Month: August 2016

CBA Picnic 2016 THANK YOU

by Wendy Schumer The 2016 picnic was a huge success! Even the folks at Columbia Crossing said it was the best picnic ever in their history. And of course we could not have done it without the help of many

Too Slim and the Taildraggers’ Encore Performances! Sept. 4th & 5th

If Tim “Too Slim” Langford only played slide guitar, he would slither around most other blues guitarists and put a ferocious bite on their pride. However, as the sole six-string slinger, songwriter, and lead singer of the power trio Too

Nick Moss Band Offering Chicago’s Best Blues: Sept. 5th

The Nick Moss Band is beyond any doubt one of the most exciting and dynamic Chicago-based blues acts on the circuit today. The band’s website describes them as “Distinct, honest, and intense, a blend of traditional blues and progressive, jam-oriented

Timberbound presents: The Northwest Folk Songs of Woody Guthrie and other Ramblers

After reviving Northwest sawmill ballads from an obscure songbook, local folk/acoustic/blues band Timberbound is now interpreting the Northwest songs of Woody Guthrie for a forthcoming album, Roll On, Columbia. With an upcoming performance at The Lake Theater & Café, fans

California and Texas Blues Greats Teamed Up With The Golden State Lone Star Revue : Sept. 6th

The blues have long played a major role in both Texas and California’s musical culture. Some of the most renowned artists have hailed from these two states, so it would seem quite fitting that pairing musicians from both these states

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Coming To The Doug Fir Lounge: Sept. 2nd

Hailing from Austin, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears music is a collision of Southern soul, Midwestern blues, and vagabond punk. While he’s been compared to “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown, and counts among his inspirations blues deity Howlin’

Award-Winning Performer Ruthie Foster Back In Portland: Sept. 7th

From houses of worship to houses of blues, Ruthie Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. And with a soul-filled voice honed in Texas churches, she can move audiences to tears or to ecstasy, sometimes during the same song. Foster is

2016 Sunbanks Music Festival : Sept. 9th

Award-Winning Sunbanks Festival 2018

Founded in 1995, the Sunbanks Music Festival in Electric City, Washington is a twice-a-year event that offers the best in national and regional musicians. This four-day festival will take place on September 8-11 against the backdrop of Banks Lake, near

NOLA Super Group New Orleans Suspects : Sept. 8th

The New Orleans Suspects began playing together in 2009 as a pick-up band at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans. Comprised of some of the most seasoned, highly respected players in NOLA, the group originally called themselves The Unusual

One Night Only, Amber Martin Brings ‘Janis: Undead’ To Stage In Portland: Sept. 9th

The highly celebrated cabaret star, vocalist, and former Portlander Amber Martin returns to Portland on September 9, to perform her tribute to iconic rock and blues legend Janis Joplin, Janis: Undead. Martin is an acclaimed New York City performing artist,