Greetings Blues Lovers! We are experiencing a revitalization of our beloved blues society. A fresh group of enthusiastic board members, renewed efforts to bring “Blues to the Schools” programming to valley schools, along with a fresh look for our website are just a few things happening since the beginning of the new year. 2014 is poised to be a great year! Glad to have you all along for the ride!Read More
As a music teacher, I (like many music teachers) take pride in training my students in a variety of musical styles to thoroughly develop their musical expertise. Yet we often fail to celebrate one of the most recognizable forms of American music still performed to this day: the blues. Our students know the blues when they hear it and some have even grown up with it. Within the plethora of musical styles that must be mastered and taught in the public school system, this essential genre often falls to the bottom of the priorities list.
Ken Harris and the Boise Blues Society were there to help...Read More
We play Blues, R&B, Funk, Mowotwn. Super fun band.
Lori B! – Vocals
Russ Martin – Guitar/Vocals
Kent Persons – Sax/Vocals
Bill Batt – Keys
Richard Aguirre – Bass
Aaron Atkins – Drums/Vocals
Lori B! (208) 353-0385
Facebook – Lori B! and the Dudes Deluxe
Classically trained, Evelyn Hadden has been performing on the piano since second grade. She first began “making music that isn’t written down” in 2002, when she joined the Minneapolis-based folk ensemble Beam Reach. Her fellow band members encouraged her to branch out into singing and songwriting along with developing her keyboard chops. Beam Reach and several other Twin Cities area bands formed a loose-knit musical community, jamming and performing in different configurations over the next decade, supporting each other’s growth as musicians.
In 2007, Evelyn formed the Naughty Kittens with her husband and bass player George Hadden and acoustic guitarist Scott Hansohn...Read More
Review by Ken Harris
On February 18, The Boise Blues Society showed up bright and early for “Blues In The Schools” at Canyon Springs High School in Caldwell. We were there for 3 classes: Guitar, Choir, and Jazz Ensemble
Our presenters were:
Ken Harris-piano, harmonica, vocals
Leif Skyving-harmonica,slide guitar
Phil Garonzik-tenor sax
In the Guitar class, after the band played 2 introductory songs, Marv demonstrated a series of simple guitar licks that the students all practiced on their individual guitars...Read More
Video: ‘Blues in the Schools’ rocks Treasure Valley students by Michael Deeds
In 2006, the nonprofit Boise Blues Society launched “Blues in the Schools,” an outreach program to teach kids about blues music.
But in recent years, the Society has found schools less receptive. Why? President Ken Harris isn’t sure. Tighter curriculums, perhaps?
To read more visit the Idaho Statesman link HERE.
Here’s video from a BITS session on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Canyon Springs High School in Caldwell. Video by BBS Board Member, Ron Gardner.
The Zack Quintana Trio features Aaron Connolly on bass, Steven Saxton on drums and Zack Quintana on Guitar/Vocals.
Zack was recently inducted in to The Brotherhood of The Guitar, which is the brainchild of acclaimed photographer Robert M. Knight. Together with Fender, Guitar Center and Ernie Ball, the Brotherhood brings together young guitar players from all over the world! Several of the Brotherhood’s members are now touring with acts like Buddy Guy and Shania Twain!
The Trio is based in Boise but has played all along the California Coast, Oregon, Washington State, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.
The band originally focused on covers but now that Zack has matured to the ripe old age of 13, he has started to establish a sound of his own and is working on several new o...Read More
From Idaho Statesman – January 31, 2014
It’s 7:20 on Monday night, and Jo’s Sunshine Lounge is partying like there’s no tomorrow — or at least like everyone will be home by 9:30. Texas soul-rocker Hamilton Loomis flashes a cocky smile, uncorks a thick, bluesy guitar lick, then struts across the stage like a banty rooster. Directly below him, Boise Blues Society president Ken Harris waves a beer pitcher stuffed with cash, enticing fans to kick in a few bucks for the band. A tray-balancing waitress dashes between tables like a running back avoiding tackles.
Less than a month into 2014, it feels like a potential breakout evening for the Boise Blues Society, the city’s small but dedicated non-prof...
Bio: Jake Leg blues band plays danceable blues selected from over 100 years of the best of this roots music. We pride ourselves on being true to the soul of the blues while putting our own interpretation on the classics. We also enjoy playing contemporary songs as well as a handful of our originals. As a band we have been together for about a year, but as individuals we are “well-seasoned” with over a century of combined playing/performing experience. Our goal is always to get feet moving and let the audience share the enjoyment of the music we love.
Quote from Boise music blog “Here comes the Dumptruck”: “Jen Adams’s sultry vocals, Gordon Kruckeberg’s terse guitar solos, Mike Witmer’s steady-grooving bass and Leif Skyving’s fiery harmonica zipped through a choice selection of bl...