Author: Greg Johnson

Benefit for Randy Monroe

Bassist Randy Monroe has long been a vital member of the Portland music community, working with funk and soul acts from the 1970s, Linda Hornbuckle for more than two decades and most recently with Bottleneck Blues Band. Recently he suffered …

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Time Is Tight: My Life Note By Note ~ Booker T. Jones (Little, Brown 2019)

by Booker T. Jones Little, Brown 2019 Book Review by Greg Johnson Booker T. Jones made his mark in the music annals with his creative energy behind The MGs and working as the house band and songwriter at Stax throughout …

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January New Music Releases

There is so much good music out there. To Help sort through it, we recommend starting here.   Brody Buster’s One Man Band – Damn! I Spilled The Blues (Booga Music / VizzTone) Jack Mack & the Heart Attack – …

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Mississippi On The Blues Trail By Bob Gervais

Book Review by Greg Johnson “Mississippi, On The Blues Trail” is a new book of images taken by local photographer Bob Gervais, documenting the blues culture of the Mississippi Delta. With over 100 pages of stellar black & white photographs …

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Mike Zito and Friends ~ Rock ‘N’ Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry (Ruf Records)

Rock ‘N’ Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry Ruf Records By Greg Johnson Mike Zito brings together multiple friends to pay tribute to one of the crafters of modern music, Chuck Berry. Berry took his music from St Louis to …

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Mark Hummel

Wayback Machine Electro-Fi Records By Greg Johnson Harmonica ace Mark Hummel jumps into his “Wayback Machine” to take us on a trip back to the sounds of Bluebird Records, the noted blues label who produced some of the most acclaimed …

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Thank You To Holiday Party Volunteers

The Holiday Party on Sunday December 8th required a lot of volunteer help. Thank you! CBA member volunteers Bryan Olson, Jeanette Aglipay, John Fletcher, Leslie Murphy, Tom Rich, Pat Rolsing, Bobby Kouacick, Cherie Johnson, Joe Garofoli, Jon Pierce, Don Geren …

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Franck Goldwasser

Tyranny Is Rising Slim Byrd Records By Greg Johnson Franck L. Goldwasser sent me a copy of his latest EP, Tyranny Is Rising. This 3 track disc features the same song done in three different styles, swamp, traditional and lowdown. …

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Brody Buster’s One Man Band

Damn! I Spilled The Blues Booga Music / VizzTone By Greg Johnson The first time I saw Brody Buster perform he was playing in a jam during the WC Handy Award weekend in Memphis. He was still just a teenager …

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Your 2020 Cascade Blues Association Officers

Greg Johnson-President Shelley Garrett-Vice President Merry Larsen-Treasurer Marie Walters-Secretary Mike Todd-Membership Secretary, Welcome!   Returning At-Large Members Randy Murphy, Kim Allmaras. Brad Bleidt, Ron Johnson