Andy Stokes
Just Friends
Ken De Rouchie
Norman Sylvester

TRADITIONAL BLUES ACT:
AC Porter
Ben Rice
Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager
Mary Flower

NEW ACT:
Arrogant Bastards
Johnny Wheels & The Swamp Donkeys
Timothy James & The Portland Blues Revival

REGIONAL ACT:
Gabe Cox
Hank Shreve
Johnny Wheels & The Swamp Donkeys

“DUFFY BISHOP” FEMALE VOCALIST:
Karen Lovely
LaRhonda Steele
Rae Gordon

“CURTIS SALGADO” MALE VOCALIST:
Andy Stokes
Ben Rice
Brian Foxworth

ELECTRIC GUITAR:
Alan Hager
Ben Rice
Doug Rowell

“TERRY ROBB” ACOUSTIC GUITAR:
Alan Hager
Ben Rice
Mary Flower

BASS:
Allen Markel
Dave Kahl
Lisa Mann

KEYBOARD:
Dave Fleschner
Louis Pain
Steve Kerin

“JIMI BOTT” DRUMS:
Brian Foxworth
Carlton Jackson
Dave Melyan

HARMONICA:
Jim Wallace
Mitch Kashmar
Rich Layton

HORNS:
Chris Mercer
Joe McCarthy
Pete Moss

VENUE:
Blue Diamond
Catfish Lou`s
Trails End

NORTHWEST RECORDING:
“Hangin On” – Michael Osborn
“Rough Cut” – Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager
“Wish the World Away” – Ben Rice

NATIONAL RECORDING:
“Rough Cut” – Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager
“The Blues Is Alive and Well” – Buddy Guy
“Wild Again” – The Proven Ones

NORTHWEST EVENT:
Benefit for David Kahl
Gorge Blues & Brews
Winthrop Blues Festival

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:
Beth Hart @ Waterfront Blues Festival
Duffy Bishop@ Alberta Rose
The Mavericks @ The Waterfront
The Proven Ones @ The Waterfront

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Jimi Bott
Robbie Laws
Sonny Hess