Cascade Blues Association Presents the 2021 Mini Muddy Awards

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the 2021 Mini Muddy Awards

Cascade Blues Association Presents the 2021 ‘Mini’ Muddy Awards

Wednesday November 3rd, 2021
Doors open: 5 pm / Event begins: 6 pm

The Cascade Blues Association presents the ‘Mini’ Muddy Awards, honoring musical achievements from the past two-year period (Sept 1, 2019, through Aug 31, 2021) as awards are handed out recognizing outstanding musicians, venues, recordings, events, and more.

This year’s ceremony will include ten categories, including some new ones, that best reflect the modified circumstances that have existed over the past year and a half, and voted on by CBA members in mid-October through an online ballot.


2021 CBA Muddy Awards Nominees

Virtual Live Stream Performance-2020-2021

Lisa Mann

Lloyd Jones

Steve Kerin


Virtual Live Stream Production-2020-2021

Artichoke Music-CBA Livestream-Gary Furlow

Lisa Mann

Steve Kerin


Best Venue-2020-2021

At the Garages

Blue Diamond

Botanist (Lovejoy Rooftop)


NW Event of the Year-2020-2021

Bluesmania-Benefit for Steve Pringle-Roseland Theater

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival-Blues Night

Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival


Live Performance of the Year-2020-2021

Curtis Salgado-Waterfront Blues Festival “Upriver”

Lloyd Jones-Cathedral Park Jazz Festival-Blues Night

Rick Estrin & the Nightcats-Jack London


NW Recording -2020-2021

Ben Rice “Shake a Hand”

Lisa Mann “Old Girl”

Rae Gordon Band “Wrong Kind of Love”


National Recording of the Year-2020-2021

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram-662

Curtis Salgado Damage Control

Lloyd Jones-Tennessee Run


Dance Ambassador-2020-2021

Beth Lucci

Jim Vail

Will Crowe


George Page “Back What You Believe In”-2020-2021

BOD vote


Paul deLay “Lifetime Achievement”

Coach “Jim Hurley”

La Rhonda Steele

Tom Wendt


We have some great celebrity presenters!  Arietta Ward will present the “Paul deLay” Lifetime Achievement Award, Mary Flower will present the new Virtual Livestream Production and Terry Currier the award for “George Page” Back What You Believe In.

Many thanks to Ben Rice and Rae Gordon for assembling great sets of music, and for everyone donating their time and talent to perform!Ben Rice All Stars

Josh Makosky, Anni Piper, Melanie Owen, Pat McDougall, James Thornton, Chris Stone, Chandler Bowerman, Froggy William Hyland

Rae Gordon’s All Original Hour

Lisa Mann, Kivett Bednar, LaRhonda Steele, Jason Thomas, John Bunzow & Denny Bixby, Brady Goss, Ed Pierce

About Botanist
For those unfamiliar with Botanist, we are your thoughtful, intentional home away from home neighborhood destination bar/restaurant located in the heart of the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon. In the local community, we are known for our personalized style of hospitality, creative cocktails, and delectable tapas and entrées.

Offering strictly outdoor seating, Walk Up Stairs to the Rooftop. Pup Friendly (leashed)

Lovejoy Rooftop is the event side of Botanist House

COVID Policy: Strictly outdoor seating

The heater/air exchanger is 1 million BTUs moving the air out of there as efficiently as if the tent sides were open. It was designed by an engineer specifically for Covid.

Mask up!

Please note that our staff has been fully vaccinated from the first available opportunity. Tables are spaced further apart. Masks required upon entry, when not seated at your table, and when interacting with staff – staff is also masked.


There is ample street parking with many 2-hour meters. Paid street parking ends at 7pm.  There is also a paid lot on Kearney just across the street that can be accessed at 6pm.

Portland Streetcar

Runs on two sides of the block, along NW 14th Ave and also down Lovejoy

As with all the CBA shows at Lovejoy Rooftop, this is a fundraiser for the Elevate Unity Benefit Music Series, supporting local musicians, live music venues and staff.

Tickets at:…/cba-presents-the-2021…

$15 General / $10 for current CBA Members / $20 at the Door

21 & Over / Tickets are Non-Refundable / Performers subject to change.


Seating is limited due to the city and state restrictions. Ticket purchase is suggested to ensure entry.