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–TBA 5:00pm – 6:00pm–Blues Directors 6:00pm – 7:00pm–Hoochie Coochie Men
Information about Astegos.org: Astegos.org was founded in February 2017. Through their three programs Astegos.org has been extremelysuccessful. In their first year the Astegos.org street outreach fed more than 10,000 meals from the astegos.org food cart. They were able to provide over 500 free hours of counseling through the Astegos.org counseling center. Finally, the Astegos.org transitional housing program was able to assist 28 families out of homelessness in their first year!
Information about The Idaho Diaper Bank: By focusing on diaper need, the Idaho Diaper Bank (IDB) works to meet the basic needs of Idaho children and families. Our vision is to ensure every diaper wearing person in Idaho has access to the diapers and diapering supplies they need to remain clean, dry, happy and healthy. This includes babies, the elderly and anyone else who may need diapering supplies. Our mission is to collaborate with community partners throughout the state to mobilize efforts to make a difference in the lives of the 52% of Idaho babies aged three or younger who live in poor or low- income families.
Media Contact: For more Information about WIPE AWAY THE BLUES FESTIVAL please contact: Astegos.org Executive Director Tim Flaherty 208-954-2025 or email@example.com.
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 Harris, Noble Holt, Thomas 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!”
KRBX Announces New Program Hosts: The plan for replacing former Blues Block time-slot host Mojo Mike Witmer (who moved out-of-state) is to use a revolving cast of no less than 5 new Blues DJ’s for “DIFFERENT SHADES OF BLUES”.
1st Monday of the month: Ken Harris 2nd Monday: Evelyn Hadden 3rd Monday: Thomas Wilson and Noble Holt 4th Monday: Dave Morris 5th Mondays: TBD
Long-time radio personality Norman Davis continues to host thefirst part of the Blues Block, Juke Joint, from 5-8pm Mondays. Tune in for a whole evening of traditional and contemporary blues music, and check out the fleet of new hosts, too. https://radioboise.us or 89.5fm.
Jake Leg Blues Band of Boise Idaho rips it up on the Allman Brothers classic, “Whipping Post”, at the 2018 Blues on the Banks in Caldwell, on opening night, August 3, 2018. Front and center include Dale Wilson on blues harp, Brooke Nicole on vocals, Thomas Wilson and Bob Solomon on the dual guitars. Really top notch musicians all around!
If you missed last night, you get a second chance to see this band. Jake Leg will open the final night of Blues on the Banks tonight (Saturday) at 6:30pm, followed by the headliner, Scott Ellison Band, from Tulsa. It’s sure to be a fantastic night of blues-rock. Advance tickets remain for just $15 at Stewart’s or online at http://banks2018.eventbrite.com/
See our BBS YouTube Channel for live videos from Boise area Blues bands, touring blues musicians presented by BBS in the greater Boise Idaho area, and other fine blues music videos gleaned from YouTube and other websites. New videos added all the time!
BBS Jam Sessions are held on the second Sunday of each month.
Venue: Playhouse Boise 8001 W. Fairview Ave
(East of Milwaukee on Fairview)
Time: 3pm to 6pm (every 2nd Sunday)
Music: Blues Only
– Hosting Showcase Bands
Host bands will be showcased at the Jam and play a 30-minute set to start the Jam Session. Host bands will be able to sell their CD’s or other marketing materials to those attending. Musicians in the Host band will also be responsible for covering when the need arises for a bass player, drummer, or another musician. If you have a band and would like to be considered for a Host Band, please send an email to Boiseblueswilson@gmail.com (Dale Wilson) with your email, telephone number, and the name of your band. Host Bands will be selected based on BBS review of the band’s musical performance of at least one blues song by CD, Facebook or Youtube post, or another means of displaying their band’s musical ability. Application to be a Host Band does not assure selection as one.
Each Jam session will be managed by a volunteer appointed by the BBS Board of Directors. The goal to make playing the blues both fun, as well as organized for smooth transitions. The BBS volunteer will be responsible for placing individuals into jam bands and designating the order, or priority, in which individuals and bands will play. Each band or BBS composed jam band, or individual musician will be able to play for 15 minutes (or 3 songs not lasting more than 15 minutes) in order to allow full participation of those wanting to jam.
– Jam Players
Individuals and Bands will sign up for the Jam session when they arrive at the Playhouse. Each Jammer, whether signed in by Band or Individual, will be assigned to play in the order in which they registered to play when they arrived. If a Band is not ready to play at the time called because a member is missing, the Band will be moved down to the next available priority until they arrive; or, the Band may choose to play with an Individual Jammer substituting for the missing player(s).
The Showcase Host Band will be providing a drum kit and bass amplifier for all musicians. BBS will be providing microphones, with the Playhouse providing the sound equipment and sound engineer. Bands or individuals needing a keyboard should bring their own. Other instrument equipment is also the responsibility of the individual or band participating.
We appreciate your support and hope to see you there!
Spreading knowledge and appreciation of blues music throughout Southern Idaho.