What’s on Tap for August General Membership Meeting...
Wednesday, August 2 – 7:00 pm


CATFISH LOU'S  2460 NW 24th Ave. 

Members always Free  - Non-members $5.00
Opening Set – Jason "JT" Thomas
Second Electric Set – Idle Poets

It is amazing just how much music is happening this summer. With the outrageous weather we have been experiencing it seems to be everywhere. From outdoor stages, backyard house parties, favorite venues, and festivals both big and small, the blues is going on everywhere. But it doesn’t matter what time of year it is, you also know that the Cascade Blues Association is going to be bringing you great music every month at their general membership meeting. And August is no exception.

Opening the evening in August for us will be a familiar face, Jason “JT” Thomas is a professional guitarist who has worked with Franco Paletta & The Stingers and Dull Boy Jack in the past, and currently performs with Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band, Fenix and the country/rockabilly outfit Sons of Bitches. Aside from a fiery guitarist, JT is a songwriter, a teacher and has delivered Blues in the Schools presentations for the Cascade Blues Association. For the Journey to Memphis, he will be competing as a solo performer...

The second set will be a new act to the CBA meeting stage, Idle Poets. Founder and lead singer Craig Marquardo grew up in the 80’s, enamored with the multi-layered sounds of artists embracing music of all genres. It wasn’t until his adult years that he discovered jazz, then diving headlong into the dizzying art form. When putting together this band he made sure to find players comfortable in all of the many genres they will find themselves playing.

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Jason "JT" Thomas

Idle Poets

2 Day’s Events

  • August 18, 2017 – Bottleneck Blues Band
    12:00 pm, Hollady Park
  • August 18, 2017 – Junk Yard Jane
    6:50 pm, The Birk
  • August 18, 2017 – Wil Kinky Trio
    8:30 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • August 18, 2017 – Al and the Bluetones
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond
  • August 18, 2017 – DC Malone
    9:00 pm, EastSide Bar and Grill ( formerly Duff’s Garage )
  • August 18, 2017 – Norman Sylvester Band
    9:00 pm, Rogue Pub
  • August 18, 2017 – Robbie Laws Band
    9:00 pm, Catfish Lou’s
  • August 18, 2017 – Harvey Brindell & The Tablerockers
    10:00 pm, Jo Bar & Rotisserie
  • August 19, 2017James Clem
    8:30 am, Portland Farmer's Market at PSU
  • August 19, 2017 – Norman Sylvester Band
    6:30 pm, Restaurant Five-O-Three
  • August 19, 2017Billy D & The Hoodoos
    7:00 pm, O'Connor's
  • August 19, 2017DRUMMERBOY featuring Noah Bell
    7:00 pm, Sip D'vine
  • August 19, 2017 – A Melissa Etheridge Tribute with Sonny Hess & Friends
    8:00 pm, Mission Theater
  • August 19, 2017Harvey Brindell & The Tablerockers
    8:00 pm, The Ship Tavern
  • August 19, 2017 – Remedy
    8:30 pm, Trail's End Saloon
  • August 19, 2017The Ken DeRouchie Band
    9:00 pm, Catfish Lou’s
  • August 19, 2017 – THE SPORTIN' LIFERS
    9:00 pm, Blue Diamond

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