Author: Greg Johnson

PDX Blues Directory

Cascade Blues Association, Many Opportunities for CBA Volunteers

We are currently working on a web version of the CBA Business Directory where You will be able to submit your Business as well as search the categories for the Blues Business that you need. Stay tuned It will be

New Music to Note – May 2019

New Music To Note May 2019

New Music that has come into the Cascade Blues Association, bought personally or listened to this month worth checking out. Brandon Santini – The Longshot (American Showplace Music) Kenny Lee & The Sundowners – Standing Tall (Self Released) Manx Marriner

Responsibilites of Board and other working with the Cascade Blues Association

Cascade Blues Association, Many Opportunities for CBA Volunteers

The following is a list, though not limited to assignments for individuals, that your board of directors and several volunteers are currently working on. As you can see, there is a lot more to being behind the scenes with the

Guitar Dynamite – Carvin Jones Band

Carvin Jones

Carvin Jones, “The King of Strings,” is an explosive blues front man who astounds crowds with his raw talent and charisma. His remarkable energy, showmanship and guitar ability have made him a favorite of music fans and fellow musicians alike

Watermelon Slim

Church Of The Blues Northern Blues By Greg Johnson Watermelon Slim returns with his thirteenth release, Church Of The Blues, and it just may be one of his best yet. With an instantly recognizable voice, killer slide guitar chops and

Hollywood Theater to Screen Satan & Adam – Blues Duo Documentary

Satan & Adam

In 1986, harmonica player Adam Gussow asked if he could jam on the streets of Harlem with one-man-band Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee. Amidst NYC’s racial tension, this Jewish Ivy League graduate and black Mississippi bluesman, Satan & Adam, made an

Dee Miller Band

Dee Miller Band

Leopard Print Dress   Self-Released By Randy Murphy With a voice like aged, smoky bourbon and a band one would gladly take to war, Dee Miller’s new album, Leopard Print Dress, is a coiled rattlesnake masquerading as a record —

Ramblings On My Mind May 2019 – Greg Johnson, CBA President

Ramblings On My Mind may 2019

Greg Johnson, CBA President. I want to start off this month with an observation. The turn-out for Jim Mesi’s Celebration of Life at The Elks in early April was phenomenal. A true and fitting expression of respect and love for

The King Louie Organ Trio

The King Louie Organ Trio

It’s About Time Shoug Records By Greg Johnson This all instrumental album crosses genres mixing jazz, blues, and soul and is definitely a keeper. Filled with contagious riffs that are heavy with groove and swing it delivers a complete knock-out

Tedeschi Trucks Band & Los Lobos Visit Salem’s L. B. Day Amphitheater

After many years on the road building separate, successful solo careers, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi united to form the Tedeschi Trucks Band with an extended pool of collaborators and friends. Well-known for their outstanding live performances, the formidable husband-and-wife