Author: Shelley Garrett

2020 Blues Music Awards

For the first time in its 41-year history, the Blues Music Awards was unable to celebrate with its huge extravaganza as they have done for so many years. The pandemic may have shut down the in-person event, but The Blues …

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June New Music Releases

June New Music Releases  There is so much good music out there. To help sort through it, we recommend starting here.   Bai Kamara Jr – Salone (Moosicus/MIG Music)  Band Of Heysek – Juke My Joint (Indies Scope)  Blind Lemon Pledge – Going Home …

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Band of Heysek, featuring R.L. Boyce & Kenny Brown

Juke My Joint Indies Scope  If you want to feel the rain, you come to the Northwest. If you want to feel the blues, you go to Mississippi.  Which is exactly what this rough-cut band from Brno, Czech Republic, has …

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Duffy Bishop I’m Gonna Do What I Want!

I’m Gonna Do What I Want! ‘Lil Spinner Records  “I’m Gonna Do What I Want!” Is not only Duffy Bishop’s first album since relocating to Florida, it’s her first recording in five years. But it is everything that you’d expect, and maybe even more. …

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Franck L. Goldwasser

Sweet Little Black Spider and Other Songs From the Trenches of the Blues  SlimByrd Records  by Greg Johnson There’s a lot of history behind Franck Goldwasser’s tenure as a blues musician. From his arrival in Oakland from Paris, he has proven his craft …

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Robert Cray That’s What I Heard

That’s What I Heard Nozzle Records/Thirty Tigers  In tough times, a familiar face can be comforting. And the timing couldn’t be much better to see Robert Cray come back with some new music. The ageless Northwest icon and five-time Grammy …

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Rory Gallagher

Check Shirt Wizard – Live In ‘77 Universal Music Operations  “Check Shirt Wizard” – Live In ’77 is a two-disc compilation from four Rory Gallagher shows in England during the 1977 tour celebrating the then-current release of the “Calling Card” …

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The Proven Ones

You Ain’t Done Gulf Coast Records  “You Ain’t Done” is the second recording by today’s freshest and one of the best blues-rock supergroups, The Proven Ones. Falling in the paths recently paved by acts like Southern Hospitality and Royal Southern …

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JUNE CASCADE BLUES ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELLED

As we’re well into our third month of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are starting to see some activities and businesses begin to reopen across the State. At this time, Multnomah County has yet to apply for the Phase One opening …

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Ramblings on My Mind -June 2020

Ramblings On My Mind  Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President  As our world continues to be on hold due to the pandemic, we watch over and over again as our dreams of nice summer weather with gatherings to enjoy music …

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