After 30 years of touring and recording with this band, a precious cassette “Live At The Emperor’s Chambers” came to light just as best friend, keyboard player, genius music director/arranger Glenn Holstrom was about to succumb to cancer. Though Glenn and Bobby “Housewine” Roden have passed, their brilliance lives on vividly this night. It has been my honor and pleasure to work with such a punishing band! Makes me smile to hear these cats stretching out on these tunes. I think you’ll smile too. Please join us in this celebration and take home this treasure. — LJ
Louis and the Geezer are quite honored that the judges picked us to represent Cascade Blues in Memphis as your duo. We had to miss our opportunity to perform at the Waterfront this year ’cause we were bringing Blues Music to our veterans at their Freedom Festival on the 4th of July. Ironic, because I’ve entered the IBC competition more than anybody else over the years, trying to get a slot at the Festival, so we REALLY wanted to be there. So it goes. Looking forward to some fundraisers for our Memphis trip along with Johnny Wheels and the Swamp Donkeys. Louis and I are honorary Donkeys, and together it’s a helluva 7 piece band so stay tuned. Don’t miss out “Fridays from the 5th Wheel” music series. We’re very proud to represent Cascade in Memphis and, as a previous semi-finalist, I think we’ll do very well this winter. yers…Froggy
Blues Lovers and Honored Supporters:
Yes indeed, I’ll be playing at the Waterfront Blues Festival solo at 1pm on July 5 (at the Crossroads stage) and later that same day at 3pm on the riverboat as a guest with the Bayou Boys! Workin’ me like a rental car but I don’t mind a bit.
Even more exciting is the release of a recently discovered powerful “live” recording of the Lloyd Jones Struggle, featuring the brilliance of the late Glenn Holstrom and Bobby “Housewine” Roden.
Like a freight train at full force, this stunning limited release will be available at the Music Millennium booth during the festival.
Through the gracious support of this wonderful music community (and Kickstarter) I am returning to the Rock House in Nashville to put the horns and vocals on our latest project. It’s a busy time!
My thanks to everyone,
Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones
Hola! I want to thank everyone who turned out to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the Sunday Bolt Upright Jam at Montavilla Station this past June 30th. Special thanks to my co-hosts Kirk Bryant and Silky Manuel Meyers for holding down the jam the past two winters while I grooved in Baja! This jam is very fun and is on-going. Also, I’m wide open for gigs as a drummer and vocalist this summer and fall. Contact me on Facebook and at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s great to be back in Portland!
Hi, Friends — my big news this month is the release of my new CD “Stuff You Gotta Watch.” This 18 song disc has been in the works for some time and was recorded onto analog tape by ace producer/engineer Ron Rogers. This is mostly acoustic blues along with a few electric tracks with Craig Snazelle playing upright and electric bass. Mary Flower adds her considerable vocal and guitar skills on three tunes.
We are having a CD Release Party on Saturday, June 15 at the Corkscrew Wine Bar in SE Portland from 8 to 10 pm. Craig Snazelle will be playing bass that night along with special guests Ken West, Ron Rogers and maybe a few surprises. Come on down.
If you can’t make it that night you can pick up the new CD and all my previous CD’s at my gigs, Music Millennium, or by mail via CD Baby. Downloads can be had at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon mp3, and you can hear my music on Pandora.
Hope to see some of you out and about this summer. If you need some good acoustic blues for your event please get in touch with me via my website.
Hey CBA Friends, I’m very excited to announce my new album and release concert – with discounted tickets for CBA members! Friday, March 8 at 9 p.m., join me at The Secret Society Ballroom for the Confessin’ My Dues Record Release Show presented by NiaSounds and the CBA, where I will be joined onstage by renowned jazz musicians Gary Hobbs and Dave Captein, whose skillful playing is featured throughout the album, and rising blues guitarist Adam Scramstad. I’m very excited to present this all-star line-up together on stage for the first time. Use promo code CBA19 to get your discounted advance tickets at secretsociety.net or terryrobb.com.
I hope to see you there!
Best, Terry Robb
Howdy Y’all! The band and I are celebrating our new album “Salvation Road” with a big party on Saturday, March 23rd at 9pm! We’ve invited our friends Sister Mercy to join the fun, along with some surprise guests. Every ticket includes a copy of “Salvation Road” or ”Diamonds” from Sister Mercy. Your choice at the door! We’ll be rockin’ the historic Secret Society Ballroom, a venue with just a touch of elegance, great sound, lights, dance floor and bar, plus parking across the street. We are going to retire The Troublemakers name that night, too, and take the stage as Rich Layton and Tough Town. New name but the same swampadelic grooves you count on us to deliver. Thanks for the continued support from you guys – the mighty CBA!
Lloyd ‘ Have Mercy’ Jones
Hey CBA Friends, I’m very excited to announce my new album and release concert – with discounted tickets for CBA members! Confessin’ My Dues will be available worldwide March 1, 2019, and marks my second release with NiaSounds and 15th solo recording.
Drawing from the well of country blues to Coltrane, ragtime to Hendrix, Americana to American Primitivism, Confessin’ My Dues represents a lifetime of musical experiences and influences in 13 original compositions ranging from instrumental blues and ragtime fingerpicking to lyrical numbers backed by a powerhouse rhythm section.
Friday, March 8 at 9 p.m., join me at the Secret Society Ballroom for the Confessin’ My Dues release concert presented by NiaSounds and the CBA, where I will be joined onstage by renowned jazz musicians Gary Hobbs and Dave Captein, whose skillful playing is featured throughout the album, along with blues guitarist Adam Scramstad. CBA members can purchase advance tickets at a discount of $20 by using promo code CBA19. A limited number are available, so get your tickets today at secretsociety.net or terryrobb.com.
I hope to see you there! Best, Terry Robb
Treasured Music Lovers,
Without a doubt, this is a tough business. It’s a rare and wonderful thing when an opportunity arises to propel your music forward.
Brand new songs have blossomed this last year from an invite earlier on Delbert’s Cruise by Kevin McKendree (Grammy winning keyboardist with Delbert McClinton, Brian Setzer, Joe Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, etc.) when he said “You should come out to the Rockhouse in Nashville and record”
“I have no money” I says. “Just come out” Kevin says.
Well, he worked me like a rental car till all hours, just goin’ at it like kids with no adult supervision!
Yeah baby, we got 13 new songs too…only thing is… “I have no money”
These fella’s have been so kind to share their time and brilliance. I’m honored and inspired.
Don’t know how yet, but I’m gonna try, with your help, to capture this opportunity through “Kickstarter” to raise the funds. I’d like to kick it off with a performance at the CBA meeting on Feb 13th at the Mission Theater (8pm) to announce details as I learn them. Feel free to offer any suggestions through www.lloydjonesmusic.com