Month: November 2016

CBA Holiday Party Dec. 11th!

2017 Cascade Blues Association Holiday Party

The annual CBA Holiday Party is set for Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Moose Lodge, 16411 NE Halsey, Portland, and it is open to everyone, so bring your family and friends and have some fun. The lodge members are really

Rae Gordon’s We Three Kings Christmas Show with the West Coast Kings

Rae Gordon

Plan on joining Rae Gordon along with three incredible guitarists representing the West Coast for the annual We Three Kings Christmas Show on Saturday, December 17 at the Trails End Saloon. It will be a sensational  night of celebrating the

End of the Year Celebration with Lisa Mann and Her Really Good Band with Ben Rice

Blues Music Award winner Lisa Mann and Her Really Good Band will help you say goodbye to 2016 with a heaping helping of original blues, blues-rock, and R&B when they are joined by special guest International Blues Challenge’s best guitarist

Thunder Brothers and Ben Rice Take On The Trails End

Two Muddy Award winning acts will supply a double header at The Trails End Saloon with the Thunder Brothers and Ben Rice. On the heels of their highly successful show at the venue in October, they were quickly booked again.

Crime-A-Billy Christmas Returns with Two Shows

Crime-A-Billy Christmas

The Strange Tones continue their holiday tradition by bringing an all new Crime-A-Billy Christmas for the holiday season. This year the band will present two shows bringing back all their friends, plus a new Strange Tones “vintage” TV special titled

Lloyd Jones Will Be Singing With Santa’s Sweet Angels For The Holidays

Portland’s iconic bluesman Lloyd Jones will be helping to bring in the holidays right this year with a special happening at Jimmy Mak’s on Saturday, December 17. Two complete concerts that’ll find Mr. Jones “Singing with Santa’s Sweet Angels.” And

What’s on Tap for December’s General Membership Meeting …

Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder Street, Portland Wednesday, December 7 – 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $3.00 (NOTE: THIS WILL INCREASE TO $5.00 IN JANUARY 2017) Opening Acoustic Set – David Brothers Second Electric Set – The Pining

Just This One – Local Blues Legend Paul deLay Returns to Portland in a New Musical Play

Wayne Harrel

Ten years after his untimely death, the much-loved and dearly-missed Paul deLay returns to Portland when playwright Wayne Harrel presents a concert reading of a new musical featuring dozens of deLay’s songs and the story of his redemptive rise from

Thank You CBA Volunteers!

Thank You Volunteers

Beginning this month in BluesNotes, the Cascade Blues Association will recognize the dedicated volunteers who stepped up during the previous month to assist at our events. The CBA would like to extend a huge thank you to the following individuals

2016 Muddy Awards — A Night To Remember

The Cascade Blues Association’s 28th Annual Muddy Awards was held on Wednesday, November 2 at The Melody Ballroom to once again another full house of fans and musicians. Honoring those acts, performers, venues, events, recordings and performances who helped raise