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Cornbread Harris' 90th Birthday Party!
Cornbread Harris The Hook & Ladder Theater is very proud to announce the release of the brand-new CD Cornbread Live @ The Hook by legendary Twin Cities performer James Samuel 'Cornbread' Harris Sr. This release coincides with a very special performance on the eve of his 90th birthday, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 7 pm.

Tickets ($12/15) are available now for this historic performance and the first (50) people to arrive at the gate will also have an opportunity to pick up an autographed copy of the new CD at a discounted price.

Tickets are available via Ticketfly


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Road To Memphis 2017 Poster Trevor Marty Javier Matos Brother Jon Duo Louisville "White Lightning" Curtis Duo Slim Willie & the Ride Bluedog Ken Valdez Harrison Street Jim Stairs - Squishy Mud Paul Barry & the Ace Tones Wilebski's Blues Saloon Wilebski's Blues Saloon The Dugout Bar The Dugout Bar International Blues Challenge Minnesota Blues Society
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Spring Is In The Air
Which Is Why My Allergies Are Driving Me Crazy
Louisville 'White Lightning' Curtis

Louisville "White Lightning" Curtis
@ Crystal VFW Post #494
BBQ & Blues Night
Wednesday, April 19, 4 pm
Lonesome Dan Kase

Lonesome Dan Kase
@ Forager Brewing Company
Thursday, April 20, 7 pm
Battle of the Blues Bands Semi Finals Poster
Battle of the Blues Bands (Semi Finals)
Monny Ray & Triple Trouble , Jim Stairs - Squishy Mud, Bitter Roots, Harrison Street
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Thursday, April 20, 7 pm
Everett Smithson Band

Everett Smithson Band
@ Boxcar Bar
Friday, April 21, 8:30 pm
Mato Nanji
Mato Nanji

@ Ordway
Friday, April 21, 7:30 pm
Ken Valdez

Ken Valdez
@ Shaw's Bar & Grill
Friday, April 21, 9 pm
Tommy Bentz

Tommy Bentz Band
@ Schooner Tavern
Friday, April 21, 9 pm
Scottie Miller

Scottie Miller Band
@ Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
Saturday, April 22, 7:30 pm
Tommy Harkness

The Swamp Kings
@ Embassy Bar
Saturday, April 22, 8 pm


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2017 Road To Memphis Solo/Duo Honors
Go To Javier Matos
Javier and Levi Matos
Javier and Levi Matos
The 2017 MnBS Road To Memphis Solo/Duo Challenge was held on Sunday, April 9 at the Dugout Bar in Mahtomedi in front of a roomful of fortunate and discerning blues fans. As usual, the audience was treated to exceptional performances by all of the participating musicians.

In order of appearance, the competing acts were: Javier Matos, Brother Jon Duo, Louisville "White Lightning" Curtis Duo and Trevor Marty. In the end, Javier prevailed, perhaps with a little help from his son Levi. Trevor Marty was first runner-up.

Thanks to judges Grace Enebo, Ken Tritz, Sheri Cameron, Charlie Lawson and Mike Fugazzi; time-keeper, Tim Flanagan; score-keeper, Barry Tannenbaum; emcee, Mark Halverson; volunteers Kay Rooney, Brigid Martin and Linda Tannenbaum. Special thanks to Steve Leutgeb, Kathy Krauter and Chris Brauer on the RTM Committee for pulling this event together. Also thanks to our hosts at the Dugout and the sound guy. — Jake Jacobson


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Blues Foundation Now Offering
Hall of Fame Podcasts
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Dear Richard,

I am writing to you as the leader of Minnesota Blues Society to follow up on exciting information about our new Blues Hall of Fame Podcasts. As we announced from the stage at the IBC Finals, our newly produced series of podcasts have gone live. Each episode of the podcast, to be released every two weeks for the next year, will feature a different Hall of Famer. We feel confident that your membership will want to know about these podcasts and will be interested in subscribing to them.

Many of you expressed an interest in sharing this content with your blues society members. As such, we are happy to now provide artwork and links for your Affiliate to use on your website. Your visitors may listen directly from your website by going to the link listed below. In order for listeners to subscribe to our podcast from their cellphones, where they will receive updates whenever a new podcast is released, they will need to use either an apple or an android platform. Below we have also included codes that will allow you to embed a link on your website. Please make sure your website administrator includes codes for both Android and iTunes so listeners using either platform may enjoy this content. (Webmaster's Note: The links are already imbedded above this message.)

Best regards and Happy Listening,
Barbara B. Newman
President & CEO
The Blues Foundation


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