New Music to Note - March 2022

New Music to Note – January 2022


  • Dave Specter: “Six String Soul — 30 Years on Delmark”
  • Dionne Bennett: “Sugar Hip Ya Ya”
  • Joe Barr: with Breezy Rodio: “Soul for the Heart”
  • Chickenbone Slim and the Bisquits: “Serve It to Me Hot”
  • The Soaked Lamb: “Two to Two”
  • Othman Wahabi & The Blues Punk Machine: “I’m Coming Home”
  • Boo Boo Davis + Elctro Blues Society: “Transatlantic Quarantaine Sessions”
  • Fatt Max: “Deltalectric”
  • Amiya: “Roots”
  • Ricci / Krown: “City Country City”
  • Sugar Queen and the Straight Blues Band: “Better Days”
2022 CBA officers election

The 2022 CBA officers election results are:

Congratulations Anni Piper, our president-elect, and Nolan Johnson, our vice president-elect!
Our three incumbents who ran uncontested, Mike Day, Mike Todd and Marie Walters, were confirmed in their respective positions, and the By-Laws amendments were ratified as well.
This election was a true contest. James Thornton and Robert Umali Evans were strong contenders, garnering 40% and 45% of valid votes.
A reminder that the current officers’ term doesn’t end until December 31st and the elected terms begin January 1st.  Our first board meeting is scheduled for January 11th.
Thank you to our members who participated in this election process. As we head into a new year and a new term, we look forward to an exciting year of supporting blues music, and working together on new initiatives, collaboration, growth ….. and celebrating all those who’ve contributed to keeping the blues alive!
January 2022 General Membership Meeting

January 2022
General Membership Meeting


Andrew Matthews / Tall Static

Wednesday January 5th
Meeting begins: 6:30 pm

The Cascade Blues Association is holding its membership meeting at the Spare Room Restaurant & Lounge 4830 NE 42nd Ave Portland, continuing the standard format of spotlighting two different performances. This month Andrew Matthews will kick off the first set at 6:30pm followed by Tall Static after the break.
Andrew Matthews:
This teen guitar player has been making waves on the local music scene, from the time he first began playing at area youth jams at age 15, now scoring accolades and high level recognition playing both small venues and blowing away audiences with the Andrew Matthews Band. Tonight he’ll be taking us back to his roots with a solo acoustic blues set.
Look for Dale Payne’s interview with Andrew in the upcoming issue of BluesNotes on the CBA website (January 2022)
Tall Static:
Cling-free blues, R&B and funk.
Tall Static is a four-piece force of nature playing blues, R&B and funk with energy, dynamics and heart.
Pat McDougall – keyboards, vocals
Ed Pierce – drums
Whit Draper – guitar, vocals
Jim Solberg – bass, vocals
CBA Members get in free, guests pay $5
Start time: 6:30pm
(21+ only)
The venue now requires all customers, performers and staff to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours before entering the Spare Room, OR to provide proof of COVID-19 immunization (at least two weeks after final dose) with an appropriate ID matching the name on your documentation.
Acceptable as proof of vaccination:
CDC-issued vaccination card including the name of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccination provided and the date that the last dose was administered, digital photo of a CDC-issued vaccination card stored on a phone or electronic device, or printed photo of a CDC-issued vaccination card.
Acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR Test:
Digital or printed photo of negative COVID-19 PCR test results that includes the name of the customer or performer.
These confirmations will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed to enter the Spare Room.
Free COVID-19 testing in your area may be found by resources from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Masks, face coverings or face shields are currently required in all indoor spaces in Oregon, regardless of vaccination status, unless seated at a table. Converging studies show that wearing a mask can help protect both us and the people around us from spreading and catching COVID-19. It’s an empowering way for each of us to protect our communities, our families, and ourselves.
Entry requirements are subject to change. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding!