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Jay Walter & The Rectifiers
Heading To Memphis

Jay Walter & The Rectifiers

 

Jay Walter and the Rectifiers will represent the Minnesota Blues Society at IBC 2023 in Memphis from Jan. 24 to Jan. 28, 2023. Original songs and the great guitar playing of John Franken made this band the best. The other band competing in this year's challenge was The Famous Jimmy Blues Band. They also gave an outstanding performance.

There will be a fundraiser for the musicians travel fund on Sunday November 6. Challenge winners Mia Dorr/Scott Graves, Jay Walter and the Rectifiers, along with the Mark Cameron Band and Jimmi and the Band of Souls will play for us. Bake sale, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes, for a great afternoon. — Steve Leutgeb

(9/12/22)

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And This Year's Duo Going to Memphis Is...

Scott Graves & Mia Dorr

Scott Graves & Mia Dorr

The Minnesota Blues Society congratulates the duo of Mia Dorr and Scott Graves as the winners of the 2022 Road to Memphis Challenge for solo/duo acts. They will represent the Minnesota Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2023. We would like to thank all of the musicians who competed in this Challenge. They gave us an excellent competition which was followed by a Jam in which they all got up and showed us what great musicians they are. It was a wonderful day for all of us. — Steve Leutgeb, President MnBS

(6/12/22)

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This Year's Hall of Fame Event!

The Minnesota Blues Society will host its 2022 Hall of Fame ceremony on
Sunday, October 16, at 1 PM at
Jimmy's Event Center, 3565 Labore Road, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

2022 Hall of Fame Announcement

(9/3/22)



Jack Taylor
Longtime Bass Player
8/21/1947 — 9/6/2022
Jack Taylor

John “Jack” P. Taylor, age 75, of De Smet, SD, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at his residence. A memorial celebration will be held on September 19, 2022, in Room A at the Coon Rapids Civic Center in Coon Rapids, MN, from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Jack was born on August 21, 1947, in Minneapolis, MN, to Paul and Myrtle Taylor.

In 1964, Jack married Micki Doenges in Minneapolis, MN. Micki sadly passed away in 1997. In 2008, Jack married Mindy Allen in Las Vegas, NV.

Jack’s love for music led him to be a music salesman. He played bass guitar in numerous bands for decades. He enjoyed boating, sailing, camping and being outside in the summer. Jack treasured every minute spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Mindy; daughters: Meredith Rogne and Christine Kimmes; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; step-daughters: Erica Ann Rohde and Michelle Collier; and sisters, Connie Meyer and Geri Elsberry.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife, Micki.

Obituary from the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel.

(9/12/2022)

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Blues Music Opportunities This Week
Sunday, September 18, 2022
4:00 PM 10k Brewing - Anoka, MN Matt Hannah Residency
2:00 PM 7 Vines Winery - Dellwood, MN Josh Quinn
3:00 PM Bloomington VFW Post #1296 - Bloomington, MN The SuperJam is back with your host Jim Stairs and the SuperJam house Band featuring Bill Pelletier, Mike Velasquez, and Mick Zampogna!
2:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN Paul Barry Blues Band
5:00 PM Cherry Pit - St Paul, MN Brother Jon Band Every Sunday on the patio, till the snow flies!!
With Chris Warren and whoever else shows UP.
5:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Phil Heywood
5:00 PM Dusty's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Ben Cook-Feltz Trio 3rd Sundays Live Music - Free!
Don't forget to throw a few buckaroos in the ol' tip jar
3:00 PM Gremlin Theatre - St Paul, MN Eric Peltoniemi and Friends Sing Plain Hearts and More
Eric Peltoniemi, former President of Red House Records and guitarist extraordinaire
is joined onstage by an all-female cast,
for a revival of music from the 1980s written for the History Theatre
3:00 PM Hastings American Legion - Hastings, MN Mayfair 3 with Monica Louise
7:00 PM Hook & Ladder - Minneapolis, MN Dale Watson & His Lone Stars
3:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI Chris Silver + Friends
7:00 PM Live From Lincoln Center - St Paul, MN Miss Myra and her Good Time Gals
4:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Twang Time w/ Ali Gray
4:30 PM P.D. Pappy's - Stillwater, MN The Jorgensens
5:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Cornbread Harris Church of Cornbread
7:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Sunday Night Music Jam
2:00 PM Tattersall Distilling - River Falls - River Falls, WI Phil Kitze 2 piece acoustic
2:00 PM The Garage Bikes + Brews - River Falls, WI JoJo Green
2:00 PM The Hideaway Bar - Rockville, MN Everett Smithson Band
Monday, September 19, 2022
8:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Roe Family Singers
7:00 PM Bogey's - Lilydale, MN Bogeys Lounge Blues Jam
Join Johnny Mac, Kent Dougherty, Tom Harkness, and Nick Zwack for a ripping good jam.
7:00 PM Midway Saloon - St Paul, MN Moses Oakland Blues Jam - Every Monday
Top Shelf musicians join Moses on stage
Bring your instrument - Bring your game
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
6:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Mikkel Beckmen Workers Playtime Series w/ Dan Israel
7:00 PM Blues Saloon - St Paul, MN "The Greatest Jam On Earth"
Bring your instrument, Big dance floor, Food
No Cover
6:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN River City Jazz Orchestra
8:00 PM Northeast Palace - Minneapolis, MN "Souled Out"
Every Tuesday Open Jam Session
+ Taco Tuesday!!
8:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN The Erin Experiment Distinguished Guest: Scotty Graves
music - mayhem - mistakes
6:00 PM White Squirrel Bar - St Paul, MN Mary Cutrufello and Trevor McSpadden
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
7:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Harold's House Party Presents Paul Barry Blues
6:00 PM Ambi Wine Bar - Anoka, MN Betty Danger
7:00 PM Anoka Hardware Store - Anoka, MN Matt Yetter
9:30 PM Bunkers Music Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Dylan Salfer Band
6:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI The Jam @ Junior's
Head to Junior's every Wednesday for the best live music in River Falls!
6:00 PM Midway Saloon - St Paul, MN Pat Donohue and Friends,
hosting Judi Vinar and Dean Magraw for an extremely casual musical gathering.
7:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Janelle Burrell Band
7:30 PM Pub 42 - New Hope, MN Mark Stary
7:30 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Swamp Poppas
5:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Daina De Prez Piano Party - every Wednesday @ 5 pm
6:00 PM The Tilted Tiki Tropical Bar & Restaurant - Stillwater, MN Josh Quinn
Thursday, September 22, 2022
7:00 PM 10k Brewing - Anoka, MN Matthew Griswold (Folk) Residency
7:00 PM Anoka Hardware Store - Anoka, MN Mia Dorr
7:00 PM B-Dale Club - Roseville, MN Mark Stary with special guest Dan Neale and Brian K Johnson
9:30 PM Bunkers Music Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Jaybee & the Routine Funk at the Bunk
featuring Jellybean Johnson
5:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Mary Elias & The Young Relic's Happy Hour Show
7:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN No Limits the B-Side
6:00 PM Ninetwentyfive - Wayzata, MN The Good Time Gals
7:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Front Porch Swingin Liquor Pigs Every Thursday Night - Free
8:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Lolo's Ghost Thursday Night Residency
6:00 PM Velveteen Speakeasy - Stillwater, MN The Moonshiners lovely little weekly residency on the patio, indoors in case of weather!
7:00 PM Wicked Wort Brewing Company - Robbinsdale, MN Adam Daniel & Friends
8:00 PM Wooden Ship Brewing - Minneapolis, MN Lonesome Dan Kase
6:00 PM Wyatt's Twisted Americana Bar & Grill - Eagan, MN The Jorgensens
6:00 PM Ziggy's - Hudson - Hudson, WI Josh Quinn
Friday, September 23, 2022
8:00 PM 318 Cafe - Excelsior, MN Scottie Miller with Strings: Carnival Cocoon Book & CD Release
6:00 PM AEGIR Brewing Company - Elk River, MN Betty Danger
8:00 PM Barrel House - Red Wing, MN Jay Walter & the Rectifiers
9:30 PM Bunkers Music Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN High & Mighty
6:00 PM Carmine's - Woodbury - Woodbury, MN Mark Stary
7:00 PM Dakota - Minneapolis, MN Jamecia Bennett A Soulful Friday
9:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Jim McGowan
9:30 PM Hook & Ladder - Minneapolis, MN Billy Iuso Melting New Orleans swamp roots, blues & psychedelic jams!
featuring Reggie Scanlan (The Radiators) on bass,
Eddie Christmas (New Orleans Suspects) on drums
Joe Ashlar (Dr. John) on keys
6:00 PM Johnnie's Bar - River Falls, WI Everett Smithson Band
7:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI PK Mayo
7:00 PM KJ's Hideaway - St Paul, MN Maria and the Coins w/ Colin Bracewell
8:30 PM Manitou Grill & Event Center - White Bear Lake, MN Mayhill
7:30 PM Maple Grove American Legion - Osseo, MN The Authorities
8:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN The Luck Band
8:00 PM Neumann's Bar - North St Paul, MN Lucky Lizzy and the Boys
6:00 PM Roseville VFW - Roseville, MN Johnny O & Filet O Soul
8:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Greazy Gravy w/ Boom Boom Seve V
8:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN CANCELLED *** Laura Rain & The Caesars *** CANCELLED (due to illness)
6:00 PM Tattersall Distilling - River Falls - River Falls, WI Paul Barry Blues Band
7:30 PM The Grand Kabaret - New Ulm, MN Lonesome Dan Kase
7:00 PM Thunder Brothers Brewery - Isanti, MN Chris Holm
7:30 PM Wicked Wort Brewing Company - Robbinsdale, MN Ozzy Harris
6:00 PM Wild Bill's Apple Valley - Apple Valley, MN Josh Quinn
Saturday, September 24, 2022
9:00 PM Black Bear Bar & Grill - Minocqua, WI Phil Kitze 3 Piece Electric
2:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN Joyann Parker Band
1:00 PM Chateau St Croix Winery - St Croix Falls, WI Funktion Junction
6:00 PM Chatfield Center for the Arts - Chatfield, MN Annie Mack
6:30 PM Crooners Lounge & Supper Club - Fridley, MN Lamont Cranston Band Iconic MN Blues Band
12:00 PM Dugout Bar & Grill (Bethel) - Bethel, MN Josh Quinn
7:30 PM Fridley American Legion Post #303 - Fridley, MN Craig Clark Band
10:00 AM Hell's Kitchen - Minneapolis, MN Jeff Ray brunch with the Altered Stakes (Harold Tremblay, Mikkel Beckmen, Josh Granowski)
7:00 PM Iron Exchange - Maple Plain, MN Scotty Reed Band w/ John Franken
7:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI Matthew Harold Mitchell
8:00 PM Log Jammerz - Cass Lake, MN Ross William Perry
8:00 PM Minnesota Music Cafe - St Paul, MN Maxx Band Soul Experience
7:00 PM No Neck Tony's Lake Elmo - Lake Elmo, MN Josh Quinn
7:30 PM Ordway - St Paul, MN Nachito Herrera and the Havana Jazz All Stars
performing CUBA LIVE
3:00 PM P.D. Pappy's - Stillwater, MN Joe Flip
4:00 PM Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm - Waseca, MN Lonesome Dan Kase
8:00 PM R.T. Quinlan's Saloon - Duluth, MN Virgil Caine Band
7:00 PM Richfield VFW Post 5555 - Richfield, MN Inside Straight Blues Band w/ Rose Duffy on Sax!
7:00 PM Rosetown American Legion - Roseville, MN The Backyard Band
5:00 PM Roseville VFW - Roseville, MN Bad Kitty
3:00 PM Rush River Brewing - River Falls, Wi JoJo Green
8:00 PM Scab's Place - Prescott, WI Mayfair 3 with Monica Louise
9:30 PM Shamrock's Irish Nook - St Paul, MN Blue Dream Band (Quality Originals & Blues/Soul/R&B Classics)
8:00 PM Shaw's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN Hurricane Harold's All-Star Blues Revue featuring Dan Schwalbe (Mn HOF) Donald Hye Pockets Robertson (Mn HOF)
Bill Grenke, Doug Otto and Hurricane Harold (Mn HOF)
2:00 PM Smokey's Pub & Grill - East Bethel, MN Tom Hunter
4:30 PM Suncrest Gardens Farm - Cochrane, WI Chris Holm
7:00 PM The Haunting Experience - Cottage Grove, MN Record High
7:30 PM Wicked Wort Brewing Company - Robbinsdale, MN Mark Ross
Sunday, September 25, 2022
4:00 PM 10k Brewing - Anoka, MN Matt Hannah Residency
3:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Mikkel Beckmen with Dan Schwartz
2:00 PM Brookside Bar & Grill - Marine On St Croix, MN Riverside Hitmen
2:00 PM Cheap Andy's - Hammond - Hammond, WI Steve Meyer & True Heat Band
5:00 PM Cherry Pit - St Paul, MN Brother Jon Band Every Sunday on the patio, till the snow flies!!
With Chris Warren and whoever else shows UP.
7:00 PM Dakota - Minneapolis, MN Larry McCray
5:00 PM Dubliner Pub - St Paul, MN Hurricane Harold Trio
5:00 PM Dusty's Bar - Minneapolis, MN The Beavers 4th Sundays Live Music - Free!
Don't forget to throw a few buckaroos in the ol' tip jar
10:00 AM Hell's Kitchen - Minneapolis, MN Roe Family Singers
3:00 PM Junior's Bar & Restaurant - River Falls, WI Chris Silver + Friends
3:00 PM Live From Lincoln Center - St Paul, MN Dan Israel with Steve Brantseg
4:30 PM P.D. Pappy's - Stillwater, MN The Jorgensens
5:00 PM Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN Cornbread Harris Church of Cornbread
1:00 PM Pleasant Valley Orchard - Shafer, MN Prairie Anthem
7:00 PM Schooner Tavern - Minneapolis, MN Sunday Night Music Jam
12:00 PM Spirit of the St Croix Arts Festival - Hudson, WI Chris Holm
5:00 PM Washington Square - White Bear Lake, MN Mark Stary
5:00 PM Ziggy's - Hudson - Hudson, WI Josh Quinn
Monday, September 26, 2022
8:00 PM 331 Club - Minneapolis, MN Roe Family Singers
7:00 PM Bogey's - Lilydale, MN Bogeys Lounge Blues Jam
Join Johnny Mac, Kent Dougherty, Tom Harkness, and Nick Zwack for a ripping good jam.
7:30 PM Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN Global Roots Festival - 3 Days
Monday, September 26: Puuluup, the Estonian talharpa duo
Tuesday, September 27: Heart of Afghanistan,
Wednesday, September 28: Roopa in Flux
7:30 PM Eagles Club #34 - Minneapolis, MN Steve Clarke Music Jam w/ Other Country Ensemble - no cover
7:00 PM Midway Saloon - St Paul, MN Moses Oakland Blues Jam - Every Monday
Top Shelf musicians join Moses on stage
Bring your instrument - Bring your game

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