April Blues Events in Boise

Calendar of Local Events:

Fhoochie 8x foot outriday April 1, the Hoochie Coochie Men will play blues and blues-rock at Sockeye, 3019 N Cole Rd, from 7-10pm. Free.


Saturday April 2, the Zack Quintana Band is playing Willi B’s, 12505 W Chinden Blvd, from 7-9pm. It’s a celebration of Zack’s dad, Robbie’s birthday, and they invite all to come and celebrate with them. Free.

Tuesday April 5, Richard Soliz and the Fabulous Blue Rayz play blues, blues-rock and rock ‘n roll at Sockeye, 3019 N Cole Rd, from 7-10pm. Free.

Wednesday April 6, Ken Harris and Carmel Crock play Sofia’s Greek Bistro, 6748 N Glenwood St, Garden City, 7-9pm. Free.

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. Free.

Friday April 8, David McT on guitar, vocals, with bassist Carl Moore, and occasional guests, play blues, R & B, light jazz and rock classics at Divine Wine Bar, 2310 E Overland Rd #105, from 6:30-9pm. Free.

Sunday April 10, Boise Blues Jam at Harbor Grill (formerly The Drink) 3000 N Lakeharbor Ln, Boise, 3-6pm. Free.

Sunday April 10, Blues Collective plays the grand opening of The Oak Barrel, Eagle (formerly Cylos Lounge) from 5-9pm. Free.

Saturday April 16, Smooth Avenue Band plays the finish line of Race for Robie Creek, 1pm. Free.


Friday April 29, the Blues Brothers Rock ‘n Soul Revue plays Sapphire Room, 2900 W Chinden Blvd, 7-10pm. It’s a special occasion for Jake to have a wedding dance with his daughter Megan, and they invite all to come join the festivities. Tix at brown paper.

Saturday April 30, the Zack Quintana Band plays The Curb Bar and Grill, Meridian, 7-10pm. Free.


Boise Blues Society is rolling into its major event time of the year. We look forward to bringing you the best of the Blues in 2016!

Curtis Salgado Coming – Thursday June 2

Tickets Are Selling Fast – Better Get Yours Now!


“Triumphant, joyful blues-soaked R&B…one of the most soulful, honest singers ever” –Blues Revue

The “original Blues Brother”, award-winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado sings and plays with soulful authority, never giving less than 100 percent. He plays each and every show like it’s the most important gig of his career. This great show is a sure early sellout – don’t wait!!



He recalls the time when his friend, the great chitlin’ circuit singer Buddy Ace, put on the show of his life, singing his heart out, making three costume changes, all while playing at a casual house party. Salgado was floored. “I was just there playing with my band, hanging out in cut-offs and a t-shirt, and there’s Buddy treating the gig the same as if he was performing at the Apollo,” he says. From that moment on, Curtis vowed that every time he got on stage he would deliver his very best shot.

Salgado’s been perfecting his craft since he first began playing professionally in the late 1960s. He fronted his own group, The Nighthawks, inspired John Belushi to create The Blues Brothers, was co-star of The Robert Cray Band and sang and toured with Roomful Of Blues. He released his first of eight solo albums in 1991, hitting the road hard year after year. Salgado and his band toured with The Steve Miller Band and Curtis spent a summer singing with Santana before being sidelined by serious health issues in 2006. He’s battled all the way back, and, after a full and complete recovery, has been tearing up concert stages all over the country.


Tickets are now available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2534430/
General Seating: $20 online ($25 at the door if left).
Preferred Seating: $25 online ($30 at the door if left).
Discount for BBS members!

To became a member see http://boiseblues.org/paypal-payments/ Discount passwords for current events will be sent to you right away in the member welcome email. If you are already a member see our latest mailing or email boisebluessociety@gmail.com for the discount password. Tickets are sure to sell very fast for this blues icon so you best get yours now if you want to be there!

Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:30. Full food menu and bar available. This is an all-ages show.

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SOLD OUT – Hamilton Loomis Returns to Boise May 13

Buy Your Tickets Now – SOLD OUT!!

Extraordinary Blues guitarist-harmonica master Hamilton Loomis will be here on May 13 at the Sapphire Room.

This protege of the legendary Bo Diddley headlined the Boise Blues Festival in 2014, wowing the crowd. BBS also hosted him in 2 sold-out harmonica workshops here, and a stunning performance in his first Boise show in January 2014 at Jo’s Sunshine Lounge.

Loomis’ latest album release GIVE IT BACK is an altruistic message showcasing a “pay it forward” philosophy. Loomis states his goal to share the knowledge and information that was given to him as a young musician by Bo Diddley and others. Bridging the gap between generations of music-lovers and redefining blues-based American music for a contemporary audience, Loomis created his own path and built a loyal following by blending myriad influences, clever songwriting, and an expressive voice into a sound that defies description.

See more about Hamilton at his website hamiltonloomis.com.

Tickets are now available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2534424/
General Seating: $10 online ($15 at the door if any left).  Seating: $15 online ($20 at the door if any left).
Discount for BBS members! To became a member see http://boiseblues.org/paypal-payments/ Discount passwords for current events will be sent to you right away in the member welcome email. If you are already a member see our latest mailing or email boisebluessociety@gmail.com with your membership name for the discount password.

Johnny Rawls Show Dazzles Full House!

Thank you to JOHNNY RAWLS for putting on a fantastic show on March 24. What a sensational entertainer! Thank you to the amazing Smooth Avenue band for backing Johnny so nicely. Thank you to Playhouse Boise for providing a lovely backdrop for the event! And thank you to all of you who came for SELLING OUT another Boise Blues Concert! The large dance floor was filled throughout. It was a simply marvelous evening!!

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on Thursday evening March 24 Soul-Blues star JOHNNY RAWLS!

Treasure Valley music lovers rarely get a chance to hear “real deal” Mississippi Soul Blues, so that’s why you WON’T WANT TO MISS singer/guitarist/songwriter JOHNNY RAWLS!


Born and raised in Mississippi, JOHNNY RAWLS started off playing professionally backing soul/blues luminaries such as Joe Tex, The Sweet Inspirations, ZZ Hill, Little Johnny Taylor and finally went to work as OV Wright’s bandleader.

Eventually, Johnny went out on his own and has released many cd’s over the years. In 2008, his “Red Cadillac” cd placed #1 on the Living Blues radio chart. His 2009 release, “Ace of Spades” nominated him for Best Male Soul Blues Artist and Best Soul Blues Album by the Blues Foundation.

His latest cd now receiving local airplay on the Monday night KRBX Blues Bloc is “Tiger In A Cage” (89.9fm/93.5fm).

Johnny has performed twice at The Chicago Blues Festival, The Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, The King Biscuit Blues Festival, The Russian River Blues Festival and festivals in Sweden and Poland.

“I’ve never seen anyone play the blues like him.” Purdue Exponent

“They were eating it up and begging for more.” Athens Musician

“You can’t find a guy like him very often who can sing soul and play blues guitar solos both so well.” Blues Ginza

“Every person packed on the dance floor….gyrating to Johnny Rawls had the blues and was loving every low-down minute of it.” Tallahassee Democrat

On Thursday, March 24 at Playhouse Boise (8001 Fairview just EAST of Milwaukee), doors open at 6pm and Johnny’s first show starts at 7pm. He will be backed by local groovemasters Smooth Avenue. Tickets are available NOW at Bluesman Johnny Rawls
THIS IS AN ALL AGES SHOW. Food available from Tiki Teryaki and bar snacks inside.

PRESENTED BY Boise Blues Society
Info: #440-4590
CHECK OUT Johnny Rawls live video below!

Food will be available from Tiki Teriyaki Food Truck. For menu choices and more info see http://www.tikiteriyaki.com/

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