2017 Fat Tuesday Tickets Now On Sale!

Get your tix early to the BBS annual Celebration and Fundraiser for our Blues in the Schools program. Four top local blues bands – Blues Addicts with Brass Tacks Horns, Blues Directors, Jake Leg, and Blues Collective. Tickets & Info!





Fine Cadillac – Studebaker John – Sapphire Room

Excerpt from “Fine Cadillac” by Studebaker John at his fabulous show in Boise’s Sapphire Room, Nov 15, 2016. You may notice the dancing water and reflected Sapphire sign in my glass, artistic touch I suppose except I really didn’t see it until later. Studebaker John’s live shows are much better even than his recordings, very talented bluesman! The large crowd loved him – highly recommended!

Don’t miss our next great blues show with another leading blues entertainer – to be announced soon! 


Blues Jam Video

Quieter moment during recent (Nov 13) Boise Blues Jam at Playhouse Boise, featuring L-R, Noble Holt, Kevin Littrell, Steven McIver and George Hadden. The large turnout enjoyed a blues club like atmosphere and a nice variety of blues music with lots of jammers. Next event is Sunday, Dec. 11. Come on out and join the party!

Sunday Movie Night Nov 27: “Man of the World” Peter Green

Radio Boise’s Blues DJs Norman Davis and Mojo Mike Witmer present “Man of the World”, a riveting documentary on the life and music of Peter Green, who BB King called the greatest of all the English guitarists.

After playing in John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, Peter went on to form Fleetwood Mac, and write classic songs like “Black Magic Woman”, “Albatross”, “Oh Well”, and many others. The film traces his early success, his drug use, his spiral into schizophrenia and disappearance from the music scene for 25 years, and his return in the ’90s.This thought-provoking film features rare performance footage and interviews. “Man of the World” plays one night only, Sunday Nov 27, at Playhouse Boise. Showtime is 7pm. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Radio Boise and the Boise Blues Society. No charge, donations accepted.

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Harlis Sweetwater Band to Rock Sapphire Room!

Back in the Sapphire Room after a sold-out show last March!

From Huntington Beach California, Harlis Sweetwater Band as a singer, guitarist, songwriter and frontman, has shared the stage with everyone from Jimmie Vaughan, ZZ Top, Los Lobos Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Everlast, and Brian Setzer to R&B/Blues legends Etta James, James Cotton, and Wilson Pickett to name a few.

He has been called “the best singer in any genre” by music critic Robert Kinsler of the OC Register, While SugarBuzz Magazine had this to say: “From the heart, Harlis Sweetwater, you know instantly the real deal is upon you. This man knows the blues.” Recently CBS online named Harlis one of Orange County’s best singer songwriters. Don’t miss it! Tickets are selling fast – get yours now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2685062 


Note: Boise Blues Society is not producing this show, but is assisting in its promotion because it’s blues and we think you might enjoy it!

Spreading knowledge and appreciation of blues music throughout Southern Idaho