Fine Cadillac – Studebaker John – Sapphire Room

Excerpt from “Fine Cadillac” by Studebaker John at his fabulous show in Boise’s Sapphire Room, Nov 15, 2016. You may notice the dancing water and reflected Sapphire sign in my glass, artistic touch I suppose except I really didn’t see it until later. Studebaker John’s live shows are much better even than his recordings, very talented bluesman! The large crowd loved him – highly recommended!

Don’t miss our next great blues show with another leading blues entertainer – to be announced soon! 


Harlis Sweetwater Band to Rock Sapphire Room!

Back in the Sapphire Room after a sold-out show last March!

From Huntington Beach California, Harlis Sweetwater Band as a singer, guitarist, songwriter and frontman, has shared the stage with everyone from Jimmie Vaughan, ZZ Top, Los Lobos Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Everlast, and Brian Setzer to R&B/Blues legends Etta James, James Cotton, and Wilson Pickett to name a few.

He has been called “the best singer in any genre” by music critic Robert Kinsler of the OC Register, While SugarBuzz Magazine had this to say: “From the heart, Harlis Sweetwater, you know instantly the real deal is upon you. This man knows the blues.” Recently CBS online named Harlis one of Orange County’s best singer songwriters. Don’t miss it! Tickets are selling fast – get yours now at 


Note: Boise Blues Society is not producing this show, but is assisting in its promotion because it’s blues and we think you might enjoy it!

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Treasure Valley schools, parents, students, blues fans! Help us bring our free Blues-in-the-Schools program to your favorite school – elementary through college level programming available. Contact Ken Harris (BBS President and Blues Directors bandleader) at or 208-440-4590. For more info:




Hoochie Coochie Men Members to back up Studebaker John

Just Announced:  Studebaker John will be joined for this show by local bassist Bud Gudmundson, founding member of Boise’s popular Hoochie Coochie Men, one-time house band of the Blues Bouquet club. HC Men drummer Barney Southard was announced earlier as a guest artist. It promises to be a great show. General seating tickets still available for just $10 advance ($13 at door). Get ’em now at