Entries by Greg Johnson

Richard Ray Farrell

Three Pints Of Gin Blue Beet Records Review by Greg Johnson There are those artists that, when you hear they have a new recording, you just can’t wait to get your hands on it and give it a spin. Richard Ray Farrell is exactly that type of musician to me. Whatever he seems to put […]

Ramblings on My Mind – April 2020

by Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President Making the decision to cancel our membership meeting for April was truly tough. In the 19 years that I have been president, we have only had to cancel twice before. Both of those dates were weather-related due to snow and/or ice making it dangerous to travel. There may […]

LaRhonda Steele & Karen Haberman Trusty

Spirit Of Freedom Self Release Review by Greg Johnson This is a stunning work documenting the Civil Rights movement from first-hand recollection in spoken word by Karen Haberman Trusty alternating with song presentation by the incredible LaRhonda Steele. Though her stories may have taken place in the South, segregation is clearly the focus being addressed […]

2020 Journey To Memphis Application Deadline April 7

The Journey To Memphis is the Cascade Blues Association’s regional competition to select the acts that will represent our organization and region in 2021’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. Up to 250 acts from around the world converge on Beale Street to perform before the music industry searching for new talent, with the chance […]

Marc Cohn – Rootsy Storyteller

After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Rooted in the rich soil of American rhythm and blues, soul, and gospel, and possessed of […]

Zucchero – Italian Blues Legend

Italian singer/songwriter Adelmo Fornaciari, better known as Zucchero, is one of his country’s most beloved musicians of his generation. He has released eleven studio albums and worked with a variety of musicians — from Miles Davis to Bono — and the late Ray Charles acclaimed Zucchero “one of the greatest blues musicians he ever worked […]

Julie Amici and Dean Mueller CD Release Party

Julie Amici and Dean Mueller will be celebrating the release of their CD, I Loved You So… with a special show at The Lake Theater & Café featuring an all-star cast. The album is an old school Americana CD described as “a thick, low-simmering stew of blues, folk, and country peppered with subtle hints of […]

Legendary Vocalist Maria Muldaur Comes to ART

Maria Muldaur is best known for “Midnight At The Oasis” although she has toured extensively worldwide for over four decades and has released 41 albums covering all genres of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz, and Big Band, as well as several award-winning children’s albums. Often joining forces with other fine artists, she has […]