Vote for Lisa Mann in Blues Song Contest

You may have seen Portland’s amazing blues musician Lisa Mann at a recent show here. We just received this from her, and entered our vote for her!

“Lisa Mann here, I’d appreciate a vote for my song “Hard Times, Bad Decisions”–Big City Blues Mag put me in a contest for Coolest Blues Song in the World 2016! No need to enter your email or sign up for anything, just click the smiley faces… Thanks!”



Legendary Guitarists Coming To Town Sept 26

Our next huge Boise Blues Society show – Golden State/Lone Star Blues Revue (Monday Sept 26, Sapphire Room) includes a pair of legendary guitarists: Charlie Baty – more than 3 decades with Little Charlie and the Nightcats – and Anson Funderburgh – many years as Anson and the Rockets. Now teamed with iconic harp blower/vocalist Mark Hummel, bassist RW Grigsby and drummer Wes Starr, they form this incredible supergroup! This video features Charlie (L) and Anson displaying their extreme guitar talents. Enjoy! Tickets are now available atĀ Don’t wait – they’re sure to go fast and you’ll want to be in that audience! And yes, the dance floors will be open!

Star-Studded Golden State/Lone Star Blues Revue Sept 26


Boise Blues Society is thrilled to present blues supergroup Golden State/Lone Star Blues Revue, on Monday September 26, at the Sapphire Room in the Riverside Hotel, 7:30pm. This promises to be a fabulous night of the best in traditional blues played by an extraordinary new collaboration of long-time blues illuminaries!

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Blues & Brews Weekly Music Guest Series in Nampa

Here’sĀ another opportunity for the public to hear blues regularly in Treasure Valley, and for local blues musicians to play for their fans.

Established California Bay Area blues artist and new Idaho resident/BBS member Gary Tackett is now hosting a Blues & Brews Music Series every Thursday at Six Degrees in Nampa from 8:30-11pm. The series features a variety of songwriters in the Boise area in a Q&A show setting where artists talk about each song and its origin.


Gary has invited BBS artists and other interested musicians who write originals to contact him at 209-221-2426 about doing a guest shot on the series. Guest artist does 45-60 minutes solo acoustic or electric and receives $75 for the appearance.

Six Degrees is located at 1411 Shilo Drive in Nampa.

Local Musicians: Contribute to Our New Blues Fundraiser CD – Deadline Dec 10!

Calling all local blues musicians! Boise Blues Society is currently compiling a CD of homegrown blues songs from Boise area musicians and bands. The CD will be offered to the local community at our events as a fundraiser for Boise Blues Society programs, including Blues-in-the-Schools and more. Deadline for musician submissions is December 10th. 

RadioBoise DJ Norman Davis is screening submissions now and N-Davis-1selecting final tracks for us. Please submit studio quality recordings of either your original material, or blues covers. Preferred format is .wav files. Multiple tracks from the same source are welcome. Norman will be accepting submissions until he has chosen enough tracks to fit on the CD. You can email the files to him at or for more information phone him at 208-853-0766. Norman produced the first BBS compilation of local blues artists, “Blues From The City of Trees”, in 1995.