Month: June 2016

A.J. Croce Brings His Piano Mastery To Oregon For Two Shows: July 30 & Aug 1st

From his debut as a jazz-influenced, blues-based artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, singer-songwriter A.J. Croce has traveled a circuitous musical road. The son of legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce, A.J.’s career began with his first tour at

2016 Board of Directors

Pictured above is the 2016 Cascade Blues Association Board of Directors: (L – R): Merry Larson, Treasurer; Brenda Docken, Secretary; Wendy Schumer, Vice President; Fred and JoAnn Morgan, Membership Secretaries; Jody Gunn, Board At-Large; and Greg Johnson, President.

Alligator Records Forty-Fifth Anniversary Collection

Various Artists Alligator Records When you write anything about Alligator Records, you might as well be writing the history of the blues itself during the past four-and-a-half decades. Bruce Iglauer created the label to provide an outlet to record blues

What’s on Tap for the July General Membership Meeting ….

Timothy James

Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland Wednesday, July  6 – 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $3.00 Opening Set – Timothy James Second Electric Set – Ty Curtis Band Yes, it’s July and the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival

Ramblings On My Mind – July 2016

Greg Johnson, CBA President One of the greatest things about living in the Northwest during the summer is the opportunity to get outside. Sure, people from other places think that all it does around here is rain every day. But

Bandstand – July 2016

Patrick Haley Hi Blues Fans, We all enjoy seeing our favorite blues acts in the Portland Metro area. So much talent, so many venues. Truly a hotbed of the blues. But y’all need to know that there’s a great blues

Thunder Brothers Have Rumbled Into the Portland Blues Scene and Are Taking It By Storm

Thunder Brothers

By Laurie Morrisey The Thunder Brothers are one of the final four bands competing in the Journey to Memphis competition during the 2016 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. This is a group that has played with others locally and in other

United By Music Hits the WFBF 2016

This year’s Waterfront Blues Festival will again welcome the United by Music North America Band. They will perform July 4 at 2:15p on The Front Porch Stage, July 1-4 from 11-1 at Hotel Rose, and on the July 3 “Sail on Sister” DME Blues Cruise.

New Music To Note – July 2016

New Music To Note May 2019

Here’s a list of new music received at the CBA office or purchased personally this past month that should be noted: Barbara Healy & Groove Too – Been There Done That (McKenna Records) Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore –

Flying Heart Records Looking For Music From Local Blues Musicians To Create Second Compilation CD

CALL FOR BLUES ARTIST SUBMISSIONS: Portland independent label Flying Heart Records is planning a second volume of the “Taste of the Blue Rose” sampler of Portland-area blues artists.  The first CD, “A Taste of the Blue Rose,” featured Mel Solomon,