Entries by Shelley Garrett


Duffy Bishop Band September 24

Duffy Bishop Band September 24 Alberta Rose Theatre-CBA Co sponsored $25 advance/$30 at the door…buy tickets here  (CBA members, see your email blast for a code that saves you $2) By Shelley Garrett Duffy Bishop and Chris Carlson were mainstays of the Portland (and Seattle) blues scenes for decades before they moved to sunny Florida. […]


Too Slim and the Taildraggers September 29th

Too Slim and the Taildraggers September 29th Alberta Rose-CBA Co Sponsored “Pandemic Hold” on Steroids By Kirk Anderson Early 2020 at Zack Kasik’s Wild Feather Recording studio in Nashville. A fist full of songs written and rehearsed. Fresh off of a 2019 Blues Music Award nomination in the Blues-Rock category. Continuing a phenomenal string of […]

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Key Events and Save the Dates! September 2021

Key Events and Save the Dates! September 2021 9/9 Allman Betts, Roseland Theater (CBA c0o-sponsored event) 9/11 CBA Journey to Memphis Competition, Artichoke Music 9/11 Sonny Hess Birthday Bash/Street Fest, Blue Diamond 9/24 Duffy Bishop, Alberta Rose Theatre (CBA co-sponsored event) 9/24 Beacon St. Titans, Lovejoy Rooftop at the Botanist (CBA co-sponsored event) 9/26 The Kingsmen & […]


Altered Five Blues Band – Holler If You Hear Me

Altered Five Blues Band Holler If You Hear Me Blind Pig Records, Sept. 3, 2021 Review by Anni Piper You might think volunteering for your local blues society would be all sassafras and tedium. However, that would be terribly misguided as there are perks involved, including being the first to hear great new music like […]


Board Spotlight – Randy Murphy

Board Spotlight – Randy Murphy An Oregon native, Randy’s been a fan of blues since his high school years, but his interest piqued in 1982, when he heard Albert Collins playing in a dive in Ashland. Many years later he picked up a copy of BluesNotes at Music Millennium, and that prompted him, in March […]


Introducing Kirk Anderson

Introducing Kirk Anderson New Blues Notes Writer Introducing Kirk Anderson, our new Blues Notes contributor. He’s written two articles this month, one about the upcoming Allman-Betts show at the Roseland and another from an interview with Too Slim for the event at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Kirk also writes for the Washington Blues Society. Thanks […]