Complete Unabridged Guide to BBS Social Media

guide3Now you can pretty much choose your favorite social media platforms for keeping up with the activities of BBS.

We’ve added a number of new media sites recently, and are busy uploading to them the latest live music media and other information from our organization. Many of these sites are brand new for us,  yet you’ll find new posts and uploads coming to each daily. We invite you to join, like, comment and contribute to any and all of these social media that speak to you. Brief descriptions are included below to give you an idea what you will find everywhere. You may want to save this list as your own guide to all things BBS. Note to BBS Member bands: If you would like to see your music audio or video on some of these sites, talk to us about how to get us your media. boisebluessociety@gmail.com. If your band isn’t yet a member of BBS, join up at the top of this page and enjoy the benefits of membership.

HOME WEBSITE & BLOG
http://boiseblues.org/
Frequent blog-style posts about everything happening within BBS, and permanent pages for our selected videos, special events, education programs, blues-in-the-school and lots more to keep you up-to-date on all our activities.

FACEBOOK – Boise Blues Society
https://www.facebook.com/BoiseBlues
Daily posts about special blues events and lots more going on in BBS and the blues world. ‘Like’ us there and receive our posts in your regular feed, we think you’ll like it indeed!

FACEBOOK – Boise Blues Festival
https://www.facebook.com/boisebluesfestival/
Year-round info, videos and more about the annual mid-summer blues festival produced by BBS. Source of all event updates as the festival draws near.

YOUTUBE
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfwcuy0tFsM360n9Bna5PXg/
(because there seems no way to have a better youtube address)
Our original videos of BBS member bands and other concerts we sponsor, as well as playlists of lots more favored blues videos from the world outside of Boise.

TWITTER
https://twitter.com/boise_blues/
Regular tweets about BBS sponsored events, links to videos and other media, and much more! Search and tag your own posts with #boisebluessociety

INTERNET ARCHIVE
https://archive.org/details/@boise-blues/
BBS original audio and video of member and touring bands/musicians. Also, favorites lists of uploads by other bands and members around the world.

INSTAGRAM
https://instagram.com/boisebluessociety/
Search and post your own photo and video uploads with #boisebluessociety

GOOGLE+
https://plus.google.com/u/0/106397026839868047824/posts/
Google’s Facebook-wannabe featuring all types of posts for those who prefer the Google platform that comes with their GMail accounts.

EMAIL US
boisebluessociety@gmail.com

 

 

The Blues Directors LIve at KRBX RadioThon

 

DonationThe Boise Blues Society’s own Blues Directors band, made up mostly of members of the board-of-directors, appeared live on Radio Boise KRBX 89.9FM on Monday, October 26, 2015, in support of the station’s fall fundraising campaign at http://radioboise.us/.

The band played for more than a solid hour of blues on Mojo Mike’s Blues Review show, rocking the studio with a full 9-member band. The stellar lineup for the special occasion consisted of: Barbara Laing-guitar/vocal, Evelyn Hadden-vocal/percussion, Carmel Crock-vocal/percussion, Dave Light-harmonica/vocal, JT Tyler-vocal, Mojo Mike Witmer-bass, Barney Southard-drums/vocal (member of Boise’s Hoochie Coochie Men), Ken Harris-keyboards/vocal/bandleader, and Alan Braga-guitar (member of Boise’s BBS-member band, The Blues Addicts). Camera by Debby Rosenberg and Gordon Rosenberg. Edited by Debby Rosenberg.

It was a fun evening at the KRBX studios, with both the Blues Directors and another BBS member band, The Blues Addicts, performing full on-air sets. Watch for our video coverage of The Blues Addicts show here as well. The Boise Blues Society is happy to support RadioBoise, our independent community radio station. On this evening, donations totaled a record $2,200 during the 5-hour Blues Block on KRBX (Juke Joint with Norman Davis and Blues Review with Mojo Mike Witmer). Give a listen to the Blues Block every Monday evening on KRBX (5-10pm), and please support Community Radio at http://radioboise.us/ however you can.

Here’s our video coverage of The Blues Director Band’s evening at KRBX:

REMINDER: LIVE BLUES ON THE RADIO TONIGHT!

A reminder that Two Boise Blues Society bands will play live TONIGHT, MONDAY OCT 26, on Radio Boise KRBX, as part of the Monday Blues Block programming for community radio’s fundraising campaign. The Blues Addicts get it all rolling from 6-7pm on the Juke Joint show with Norman Davis. The BBS Blues Directors band finished the evening from 8:30-9:30pm on Mojo Mike’s Blues Revue program. Folks in the Boise area may listen locally at 89.9FM or 93.5FM downtown. Everyone can also listen online at www.radioboise.us. You also call in to donate to community radio’s fundraiser over the phone 208-258-2072 or at the website at www.radioboise.us, where you can also see all the great donation rewards being offered.

Times zones for you outside our area listening on www.radioboise.us …
Blues Addicts…. 8ET, 7CT, 6MT, 5PT … and so on wherever you are in the world
Blues Directors… 10:30ET, 9:30CT, 8:30MT, 7:30PT, etc..

Here’s a reminder of what these fine bands look and sound like:

BBS Band Live on Radio Boise

HEAR BBS’s OWN BLUES DIRECTORS BAND (made up of members of the board of directors) live on the radio, Monday Oct 26 at 8:30-9:30pm on Radio Boise KRBX 89.9 and 93.5FM as a part of the Blues Block KRBX Fall fundraising campaign. You can also listen online at http://radioboise.us/

The stellar lineup consists of:
Barbara Laing-guitar/vocal
Evelyn Hadden-vocal/percussion
Carmel Crock-vocal/percussion
Dave Light-harmonica/vocal
JT Tyler-vocal
Mojo Mike-bass
Barney Southard-drums/vocal
Ken Harris-keyboards/vocal
Alan Braga-guitar

Sounds like there will be a full studio that evening. I’ll be listening for sure – hope you will be too!

See a video sample of the band on our About page. 

 

Live Blues Calendar For Oct-Nov 2015

Here’s our live blues schedule for late October through early December in the Boise area. Hope to see you out supporting and enjoying the local blues scene soon!

 

Friday October 23, Ken Harris and Rico Weisman at Berryhill Restaurant, 6-10pm.  kenharrismusic.com

Saturday October 24, Ken Harris and Carmel Crock play Kind Cuisine Cafe, on State Street near bowling alley, 7-9pm.  kenharrismusic.com

Sunday October 25, Ken Harris at Bella Aquila, Eagle Rd, Eagle at the River,10:30am-1:30pmkenharrismusic.com

Monday October 26, The Blues Directors (BBS Board band) will be playing Mojo Mike’s Blues Revue on Radio Boise (KRBX, 89.9 and 93.5 FM) at 7:30pm as part of the fall radiothon.  facebook.com/radioboise

Saturday October 31, The Blind Mice are playing O’Michaels from 9pm – midnight.  (This event may be moved to October 30, depending on the Broncos game.) facebook.com/theblindmiceband

Saturdays October 31 and November 28 (and the last Saturday of every month) the Zack Quintana Band plays blues, classic rock and rock at The Curb in Meridian. Also, the ZQ Band will be playing with Smooth Avenue at the Sapphire Room, November 13.  facebook.com/zackquintanamusic

Every Wednesday, The Blind Mice host an open jam at Tom Grainey’s from 8pm – ? Drums and amps provided; bring your axe and play blues, rock, and more with other musicians. facebook.com/theblindmiceband

Wednesday November 4, Ken Harris and Carmel Crock play Sofia’s Greek Bistro, Glenwood and State between Big 5 and Rue 21, Garden City, 6-9pm kenharrismusic.com/carmelandken.html/

Thursday November 5, Random AcX presents Lori B! and The Ticklers, Tracy Underwood, Jake Blues & The Rock ‘n Soul Revue, and Rex & Beverly at the Sapphire Room at 7pmbrownpapertickets.com/event/2245558

Friday November 6, Ken Harris plays at District Coffee House, 10th and Bannock in downtown Boise, 7:30-9:30pm.  kenharrismusic.com

Sundays November 8 and December 13, the Boise Blues Society hosts an open Blues Jam Session from 3-6pm at The Drink Waterfront Bar & Grill. This blues-only jam happens every second Sunday of the month. Musicians are invited to bring an instrument and join us on stage. Blues lovers, come and catch local musicians while savoring food, drinks, a great view, and a community atmosphere.  facebook.com/BoiseBlues

Tuesday November 10, The Danielle Nicole Band plays The Reef at 9:30pm. Danielle (Nicole) Schneblen was bass player and singer for Trampled Under Foot, the winners of the 2009 International Blues Challenge. facebook.com/DanielleNicoleBand

Friday November 13, Smooth Avenue performs blues, Motown, and light blues rock tunes at the Sapphire Room at 7:30pmbrownpapertickets.com/event/2266758  facebook.com/SmoothAvenueBand

Tuesday November 17, Ken Harris and Carmel Crock play blues, swing, and classic hits at the BAR365 in the Riverside Hotel, 5-8pmkenharrismusic.com

Saturday December 26, The Blues Addicts present their annual Year’s End Party in the Sapphire Room at 7:30pmbrownpapertickets.com/event/218185