Month: August 2017

Award Winning Danielle Nicole Returns To The Birk

Danielle Nicole

Kansas City’s Danielle Nicole has lived a lifetime of music and knows how to command a stage. It is easy to see just how much of herself she puts into her music, whether belting out a fiery song or working

Catfish Lou’s to Host The Kings Of Blues Tribute

B.B., Albert, and Freddy King have all departed but not before leaving an infinitesimal legacy of Blues. Every blues guitarist on this planet has been inspired, schooled, and enthralled by the works of these three Kings. With that in mind,

Bandstand Sept 2017

Bandstand - Rich Layton, Bandstand - Lloyd Jones, BandStand - Terry Robb

Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones Looky Here Blues Fans! With exotic summer touring from Italy to Alaska, LaRhonda Steele and Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones will join forces for a Spectacular Double Show/Concert Saturday September 23rd at Portlands “loveable” Catfish Lou’s Lounge, restaurant,

First Annual Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival

Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival

Coming this September, a new event will be rising like a phoenix from the ashes of the tremendously popular Blues & Seafood Festival in Ilwaco. Renamed and moving up the Long Beach Peninsula to Ocean Park, Washington, the first Peninsula

All-Star BB King Tribute Show Slated For Vinyl Tap

Sonny Hess brings her exciting All-Star B.B. King Tribute concert again this year on Saturday, September 16 at the Vinyl Tap. Truly a spectacular showcase of some of the region’s best blues artists will be on hand paying respect to

The Randy Morrison Band — Veterans Who Rock the Local Blues Scene

The Randy Morrison Band

The Randy Morrison Band is one of the best in the Portland area. They proved that by being one of four finalists in the 2017 Journey to Memphis competition. The band consists of Randy Morrison on guitar and vocals, Steve

Junkyard Jane, 20 Years & Still Runnin’

Junkyard Jane

Since 1997 Junkyard Jane has been one of the Northwest’s favorite bands with their mixture of Americana, blues, country, folk, funk, rock, and R&B — all in a conglomeration they call Swampabilly. Founding members Billy Stoops and Leanne Trevalyan have

Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Clint Morgan Double Team Catfish Lou’s

Jonn Del Toro Richardson

Jonn Del Toro Richardson is an exciting young blues artist from Houston Texas whose styles range from Texas blues to Latin funk. His first solo record, Tengo Blues, released in late 2015 remained in the top 10 blues charts for

New Music To Note – September 2017

New Music To Note May 2019

Here’s a list of new music received at the CBA office, purchased personally, or listened to this past month of note: Altered Five Blues Band – Charmed & Dangerous (Blind Pig Records) Amy Black – Memphis (Reuben Records) Big Joe

Fourth Annual Gorge Acoustic Blues Camp and Acoustic Blues Masters Concert 

Gorge Acoustic Blues Masters

Guitar camp for adults! This is the fourth annual Gorge Acoustic Blues Camp presented and hosted by the Menucha Retreat & Conference Center.  Immerse yourself in acoustic blues guitar for a long weekend with some of the world’s foremost and