New Music to Note-September 2021

Here’s a collection of new music releases for July.

Christopher Dean Band — Songs from French Street

Guy Davis — Be Ready When I Call You

Gerald McClendon — Let’s Have a Party

Debbie Bond — Blues Without Borders

Mojo Holler — Root

Adam Schultz — Soulful Distancing

Tiffany Pollack & Co. — Bayou Liberty

Mark Cameron — Back From the Edge

Cedric Burns — I Be Trying

The CBA Presents Johnny Wheels and the Swamp Donkeys

The CBA Presents Johnny Wheels and the Swamp Donkeys

Johnny Wheels and the Swamp Donkeys

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
6:30 PM  8:30 PM


910 NW 14th Avenue in the Pearl
Admission: $10 members/$15 public
Tickets at Eventbrite

We sent them on their Journey To Memphis where they stormed Beale Street as finalists in the 2020 IBC… now we celebrate!

Tradition has it the CBA Journey To Memphis winner plays the next summer’s Waterfront Blues Festival. Since that hasn’t happened yet, let’s celebrate our winners Johnny Wheels and the Swamp Donkeys in downtown style at the Lovejoy Rooftop at the Botanist in the Pearl District, 910 NW 14th Avenue. With the perfect amount of sun and shade, fresh air and elevated energy… join us on the event side of @lovejoy_rooftop.
Together with Muse Media Collective and Soundstage Events, the Cascade Blues Association is thrilled to bring you this Portland favorite front and center for a special event that supports local musicians.
A portion of proceeds will go towards the Unity Benefit Music Series, a collaborative effort created from the necessity to support artists, reconnect our community, and promote Unity through the healing message of music! The focus of the Music Series partnership is to advocate for social equality and address the need to support our local venues, production staff, restaurant workers, and musicians from the devastating effects of our industry shut down. Tickets at Eventbrite

CBA Board Important Message

Welcome New CBA Board Members

Cascade Blues Association / Artichoke Music  Present Livestream with adam Scramsted

Cascade Blues Association / Artichoke Music
Present Livestream with Adam Scramstad

The Cascade Blues Association in partnership with Artichoke Music, brings the July edition of our Monthly Blues Meeting on Wednesday, July 7th the Livestream is at 7pm on the Artichoke Facebook Page.Adam Scramstad

Adam Scramstad is an award winning Solo Acoustic Finger-style & Blues Musician, born and raised in Oregon. Scramstad’s repertoire covers a broad range of early American Folk, Blues artists’ work, although he is primarily known as a strong and creative songwriter in his own-right. Adam’s debut Solo album “No Sun Around Blues” climbed to #33 on the Roots Music Radio Blues Chart. December 2020 marked the highly anticipated release of Scramstad’s new album “It’s a Long Way to Go”. From CBA President Greg Johnson’s January Blues Notes Review: “It has been a long time since his 2006 debut release, No Sun Around Blues, but rest assured he has not been idle during those years. Working on his music and playing with friends, he has put together a new disc that proves he is an artist ready for worldwide attention. That disc, It’s a Long Way to Go, easily stands among the absolute best acoustic blues and Americana releases. Simply said, it’s that good and more.” Although he maintains a focus on Solo Acoustic Delta Slide & Country Blues, Adam is also known for his work with Blues Guitar Legend Terry Robb as an acoustic duo. You can hear Adam’s electric guitar work throughout the Terry Robb Band releases “Muddyvishnu” & “Confessin’ My Dues”.

“He plays a driving kind of solo acoustic blues reminiscent of another Oregonian, the late John Fahey” – “guitar playing is quite good throughout, clean and acoustic” – Gary Whitehouse, The Green Man Review

“Adam Scramstad, an insanely talented delta/country bluesman that shouldn’t need an introduction.” – “Adam’s beautiful and humanistic playing pops up now and again as I endlessly scroll through repetitive memes, and I always stop and take a listen” – Corvallis Advocate