Category: Ramblings

Ramblings On My Mind – Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President

Ramblings On My Mind August 2019

Every year during summer festivals and events I am reminded on just how important the International Blues Challenge is to the blues world. We always hold our finals at the Waterfront Blues Festival and that in itself has been a

Ramblings On My Mind – Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President

Ramblings On My Mind August 2019

The Waterfront Blues Festival is upon us once again — the highlight for all blues fans here in the Northwest. Four days of amazing music at a premier event that rivals any festival world-wide, and front and center throughout the

Ramblings On My Mind ~ Greg Johnson, CBA President

Ramblings On My Mind August 2019

The CBA held the first-round of its annual Journey to Memphis competition in early May and as usual there were plenty of surprises. For me, one of the best things about this event is the number of new acts that

Ramblings On My Mind May 2019 – Greg Johnson, CBA President

Ramblings On My Mind August 2019

Greg Johnson, CBA President. I want to start off this month with an observation. The turn-out for Jim Mesi’s Celebration of Life at The Elks in early April was phenomenal. A true and fitting expression of respect and love for

Ramblings On My Mind ~ Greg Johnson, CBA President

Ramblings On My Mind August 2019

An icon of the Northwest music scene is gone, and it is hard for me to believe. For as long as I can remember Jim Mesi has been there. It’s much like with BB King — the thought was that

Ramblings on My Mind March 2019

Ramblings On My Mind August 2019

Three months into 2019 and the Cascade Blues Association is making strong moves toward our future and it’s all coming quickly. We had envisioned a lot of these changes for some time, but they are all set to become reality

Ramblings On My Mind – February 2019

Ramblings On My Mind August 2019

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President It really is something of an issue of pride when you see a young performer that has been a part of the Cascade Blues Association’s family since he was an early teenager become recognized

Ramblings On My Mind – January 2019

Ramblings On My Mind August 2019

Greg Johnson, CBA President 2019 is here and things are already looking exciting. We’ll be at a new venue for our monthly meetings, at least for the first four months as McMenamins has welcomed us to relocate to the Mission

Ramblings On My Mind – Greg Johnson, CBA President

Ramblings On My Mind Greg Johnson, CBA President 2019 is here and things are already looking exciting. We’ll be at a new venue for our monthly meetings, at least for the first four months as McMenamins has welcomed us to

Ramblings On My Mind – December 2018

Ramblings On My Mind August 2019

Greg Johnson, CBA President Every year in December I devote my column to the blues recordings that have stood out to me overall during the last year. One thing it always shows is that my taste is not founded in