Category: Blues News

2019 Muddy Awards Return to The Alberta Rose Theatre

The Cascade Blues Association is pleased to announce that our signature event and one of the most anticipated evenings in the blues regionally, The Muddy Awards, will be held at The Alberta Rose Theatre on Wednesday, November 6. Twenty-two awards …

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BluesMania: A Benefit Concert For Steve Pringle

Show your support of longtime radio personality “Uncle” Steve Pringle,who is suffering from stage four cancer, by attending BluesMania: A Benefit for Steve Pringle. Scheduled to perform: Rose City Kings, Kevin Selfe Big Band, Norman Sylvester Band, Karen Lovely with …

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Blues Blast Awards Honors Ben Rice

Congratulations to Ben Rice for being named the 2019 recipient of the Sean Costello Rising Star Award from the Blues Blast Awards. It is hard for us to believe that Ben is a “rising star” as he has been such …

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2019 Waterfront Blues Festival Preview

By Don Campbell By all accounts, last year’s Waterfront Blues Festival was a smash – another beautiful Fourth of July weekend run along the Willamette River. What many don’t know is the underlying turmoil that nearly closed the gates for …

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Responsibilites of Board and other working with the Cascade Blues Association

The following is a list, though not limited to assignments for individuals, that your board of directors and several volunteers are currently working on. As you can see, there is a lot more to being behind the scenes with the …

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East Portland Eagles Lodge to Host 2019 Journey To Memphis Competition

The 2019 Cascade Blues Association Journey To Memphis competition will take place over the weekend of Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11. Eighteen acts will face off for the right to represent the Cascade Blues Association and the region …

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Madeleine Crawford, Celebration of Life

A celebration of life for Madeleine Crawford will be hosted by her sisters Sophia Gabaldon and Beck Lafollette on Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day) at The Milwaukie Community Center 10666 S. E. 42nd Avenue, Milwaukie, Oregon from 12:30 until 5:00 …

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In Loving Memory of Jim Mesi

Jim Mesi passed away in early March. He was an icon of the Portland music scene, having played for more than fifty years at the very top level. Throughout his career in Portland, and for a short while in Seattle, …

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Fly Me To The Moon – Live Music For The Golden Agers

In order to “rage against the dying of the light” as Dylan Thomas so eloquently instructed us in his poem “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” we enter the golden years holding our hearts open to the visceral …

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Applications Now Being Accepted For 2019 Journey To Memphis

The Journey To Memphis is the Cascade Blues Association’s regional competition to select the acts that will represent our organization and region in 2020’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. Up to 250 acts from around the world converge on …

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