Month: June 2018

10th Annual Blues Build Benefit Concert for Habitat for Humanity

10th Annual Blues Build Benefit

The 10th Annual Blues Build Benefit Concert for the Junction City/Harrisburg/Monroe Habitat for Humanity will be taking place at Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company, 25974 Highway 36, Cheshire, OR (near Eugene) on Sunday, July 22. Curtis Salgado returns to headline

Duffy Bishop Back at The Lake Theater

Duffy Bishop & The Rhythm Dogs

Duffy Bishop and Chris Carlson are certainly missed around here but they will be celebrating their return to the Pacific Northwest with a performance on Monday,  July 23 at The Lake Theater & Café, 106 N State Street in Lake

Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Electric & Acoustic Shows Slated for Two Local Shows

Too Slim - Too Slim and the Taildraggers

Too Slim & the Taildraggers came out of Spokane in 1986 like a man with hellhounds nipping at his heels. Thirty-two  years  and  numerous  albums  later  the  band  is  still  going  strong,  hot  on  the  heels  of  their  newest  release, 

Ry Cooder Slated at Revolution Hall

Ry Cooder

Whether serving as a session musician, solo artist, or soundtrack composer, Ry Cooder’s chameleon-like fretted instrument virtuosity, songwriting, and choice of material encompass an incredibly eclectic range of North American musical styles, including rock & roll, blues, reggae, Tex-Mex, Hawaiian,

Musicians Coming Together – A Benefit for Dave Kahl

Dave Kahl

Dave Kahl has worked his magic on the bass for many years in Portland, performing in such groups as Robbie Laws, Duffy Bishop, Paul deLay Band, Ty Curtis Band, weekly gigs with the Bayou Boyz and Soul Cookin’, and many

Ramblings On My Mind – July 2018

Ramblings On My Mind - February 2019

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President The Cascade Blues Association is always proud to be a part of the Waterfront Blues Festival every year, whether it is having our strong volunteer base fill roles at the various stages, manning our

Shout Out to Volunteers!

Thank You Volunteers

Often the Cascade Blues Association holds events where we need extra hand on deck, and we greatly appreciated when our volunteers step forward to help us out. Thanks to the following individuals for their assistance for our Journey To Memphis

Albert Castiglia Makes Rare Portland Appearance at Catfish Lou’s

Albert Castiglia

Albert Castiglia got his big break in the blues while playing guitar for Junior Wells band for two years until the legendary harp player passed away in 1998. Since then Castiglia has forged his own path with several highly-acclaimed recordings

Waterfront Blues Festival to Host Journey To Memphis Finals

2018 Journey To Memphis

The Waterfront Blues Festival kicks off on Wednesday, July 4 on the Front Porch Stage at 11:30 am with the annual finals for the Cascade Blues Association’s Journey to Memphis competition. This event is to select the representatives for the

Marriott to host Diane Russell’s Portraits of Blues & Jazz Musicians During Waterfront Blues Festival

Diane Russell’s - Portraits of Blues & Jazz Musicians

Coinciding with the 2018 Waterfront Blues Festival, blues & jazz portraits by Portland artist Diane Russell will be on display July 6-7 in the Oregon Ballroom at the Marriott hotel during the Waterfront Blues Festival After Hours concerts.  A small