Lisa Mann has her own message for Boise Blues fans

Lisa Mann is one of our favorites blues musicians. We hope you’ve seen her at past Blues Festivals in Boise or in performance at the Sapphire Room of Boise’s Riverside Hotel.
The list of awards she has collected for her bass playing, her singing and her albums continues to grow and we’re so excited to have her back for Boise Blues Festival 2017 on July 16.
She saw Curtis Salgado’s video message to YOU last week and now she has a message of her own for YOU… and for CURTIS!!
Look out!  It’s ON!
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Fabulous Ben Rice Blues Band Returns To Boise

Have you heard yet that the fabulous Ben Rice is bringing his band here on June 9? Still just 27, Ben (from Portland) is on his way to the top echelon of blues guitarists/vocalists. After standout performances at the 2015 Boise Blues Festival and 2016 Blues and Bones, and a sold-out show of his own in Fall of 2015, we’re excited to bring Ben back to Boise!!

Ben has been leaving huge impressions on audiences around the Northwest and winning awards for his vocals and guitar playing for the last seven years. In 2014 at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee he left the audience speechless with a raw emotional delivery of his version of “Key To The Highway.” His second consecutive trip to the International Blues Challenge he made the finals in the solo/duo category. Where he was awarded the St. Blues Guitarist award for best guitarist.

Ben Rice’s music is deeply rooted in traditional blues, yet at the same time fiercely original. His guitar playing earns labels like “fearless,” “inventive” and “powerful,” and he routinly brings audiences to their feet with his stunning and emotionally honest vocal delivery. Ben is as much at home fronting his electric band as he is captivating a crowd solo with nothing but his voice and his acoustic resonator guitar.


Riverside Hotel Helps Support The Blues and Our Annual Boise Blues Festival

Boise Blues Society thanks the Riverside Hotel Boise for once again co-sponsoring the Boise Blues Festival this year. Much appreciation to the Riverside for all they do to help keep the blues alive in Treasure Valley! Stop in soon and visit the newly expanded Sandbar Restaurant on the river, learn about the room renovations now happening, and see the additions and updating to facilities throughout the Hotel. It’s an exciting time at the Riverside and we look forward to lots more great blues there! 


Lisa Mann at Festival, Ben Rice at Pre-Launch Party!

See Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band at this year’s Boise Blues Festival. Lisa is a frequent collaborator with mutual Portlander Ben Rice, they played a fabulous sold-out show together at the Sapphire Room in 2015. You get to see both again this year, Lisa at the Festival on Sunday July 16 & Ben at his own show (Festival PreLaunch Party) at Playhouse Boise on Friday June 9. Get tix to the Ben Rice show now at & jumpstart your summer of great music! Festival tix at


Spreading knowledge and appreciation of blues music throughout Southern Idaho