Entries by Shelley Garrett

Cascade Blues Association / Artichoke Music Present Livestream with Adam Scramstad

Cascade Blues Association / Artichoke Music Present Livestream with Adam Scramstad The Cascade Blues Association in partnership with Artichoke Music, brings the July edition of our Monthly Blues Meeting on Wednesday, July 7th the Livestream is at 7pm on the Artichoke Facebook Page. Adam Scramstad is an award winning Solo Acoustic Finger-style & Blues Musician, born and raised in […]

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41st Annual Good in the Hood Multicultural Festival Goes Virtual!  June 26-27

41st Annual Good in the Hood Multicultural Festival Goes Virtual! June 26-27 One of the longest running festivals in Portland goes virtual this year.  The event is being live streamed from 3-7 p.m. each day. Get updated information and register for the free live stream here: https://www.goodnthehood.org/2021-festival.html If you sign up before June 10, you […]

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Greg Johnson Health Update

Greg Johnson Health Update As you may know, Greg Johnson had a stroke right after completing his first chemo treatment the last week of May. Greg will be in the hospital at Providence St. Vincent in Portland, then be transferred to a care facility before starting a rehabilitation program.  After the rehab is complete, Greg […]

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Waterfront Blues Festival July 2-5, 2021

Waterfront Blues Festival July 2-5, 2021 It’s getting closer! With safety at the forefront of planning, the festival is moving less than a mile “Upriver” to The Lot at Zidell Yards, Portland’s premier socially-distanced, outdoor performance venue, located in the South Waterfront neighborhood. Each day of the festival will include two separately ticketed shows, featuring several performances […]

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Ramblings on My Mind June 2021

Ramblings on My Mind June 2021 by Shelley Garrett, CBA VP Hello, everyone! There’s a lot of news to share this month as summer heats up! The 2021 version of the Waterfront Blues Festival “Upriver,” July 2-5, has been announced, and tickets are on sale to the general public as of June 1. It’s a […]

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Bob Corritore – Spider in My Stew

Bob Corritore Spider in My Stew VizzTone Review by Randy Murphy Blues impresario Bob Corritore’s newest release, “Spider in My Stew,” is a rousing collection of (mostly) definitive, old-school Chicago blues interpreted by an impressive roll call of musical talent.  Lurrie Bell, Alabama Mike, John Primer, Johnny Rawls (whom the CBA will sponsor at this […]

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Eddie Turner – Change in Me

Eddie Turner Change in Me 7-14 Productions Review by John Taylor The way he delights in stirring up styles and mixing in melodies, you could see Eddie “Devil Boy” Turner as some kind of musical sorcerer. He summons blues and rock songs from the deep past, puts them under his spell, then transforms them at […]

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The Blue Quarantinos – Phoning It In

The Blue Quarantinos Phoning It In Keeping the Blues Alive Records Review by Greg Johnson The Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation was created by Joe Bonamassa in an effort to support touring musicians who have been unable to make their livelihood during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. The Blue Quarantinos is a trio of renowned artists […]