Master Bluesman RJ Mischo Returns to Boise Saturday Jan 14 – with Hoochie Coochie Men

Fantastic bluesman RJ Mischo returns to Boise to follow up his energy charged performance at this year’s Boise Blues Festival in July.


Mischo, master of the blues harp and voice, returns to Boise on Saturday, January 14 at Playhouse Boise.  RJ is one of the best blues harmonica players anywhere! He showed his prodigious skills accompanying the Andy T band at the festival, and now Boise Blues Society is bringing him back for his own show.

Mischo will be backed for this performance by Boise’s own long-time blues stars, The Hoochie Coochie Men!

Mischo has long been considered in the upper echelon of the world’s blues harp players. His music is drenched in the grease of the juke joint shuffles that have stayed in style since before they called it Rock & Roll. Mischo’s magnificent tone, formidable chops, and affable, self-assured vocals make him a top entertainer; the kind of entertainer that only 25 years of touring experience will bring to the stage. You won’t want to miss this outstanding performance!

Door $18. Show at 7:30pm. Doors at 6:30. Come early for best seat selection and for a free blues dance lesson with Robyn Watson and Craig Crist of Kickin’ It Dance (6:45). You may want to visit the large inviting dance floor at some point during RJ’s show, he will definitely get you moving!

Playhouse Boise is at 8001 W Fairview, near the intersection of Fairview and Milwaukee. Food and full bar available.




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!

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 


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