Walla Walla Coyote Kings Come to Boise!

The Walla-Walla based Coyote Kings are blues-rockers with a funk-soul twist, featuring a dynamic female vocalist. They’ve made a name for themselves on the blues festival circut and have established themselves as a musical force in the Northwest and world-wide.

Check out their music:


Event Details:

Show Date:  Saturday, September 14, 2019

Venue:  Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel

Time:  7:30pm-10:30 (Doors Open at 6:30)

Online Ticket Prices:  Preferred $23  General $20

At the Door:$26 Preferred  $23 General

$5 Members Discount Code (Online Only):  WWCK

Ticketing at Eventbrite:


Portland’s Anni Piper

Hear a little bit of Anni–Cold Pizza and Warm Beer:


And, BBS asked Anni what favorite blues song that she had written; and, her choice was “Chasin’ Tail.”  She provided BBS this link so you could hear it:


Piper has the kind of voice that lulls men to their doom. It’s soft and sweet when it wants to be, scared and vulnerable a moment later, then ripping through you like a razor… Piper commands songs utterly.” Jeremy Loome, The Edmondton Sun, Canada

One listen will tell you why in her homeland Anni Piper is known as the First Lady of Blues. Not only is she a sultry vocalist, but an insightful composer, accomplished bass player and show stopping performer. Born and raised in Australia, her passion for blues was ignited by the sound of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Piper has called the United States home since 2014.

‘More Guitars Than Friends’ (Sugar Daddy Records 2016) is the latest release for Piper and the first on her own label. Already an internationally acclaimed recording artist, her latest achievement is becoming a semi-finalist in the 2017 International Blues Challenge, Memphis TN.

Picking up a bass guitar at age 14, Piper completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree at 19 years of age. Finding it difficult to resume her performing career following the birth of her son, Piper recorded her debut album ‘Jailbait’ in 2004. The all original album was meant to be a good quality demo and wasn’t intended for commercial release.

To Piper’s surprise, she was immediately signed to Black Market Music, Australia’s most prestigious blues label and began touring throughout the country. The ‘Jailbait’ album won multiple awards including Best New Talent at the Australian Blues Music Awards, the ABC Radio National ‘Fresh Air’ contest, and 2ndplace at the Australian National Songwriting Contest.

Her subsequent releases saw her placed as a finalist in the Australian Blues Music Awards (Best Female Vocal), UK Songwriting Contest, Australian Performing Rights Association Professional Development Awards and MusicOz awards. Piper has earned a reputation as a songwriter of distinction, her work having a blues sensibility while still addressing the issues of today.

In 2008 Piper signed with Blues Leaf Records USA (Janiva Magness, Albert Castiglia) and released ‘Two’s Company’, a compilation of her earlier releases. The album reached # 21 on the Living Blues chart even though Piper had yet to tour the USA. She quickly made up for lost time and has performed in 35 American states and Canada. Piper has performed to packed houses at premier venues such as the House of Blues and BB King’s. She has earned critical acclaim from publications including Blues Revue and Blues Matters (UK).


Show Date:  Friday, October 11, 2019

Venue:        Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel

Time:           7:30pm-10:00 (Doors Open at 6:30)

Ticket Prices:  Preferred $23  General $18

Members Email for Discount Code:  (BBS Members Email Me) 

Ticketing at Eventbrite:


Spooky Blues Pre-Halloween Costume Show

Dress Up in your Finest…or Not, but come, listen, dance and enjoy these local blues bands to benefit BBS:

Richard Soliz and the Blue Rayz

Jeff Englebert Band featuring Jennifer Lea

Gary Tackett and Full Moon Rude

Location:  Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel

Day/Date: Thursday October 24, 2019

Doors Open: 6:00 pm

Show:  7:00 pm

Tickets:  $25 Preferred  $20 General (Door Price $30/$25)

Eventbrite Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boise-blues-society-pre-halloween-costume-party-soliz-engelbert-tackett-tickets-69247516185?aff=efbevent&fbclid=IwAR0zapu2yRp8FAscoHO4bEveUkbrQVede25RGsgSCQXz80UovQ0Y9daItdA

BBS Membership $5 Discount Code for Online Use (Email drbilrnold@gmail.com for code)  Become a member now and get the code and start saving!

Blues on the Belt

On the River at the Sandbar

Schedule of Bands

Friday August 30

6-9 Mojo Boogie

Saturday, August 31

11am-1pm Thomas and Dale Wilson

2-5pm Trials and Tribulations

6-9 Blues Addicts

Sunday, September 1

11am-1pm Russ Martin Duo

2-5 BBQ Blues Band

6-9 Smooth Avenue

Monday, September 2

2-5pm SUDA

5-8 Blank Check

Tuesday, September 3

5-8 Hoochie Coochie Men

Sandbar Blues Tuesday!

The Boise Blues Society

Tuesday Sandbar Blues Schedule

NO Cover Charge

Come and enjoy an evening in this upscale venue by the Boise River eating, drinking and listening to local blues bands from the Boise Area.  Each show runs from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Come to one or come to all….17 different blues bands in 17 weeks in the Summer of 2019.  Bring a friend or two…or four, and get your blues on!

July 2 Zack Quintana Band

July 9 SUDA

July 16 Sista Sarah and Pocket of Bones

July 23 Studebaker John

July 30 Blues To Lose

Aug 6 Lisa Marie’s Blues Groove

Aug 13 RJ McGinnis Band 

Aug 20 Blues Directors

Aug 27 CC and Strange Brew

Sept 10 Sawtooth Blues Band

Sept 17 Trials & Tribulations

Brought to you for its second year by a partnership between the Boise Blues Society and the Riverside Hotel’s Sandbar.  Come and support these local blues artists and enjoy!  Mark your calendar.


Boise Blues Society Board of Directors

Spreading knowledge and appreciation of blues music throughout Southern Idaho.