Author: Wendy Schumer

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 …

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NEW!!! Check out the full January paper online!

Now you can actually read the entire paper online!!  It takes a little practice but here are some useful tips to be successful. click the bottom right corner with the little square to view the paper full screen. to enlarge …

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New Music Of Note – December 2018

David Lumsden and Friends – Hues Of Blues (Self Produced) Delta Moon – Babylon Is Falling (Jumping Jack Records) Diane Durrett & Soul Suga – Live (Blooming Tunes Music) Fantastic Negrito – Please Don’t Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl) Jim Allchin …

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Tony Joe White

Bad Mouthin’ Yep Roc Records Tony Joe White may forever be embedded in our minds for his smash hit single “Polk Salad Annie,” but his final release just may be one of his finest ever. Bad Mouthin’ is an exploration …

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Ramblings On My Mind – December 2018

Greg Johnson, CBA President Every year in December I devote my column to the blues recordings that have stood out to me overall during the last year. One thing it always shows is that my taste is not founded in …

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General Membership Meeting Slated for Wednesday, December 5

For more than the past year we have been holding our monthly membership meetings at Catfish Lou’s thanks to the generosity of Michelle and Michael Bean who stepped forward when our time at The Melody Ballroom came to a close. …

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Kirk Fletcher

Hold On Self Produced Just in case it might have slipped your mind for one reason or another, Kirk Fletcher is a bad ass guitarist. Listen to the opening track “Two Steps Forward” from his latest disc Hold On. That’s …

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Settle Down Easy, Ramble On Rose

A Conversation with Rosebud Cafe Owner Don Zerr Missi Hasting Baker On nearly any given evening, the drive on Highway 30 from Portland to Scappoose is easy and fine. It travels like a Sunday driving road: First, the rail yard …

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NW Blues Legends Too Slim & The Taildraggers Headed to Alberta Rose

Tim “Too Slim“ Langford is a monster guitarist and unabashed blues rocker whose influences run the gamut from Lightnin’ Hopkins, Freddy King, Duane Allman, and Lynyrd Skynyrd to Robin Trower. Langford is a prolific singer/songwriter whose songs have now yielded …

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Paul Oscher

Cool Cat Blues Fidelity Recordings Okay, anybody familiar with the blues is already aware of harmonica ace Paul Oscher’s past as member of the Muddy Waters band. But it has been over thirty years since Muddy left this world and …

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