Entries by Wendy Schumer

Ramblings On My Mind – September 2017

Greg Johnson / CBA President Goodbye Melody Ballroom and thank you. Well, we knew that the day was probably going to come eventually, and it did for us in late July, just a couple weeks prior to our August meeting. We met with the manager of The Melody Ballroom and learned that in order to […]

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

Groovin’ In Greaseland Alligator Records Anybody who has listened to Rick Estrin over the past few decades already knows that this man is perhaps the most witty songwriter in the blues. He has a gifted craft for spinning words that are humorous and stinging, full of wit. Oh, and he’s a pretty mean harmonica player, […]

Chicago Slickers – Various Artists

Chicago Slickers Nighthawk Records 102 “Once I had a woman, who treat me nice and kind. But these Chicago slickers make my baby change her mind.” — Guitar Pete Franklin The charm of many blues anthologies lies in the fact that not only will they introduce you to important recordings you’ve never heard, but occasionally […]

Nathaniel Rateliff to Headline Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest

Celebrating their thirteenth annual Oktoberfest, Widmer Brothers Brewing will be holding this year’s event in Pioneer Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Portland on Saturday, September 30. The longest running Oktoberfest in the city will be bigger than ever featuring all of your favorite brews from Widmer, plus small-batch brews only available for the […]

Mick Kolassa & Mark Telesca

You Can’t Do That! Acoustic Beatles Blues Swingsuit Records The music of the first British Invasion had a very distinct background based on influence from American blues and popular artists of the time. This is true with most of the bands that broke out, and The Beatles were no exception. And since theirs is perhaps […]

Gov’t Mule Returns To Rock The Roseland

Gov’t Mule is steeped in the roots and mystique of rock, blues, soul, and jazz. The quartet — Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, and Jorgen Carlsson — is equally recognized for its stirring songwriting and storytelling as it is for the improvisational virtuosity that fuels their countless live performances. Their music has galvanized a […]