Month: October 2016

California Honeydrops Two Night Stand at The Star Theater

Party Time With The California Honeydrops

The California Honeydrops don’t just play music — they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops

Sista Otis Five Oregon Shows In Three Days!

Following up on her October tour that saw New Orleans-based Sista Otis making stops in Southern and Central Oregon, the talented songwriting guitarist will be making a return whirlwind three-night, five-show run through Portland, Corvalis, and Hood River. Renowned for

New Orleans’ Anders Osborne Coming To The Aladdin Theater

Anders Osborne

While growing up in Sweden, Anders Osborne discovered enough of a connection to American blues that he decided to move to the United States and settle in New Orleans where he’s since become a mainstay on the city’s immense musical

Blues Hall of Fame Member John Mayall Returns To Portland

There are few performers today who can be labeled truthfully as legendary, but when attached to John Mayall the title is indeed fitting. A keystone in the development of the early ‘60s British blues scene that immigrated across the Atlantic

Acoustic Blues with Mary Flower and Thad Beckman

Mary Flower and Thad Beckman are two diverse yet overlapping talents, and they’ll team up for a double bill at The Lake Theater & Cafe, 106 N State St in Lake Oswego, on November 7. Each will perform individual sets

You Got to Have Friends – An Evening with the Bette Midler Songbook

The Portland Blues Cruise

Four local singers known for their work in the blues, soul, and more will combine for an intimate night offering the music of Bette Midler. Rae Gordon, Julie Amici, LaRhonda Steele and Melissa Buchanan, plus a band of talented musicians,

Ramblings On My Mind – November 2016

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President The Cascade Blues Association, like many non-profit organizations its size, is made up of members and especially volunteers. We are only as strong as those volunteers who help us throughout the year, either at

2017 CBA Officer Election Coming In December

2018 CBA Officer Elections

Every December, the Cascade Blues Association asks its members to attend the monthly membership meeting to cast their votes for the people who they would like to run the organization for the coming year. All five officer positions (President, Vice

2016 Musician’s Toy Run Benefit To Be Held November 5

Now in its fifteenth year, the Musician’s Toy Run Benefit, hosted by Francine West, will once again hold a day-long show aimed at bringing holiday joy to children. The event returns to the Trails End Saloon, 1320 Main Street, Oregon

Band Stand – November 2016


Harvey Brindell & The Tablerockers Booking Your Band Part 1 “The Following” Booking a band is an area that I have considerable experience and expertise in. I often get questions from other musicians about the best way to get a