Entries by Greg Johnson

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Slated for Revolution Hall

Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews has God-given talent, natural charisma, and a relentless drive to merge many musical genres. His new album opens with a dirge, but if you think the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower came here to mourn, you got it all wrong. That bit of beautiful New Orleans soul—”Laveau Dirge No. 1,” […]

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JJ Grey & Mofro Visits The Crystal Ballroom

From his days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the […]

Ramblings On My Mind – January 2019

Greg Johnson, CBA President 2019 is here and things are already looking exciting. We’ll be at a new venue for our monthly meetings, at least for the first four months as McMenamins has welcomed us to relocate to the Mission Theater. A larger room that will allow us to have minors attend, with a large […]

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Fly Me To The Moon – Live Music For The Golden Agers

In order to “rage against the dying of the light” as Dylan Thomas so eloquently instructed us in his poem “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” we enter the golden years holding our hearts open to the visceral moments that weaved the cords of a good life:  Our families, our loves, the tragedies […]

36th Annual Reel Music Film Festival Scheduled for January 18 through February 17

During January and February, the Northwest Film Center will host the 36th Annual Music Film Festival. Featuring a kaleidoscopic of genres, movements, labels, bands, and solo artists, the Reel Music Film Festival offers the latest in music film—from intimate portraits to career-spanning celebrations—alongside archival films ripe for rediscovery. Regardless of whether your passion is jazz, […]

Ramblings On My Mind – Greg Johnson, CBA President

Ramblings On My Mind Greg Johnson, CBA President 2019 is here and things are already looking exciting. We’ll be at a new venue for our monthly meetings, at least for the first four months as McMenamins has welcomed us to relocate to the Mission Theater. A larger room that will allow us to have minors […]

New Blues Albums of Note:

New music that has come into the CBA office, bought personally or listened to this past month:   Doyle Bramhall II – Shades (Provogue) Gaetano Letizia& The Underworld Blues Rock Band – Beatles Blues Blast (Self Produced) Johnny Boy Kunk – Back Alley Blues (Octocorn Records) Larkin Poe – Venom & Faith (Tricki-Woo Records) Little […]