Category: Ramblings

Ramblings on My Mind ~ Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President

Making the decision to cancel our membership meeting for April was truly tough. In the 19 years that I have been president, we have only had to cancel twice before. Both of those dates were weather-related due to snow and/or …

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

The Cascade Blues Association has been involved sending bands to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis for twenty years. We have had a lot of success with acts participating over the years, many pushing forward to the semi-finals since they …

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Ramblings On My Mind – February 2020

by Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President I know it’s February and since I was a month behind last time getting out the top ten list of favorite CDs of 2019, let me do a touch more catching up. We …

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Ramblings On My Mind ~ Greg Johnson, CBA President

by Greg Johnson, CBA President Usually I run this column in December, but following the passing of Steve Pringle I decided to wait for this month to list my choices for favorite albums of the year. This is by no …

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Ramblings On My Mind December 2019

by Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President These past couple months are just too hard to place my mind around. Too many friends have left this world. But the passing of Steve Pringle was more than that. He may have …

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Ramblings On My Mind – November

by Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association President The past month has really hit hard and brought a lot into perspective on how precious life can be and how we need to recognize the musicians and people who truly mean something …

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Ramblings On My Mind – Greg Johnson, CBA President

We are getting closer to this year’s Muddy Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, November 6 at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Make sure that you complete your ballots and return them promptly. Remember that if you feel that somebody …

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Ramblings On My Mind – Greg Johnson, CBA President

It is getting near Muddy Awards time again, and as with last year, we have sent out invites to around fifty members to be a part of the initial nominating committee. Some of the people were on this list last …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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