Minnesota Blues Society

Honoring the Musicians, Composers, Authors and Individuals Who Have Made a Historical Contribution, Impact and Overall Influence on the Blues in the State of Minnesota.

Jimi 'Prime Time' Smith, Famous Dave Anderson, Big John Dickerson at 2014 Mn Blues Hall of Fame
Jimi 'Prime Time' Smith, Famous Dave Anderson, Big John Dickerson

Wasn't That Fun?

The Stars Shone Brightly
at the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame

Kudos to the MnBS Mn Blues Hall of Fame Ceremony Committee for once again producing a stunning tribute to performers past and present along with non-performers and artists who have made contributions to the Blues music genre in the State of Minnesota.

Jeremy Johnson at 2014 Hall of Fame
Jeremy Johnson
Sinks His Teeth Into His Award

This year's celebration was held on Sunday, October 5 at Wilebski's Blues Saloon on St Paul's North End. The honorees were: Jimi 'Prime Time' Smith (Blues Performer), Big John Dickerson (Blues Legend), Jeremy Johnson (Blues Sideman), John Hammer (Supportive of the Blues, Non-Performer), Marc Norberg (Blues Art, Literature and Media), Joe Juliano (Blue Recording), Curtis Obeda (Blues Song) and "Jo Jo" Williams (Blues Legacy Award).

Curtis Obeda at 2014 Hall of Fame
Curtis Obeda

 

 

One happy surprise was an appearance by Big John Dickerson who made the journey by bus all the way from Ohio to accept his award from Famous Dave Anderson and to treat the audience to a song.

 

 

Joe Juliano
Joe Juliano

Thanks to the many volunteers, musicians, the presenters and staff at Wilebski's who helped to make this event a rousing success. Also, special thanks to Ellis Drums and Willie's American Guitars for providing backline equipment. Above all, thank you to all of the Blues fans who turned out for the event. Without you none of this would have happened. — Jake Jacobson

 

 

(10/06/14)

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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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2014 Mn Blues Hall of Fame Poster

(08/25/14)

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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

(07/20/14)

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The Votes Are In

The 2014 Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Inductees
Will Be Announced
On July 20, 2014 at the
Annual Picnic & Food Drive,
@ Rosetown American Legion

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