Entries by Shelley Garrett

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Bobby Rush Autobiography- I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya

Bobby Rush Autobiography – I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya By Randy Murphy “All bluesmen are optimists,” Bobby Rush explains in his splendid new autobiography I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya.” “You almost gotta be. The next record. The next big gig. And maybe this old bumpy dirt road will turn into a freshly paved easy street.” I’m not […]

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Elly Wininger – The Blues Never End

Elly Wininger The Blues Never End Earwig Music Company Reviewed by Anni Piper Lulled into a false sense of security by the innocuous cover art, Wininger had me fooled for the first few minutes of the listening experience. Styling some silver bangs and sensible glasses on the front jacket of ‘The Blues Never End,” I […]

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Midnight at the Crossroads – feat. LaRhonda Steele

Midnight at the Crossroads – feat. LaRhonda Steele by Marie Walters The CBA has partnered with Querencia Dance Productions and Echo Theater Company to promote a completely different kind of blues show on Oct. 22. “Midnight at the Crossroads” is a celebration of the blues and burlesque, an adult-oriented show, presented dinner-theater style at Portland’s […]

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New Music to Note October 2021

New Releases of Note for October 2021   Tommy Castro — Tommy Castro Presents a Bluesman Came to Town   Eric Bibb — Dear America   Samantha Fish — Faster   Johnny Tucker (featuring Kid Ramos and the Allstars — 75 and Alive   Lester Williams — The Texas Blues of Lester Williams   Otis […]

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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. […]