Boise Blues Society celebrates 25 years of bringing the blues to Boise and Treasure Valley with the release of a new CD compilation, “Blues Gems from the Gem State”. The album features 18 tracks, one each by a different Treasure Valley blues band or artist. It’s produced by BBS co-founder and KRBX Radio Boise Juke Joint host Norman Davis.
All the artists donated their music to the fundraising project. Proceeds from the album go to support the non-profit work of Boise Blues Society, including its popular Blues in the Schools program, which is offered free-of-charge to area schools to promote and educate about the blues, and youth scholarship program which offers financial support for young musicians to further their music education.
In addition to the 18 tracks by the following artists, there’s also a download link for a bonus extended length 19th track of an additional John Nemeth song. The album is available at The Record Exchange and at Boise Blues Society shows and other events ($15).
The bands/artists represented:
Richard Soliz and the Fabulous Blue Rayz
The Blues Directors
Pamela DeMarche & Friends
Kings of Swing
Hoochie Coochie Men
Boise’s Groove and Jones
The Blues Addicts
Bob Kohnke & Butts Giraud
Boise Blues Society continues to work to bring you excellent blues artists (whether you’ve heard of ’em or not). Our last show with the Nick Schnebelen Band is a prime example – they blew our socks off!!
Our next show, the John Clifton Blues Band (Sapphire Room, Saturday, May 6) will be another. Please help support our efforts by sharing this post with your friends and getting tickets to this show! clifton-blues.eventbrite.com
The Facts: Location: Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S 9th St, Boise, ID 83702
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Doors open at 6:30pm. Music from 7-11pm.
General admission: $10, bring-a-friend special add-on ticket $5.
Special price on CD at show for ticket buyers $10 (regular $15).
Tickets: BBS25.eventbrite.com and at all BBS events.
CD title: Blues Gems from the Gem State
Details: Boise Blues Society releases its brand new CD compilation in celebration of 25 years of bringing the best in blues to Boise and Southern Idaho. This CD, produced by BBS co-founder and KRBX Radio Boise host of Juke Joint blues show Norman Davis, features 18 tracks, one each by a different Treasure Valley blues band or artist who have donated their music to the fundraising project. Eight of those will be playing the Release Party. See playing list below.
For more information about the CD including list of all the artists, click here.
Come and enjoy the party with area musicians and lots of friends of the Boise Blues Society. The historic Mardi Gras Ballroom features a huge dance floor and lots of tables and chairs both near the stage and dance floor and in the separate full bar area, as well as food options. We’ll be decorating in the style of our Silver Anniversary and the history of blues entertainment in Boise.
Proceeds from the album and show go to support the non-profit work of Boise Blues Society, including their popular Blues in the Schools program offered free-of-charge to area schools to promote and educate about the blues, and their youth scholarship program which offers financial support for young musicians to further their music education.
Here’s the announced playing order in copy-friendly text form:
7:00–The Blues Addicts
8:00–Neighbor Dave and Big Mac
8:30–Pamela DeMarche and Friends
9:00–Bret Welty Band
9:30–Hoochie Coochie Men and Noble Holt
10:00–Gary Tackett and Full Moon Rude
10:30–Richard Soliz and the Fabulous Blue Rayz
Special Early Bird Tickets to this year’s fabulous Silver Anniversary Boise Blues Festival are now on sale online only through April 30. Price will go up after that. Buy now and save!
Just $20, no added fees. BBF2017.eventbrite.com/ We think this is an excellent value for a day of entertainment by far and away our best festival lineup ever! Our focus is on a 25th year reunion, featuring several artists who have successfully graced our recent events.
Headlining the festival will be Portland blues icon, Curtis Salgado, the man who inspired the original Blues Brothers. Another Portlander, fast rising Lisa Mann and her band, also returns to Treasure Valley after a pair of triumphant appearances. Both Lisa and Curtis sold out previous BBS shows at the Sapphire Room.
And speaking of sell-outs, Johnny Rawls has sold out a pair of shows in the past year at Playhouse Boise, earning an invite to the festival as well. He will again be backed by JT and Smooth Avenue. Leo “Bud” Welch is an 85-year-old Mississippi Delta bluesman billed as the last of the original Mississippi blues guitarists. The lineup is completed by popular Boise band, The Blues Addicts, accompanied by The Brass Tacks horns.
See our recent lineup announcement here for additional information about all these fine artists. And get your tickets now!
Spreading knowledge and appreciation of blues music throughout Southern Idaho