July 2022 General Membership Meeting

July 2022
General Membership Meeting

Join us for the Cascade Blues Association member meeting at The Garages on July 6 at 6pm. After a huge festival weekend, we know you will need some more blues to help you recover. Please come and support our meeting and our artists, to keep the blues alive in Portland all year long. Opening act is the Shelly Rudolph Duo, followed by AC Porter Band. See you there!

May 2022 General Membership Meeting

May 2022
General Membership Meeting

Wednesday May 4th, 6pm -7:30pm

AT THE GARAGES, 17880 SW MCEWAN RD, LAKE OSWEGO

The next Cascade Blues Association member meeting will be held At The Garages, Lake Oswego on May 4 at 6pm. The opening act is piano man Steve Kerin, who will be full of inspiration after a trip to the New Orleans Jazz Festival before he entertains us in PDX. Closing the show is the Myrtle Brown band with some blues and soul. Another lineup not to be missed! We hope to see you there.

May the forth be with you.

April 2022 General Membership Meeting

April 2022
General Membership Meeting

Wednesday April 6yh, 6pm -7:30pm

AT THE GARAGES, 17880 SW MCEWAN RD, LAKE OSWEGO

Join us for our next member meeting, April 6, 6pm, At The Garages, 17880 SW McEwan Rd, Lake Oswego. Entry is free for CBA members and $5 for the general public. Remember this venue is all ages, so you can bring the whole family. Enjoy two great musical acts, and a raffle with CD prizes courtesy of Terry Currier from Music Millennium.

Opening act this month is Josh Makosky, one of our favorite young face-melting guitarists. The band is Tall Static, featuring Pat McDougall, Whit Draper, Jim Solberg and Ed Pierce. Tall Static had to cancel a prior member meeting due to illness, so it’s great we were able to accommodate them. Celebrate losing your mask, and come show us your smiling face.

March 2022 General Membership Meeting

March 2022
General Membership Meeting

Wednesday March 2nd, 6pm -7:30pm

AT THE GARAGES, 17880 SW MCEWAN RD, LAKE OSWEGO

Welcome to the new home for the Cascade Blues Association monthly member meeting At The Garages, Lake Oswego. We are excited to secure a venue that will allow our under-21 members to attend. This month we feature LaRhonda Steele as our opening acoustic act and Sugar Roots as our band. LaRhonda is a longtime CBA favorite, and Sugar Roots are our International Blues Challenge representatives for 2022. Eat, drink, dance, listen and enjoy!

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CBA Members get in free, Non-members $5
Start time: 6pm
All ages welcome
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THE GARAGES COVID-19 POLICY:
The venue now requires all customers, performers and staff to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours before entering the Garages, 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.

 

PLEASE NOTE:
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!

 

February 2022
General Membership Meeting

The Cascade Blues Association is holding its membership meeting at the Garages, 17880 SW McEwan Rd, Lake Oswego resuming the standard format of spotlighting two different acts in one evening. In February we’ll have the Groovetramps getting the party started, followed by the Kenny Lavitz Band for the second set.

Groovetramps:

The CBA welcomes the Groovetramps down from Seattle. Melanie Owen rocks both bass & vocals, and Joseph Barton wields guitar & vocal as well.

It has been said that Melanie has the voice of a finely tuned Volkswagen, and that Joseph plays guitar like he’s fighting off a bear. Let’s us be the judge of that, okay? Their show is humorous and honest, bringing originals and their favorites with a deep respect for the blues and its origins.

Kenny Lavitz Band:

Kenny is a gifted artist and rhythmic explorer who blurs the lines between jazz, rock and blues. Along with his compelling original songwriting and sublime vocals, Kenny produces a distinctive sound entirely his own.

He’s backed up on stage by his band: Jeff Langston (bass), Ben Partain (keys) and Scott Van Dusen (drums). Surely to be a treat!

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CBA Members get in free, Non-members $5
Start time: 6pm
All ages welcome
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THE GARAGES COVID-19 POLICY:
The venue now requires all customers, performers and staff to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours before entering the Garages, 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.

 

PLEASE NOTE:
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!

 

January 2022 General Membership Meeting

January 2022
General Membership Meeting

with

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
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CBA Members get in free, guests pay $5
Start time: 6:30pm
(21+ only)
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SPARE ROOM COVID-19 POLICY:
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.
PLEASE NOTE:
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!
December 2021 General Membership Meeting

December 2021 General Membership Meeting

with

JT Wise / Vintage Soul

Wednesday Decmber 1st
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 Portland duo JT Wise will open for Vintage Soul! 
 

There will be drawings for prizes and we’ll have merch and memberships available on site — what better time to sign up or renew! Still only $25 for a 1 year membership. Please use the main entrance to be sure you pick up your raffle tickets.

JT Wise:
The Pacific Northwest husband and wife songwriters perform bluesy, roots music that is dynamic, not ordinary and crosses musical traditions. Americana’s breadth is as deep as it is wide. They are inspiring musicians with vocal harmonies, improvisation and toe tapping rhythms.
JT has a distinctive guitar style and tone giving them a signature sound. His guitar influences read like a Crossroads Festival running the full spectrum of the great guitarists and beyond. They will stretch out on a song in the tradition of the great jam bands taking the song where it may lead.
Vintage Soul:
Vintage Soul is ready to deliver your dose of That Feel Good Music to members and guests! Join Steve Kerin, Ben Jones, Brian Foxworth, and Chance Hayden for a guaranteed good time that’ll have you on your feet!
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CBA Members get in free, guests pay $5
Start time: 6:30pm
(21+ only)
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SPARE ROOM COVID-19 POLICY:
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.
PLEASE NOTE:
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!

October 2021 General Membership Meeting

October 2021 General Membership Meeting

This month the Cascade Blues Association moves its membership meeting to the Spare Room Restaurant & Lounge 4830 NE 42nd Ave Portland, and returns to its standard format of spotlighting two different performances!

The first set will feature the past year’s Journey To Memphis Challenger in the solo/duo category, Froggy William Hyland (lap steel, harmonica, guitars, vocals), who performed as ‘The Geezer’ along with Louis Creed Peterson at the 2020 International Blues Challenge.
Froggy will have the honor of passing the Memphis torch to this year’s challengers, the winners of the 2021 Journey To Memphis, Sugar Roots featuring Chad Rupp. This band is made up of some very talented players including: guitarist Jason JT Thomas, keyboardist Sam Gendler, bassist Timmer Blakely and drummer Chandler Bowerman.
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CBA Members get in FREE, guests pay $5
Downbeat 6:30pm (this show is 21+)
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There will be drawings for prizes and we’ll have merch and memberships available on site — what better time to sign up or renew! Still only $25 for a 1 year membership
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SPARE ROOM COVID-19 POLICY:
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.
PLEASE NOTE:
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!

Cascade Blues Association Monthly Meeting - LIVE with Tevis Hodge Jr Wednesday September 1st at 7pm

Cascade Blues Association / Artichoke Music
Present Tevis Hodge Jr

Wednesday September 1st at 7pm

The CBA is pleased to present Tevis Hodge Jr, an up-and-coming guitar player in Portland whose set list is dominated by traditional blues and ragtime. He is also more than capable of letting loose with modern stuff that will knock the socks off even the most jaded blues fan.

Many players his age don’t bother learning the cultural and political context of the music they play. Tevis is the exact opposite. He knows his stuff weaving knowledge of the music and artists who made it into every performance, which is what makes him such a compelling young performer.

-Norm Eder, May 2020

The Membership Meeting is going LIVE and IN-PERSON at Artichoke Music on September 1st! In light of changing pandemic requirements there will be limited seating available for CBA members and friends to join us at Artichoke Music. Please note that the venue requires proof of full vaccination, or a negative Covid-19 test within the prior 48 hour period.

We will also be live streaming the performance on Facebook.

Doors will open to Members-only at 6:15pm. Pending available seating, both Members and Guests may enter after 6:45pm.
CBA members get in free and Guests pay just $5

Virtual Tip Jars:

Venmo: @TevisHodgeJr

PayPal: tevishodgejr@gmail.com

Support the Cascade Blues Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit by clicking on the gold Donate button at: https://cascadebluesassociation.org

Artichoke Community Music, also a 501(c)3 non-profit, at https://paypal.me/artichokecafe

Cascade Blues Association / Artichoke Music  Present Livestream with Johnny Burgin and Joel Astley

Cascade Blues Association / Artichoke Music
Present Chicago/Seattle Blues Duo
Johnny Burgin and Joel Astley

Two Great Sounds That Sound Great Together!

We are excited to host two incredible musicians from out of town: Guitarist Johnny Burgin, returning to Portland from time spent in NOLA and points east; and Seattle-based harpist Joel Astley, multi-award winner at the Washington Blues Society. Some may recognize Johnny’s Chicago sound, while others enjoyed Astley’s regular live stream art+music shows over the past year.

The Membership Meeting is going LIVE and IN-PERSON in August!

We’ll be live streaming the performance on Facebook PLUS up to 48 CBA members and friends can watch from inside Artichoke Music.

Doors will open to Members-only at 6:15pm. Pending available seating, both Members and Guests may enter after 6:45pm. First come, first seated. CBA members get in free and Guests pay just $5.

Johnny Burgin earns his name as The Worldwide West Side Guitar Man by performing up to 250 shows a year in Europe, Japan and coast to coast in the US.  Johnny grew up in Mississippi and went to University of Chicago at 18, but ended up attending “blues university”.  Johnny met a DJ on the college radio station who took him to see the Howlin’ Wolf-style singer Tail Dragger on the West Side of Chicago.  Tail Dragger took Johnny under his wing and gave him his first professional gigs, and from there Johnny learned quickly and went on to tour or gig with blues legends such as Pinetop Perkins, Sam Lay and Billy Boy Arnold.  He’s been praised by the Cascade Blues Association for his “stunning guitar playing– the pure Chicago styled sound”.

Johnny’s played on dozens of records as a sideman and as a leader, he’s released ten CDs on Delmark and Vizztone records.  His Johnny Burgin Live features special guests Charlie Musselwhite, Nancy Wright and Rae Gordon and debuted at #3 on the Living Blues Blues Radio Chart.  His latest effort No Border Blues: Japan came from Johnny’s many tours and long relationships in Japan and is the first American compilation of the underground Japanese blues scene.  Vintage Guitar stated: “Stellar fretwork, gloriously loose, earthy and immediate Chicago blues”.  Johnny and his blues partner Stephanie Tice host the No Border Blues podcast, the only blues podcast focused exclusively on international blues artists.  He was nominated for a BMA for Best Traditional Blues CD of 2017 for Howlin’ at Greaseland, a Howlin’ Wolf tribute, Best Live Recording in 2020 from Blues Blast magazine, and is up for three Independent Blues Awards in 2021.

“His guitar style is raw and rude and real– on the vocal side, a nice original style– he’s damn good!” –Elvin Bishop

“An adventurous musician who’s never shy about taking chances.”  – Marty Gunther, Blues Blast

 

Award winning singer, songwriter and harmonica player Joel Astley was a visual artist for 20 years before abruptly jumping headlong into music. Since starting his first band in 2014, he has been performing around The Pacific Northwest and beyond, and has quickly risen to local favorite. He has been recognized by the Washington Blues Society with several music awards including Best Blues Harmonica 2018-2021, Best Male Vocalist 2019 & 2021, Best Songwriter 2020-2021, and in 2020 released award-winning album Grit City with the T-town Aces. He currently leads Seattle-based High Note Group.

“[Joel] can sing like Lowell Folsom and play like Cary Bell.” – Bluesletter article February 2018

“Joel you can write, you can play harp, and boy can you sing.” – Leslie Fleury KSER Blues Odyssey DJ

 Virtual Tip Jars:

Johnny PayPal:

Johnny Venmo: Johnny-Burgin-1

Joel PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/JoelAstley

Joel Venmo: @Joel-Astley