Month: March 2017

The Birk Welcomes The Pete Anderson Band

Pete Anderson

Long considered one of the world’s best-of-the-best Tele-twangers, musical pioneer Pete Anderson has never been satisfied with maintaining the status quo. The last 10 years has found Anderson focusing on his solo career, perfecting his craft, honing his musical vision,

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

What’s on Tap for November’s General Membership Meeting

Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder Str., Portland Wednesday, April 5 – 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $5.00 Opening Set – Louis Creed & One Geezer Second Set – Cary Fly Band For our April General Membership Meeting, the

Here’s Your Last Chance To Enter The 2017 Journey To Memphis Competition

Journey To Memphis All-Stars

The Journey To Memphis is the Cascade Blues Association’s regional competition to select the acts that will represent our organization and region in next year’s International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN, held in early 2018. This year saw more

Band Stand – April 2017


Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones Winter is OVER. Everything is new again! Before I get started though, I must continue to think good thoughts and send all our love to Curtis Salgado! After all he has given us, we gladly cheer

Guitarist Doyle Bramhall II To Visit Mission Theater

Doyle Bramhall II

Doyle Bramhall II is one of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers, and producers in contemporary music. Indeed, none other than Eric Clapton, with whom Bramhall has worked with for more than a decade, lauds him as one of the

Registration Open For 2017 Blues In The Gorge Acoustic Blues Guitar Camp

2017 Blues in the Gorge

This coming September, the fourth annual Blues In The Gorge acoustic blues guitar camp will return to the Menucha Retreat & Conference Center. Presented by Menucha and co-sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association, this year’s instructors will feature world-renowned artists

Cascade Blues Association Schedules Extravaganza For Its 30th Anniversary Celebration

Cascade Blues Association 30th Anniversary Celebration

In December 1986, a small group of Portland area blues fans decided to form a society to help support, promote, and preserve the blues and related music. It was named the Cascade Blues Association as it was the only blues

Duff’s Garage Last Hurrah

Duff’s Garage

With a great deal of sadness we witness the loss of one of Portland’s iconic blues venues as Duff’s Garage closes its doors in April. During the last fifteen years, Portland’s music community have seen much growth in the number

Paris Slim Tours Oregon In April

Paris Slim

Former Portland resident and Delta Groove recording artist, Franck Goldwasser, aka Paris Slim, will be heading back to Oregon for a spring tour that will be making stops at numerous venues and will also feature special guests along the way.

Ramblings On My Mind – April 2017

Greg Johnson / CBA President Things have gotten a little harsh as of late. First, Portland’s premier blues icon Curtis Salgado suffered a mild heart attack while on tour on the East Coast. Mild? Is there really anything mild about