Boise Blues Jammers

This excerpt from the Boise Blues Jam on Valentine’s Day 2016 opens with Boise Blues Society 2015 Blues in the Schools Scholarship Winner Thomas Wilson (I believe he’s still 13) working the crowd like a professional, at the encouragement of jam leader-vocalist Evelyn Hadden of the BBS Board of Directors and her fellow jammers. Blues Jam happens the 2nd Sunday of every month.

Johnny Rawls March 24

“Love me some Johnny Rawls,” commented Boise’s former own John Nemeth on our recent Facebook post for this concert! The same John Nemeth of course who is nominated for 2016 Blues Music Award BB King Entertainer of the Year, and is playing 2 sellout shows in Boise himself in early March.  The best know the best!

This concert is a great deal! Just $10 for Johnny Rawls – or a mere $8 for members!  Get your tix now at http://jrawls.bpt.me/

 

Young Blues Performers Rock the House

Holy cow! One can forget these 2 guys are teenagers! And they can sure play the blues! Both are BBS scholarship winners with bright music futures: The Zack Quintana Band with special guest Kevin Littrell at our annual Fat Tuesday Celebration, February 9, 2016. Song is Key Don’t Fit sung by Schylar Davis. Kick back and enjoy these riffs!

Be a Member – Get Ticket Discounts!

It’s not too late to join the Boise Blues Society for 2016 and save money on tickets, merchandise, and much more!  Starting with our first touring musician event of the year – Johnny Rawls on March 24 – where members receive $2 discount per ticket!  (Dijoin-nowscount code sent to members by email.)

Join or renew now at our Join page and get a whole year’s enjoyment! It’s only $15 for individual or $20 for a family, and the entire amount is tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. It’s a great deal considering all the good times and good friends it will bring you. Be an active part of the Boise blues scene!

 

February Blues Calendar

Fat Tuesday sells out once more —
Johnny Rawls Opens 2016 Series in March!

We’re eagerly awaiting our annual Fat Tuesday Celebration & Fundraiser coming up Feb. 9 at the Sapphire Room. All tickets have been sold. It promises to be a great party – we’ll see many of you there! Speaking of tickets, they’re going on sale soon for our first touring musician show of 2016. We’re bringing the fabulous Johnny Rawls to Playhouse Boise (8001 W Fairview) on March 24.

Johnny Rawls, born and raised in Mississippi, sings and plays the blues throughout the land at well over 200 shows a year, and has played the Chicago Blues Festival and Portland’s Waterfront Blues Festival, among many others. He’s the winner of “Most Outstanding Blues Singer 2013” and “Best Soul Blues Album” (for ‘Red Cadillac’) in the 21st Annual Living Blues Awards Critics’ Poll. 

ANNOUNCING THE DATE FOR OUR SUMMER BLUES FESTIVAL: SUNDAY JULY 17. Save that date, you won’t want to miss it! We have big news coming soon about expanding this year’s festival. Like our Facebook Festival Page to keep up on all the latest announcements!

calendar6Here’s our complete February Boise Blues Calendar:

Every Wednesday, The Blind Mice host an open jam at Tom Grainey’s 109 S 6th St. Boise (upstairs) 8pm-? Drums and amps provided; bring your axe and play blues, rock, and more with other musicians. All kinds of music and all levels of players welcome. 21+ only. facebook.com/theblindmiceband

Tuesday February 2, Ken Harris plays The Local, 5156 W State St, Boise 6-9pmkenharrismusic.com

Wednesday February 3, Ken Harris and Carmel Crock play blues, jazz and pop classics at Sofia’s Greek Bistro, Glenwood and State behind Burger King, 6-9pm.kenharrismusic.com

Tuesday February 9, BBS Fat Tuesday Celebration, Sapphire Room, Sold out.

Thursday February 11, David McT Trio plays blues, R & B, and light rock at Shangri-La Tea Room & Cafe, S Federal Way & W Overland Rd, 6-8pm.

Saturday February 13, Ken Harris and Carmel Crock play blues, jazz and pop classics at Sofia’s Greek Bistro, Glenwood and State behind Burger King, 6-9pmkenharrismusic.com

Saturday February 13, Craig Slover, Doug Slagle and George Hadden of The Blind Mice, O’Michael’s Pub & Grill, 2433 N. Bogus Basin, 9pmfacebook.com/theblindmiceband

Sunday February 14, BBS sponsors a Blues Jam at The Drink, 3000 N Lakeharbor Ln, Boise, from 3-6pm. Open to all ages. Food and full bar available. boiseblues.org

Sunday February 14, Smooth Avenue will play a Valentine’s Day Dinner Special at Playhouse Boise, 8001 W Fairview (formerly AEN Playhouse, near corner of Fairview and Milwaukee). 6-10pm. brownpapertickets.com/event/2488023

Saturday February 20, Ken Harris and Carmel Crock play blues, jazz and pop classics at Boise Brewing Company, 521 W Broad St, Boise.  kenharrismusic.com

Thursday February 25, David McT Trio plays blues, R & B, and light rock at Shangri-La Tea Room & Cafe, S Federal Way & W Overland Rd, 6-8pm.

Saturday February 27, Zack Quintana Band plays mostly blues and rock at The Curb, 1760 S Meridian Rd #100, Meridian, 7-10pm.. facebook.com/zackquintanamusic

If you are not a current 2016 member of the Boise Blues Society, please support us by joining or renewing at our website.  Membership is good through calendar year 2016, and the entire amount is tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.