Entries by Greg Johnson

Duffy Bishop Returns To The Lake!

Duffy Bishop and Chris Carlson are certainly missed around here, and the Lake Theater & Cafe will be celebrating their return to the Pacific Northwest with a Duffy Bishop performance on Monday, May 22. Duffy and Chris will be teaming up with long time band members Dean Mueller on the upright bass and Carlton Jackson […]

CD Release Party For Tony Furtado – The Cider House Sessions

Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Portland’s Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar, and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches a menu of sounds and styles with […]

Malian Blues Rocker Vieux Farka Toure

If you look at the musicians of Mali you just might find a direct link between Africa and the blues. Especially when you consider the late guitarist Ali Farke Toure and the family tradition carried on by his son Vieux Farka Toure. It was not a career that his father had intended or wished upon […]

New Music To Note

Here’s a list of new music received at the CBA office, purchased personally, or listened to this past month that should be noted:   Beth Hart – Fire On The Floor (Provogue) Billy Flynn – Lonesome Highway (Delmark) Fantastic Negrito – The Last Days Of Oakland (Blackwell Universe) Guy Davis with Fabrizio Poggi – Sonny […]

Lightning Kings

Lightning Kings The Road Is My Throne Self Produced If you’re looking for some truly serious rocking blues with a punch, then Portland-based Lightning Kings’ new release The Road is My Throne will be right up your alley. This is engaging recording that hits you right from the get-go on the opening number “Rules of […]

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Opening Round Of The 2017 Journey To Memphis Competition Set For First Weekend In June At The Vinyl Tap

Since 1999, the Cascade Blues Association has sent local acts to represent our organization and region in The Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge. Over the years, our competition, the Journey To Memphis, has selected a terrific collection of some of our top talent, including several who have made the finals such as Junkyard Jane, Blind […]