Kathryn Grimm / TJ Wong Trio
A Message from incoming 2023 President Rae Gordon
It is an honor to step up and serve as the next president of the Cascade Blues Association. Thank you to last year’s board for their hard work and service.
I will always be grateful to late president Greg Johnson, musicians and audience members who helped me find my musical home when I first came here.
I look forward to continuing that tradition of helping others find their own musical home here in the Portland area and within this organization – whether they find themselves on or off stage.
I invite you to volunteer for committees, events and step up when needed. We have an opportunity to do great things in 2023 with your help.
Please invite friends and family to join you and the CBA!
Your partner in the Blues,
CBA 2022 Election Results
12/19/22: We’re happy to announce the results of this year’s Board Officer Elections!
Your 2023 Board Officers:
President: Rae Gordon
Vice-President: Marie Walters
Membership Director: Mike Todd
Treasurer: Mike Day
Thanks to the 33% of current Cascade Blues Association members who voted – we had a record turnout this year thanks to you!
We also thank Robert Umali Evans and Anni Piper for their service shepherding the organization through challenging times.
Download a Blues Notes PDF Here
Current Issue: Jan/Feb 2023
Next Issue: Mar/Apr 2023 – available in late Feb.
CBA Holiday Party now moving to 2023 Member Event ‘TBD’
The Cascade Blues Association canceled our originally-planned December 4th Holiday Party due to inclement weather – from what we heard from members, that was a wise decision, even though the promised snowfall didn’t materialize for many of you.
We were able to successfully pivot some of our planned Holiday Party resources – silent auction & raffle items – to co-host a IBC fundraiser on December 11th to support our Journey to Memphis winners the TJ Wong Trio. Thanks to everyone who came out with short notice to support that successful event!
Be sure to include your CBA member number so we can credit you with your free 2 months.
“The Cascade Blues Association would like to acknowledge an exceptionally generous gift from the estate of the late CBA member William Schauer. Bill’s unselfish support for the CBA will help us to continue our promotion of the blues and all of our marvelous local musicians and artists for many years to come. The CBA and its members offer our sincere and heartfelt thanks to Bill and his family for their kind and charitable donation.”
1 Star membership
Linda Alvarez & Mike Pollock
2 Star membership
Jay Lawhon (RIP) @ JBL Productions
4 Star membership
Terry Currier @ Music Millennium
5 Star membership
Cedar House Media