Author: Greg Johnson

Charlie Parr at The Aladdin

Minnesota-based folk and blues artist Charlie Parr has released a new eponymous titled album that collects new songs and new studio versions of classics/audience favorites from throughout his career, featuring his trademark resonator and 12-string guitars.  It’s a musical reckoning …

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NW Women Rhythm & Blues Christmas Concerts

Sonny Hess’ Musicians for the Cure presents the 21st annual NW Women Rhythm & Blues Christmas Concerts to be on two nights at The Blue Diamond. Performers this year will include Sonny Hess, Lisa Man, Rae Gordon, Angel Jones, Nayibe …

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Soul Legend Lee Fields

Soul music pours out of Lee Fields — as free and unstinting as God’s love. It has ever since the 1960s when he was a teenager in North Carolina sweating it out on juke joint stages, crumpled dollars hailing at …

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Sheila Wilcoxson: A Remembrance and Celebration of Life

Friends and fans of the late Sheila Wilcoxson, legendary Portland singer, are invited to join her family and many of Portland’s finest musicians for a remembrance and celebration of her life at the North Portland Fraternal Order of the Eagles …

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Acoustic Guitar Summit Christmas

The Acoustic Guitar Summit is made up of three of the country’s best finger-style guitarists. Two members, Doug Smith and Mark Hanson, won a Grammy in 2005 for their contributions to the Henry Mancini – Pink Guitar CD. The third …

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Ramblings On My Mind December 2019

by Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President These past couple months are just too hard to place my mind around. Too many friends have left this world. But the passing of Steve Pringle was more than that. He may have …

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Walter Trout Touring with New Recording

Award-winning blues-rocker Walter Trout’s is currently on tour promoting the upcoming release of his new recording, Survivor Blues, which will be released on January 25. The track list of Survivor Blues is a window into the 67-year-old’s fast-moving backstory, chronicling …

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Rae Gordon Band – Wrong Kind Of Love – Self Released

Wrong Kind Of Love Self Released By Greg Johnson After the release of her last album, the incredible Better Than I Was, it was hard to think that the Rae Gordon Band could surpass the authenticity of heart-felt delivery in …

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JD McPherson & Joel Paterson, Double Header at Polaris Hall

With an unaffected take on vital American music and a voice that channels the spirit of Little Richard and James Brown – JD McPherson and HiStyle Records present traditional Rhythm & Blues and Rock N’ Roll with fresh and exciting …

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December New Music Releases

There is so much good music out there, to help sort through it, we recommend starting here.   Biscuit Miller & The Mix – Chicken Grease (American Showplace) Bob Margolin – This Guitar And Tonight (VizzTone) Dave Spector – Blues …

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