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KFAI House Party
10th Anniversary
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 7pm
with
Charlie Parr
@ 331 Club
Charlie Parr

(12/13/14)

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Jackson's Juke Joint Holiday Party 2014

Jackson's Juke Joint
Holiday Party
Friday, December 19, 7pm
@ Harriet Brewing Company

 

Javier & the Innocent Sons
w/ Crankshaft

 

(12/10/14)

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Fund Raiser For Youth Showcase
Black Water Blues Band Poster
Sunday, December 21, 7 pm
7th St Entry
also appearing Dylan Salfer Trio

(12/13/14)

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2014 Mn Blues Hall of Fame Slideshow

Yes, the pictures from the 2014 Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame are now posted for you to view. Sorry it took so long. You know you get what you pay for with free volunteer labor. Special thanks to Greg Granger, Doug Jenkins and Suzanne Borg for providing additional images for this presentation. It was a fabulous day and it provided some great memories. — Jake Jacobson

Hall of Fame Slideshow

(11/20/14)

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Youth Showcase Act Needs Funds
To Get To IBC in Memphis

The Black Water Blues Band will be representing Minnesota at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN January 23, 2015.

Unlike the adult acts going to Memphis, the Youth Showcase Band has not had a lot of time to hold fundraisers to help them collect money to offset their travel expenses.

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution to help these lads make their journey, please click on the button below. — The Road To Memphis Committee


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Black Water Blues Band
Black Water Blues Band
2014 Youth Showcase Challenge Winners
Representing Minnesota at the
2015 International Blues Challenge

(11/21/14)

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NYE Bash 2014 Poster
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New Year's Eve Bash #5

Lamont Cranston Band
The Jimmys
Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys


Wednesday, January 31, 2014
DoubleTree By Hilton - Bloomington, MN
From "U Wanna Dance" Chuck (chuck@uwannadance.com):

 The stage is set for another awesome NYE Party at the
Double Tree by Hilton.  Lamont Cranston Band headlines
with two additional bands that could easily be headliners
in their own right.  First, there's long time dancers favorite,
Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys.  Then,
The Jimmys, take stage with horns aplenty.
 
This is one tough to beat party and when you throw in the
great package deals and free hospitality suite with 12 booked
rooms, it becomes unbeatable.  For just $249.99 for two, you
get a free dinner buffet, the show, the room and a breakfast
buffet.  
 
Also, for those choosing not to stay overnight, there are
options for single $30.00 show tickets or single show & 
dinner tickets for $80.00.  
 
If you're thinking of joining us, let me know and make
sure you let them know when you make your reservation
that you're with the U Wanna Dance Group.  we really
would like to get that free hospitality suite. 
 
Hope to see you there!   
 
Double Tree by Hilton
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439
 
Between W 78th St./Picture Dr
and Edina Industrial Blvd.
 
For Reservations call (952) 893-8430

(11/30/14)

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Back At It by Big George Jackson Blues Band

Big George Jackson
- Back At It
Tops "Best Self-Produced CD" Competition

The Back At It CD by Big George Jackson Blues Band was selected by a panel of judges to represent Minnesota at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in the "Best Self-Produced CD" Competition. The other seven entries in this year's field were Designated Rider by The Abiders, New Ground by Bob Bingham, Blues At Barkin' Jack's by Doug Otto & Hurricane Harold, Live From The Park Theater by Jimmi and the Band of Souls, Mike Munson by Mike Munson, The Blues Is Personal by Nigel Egg and Rock-A-Doodle-Blue the The Rhythm Roosters.

My sincere thanks to the judges who took the time to evaluate these CDs. This was no easy task with eight CDs and the quality of this year's entries. If you have not heard these acts I would encourage you to seek them out on the Blues Gig Calendar and buy their CDs. Once again, I am amazed at how truly blessed we are to have such a plethora of musical talent in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Blues Society is now accepting blues CDs released between October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015 for the 2016 competition. CDs must be received by October 1, 2015. See CD Competition for details. — Jake Jacobson

(10/25/14)

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Got Some Ideas?
Send Us Your MN Blues Hall of Fame Nominations Now!

Yes, we just finished celebrating the 2014 Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame with a terrific event at Wilebski's Blues Saloon on October 5. But it is not too soon to start working on the 2015 Hall of Fame. We invite the members of the Minnesota Blues Society and the public-at-large to send us ideas for nominees for Blues Performer; Blues Sideman; Supportive of the Blues (Non-Performer); Blues Art, Literature and Media; Blues Recording and Blues Song. Be prepared to supply some background information about your nominees, not just, "I think Joe Dokes should be in the Hall of Fame because he's good." Send your nominations to marilee@mnbs.orgMn Blues Hall of Fame Committee

(10/03/14)

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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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