Category: Cascade Blues Announcement

Memphis Recap – 2020 International Blues Challenge  

By Marie Walters This rookie’s first Journey To Memphis was a whirlwind of preparation, travel, showcases, jams, performances, and eateries — all topped off with lack of sleep. I was lucky to be traveling with IBC ‘veterans’ so I had …

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Kudos to Our Local Musicians Receiving Award Nominations

The Blues Foundation has announced their nominations for the Blues Music Awards and we want to give a huge shout out to Curtis Salgado for two nods as Instrumental- Vocals and Soul Blues Artist. Also Terry Robb has received a …

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Applications Now Being Accepted For 2020 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 2021’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. Up to 250 acts from around the world converge on …

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Thank You To Holiday Party Volunteers

The Holiday Party on Sunday December 8th required a lot of volunteer help. Thank you! CBA member volunteers Bryan Olson, Jeanette Aglipay, John Fletcher, Leslie Murphy, Tom Rich, Pat Rolsing, Bobby Kouacick, Cherie Johnson, Joe Garofoli, Jon Pierce, Don Geren …

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Your 2020 Cascade Blues Association Officers

Greg Johnson-President Shelley Garrett-Vice President Merry Larsen-Treasurer Marie Walters-Secretary Mike Todd-Membership Secretary, Welcome!   Returning At-Large Members Randy Murphy, Kim Allmaras. Brad Bleidt, Ron Johnson

CBA Holiday Party

Join the Cascade Blues Association for our annual Holiday Party, again returning to the East Portland Moose Lodge. The doors open at noon, with performances throughout the day — The JT Wise Band, Gerle Haggard, Timothy James and Tave Fasce …

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2020 Best Self-Produced CD Competition Entry Deadline October 2

Since 2005, The Blues Foundation has annually held a competition to recognize excellence in independent blues recordings. The best self-produced CD competition is open to affiliated blues societies from around the world to submit one entry each, preferably selected by …

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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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CBA Autographed Guitar Winner – Lina!!

The CBA extends its congratulations to Lina, the winner of this year’s CBA autographed guitar. Multiple signatures from some of the blues world’s renowned musicians adorned the guitar, which the CBA offered in a raffle at the Waterfront Blues Festival …

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2020 Best Self-Produced CD Competition Entries Now Being Accepted

Since 2005, The Blues Foundation has annually held a competition to recognize excellence in independent blues recordings. The 2020 Best Self-Produced CD competition is open to affiliated blues societies from around the world to submit one entry each, preferably selected …

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