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News of all things blues-related.

Happy New Year! Look what we have planned for you!

WELCOME 2018!
Boise Blues Society has some great things planned for January & February.
1. Jan 12/13: Winter Blues Weekend at the Riverside. Six great bands over two nights and fabulous room/show tix/bkft deals being offered by those awesome folks at The Riverside Hotel.
2. Feb 13: Our annual Fat Tuesday blowout with 3 bands.
3. Feb 17: Blues Kids at Ironwood Social. A fundraiser for our Scholarships and Blues In the Schools programs.
4. Feb 24: Guitar legend Tinsley Ellis on Feb 24th!

Ticket info for these events:
1. Winter Blues
Friday night: goo.gl/wjjnaM
Sat night: goo.gl/JNcgKY
2. Fat Tuesday: goo.gl/49ZBHB
3. Blues Kids: goo.gl/yTDvAF
4. Ellis: goo.gl/oYycGy

Give the Blues for Christmas!

 

Are you on the email list for the Boise Blues Society?  Thank you for your interest, but do you want more?  We would like to add you, and your family, as a BBS member.

With your membership, you will get marketing emails–before the general public–of BBS events in order to have privileged access to seating, as well as a discount code for each event.

In addition to supporting Blues music in Boise with events, as well as monthly Jam Sessions at the Playhouse, a major emphasis involves supporting the development of young Blues players through three $500 scholarships each year, and educating local public school children in the history of the Blues and performing for them to demonstrate Blues music.  The BBS wants to develop an appreciation for the development of the Blues in America’s history and an appreciation for its music.

We at the Boise Blues Society are appreciative of you.   We thank you for your continued support at events, and hope you will become a member soon!  If you choose to join, click on “Join Us” at the following link, follow the prompts, and print your membership card. Buy a membership for a friend and print a card for their stocking!

https://boisebluessociety.wildapricot.org

Best Regards,
Boise Blues Society

Winning Hand! Tinsley Ellis Plays the Sapphire

Boise Blues Society and Riverside Hotel are excited to present Tinsley Ellis in the Sapphire Room on Saturday, February 24th. His brand new album “Winning Hand” on Alligator Records marks Tinsley’s return to the guitar-driven hard rock sound that made him a legend in the blues-rock world. This great new album drops in January, just before Tinsley hits the state in the Sapphire Room!

Ellis was among the first of the New Generation blues heroes that included Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray and many others. He says, “From BB King, I learned about performing with dynamics. From James Brown, I learned about putting on a seamless, exciting concert and from The Allmans, I learned about how to excite fans with extended instrumental jamming.

Now he says he’s ready to prove again that whenever he picks up a guitar, he’s playing with a Winning Hand!

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

Tickets on sale now: Click Here
$20 general, $25 preferred ($23/28 at the door)
New ticket prices include fees!

Many tables in the Sapphire Room are at bar height. Those requiring lower or ADA accessible seating will be most comfortable at the following tables: 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 41, 60, or at the bar. For questions about accessible seating, please call 208-331-4930 or email music@riversideboise.com.

100% refunds are available until 48 hours before the event. Refunds cannot be processed after the event occurs for any reason.

Boise’s best kept secret! The Sapphire Room at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd. Garden City, Idaho 83714.

Need assistance? WE CAN HELP! Please call 208-331-4930 to order over the phone. Phone orders are available from 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. If you need help after-hours or on weekends, please email music@riversideboise.com (fastest) or leave a voicemail at 208-331-4930 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you for supporting local live music!

Tinsley Ellis in the Sapphire Room!

Ellis to The Sapphire Room

Boise Blues Society is excited to announce Tinsley Ellis will play the Sapphire Room on February 24th, 2018!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW:  Click Here

Ellis recently returned to Alligator Records and his powerful new album, Winning Hand, is set for release just one month prior to his show in Boise!

Recorded in Nashville and produced by Ellis and keyboardist Kevin McKendree, the ten brilliantly performed, fervently sung tracks on Winning Hand include nine originals, ranging from blistering blues to heart-pounding rock to soulful ballads. “Guitar, guitar, guitar is what this album is all about,” says Ellis, who recorded primarily with his 1959 Fender Stratocaster, his 1967 Gibson ES 345 and his 1973 Les Paul Deluxe. Guitar World says, “Ellis’ playing sparkles with depth and subtlety. Whether playing deep, slow blues or uptempo rockers, Ellis rides a gorgeously fat, pure tone.”

Although he jokes that he’s “the best guitarist you may never have heard of,” hordes of fans worldwide know Tinsley, who is among the blues world’s most revered, respected and well-travelled statesmen. Ellis is also revered as a guitarist’s guitarist, with famous friends including Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Jonny Lang and members of Widespread Panic calling on him to sit in and jam.

This will be an evening to remember! Join us in the Sapphire Room on February 24!

Ellis to The Sapphire Room

Now On Sale! BBS 25th Year CD “Blues Gems From The Gem State”

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.

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