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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, The Kings Of Blues Tribute Band will be paying homage to these masters in a […]

Bandstand Sept 2017

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, and dance emporium (2460 NE 24th , PDX)!!!  LaRhonda will be featured early in the evening […]

First Annual 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 Rhythm & Blues Festival will host some of the finest blues musicians from the Northwest. […]

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 legend who was perhaps the most recognized artist of the genre, paving the way […]

Junkyard Jane, 20 Years & Still Runnin’

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 been constants with the band, who have included many of the region’s top players going […]

New Music To Note – September 2017

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 Shelton & The Black Prairie Blues Ambassadors – Ridin’ A Chicken (Self Produced) Chris Antonik […]