Author: Greg Johnson

2019 Muddy Awards – In Review

The Cascade Blues Association held its 31st annual Muddy Awards in high fashion, returning for the second straight year to the Alberta Rose Theatre. Twenty-two awards were handed out honoring our members’ selections for their favorite musicians, recordings, venues and …

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Canada’s Blue Moon Marquee at The Lake

Born in the wild rose foothills of Alberta, Canada but now residing on the British Columbia coastline, Blue Moon Marquee is a Gypsy Blues band who write and perform songs influenced by anything that swings, jumps, or grooves. Artists like …

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Lucky Peterson

50: Just Getting Started! Jazz Village By Greg Johnson The term prodigy may be thrown out regarding many artists, but when it comes to Lucky Peterson it is clearly a fitting title. The son of bluesman James Peterson, Lucky scored …

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December’s General Membership Meeting Set To Raise The Roof

Well, the end of another year is upon us and your CBA has seen a number of changes during that time — moving our memberships meetings from Catfish Lou’s to a temporary home at The Mission Theater, then finding a …

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CBA Holiday Party

Join the Cascade Blues Association for our annual Holiday Party, again returning to the East Portland Moose Lodge. The doors open at noon, with performances throughout the day — The JT Wise Band, Gerle Haggard, Timothy James and Tave Fasce …

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Bob Corritore and Friends

Do the Hip-Shake Baby! Vizztone By Randy Murphy Bob Corritore is a harmonica demon, and on his new release, “Do the Hip-Shake Baby!” he’s positively possessed. But his harmonica action is not the only attraction on this follow up to …

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Kick Off The New Year at The Garages Satellite Pub

At The Garages Satellite Pub will be bringing in the new year with three great acts: The Cliffhangers playing classic rock with a twist, prodigal young bluesman Timothy James and his band, and Vahalla’s Tribute to Led Zeppelin. It’s a …

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Biggest Blues NYE Bash In The Metro Area

Catfish Lou’s & Legends is throwing the party of the decade with three of your favorite bands. The night will begin with Sister Mercy, then move on to a set from Norman Sylvester, and then finishes with a performance from …

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Holiday Hangover Cure With Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band

Canada’s award winning classic bluesman, Harpdog Brown was last seen in Portland at Waterfront Blues Festival, but now he’s back to cure our holiday hangovers and he’s bringing his incredible Uptown Blues Band along for the ride. His new album, …

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Sugar & Spice – A Holiday Treat With Julie Amici & LaRhonda Steele

Every year during the Christmas season, Music Mondays presents a Holiday Showcase. On Monday Dec 23 they are bringing back some of their favorites for “Sugar & Spice, A Holiday Treat.” featuring LaRhonda Steele and Julie Amici backed by an …

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