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Jake Leg Rocks Blues on the Banks First Night!

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/

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.

BBS Membership: Help Support Our Non-Profit Work

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We hope you will consider supporting the Boise Blues Society to help with out scholarship opportunities for young blues musicians.

This  year, 3 scholarships were awarded for a total of $1500. A number of these scholarships have been awarded in past years to appreciative young men and women in Boise  area middle and high schools. 

Additionally, free “Blues In The Schools” programs on the history of the blues, with live musical performances, are offered each year to elementary, middle and high schools by members of BBS. Your membership helps promote a continued appreciation of the blues and encourages our young people to develop interests in music in general.

And finally, your membership dues help us bring high quality blues musicians into Boise for amazing shows. Please consider joining us in our promotion of blues music in Boise. Members receive discounted tickets to BBS sponsored shows. Annual memberships run from January 1 to December 31 each year with fees of only $15 for an individual and $20 for families. Join online with your smartphone, tablet or computer by selecting “Join Us”at:

https://boisebluessociety.wildapricot.org/join-us

We also want volunteers to help at our shows. If  you’re interested, email us and let us know. You DO NOT have to be a BBS member to volunteer, just a person who loves blues music and likes to have fun.

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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