Entries by Shelley Garrett

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Board Spotlight – Brad Bleidt

Board Spotlight – Brad Bleidt photo by Retrojive Creative Brad joined the CBA Board in January of 2018 at the encouragement of a fellow musician and CBA Board member he was playing with at the time. His natural interest in the musical aspects of the CBA expanded to include the financial and regulatory infrastructure of the […]

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Board Update November 2021

Board Update November 2021 by Shelley Garrett Mini Muddy Awards, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 We are very excited to bring this event back for 2021 as the “Mini Muddys.” We are lucky to have secured a location that is centrally located, COVID friendly and no cost to us. (Note: The Alberta Rose is already […]

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Tas Cru – Broke Down Busted Up

Tas Cru Broke Down Busted Up Subcat Records Review by Anni Piper This is the first acoustic album I have heard from a festival favorite who is known for his electric guitar prowess. The pandemic affected every aspect of the entertainment industry. Cru has certainly taken inspiration from the isolation, his original compositions coming across […]

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Sugar Roots IBC Fundraiser

Sugar Roots IBC Fundraiser and Turkey Day recovery event   Saturday, Nov. 27 Garages Satellite Pub, 4810 SW Western Ave., Beaverton $12.50 advance-$15 at the door (suggested donation)   Raising funds to send The Sugar Roots to Memphis in January 2022 to represent the CBA and the PNW in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge. […]

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New Music to Note – November 2021

New Music to Note November 2021   Dionne Bennett — “Sugar Hip Ya Ya” Little G Weevil — “Live Acoustic Session” Jimmy Haggard — “Warm Me Up” Zac Harmon — “Long As I Got My Guitar” Buffalo Nichols — “Buffalo Nichols” Maskinen för Blues — “Maskinen för Blues” Ben Levin — “Still Here” Malayan — […]

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Key Events – Save the Date November 2021

Key Events — Save the Date!   November 2021 11/3 — “Mini” Muddy Awards, Lovejoy Rooftop at Botanist 11/9 — Paul Thorn, Alberta Rose Theatre 11/14 — Los Lobos, Aladdin Theater 11/11 — JJ Grey and Mofro, Crystal Ballroom 11/18 — The Record Company, Roseland Theater 11/20 — JD Simo, Jack London 11/22 — Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real, […]

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The 2020-2021 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award Winners!

Congratulations to all the 2020-2021 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award Winners!   2020-2021 CBA Muddy Award Virtual Livestream Performance – Lisa Mann  Virtual Livestream Production – Artichoke Music-CBA Livestream-Gary Furlow  Dance Ambassador – Will Crowe  Best Venue – The Blue Diamond  NW Event of the Year – Bluesmania-Steve Pringle Benefit   Live Performance of the Year – Lloyd Jones Band – Cathedral Park Jazz […]