Concert from 6 to 9 pm.
This is the Cascade Blues Association February meeting. It starts with an acoustic set at 7PM followed by Blues Battalion, with an electric set. The cost is $3 for non-members and free for CBA members (payable at the door). Two great sets of music for $3 is worth it.
We are playing with our new keyboard and bass player here. Anybody in the area, please come a support us with your attendance. We'll be paid based on the number of people we draw in, so we'll appreciate anyone who can come. A nice little venue in a small town about 20 minutes up the mountain from Gresham.
Hope to see some friendly faces there. This one is a bit out of our area, but we're looking forward to it. I'm assuming there is a cover, but not sure what it is yet. I'll try to post it when I find out.
Bio: BLUES BATTALION, as a band, was started almost three years ago, but its members come from a long history of experience in blues, jazz and rock. The band is based in Gresham, Oregon, and gigs as often as they can. They’ve played at The Troutdale Summer Fair, are regulars at The Gateway Elks Club...See Full Bio
“Blues Battalion is fronted by guitarist and vocalist Fred Riedel, an award winning songwriter, who was recently been given the “Best Blues Song of the Month” award twice by Akademia Music Awards out of Los Angeles. Joining Riedel is drummer Tony Leitch, harmonica man Mike Amen, bassist Tyler McDowell and keyboardist David Lee Bassett. The band also features a pair of outstanding vocalists in Leanne Cruz and Fred’s daughter Kristi Riedel. The band has been working throughout the region including gigs at The Gemini Lounge, Spinella’s Off The Wall, The Hoppy Brewery, The Gateway Elks, the Troutdale Summer Fair and were the house band for Billy Bob’s in Gresham for a while. Each of the musicians in the band have extensive backgrounds performing and together will have the Melody Ballroom jumping to some exciting music for certain!”