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Wipe Away the Blues Fundraiser at JUMP Sept 29

Astegos.org in association with The Boise Blues Society, The Boise Philharmonic, The Idaho Diaper Bank and The Downtown Boise Neighborhood Association will host a daylong outdoor music festival on Saturday, Sept 29, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP) 1000 Myrtle St, Boise.

The WIPE AWAY THE BLUES FESTIVAL will feature six local blues bands and a special performance from the Boise Philharmonic. Attendees are asked to bring at least one package of baby wipes as a donation to the Idaho Diaper Bank. People can also support the cause by visiting Astegos.org and clicking on the link that says Wipe Away the Blues.

TIMES & PERFORMERS:
11:00am – 12:00pm–Blues to Lose
12:00pm – 1:00pm–SUDA
1:00pm – 2:00pm–The Boise Philharmonic
2:00pm – 3:00pm–Billy Blues Band
3:00pm – 4:00pm–David Noriega Band
4:00pm – 5:00pm–RJ McGinnis Band
5:00pm – 6:00pm–Blues Directors
6:00pm – 7:00pm–Hoochie Coochie Men

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Blues at the Belt Labor Day Weekend

Once again this year, Boise Blues Society will be producing a series of local blues bands at Riverside Hotel’s Sandbar Lounge all Labor Day weekend, for Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 3. This year’s series is part of the Riverside’s Blues and Arts Weekend. Come on out and enjoy blues on the riverfront all weekend long. Sandbar will be providing its usual food menu and full bar. All ages shows. 

Here’s the full music lineup:

Fri Aug 31

2-5pm–Richard Soliz and Wilson Roberts

6-9–Hoochie Coochie Men

Sat Sept 1

11am-1pm–Thomas and Dale Wilson

2-5pm–Sistah Sarah and The Almas Azules

6-9pm–CC and Strange Brew

Sun Sept 2

11am-1pm–David Noriega

2-5pm–Blues You Can Use  who are they?  Blues to Lose?

6-9pm–Littrell, Le and Lewis  who is le?  Who is lewis?

Mon Sept 3

2-5pm–Blues Directors

6-9pm–Deborah Michels Gang (DMG)

Tues Sept 4

6-9pm–SUDA

Ev Hadden debuts as Radio Boise DJ Tonight!

Boise musician Ev Haddden, member of Boise Blues Society’s Blues Directors band and others, makes her debut as a DJ on KRBX tonight, 8-10pm. You can listen online at https://radioboise.us/ Here’s the experience in her own words:

“It’s a terrifying but exciting day for me, folks. I’ll be doing my FIRST SHOW as a DJ for RadioBoise this evening. We’ve started a new program called Shades of Blues, with rotating DJ’s including Ken HarrisNoble HoltThomas Wilson, Dave Morris, and me (Evelyn Hadden). Big thank you to the many supportive and helpful people at KRBX. Tune in tonight at 8pm for blues music you won’t hear anywhere else!”

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Request for BBS Newsletter Materials

ATTENTION WRITERS, ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, MUSICIANS & ALL INTERESTED PARTIES.

The Blues Society is planning to print a newsletter, like the ones we did in the early years of the club. We need articles, drawings, photos, and anything else that would help make it interesting. Musicians might want to send a short history and bio of their group. CD reviews, historical perspectives, anything that pertains to blues and especially to Boise blues will be considered. Send your items or questions to norman@radiothrills.com and watch for the new edition of News of the Blues, coming sometime this Fall or Winter. We want to sell a few print ads to pay for this periodical and can use some help in that department, too.

Good Good Rockin’ Indeed!

What a fantastic show Terry Hanck and his band put on at Playhouse Boise the other night! Here’s the opening track viewed from the dance floor, in part as the camera guy (me) tries to keep up with him through the audience. A truly great entertainer and fantastic sax player and soul-blues singer! And a heck of a nice guy to boot. What a band!