Month: July 2016

Two Guitar Legends, One Stage – Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy At Maryhill Winery – Aug. 20th

If you’re a guitar aficionado, there is simply one tour you do not want to miss this summer as two legends, Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy, team up for what is certainly to be an all-out powder keg full of

An Intimate Evening With Ty Curtis – Aug. 22nd

We all know that Ty Curtis is a fiery and powerful performer on stage with his dynamic bandmates bassist Tony Valdez and drummer Jerry Jacques, but this special night will be a different take on Ty’s original music as he

Roots on the Rails Revue with Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Eliza Gilkyson, and Butch Hancock – Aug. 25th

Roots on the Rails

Riding a train and playing or listening to music conjures up romantic images of Woody Guthrie and his guitar witnessing the country by boxcar during the Great Depression. The music-train connection runs deep — Boxcar Willie made a career of

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival to Feature Bettye LaVette and Tommy Castro – Aug. 28th

The 18th annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival will take place in Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, Washington on Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28. The line-up is still fluid, but major jazz headliners The Manhattan Transfer, Nicholas

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Coming To The Doug Fir Lounge – 9/2

Hailing from Austin, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears’ music has been described as  the collision between Southern soul, Midwestern blues, and vagabond punk.  Compared to “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown and inspired by Howlin’ Wolf, Black Joe Lewis

Blues & Bargains, Sixth Annual CBA Rummage Sale Coming In September

Imagine making a big difference to your blues association while cleaning your closet of your unneeded items? And imagine having fun while you are making that difference! The annual rummage sale is coming up where you can donate your good

Ramblings On My Mind – August 2016

Greg Johnson / CBA President I hear it all the time. The blues are dying. Bunk! Though it may seem like there are fewer venues and a lot less media attention, the blues as a genre is definitely not on

Muddy Ballots Voting To Be Held Online

The Cascade Blues Association is joining the twenty-first century — for the first time we will conduct the Muddy Awards nominations and final voting online. This will allow us to verify that only one vote is received per email address

David Vest

Devestatin’ Rhythm Ark-O-Matic Even if David Vest were not the articulate songwriter that he is, his piano playing would still be able to tell stories that’d capture your attention. His expressive boogie style just has a way of its own

Thad Beckman — A Powerful Blues Musician has Come Back Home to Portland

By Laurie Morrisey Picture a Portland, Oregon Christmas when a child was 11…“Under the tree, wrapped in white tissue paper and tied with a red ribbon was a long cardboard box containing a guitar bought from the local department store for