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Update from the BBS Board of Directors – August 23, 2014

Thank you to all who came out to hear the August 20 show by Franco Paletta and the Stingers. If you were unfortunate enough to miss it, here is a sampler video shot by Board member Ron Gardner.

Our next featured act is Chicago-based Studebaker John, who will wow us with his rockin’ harp playing, guitar riffs, and vocals at the Sapphire Room on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30pm.  This will be a ticketed event, $7 general admission and $5 for members with a discount code (check your email). You can get your tickets online here, or call 1-800-838-3006 and select option #1 (available 24/7). Unsold seats will be available for purchase at the door an hour before the event.

Coming up next weekend, Bogus Basin is hosting a music festival Saturday and Sunday August 30-31 from 1-7pm each day featuring many great local bands. Boise Blues Society Band plays from 3-3:45pm on Sunday, and we’ll have a booth there both days. This is a free, family-friendly event. If you’d like to help us out at the booth, shoot Ken Harris an email at kjharris1925@yahoo.com.

Our next Blues Jam Session will be Sunday, September 14 at The Drink. The jam is always a fun time with a variety of styles, songs, and instruments.  Come out and make music with us and show your support for local musicians!

Are you in the mood for another music festival? Come out to Blues at the Flats on September 19 from 5-10pm. Bring the family and blankets/chairs. You can purchase food and beverages and listen to 5 local blues acts!

Once again, thank you to those of you who recently became members or renewed your membership. We ran out of membership cards and are ordering more, so please continue to be patient and we will get them out to you ASAP! Meanwhile, you are on our email list receiving these updates, so you won’t miss any opportunities to enjoy the blues.

Keep on coming out to see live blues, and we will keep the shows coming!
BBS Board of Directors

BBS Presents Franco Paletta and the Stingers

FrancoPalettaThe Boise Blues Society (BBS) is bringing Portland bluesman Franco Paletta and his band The Stingers to the Riverside Hotel’s Sapphire Room on Wednesday, August 20th, at 6:30pm.

Blues-Blast Magazine says this group will remind blues fans that the genre has different flavors. While one artist plays Piedmont-style and another Delta-style, the Stingers’ main flavors are Swing and Chicago-style blues.

Since breaking into the Portland Blues scene in the Mid-80′s, Paletta has become one of the mainstays of the city’s blues scene. His dynamic harp style and unique vocals have made him a favorite and earned him a trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

His Harmonica influences include Sonny Boy Williamson, Paul Butterfield, James Cotton and others. “There are just so many great players” Franco says, “I try to take a little from each of them! I mix’em up, and it just comes out Franco.”

Paletta’s harp playing is awesome, but his strong vocals are what thrill the listeners. He has a unique vocal style that let’s you know you are listening to a true Bluesman.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20th. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is a suggested donation of $5.00.

Boise Blues Society is a 501 (c) (3) organization, dependent on tax-deductible contributions. Tee-shirts and hats, as well as CDs will be on sale. Proceeds support the Blues-In-The-Schools presentations which are provided free of charge for schools throughout southwestern Idaho.

 

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Update from the BBS Board of Directors – August 14, 2014

Hi, blues music lovers!

We have another great show for you coming right up next Wednesday, August 20, at 6:30pm in the Sapphire Room. This down-and-delicious Portland-based band, Franco Paletta and the Stingers, will have you swaying in your seat when you aren’t up dancing. Featuring blues harp—we need some of that! The band’s recent CD was nominated for “Best NW Recording” in 2010. Check them out on YouTube. This is their only show in town. $5 suggested donation, all ages welcome, doors open at 5:30 and seating is limited and first-come, first served.

Bogus Basin is hosting a music festival Saturday and Sunday August 30-31 from 1-7pm each day featuring many great local bands. Boise Blues Society Band plays from 3-3:45pm on Sunday, and we’ll have a booth there both days. This is a free, family-friendly event. If you’d like to help us out at the booth, shoot Ken Harris an email at kjharris1925@yahoo.com.

Our next Blues Jam Session will be Sunday, September 14 at The Drink. The jam is always a fun time with a variety of styles, songs, and instruments.  Come out and make music with us and show your support for local musicians!

Finally, thank you to those of you who recently became members or renewed your membership. We ran out of membership cards and are ordering more, so please continue to be patient and we will get them out to you ASAP! Meanwhile, you are on our email list receiving these updates, so you won’t miss any opportunities to enjoy the blues.

Keep on coming out to see live blues, and we will keep the shows coming!
BBS Board of Directors

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Update from the BBS Board of Directors – August 1, 2014

Hi, fellow blues music lovers!

Thanks to all of you who joined us at the annual Boise Blues Society Sunday Blues festival! We had a blast and hope you did too. If you attended, please help us to put on an even better event next year by completing this one-page, anonymous survey. Only 4 questions! We need to hear from you.

We have another amazing show this Thursday, August 7, when Matthew Curry returns to the Sapphire Room fresh from touring with Steve Miller Band. This is Curry’s only Boise show. It starts at 6:30pm, but get there early, as seating is limited and we expect it to sell out. Read more about this talented young guitar hero.

Want to join in the fun? We need a few volunteers to help out at the Curry event — if you are interested and available for part of the evening, please text or call JT at 408.667.4611 or email him at jamestyler520 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Also, our next Blues Jam Sessions will be Sunday, August 10 at The Drink. Here are the details. We always have a great time at the jams. Come out and make music with us and show your support for local musicians!

Hope to see you at a live blues event soon.
BBS Board of Directors

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