Entries by Greg Johnson

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 […]

Ruthie Foster – Award-winning Acoustic Blues Artist

Hailing from the tightly-knit musical community of Austin, Texas, award-winning singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster has found herself performing with Bonnie Raitt, standing on stage with the Allman Brothers at New York’s Beacon Theater, and trading verses with Susan Tedeschi. Her latest album, Joy Comes Back, described as “some folk, some blues, some soul, some rock, some […]

Portland Folkmusic Society Presents Pat Donohue

2016 Grammy-winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard. Over the years he has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions and dazzling instrumentals. Though he considers himself foremost a folk guitarist, Donohue’s influences are rooted in bluesmen Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters, and Miles […]