Bandstand – September 2016


The Ellen Whyte Plus Sized Band

Hey Everyone!

I want to extend an invite to you all to come out to The Trails End Saloon, 1320 Main St, Oregon City, OR, Saturday night, October 15 for a one-of-a-kind celebration, featuring The Ellen Whyte Plus Sized Band! We’re calling it the “BIG 5!” Showtime 8:30pm.

Why is it called “The Big 5?” Here’s the run down:

 1. It’s the 20th anniversary of our first release, “Different Point Of Blue.”
2. The 25th wedding anniversary of John Mullin and me.
3. John’s pending retirement after 42 years of dedicated advocacy work in Human Services work.
4. 20 years of friendship, songwriting and making great music with Garry Meziere
5. My birthday

 The 10 piece band will be there with our great friend and special guest, Renato Caranto! Put it on the calendar and circle it in red! See you soon!


The Tracey Fordice Band

Hi CBA members and all of you Blues Lovers out there!

We have had a wonderful summer so far, and look forward to a beautiful Fall. The Tracey Fordice Band has been performing a lot of summer concerts recently, and hope to see you out at one of them soon!

Our tour to Montana included shows at Kalispell’s Picnic in the Park concert series, a night at The Great Northern in Whitefish, a fun show at Symes Hot Spring Hotel and Resort in Hot Springs, and to top it off, we had a small house concert in Great Falls.

We are looking forward to a special show at The Birk on September 3, along The North Coast Blues Band to promote the up and coming Ilwaco Blues and Seafood Festival which takes place September 23 and 24. We’ll be headlining on Friday the 23, and the other performers are Nutty Bone, Ilwaco High School Jazz Band, The Bottleneck Blues Band, and The North Coast Blues Band with the Cadillac Horns. The Cadillac Horns will also be joining us for a couple songs, as well as a some other special guests! Saturday night will be spectacular as well with the headliner, Jimmy Thackery. Other great acts that night will be Billy D and the HooDoos  and the Norman Sylvester Band! It’s going to be a fun weekend in Ilwaco, so we hope to see you there!

The Muddy awards are coming up and we hope to be nominated again this year for the Contemporary Blues Act and for our CD “Out Of The Blues”. Look for us promoting the CD at all of the upcoming events which includes the Ilwaco Blues Festival on September 23, BlueStreak Live with Dr. Jane Manning and Dave Johnson at Music Millennium on September 26, and the CBA Membership Meeting on October 5 at the Melody Ballroom!

Blues to you!

Tracey Fordice and the Tracey Fordice Band