Month: December 2017

Applications Now Being Accepted For 2018 Journey To Memphis

2019 Journey To Memphis

The Journey To Memphis is the Cascade Blues Association’s regional competition to select the acts that will represent our organization and region in 2019’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. Up to 250 acts from around the world converge on

Isaac Scott

Isaac Scott

Isaac Scott Live ’83-‘84 Bluestown It has been a little more than sixteen years since Isaac Scott passed away in November 2001 at the age of 56. The Northwest icon long held a prominent position as one of the absolute

Ramblings On My Mind – January 2018

Ramblings On My Mind may 2019

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President Every December, the Cascade Blues Association holds their annual elections to determine who will be their officers on the board of directors for the following year. Though it is a privilege to serve on

New Music To Note – January 2018

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: Adrianna Marie And Her Roomful Of All-Stars (Kingdom Of Swing (VizzTone) Andy Gunn – Too Many Guitars To Give

JJ Thames Returns To Oregon for Three Shows

Blues Diva JJ Thames & The Violet ReVolt

Mississippi blues diva JJ Thames has certainly collected her share of accolades. Legendary “Misty Blue” recording artist Dorothy Moore dubbed her “future of the blues” and Living Blues Magazine calls Thames a true “blues trailblazer.” Known as is the “leave-it-all-on-the-stage”

What’s on Tap for January’s General Membership Meeting . . .

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

Catfish Lou’s, 2460 NW 24th Ave, Portland Wednesday, January 3 – 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-Members $5.00 (Members please show your current cards at the door) Opening Acoustic Set – Lee Blake Second Electric Set – Ty Curtis

Harvey Brindell

Harvey Brindell

Dark Tales From The Road Volume 1, Number 2 In 1993 we released our first album on the “-ism” label. It was selling in local record stores and we were selling it from the bandstand. Sales were pretty good but

2017 Cascade Blues Association Holiday Party

2017 Cascade Blues Association Holiday Party

The annual CBA Holiday party is set for December 10th at the East Portland Moose Lodge, 16411 NE Halsey, and it is open to everyone, so bring your family and friends and have some fun. The lodge members are really