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Youth Showcase
Road To Memphis
Sun., Nov. 29, 3:30 pm
@ Famous Dave's BBQ

Celestial Blue
Ipso Facto
Faithless Trio
Steve Faison
Alex Rossi
Youth Showcase Road To Memphis Fundraiser, Nov. 29 @ Famous Dave's


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An Attitude of Gratitude This Week
Pat McLaughlin Pat McLaughlin Band
Night Before Thanksgiving
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Wed., Nov. 25, 6 pm
Steve Clarke
& the Working Stiffs

@ Crooners Lounge
& Supper Club

Wed., Nov. 25, 7 pm
Steve Clarke
Johnny Rawls Johnny Rawls
@ Shaw's Bar & Grill
Fri., Nov. 27, 9 pm
Also appearing with
Tweed Funk
@ Wicked Moose Bar & Grill
Sat., Nov.28, 7 pm
Jimmi & the Band of Souls
w/ Boom Boom Steve V
Fri., Nov. 27, 6 pm
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Ted & Jennifer's
3rd Anniversary Party
Ted & Jennifer Wilebski
John Garden The Rhythm Roosters
@ The Station
Fri., Nov. 27, 9 pm
Jump Blues & Swing
Louis Prima Jr & The Witnesses
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Sat., Nov. 28, 9 pm
Louis Prima Jr


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Somethin' Different - Blues Dance Performance
The Blues Project - Dorrance Dance
w/ Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely
Thurs., Nov. 19, 7:30 pm
@ Northrop Auditorium U of M
Toshi Reagon
Photo by Kevin Yatorola


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National Acts & Locals Make For A Busy Week
Rockin' Johnny Rockin' Johnny Burgin
@ 331 Club
Wed., Nov. 18, 7pm
Join The Jimmys
@ Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Fri., Nov. 20, 6 pm
& Celebrate Brian & Kaye's Birthdays
Cake will be served!
The Jimmys
Davina & the Vagabonds Davina & the Vagabonds
@ Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
Fri., Nov. 20, 7:30 pm
Paul Cebar
Fri., Nov. 20, 8 pm @ Old Shafer Creamery
Sat., Nov. 21, 9 pm @ Lee's Liquor Lounge
Paul Cebar
John Nemeth John Nemeth
@ Famous Dave's BBQ
Sat., Nov. 21, 9 pm
Kelley Hunt
@ Dakota Bar & Grill
Sat., Nov. 21, 7 pm
Kelley Hunt


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Born To Ramble - Javier & the Innocent Sons

Javier & the Innocent Sons
- Born To Ramble
Heading to 2016 "Best Self-Produced CD" Competition in Memphis

Javier & the Innocent Sons' CD, Born To Ramble was selected by a panel of judges to represent the Minnesota Blues Society in the 2016 International Blues Challenge "Best Self-Produced CD" Competition. The recording features Javier Matos on vocals, guitar and harmonica; Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Award Winners, Dan Schwalbe and Bruce McCabe on guitar and keyboard, respectively; Grant Wibben on bass and veteran drummer, Dave Larson.

The CD is comprised of four original tunes by Javier Matos, one original tune by Dan Schwalbe and six classic or traditional blues tunes. Among the classic blues tunes is a moving rendition of Mercy Dee Walton's "One Room Country Shack" with a haunting vocal by Javier and a gobsmackingly stunning piece of guitar work by Dan Schwalbe. This CD, when in-stock, is also available on Amazon.

The other three entries in this years' competition were Brother Sun Sister Moon by Brother Sun Sister Moon (Dave Lambert & Donna Dahl), Release by Joey Flip & Aurora and Slidin' Sideways by Don Scott. As always, I was impressed with the quality of all of the entries in our Minnesota competition and hope that the musicians will be inspired to continue making wonderful music and to enter in future competitions. I would also like to thank all of the participating judges for their well-considered opinions regarding the works of these artists. We are accepting CDs for next years' "Best Self-Produced CD" competition from now until September 30, 2016. — Jake Jacobson


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Would you like to help keep Blues alive?
Our Blues for Kids director, Joe Filipovich, has created many new Blues for Kids workshops and is looking for musicians or music teachers that would like to participate at these events. Materials, outlines and suggested guidance will be provided. A stipend is available.

He is looking for reliable, dependable, people that can offer music education in any of the following music subjects: Guitar, bass, harmonica, vocals, theory, percussion, history, etc.

If you are interested, please contact him at, joey@mnbs.org for more information. Please include you name, contact info, musical specialties, and experience. — Richard Schaefer, President MnBS

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Attention MN Blues Musicians
Want to be featured on the 2016 Mn Blues Society Compilation album?! Click the link below for more info and to apply. 100% of proceeds go to blues for kids education programs
Great exposure


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New And Renewing Memberships Now Good Through 12/31/2016.

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