Category: Ramblings

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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Ramblings On My Mind ~ Greg Johnson, CBA President

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 …

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

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 …

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Ramblings On My Mind ~ Greg Johnson, CBA President

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 …

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Ramblings on My Mind March 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 …

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Ramblings On My Mind – February 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 …

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Ramblings On My Mind – January 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 …

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