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CBA Officers Voting Timeline for 2021 Service Terms

CBA Officers Voting Timeline for 2021 Service Terms Reminder, all elected positions are voted on each year. General job descriptions follow below, with a more detailed list for the Treasurer position. *****As Greg noted in his “Ramblings” we have a critical need for a Treasurer By 11/5-Intent to Run, bio due to Greg include qualifications, […]

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Catfish Lou’s Welcomes The Lucky Losers 

Catfish Lou’s Welcomes The Lucky Losers  Phil Berkowitz and Cathy Lemons, better known as The Lucky Losers, return to Catfish Lou’s for the club’s official first touring event since the onset of Covid-19. The Bay Area duo showcases great harmonica and enchanting harmonies, as they place their own personal touches on an inventive, hypnotic, spin on ‘60s […]

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Catfish Lou’s Reopens!

Catfish Lou’s Reopens! “Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” ~Elton John Music is magical and powerful. It brings us together, heals our hearts, and enables us to express our feelings. From the time I was little, music filled our house, travelled with us […]

2020 Muddy Awards Cancelled 

2020 Muddy Awards Cancelled  This year continues to get so much more depressing every day it seems, and I hate to be the person to bear bad news regarding the CBA’s activities. It has been referred to a couple of times by others, but to make it official, the board decided that we have no […]

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Lloyd Jones – Tennessee Run

Lloyd Jones  Tennessee Run VizzTone  Review by Greg Johnson  Lloyd Jones has been a frequent guest on Delbert McClinton’s Sandy Beaches cruises over the years, and has made some awfully important friends on these trips. One of those is keyboardist Kevin McKendree, who has performed with a literal who’s who in the music scene, is […]

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Oregon Wildfire Sale Supported by your CBA

Oregon Wildfire Sale Supported by your CBA Recent fires changed the lives of our community forever. Help those who lost so much. Donate items or buy. Proceeds go to a non-profit fire fund.   Fire victims shop for free! Bring ID/proof of recent address. 10am-4pm. Oregon City (Location to be announced. Masks required).   TO […]

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New Music Releases October 2020

New Music Releases October 2020 There is so much good music out there. To help sort through it, we recommend starting here.   Alastair Greene – The New World Blues (Whiskey Bayou Records)  Bette Smith – The Good, The Bad, The Bette (Ruf Records)  Bettye LaVette – Blackbirds (Verve)  Bobby Rush – Rawer Than Raw (Deep […]

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General Membership Meeting 

General Membership Meeting October 2020 Please be advised that at this time all of our General Membership meetings are on hold. They will continue once we’re able to safely gather in a location that can provide enough space for all with proper separation for social distancing. Most of all we want our members, musicians, volunteers, […]

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Ramblings On My Mind – October 2020

Ramblings On My Mind – October 2020 Greg Johnson, CBA President  We may as well face it. 2020 is pretty much finished when it comes to the Cascade Blues Association being able to hold any meetings or events. As Portland continues to be held in phase one of the Covid shutdowns, we simply are unable to hold […]