Greetings Blues Lovers! It has been a good long time since we made changes to our website. We are moving to a WordPress theme which I am sure you will all enjoy. Please bear with me as I convert our old website to the new one…thanks, Nancy – your BBS webmaster.Read More
Mississippi Marshall was born and raised right in the heart of the Mississippi delta and grew up playing both the black and white jukes along the Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans. Mississippi picked up his first guitar at age 8 and ain’t ever let it go. As a boy he had the good fortune to meet and play along with some of the great delta legends and it certainly shows in his unique delta thumbing guitar style. Mississippi has been a songwriter for over 30 years and has come to the realization the blues is who he is.
Mississippi Marshall performs as a solo, a duo (Mississippi Marshall & Mojo Foots”, and also has the rockabilly blues trio known though out the Northwest as “The Juke Daddys”...Read More
Smooth Avenue Band is a relatively new group in the Treasure Valley but quickly establishing a positive response from local venues and attendees. Smooth specializes in listenable and danceable Blues, Motown/R&B and light rock. Several members of the group (6 pieces) have performed with nationally known performers as well as circuits in Vegas, Reno and NY. Our style is tasteful and appropriate for all audiences. We pride ourselves in being professional and all aspect of musical performance.
There is no venue too large or small for Smooth Avenue and the band is available for public, private and special events. We are 6 in number and include guitars, sax, drums, keyboard and multiple vocalists to give you a variety of sounds and styles.
Here are a few comments from atte...Read More
HOOCHIE COOCHIE MEN
The Hoochie Coochie men formed in 1993 as the house band for Boise’s legendary Blues Bouquet nightclub, the of the members also serving as co-owners. During the Blues Bouquet’s existence(1993-2004), The Hoochie Coochie men opened for and played behind many Blues luminaries including Pinetop Perkins, Cary Bell, Michelle Willson, Phil Guy, Coco Montoy, AC Reed,Billy Boy Arnold(“the best backup band I ever played with!”), Louisiana “Guitar” Red, Joe Craig Jones, Anthony Paule and Ms. Dee, and Smokey Wilson.
The Hoochie Coochie Men have one cd entitled “For A Good Time Call,” which includes original songs written by bassist Bud Gudmundson, pianist/hammond organist Ken Harris and drummer Barney Southard.
The Hoochies have played twice at Portland’s Waterfront Blues festi...Read More
Mississippi Marshall was raised in the MS Delta and brings a piece of it with him everywhere he goes. He is a singer / songwriter/ guitarist and even blows a little harmonica when no one’s looking.
He is also a blues historian as well as hosts a vintage blues radio show on Monday nights at KRBX 89.9 and 93.5fm in the Boise area
With a common desire to revive many classics from the 30′s to the 70′s, Dale and Bob merged their musical paths in 2008 to create the Freudian Slip Band. The band has a standing weekly rehearsal and usually performs one or two gigs per month.
Dale Cusumano Best- Vocals, Flute, Guitar, Percussion / Bob Crist – Guitars & Vocals / Chuck Best – Bass & Vocals / Paul Dubish – Drums & Percussion
Dale Cusumano Best
Other Information (website, myspace, etc.):
Gigs posted at: www.freudianslipboise.com Sign up for Gig Alerts, and jump to our FB page!
Boise Blues Society “Blues in the Schools” team makes a visit to North Junior High music classes instructed by Todd Spague – these kids get the fever early!
Todd Sprague Band Class Presenters were:
- Ken Harris-keyboard
- Todd Sprague-drums
- Phil Garonzik-tenor sax
- Mike Trail-guitar
- Carmel Crock-vocals
Enjoy this short video -
What is The Blues – Wikipedia
Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the “Deep South” of the United States around the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll is characterized by specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues chord progression is the most common. The blue notes that, for expressive purposes are sung or played flattened or gradually bent (minor 3rd to major 3rd) in relation to the pitch of the major scale, are also an important part of the sound.
The blues genre is based on ...Read More
Ken Harris reports that the first BITS presentation has been set for Monday morning, November 11th, at North Junior High. The Jazz Band class will enjoy a musical and education performance by Ken Harris, Mike Trail, and Phil Garonzik. The presentation will be slanted toward integrating blues as part of a jazz jam.
If you are interested in being part of a future presentation, contact Ken Harris at (208) 440-4590.Read More