Entries by Shelley Garrett


Bay Area Blues Duet The Lucky Losers

Danger meets sophistication in the soulful music of San Francisco’s The Lucky Losers. Accompanied by a dynamic four-piece ensemble, veteran Bay Area artists Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz deliver a truly signature sound, layering elements of Stax/Volt styled R&B, electric Americana, and psychedelic rock atop a Chicago and Texas blues foundation. The Lucky Losers perform […]


Samantha Fish – Blues Phenom Returning to Portland

After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. Since then, the charismatic young singer-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently […]


Anni Piper Celebrates the Release of New Album

One listen will tell you why her homeland has labeled Anni Piper The First Lady of Blues. Not only is she a sultry vocalist, but she’s also an insightful composer, accomplished bass player and show stopping performer. Born and raised in Australia, her passion for blues was ignited by the sound of Stevie Ray Vaughan. […]


New Music of Note – May 2020

May New Music Releases There is so much good music out there. To help sort through it, we recommend starting here.   Anni Piper – Blow Up Doll (Sugar Daddy Records) Casey Hensley – Good As Gone (Self Release) Crystal Shawanda – Church House Blues (True North Records) Dom Flemons – Prospect Hill: The American […]


Virtual Tip Jars for Musicians

Here is a list of local Blues & Roots Musicians** Please help if you are able to! Ben Rice, paypal.me/BenRiceMusic Big Monti paypal.me/BigMontiNashville, Venmo @Monti-Big Brian Foxworth, Venmo @Foxworth-Brian, Zelle @BrianFoxworth, Cash app @BrianFoxworth Chad Rupp, paypal.me/chadrupp (Divine Fire Pepper) Dave Kahl, Ldkahl2000@yahoo.com Dave Melyan, paypal.me/DaveMelyan Dave Roberts, paypal.me/DaveOnDrums David K. Matthews, paypal.me/2davidmatthews1 Duffy Bishop/Chris Carlson, paypal.me/guitarchris Edwin Coleman III, coleman3.edwin@gmail.com Hank Shreve, paypal.me/HenryShreve Jason […]

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Important Message

Important Message from the Cascade Blues Association If you’re reading this and you’re a member of the Cascade Blues Association the website now contains your monthly issue of the BluesNotes online. Due to the coronavirus situation and its serious impact on all our lives, we have had to make some difficult and unforeseen decisions. All of […]