Entries by Shelley Garrett

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Squrl Presents Shows in the Columbia Gorge!

Squrl Presents Shows in the Columbia Gorge! Saturday Aug 13th, Rick Estrin and Nightcats  ( benefit for the Rowena Wildlife Clinic) Best Western HR Inn, (on the water next to toll bridge) 7-10 show Tix $30 TBA Sun Aug 21st Henry Cooper’s Blues All-Stars (Henry-Guitar, Kim Field-Harp, Jimi Bott-Drums, Ed Neuman-Keys/Bass) The Pines Vineyard in […]

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Greg “Slim Lively” Johnson R.I.P.

Greg “Slim Lively” Johnson R.I.P. March 15, 1959-March 24, 2022   By Shelley Garrett   Portland’s music community is mourning the loss of one of its hardest working and most beloved family members. Greg Johnson, 63, fought the good fight against cancer and a stroke for a long year with the strong support of his […]

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Notice of Officer Election and Update to Bylaws

Notice of Officer Election and Update to Bylaws Officers of the Board of Directors of the Cascade Blues Association will be elected by vote of the general membership.  Officers shall be elected by individual ballot and bylaw amendments will be ratified in aggregate between December 2nd and December 16th as provided in the current bylaws. […]

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Rusty Ends Blues Band – Rusty Ends Blues Band

Rusty Ends Blues Band Rusty Ends Blues Band Earwig Music Co. Review by Anni Piper There is something timeless about blues music, and that’s one of the reasons we are drawn to it like moths to a flame. First impressions upon listening to this album were immediately of James Harman or Little Charlie and the […]

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The Porkroll Project – Papa Didn’t Raise Me Right

The Porkroll Project Papa Didn’t Raise Me Right Roadhouse Redemption Records Review by Anni Piper When I was 12 years old and transitioning from classical flute to the sphere of electrified instruments, my older brother brought home a copy of “Led Zeppelin II.” It was a defining moment in my musical life as I heard […]

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THE HOLIDAY PARTY RETURNS!

THE HOLIDAY PARTY RETURNS! By Anni Piper   Why am I reading this? – The Cascade Blues Association Holiday Party is back Where’s the fun? – Loyal Order of Moose East Portland Lodge, 16411 NE Halsey St. When’s it happening? – Sunday, Dec. 12. Doors open at 1.30 p.m., music from 2-6 p.m. What’s the […]

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The Blues Journey To Memphis

The Blues Journey by CBA staff While searching for the house of Oregon’s “Swamp Donkey” blues-band leader, Johnny Wheels, it was easy to get lost in the high hills around Willamina. But when finally meeting the singer/harmonicist, that ‘lost-ness’ evaporated. Johnny’s steady, blue-eyed gaze gives the comforting impression of someone knowing exactly where he is, […]

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New Blues Releases of Note for December 2021

New Blues Releases of Note for December 2021   The Washboard Resonators — Streamlined Rag   JD Simo (USA) — Mind Control   Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite — 100 Years of Blues   Daniel Bahamondes  — Amor Presto   Manny Fizzotti — Nobody Understands   Gov’t  Mule — Heavy Load Blues   A.J. Crawdaddy — […]

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Key Events — Save the Date!

Key Events — Save the Date!   December 2021 12/1 — Marc Broussard, Revolution Hall 12/5–IBC fundraiser for Rae Gordon & Brady Goss and The Sugar Roots, Trail’s End Saloon, 1pm 12/8 & 12/9 — Black Pumas, Roseland Theater 12/12 — CBA Holiday Party, Moose Lodge   2022 1/21 — Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Jack London 1/22—Michael […]