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Prairie Dog Blues Festival LogoClick For More Info Prairie Dog Blues Festival
July 25-26
Prairie du Chien, WI

Ori Naftaly Band, Samantha Fish, Big James & The Chicago Playboys, Howard & The White Boys, Big N’ Tasty Blues Lionel Young Band, Anthony Gomes, Carolyn Wonderland, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Jimmi & the Band of Souls, The Cashbox Kings, 88 M.P.H


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Jimi "Primetime" Smith
Jimi "Primetime" Smith








Jimi "Primetime" Smith, Big John Dickerson, Jo Jo Williams
Selected For Induction Into
The 2014 Mn Blues Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Blues Society announced the 2014 Mn Blues Hall of Fame Inductees at the Annual Picnic held at the Rosetown American Legion on Sunday, July 20. The inductees selected by the vote of the MnBS membership is as follows:

In addition to the member-selected awards, a Blues Legend Award is being presented to Big John Dickerson and a Blues Legacy Award will go to Jo Jo Williams. The Mn Blues Hall of Fame Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Wilebski's Blues Saloon, St Paul, MN. More information will follow in the coming months. — Jake Jacobson


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Wasn't That A Party?

Picnic Dancers

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, for the first time in the history of the Minnesota Blues Society, the Annual Members' Appreciation Picnic & Food Drive moved out of our members' backyards to a public location at the Rosetown American Legion in Roseville, MN. And a great venue it was. The weather was just about as perfect as it could be on the back patio overlooking the baseball field. The indoor space was spacious and was ideal for accommodating the potluck food tables.

The music ran pretty much non-stop all day with various musicians taking their turns on the stage. Curtis Blake, Jimi "Primetime" Smith, Lisa Wenger, Dan Schwalbe, John Lindberg and Allen Kirk were the house band for the day but were joined by many others including John Franken, Jason Medeiros, Brad Davies, Tony Houle, Jacquie Maddix and Chris Johnson. Road To Memphis Duo winners Brother Sun & Sister Moon (Dave Lambert and Donna Dahl) performed a short set as did Band winners, Jimmi and the Band of Souls.

Schwalbe, Smith and Blake Selfie
Three Mn Blues Hall of Famers
Dan Schwalbe, Jimi "Primetime" Smith and Curtis Blake

Thanks to everyone who made this such a successful event: Marilee Blake, Christina Hoglund, Richard Schaefer, Jim Pinckney, Chad Nordstrom, Deb and Don Hills, Ellie O'Brien, Brigid Martin, the folks at Rosetown American Legion, all the volunteers and especially you, the members who showed up for the party. — Jake Jacobson






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Vote For Annie!
Annie Mack's Baptized In The Blues CD
Nominated As "New Artist Debut Album"
For Blues Blast Magazine's 2014 Music Award

Voting Begins July 15,2014
at www.bluesblastmagazine.com
Baptized In The Blues


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Blues On The Chippewa 2014
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Blues on The Chippewa
August 1-3
Alex Wilson Band with Jim Liban, The Jimmys, The Kingsnakes, Armadillo Jump, Sue Orfield Band, Mojo Lemon, Left Wing Bourbon, Sam Cockrell, Bernard Allison, Dave Arcari w/ the Rhythm Posse,Annie Mack Band, Davina & the Vagabonds, Kelley Hunt


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Willie B Blues Band
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Friday, August 1, 6 pm
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Help Send Jimmi & the Band of Souls
& Brother Sun & Sister Moon To Memphis

You can show your support for the two acts that have been selected to represent Minnesota at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN by making a tax-deductible donation to either/or both funds (2015 IBC Travel Fund is for both the Band and Duo combined) to help offset their travel expenses. Participating acts are not compensated for their performances at the IBC. — Road To Memphis Committee

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