Month: September 2017

Tedeschi Trucks Band Scheduled for Keller Auditorium

Now in their eighth year, Grammy-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band has earned its reputation as one of the premier live acts touring today. The 12-piece ensemble, led by the husband-and-wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and guitarist-singer Susan Tedeschi, is a …

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Cascade Blues Association Night with the Portland Trailblazers

The Portland Trailblazers are teaming up with the Cascade Blues Association to present a special night to help raise funds for the CBA’s many programs promoting, preserving and supporting the blues in our community. On Wednesday, January 24, the Blazers …

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Mojo Holler — Bringing Mississippi Delta Blues to Portland

“It started in August 2011. On our first date, a huge meteor fell right over the Willamette River as we were going for the first kiss. Not kidding! So, we took it as a sign and started making music together …

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North Mississippi Allstars

Prayer For Peace Songs of the South Records Prayer For Peace finds the North Mississippi Allstars returning with their first new recording since 2013’s World Boogie Is Coming. The brothers Dickinson — Luther and Cody — continue to produce their …

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Norman Jackson Band

It’s The Drummer’s Fault! Self produced The Norman Jackson Band were third place winners at the 2016 International Blues Challenge. Hailing from Springfield, Illinois, they are an exciting and energetic group that carries a pedigree deeply rooted in traditional blues …

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New Music To Note – October 2017

Here’s a list of new music received at the CBA office, purchased personally, or listened to this past month of note: Benny Turner – My Brother’s Blues (NOLA Blue) Big Steve & The Trainwreck – Lost In The Blues (Self …

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Thank You, Volunteers!

Oops! We missed posting this last month, but we didn’t want to overlook everybody who helped out at the Cascade Blues Association’s Concert in the Park in August. Without our volunteers we cannot accomplish a lot of the necessary activities …

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Samantha Fish

Chills & Fever Ruf Records Chills & Fever is a game changer for Samantha Fish. This sensational recording is, without doubt, the strongest of her career to date. The song selection is top-notch with a collection of songs that are …

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Rockin’ Johnny Burgin

Neoprene Fedora West Tone Records After nearly three decades performing in Chicago as one of the city’s best bluesmen, Rockin’ Johnny Burgin made the move to the West Coast, where as he explains in song that “there is more blues …

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Ramblings on My Mind – October 2017

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President We are certainly going through some trying times around this country the past month with devastating hurricanes ravaging Texas, Florida, and surrounding areas, and the West Coast going up in flames. People are in …

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