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June Blues Calendar

June is a full month of live blues music in Treasure Valley!

Every Tuesday, The Blind Mice host an open jam at Tom Grainey’s 109 S 6th St. Boise (upstairs) 8pm. Drums and amps provided; bring your axe and play blues, rock, and more with other musicians. All kinds of music and all levels of players welcome. 21+ only. Free. facebook.com/theblindmiceband

Wednesday June 1, Mississippi Marshall is at Lock, Stock & Barrel, 1100 W Jefferson St, Boise, 7pm. Free.

Wednesday June 1, Carmel Crock and Ken Harris are at Sofia’s Greek Bistro, 6748 N Glenwood, Boise, 6pm. Free.

Thursday June 2, Curtis Salgado, the “original blues brother”, brings his show to town for a CD release party for “The Beautiful Lowdown”, at the Sapphire Room, 7:30pm. The show is sold out, no tickets will be avaiable at the door.

Thursday June 2, Mississippi Marshall is at The Springs, Idaho City, 6pm.

Friday June 3, Mississippi Marshall is at Willi B’s, 12505 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, 8pm. Free.

Saturday June 4, Mississippi Marshall plays the Sandbar at the Riverside, 11am-1pm. Free.

Saturday June 4, Old Dogs & New Trix play the Sandbar at the Riverside, 2-5 pm. Free.

Sunday June 5, the Hoochie Coochie Men play the Riverside’s Sandbar 2-5pm. Free.
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Sunday June 5, Mississippi Marshall plays a Farewell Reunion at Bitner Vineyards, 16645 Plum Rd, Caldwell, 5-8pm. Free. bitnervineyards.com/event/mississippi-marshall-joins-us-live-2/

Wednesday June 8, Becky and Lloyd Blake play Sofia’s Greek Bistro, N Glenwood & W State, 6-9pm. Free.

Friday June 10, the Blues Directors are featured at Nampa Elks Lodge, 7-10pm. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance by calling 466-1389 or stopping by the Elks Lodge, 1116 1st St, Nampa, or at the door if it’s not an advance sellout.

Friday June 10, Jake Leg play Crescent Brewery, 1521 Front St, Nampa, 7-10pm. Free.

Saturday June 11, Blues and Bones at Crooked Flats Brewing, 3705ID-16, Eagle, 1:30-9pm. The schedule: 1:30-Jake Leg; 3:30-Ben Rice Trio; 5:30-Make Hammer and the Nails; 7:30-Daniel Castro. General admission tickets are $20, with a $5 discount if you use the password “Facebook” at checkout. BluesandBones.com

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Saturday June 11, Zack Quintana Band at Boots & Blues, 4 Rivers CC, Ontario, 5-9pm. facebook.com/zackquintanamusic

Saturday June 11, Ken Harris and Rico Weisman, at Berryhill Restaurant, 121 N 9th St #102, Boise, 6-9pm. Free. kenharrismusic.com/

Saturday June 11, Old Dog & New Trix play O’Michael’s Pub & Grill, 2433 N. Bogus Basin, 9pm. Free.

Sunday June 12, Boise Blues Jam at Harbor Grill (formerly The Drink) 3000 N Lakeharbor Ln, Boise, 3-6pm. Free
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Sunday June 12, Smooth Avenue at World Village Festival, Capital Park, Boise, 4-5pm. worldvillagefestival.com/

Thursday June 16, Smooth Avenue at Idaho Botanical Garden, Great Garden Escape Series, 6-9pm. $10 (IBG and AARP members $7). idahobotanicalgarden.org/great-garden-escape/

Friday June 17, Zack Quintana Band is at Even Steven’s, Freak Alley, Boise, 6-8pm. Free.

Saturday June 18, The Blues Addicts celebrate the coming of summer at SunRay Cafe, 13th & Eastman, 7-11pm. Three sets of blues, blues rock and classic rock. Free.

Sunday June 19, Moss Roses (Barbara Laing and Ev Hadden) play the Sandbar, 11am-1pm. Free.

Tuesday June 21, Carmel Crock and Ken Harris are at Bar 365, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, 5-8pm. Free. kenharrismusic.com/

Thursday June 23, Lloyd and Becky Blake will be performing in the park in Weiser, Idaho at 8pm, in conjunction with the festivities surrounding week-long Fiddlers’ Festival. Free.

Friday June 24, Smooth Avenue play the patio at Sockeye on N Cole, 8-11pm. Free.

Saturday June 25, Zack Quintana Band play The Curb Bar & Grill, Meridian, 7-09pm, with Jordan Thornquest. Free.

Sunday June 26, Zack Quintana Band are at Sandbar, Riverside Hotel, 2-5pm. Free.

We’ll see you at the Blues!

Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
BBS Communications

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Boise Blues Calendar May 2016

Here’s the full Boise Blues Calendar for May 2016:calendar 5

Tuesday May 3, The Moss Roses, a musical duo featuring Ev Hadden and Barbara Laing perform all new original songs along with blues and soul favorites at Bar365 in Riverside Hotel, 5-8pm. Free.

Every Wednesday, The Blind Mice host an open jam at Tom Grainey’s 109 S 6th St. Boise (upstairs) 8pm-? Drums and amps provided; bring your axe and play blues, rock, and more with other musicians. All kinds of music and all levels of players welcome. 21+ only. Free. facebook.com/theblindmiceband

Saturday May 7, Becky & Lloyd Blake, play blues and more at Shangri-La Teahouse and Cafe
1800 W Overland Rd, Boise, 7-9pm. Free.

Sunday May 8, Boise Blues Jam at Harbor Grill (formerly The Drink) 3000 N Lakeharbor Ln, Boise, 3-6pm. Free.

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Friday May 13, Hamilton Loomis, protege of the legendary Bo Diddley, makes a return visit to Boise, at the Sapphire Room in the Riverside Hotel. Show starts at 7:30 pm, doors open at 6:30. General seating still available. brownpapertickets.com/event/2534424

Friday May 20, Becky & Lloyd Blake play blues and more at High Note Cafe, 225 N 5th, Boise, 7-10pm. Free.

Wednesday May 25, Becky & Lloyd Blake play blues and more at Sofia’s Greek Bistro, 6748 N Glenwood St, Garden City, 6-9pm. Free.

Friday May 27, Smooth Avenue Band play the Sandbar at Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise. Free.

Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
BBS Communications

April Blues Events in Boise

Calendar of Local Events:

Fhoochie 8x foot outriday April 1, the Hoochie Coochie Men will play blues and blues-rock at Sockeye, 3019 N Cole Rd, from 7-10pm. Free.

 

Saturday April 2, the Zack Quintana Band is playing Willi B’s, 12505 W Chinden Blvd, from 7-9pm. It’s a celebration of Zack’s dad, Robbie’s birthday, and they invite all to come and celebrate with them. Free.

Tuesday April 5, Richard Soliz and the Fabulous Blue Rayz play blues, blues-rock and rock ‘n roll at Sockeye, 3019 N Cole Rd, from 7-10pm. Free.

Wednesday April 6, Ken Harris and Carmel Crock play Sofia’s Greek Bistro, 6748 N Glenwood St, Garden City, 7-9pm. Free.

Every Wednesday, The Blind Mice host an open jam at Tom Grainey’s 109 S 6th St. Boise (upstairs) 8pm-? Drums and amps provided; bring your axe and play blues, rock, and more with other musicians. All kinds of music and all levels of players welcome. 21+ only. Free.

Friday April 8, David McT on guitar, vocals, with bassist Carl Moore, and occasional guests, play blues, R & B, light jazz and rock classics at Divine Wine Bar, 2310 E Overland Rd #105, from 6:30-9pm. Free.

Sunday April 10, Boise Blues Jam at Harbor Grill (formerly The Drink) 3000 N Lakeharbor Ln, Boise, 3-6pm. Free.

Sunday April 10, Blues Collective plays the grand opening of The Oak Barrel, Eagle (formerly Cylos Lounge) from 5-9pm. Free.

Saturday April 16, Smooth Avenue Band plays the finish line of Race for Robie Creek, 1pm. Free.

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Friday April 29, the Blues Brothers Rock ‘n Soul Revue plays Sapphire Room, 2900 W Chinden Blvd, 7-10pm. It’s a special occasion for Jake to have a wedding dance with his daughter Megan, and they invite all to come join the festivities. Tix at brown paper.

Saturday April 30, the Zack Quintana Band plays The Curb Bar and Grill, Meridian, 7-10pm. Free.

 

Boise Blues Society is rolling into its major event time of the year. We look forward to bringing you the best of the Blues in 2016!

Curtis Salgado Coming – Thursday June 2

Tickets Are Selling Fast – Better Get Yours Now!

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2534430/

“Triumphant, joyful blues-soaked R&B…one of the most soulful, honest singers ever” –Blues Revue

The “original Blues Brother”, award-winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado sings and plays with soulful authority, never giving less than 100 percent. He plays each and every show like it’s the most important gig of his career. This great show is a sure early sellout – don’t wait!!

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He recalls the time when his friend, the great chitlin’ circuit singer Buddy Ace, put on the show of his life, singing his heart out, making three costume changes, all while playing at a casual house party. Salgado was floored. “I was just there playing with my band, hanging out in cut-offs and a t-shirt, and there’s Buddy treating the gig the same as if he was performing at the Apollo,” he says. From that moment on, Curtis vowed that every time he got on stage he would deliver his very best shot.

Salgado’s been perfecting his craft since he first began playing professionally in the late 1960s. He fronted his own group, The Nighthawks, inspired John Belushi to create The Blues Brothers, was co-star of The Robert Cray Band and sang and toured with Roomful Of Blues. He released his first of eight solo albums in 1991, hitting the road hard year after year. Salgado and his band toured with The Steve Miller Band and Curtis spent a summer singing with Santana before being sidelined by serious health issues in 2006. He’s battled all the way back, and, after a full and complete recovery, has been tearing up concert stages all over the country.

BUY TICKETS NOW!

Tickets are now available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2534430/
General Seating: $20 online ($25 at the door if left).
Preferred Seating: $25 online ($30 at the door if left).
Discount for BBS members!

To became a member see http://boiseblues.org/paypal-payments/ Discount passwords for current events will be sent to you right away in the member welcome email. If you are already a member see our latest mailing or email boisebluessociety@gmail.com for the discount password. Tickets are sure to sell very fast for this blues icon so you best get yours now if you want to be there!

Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:30. Full food menu and bar available. This is an all-ages show.

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SOLD OUT – Hamilton Loomis Returns to Boise May 13

Buy Your Tickets Now – SOLD OUT!!

Extraordinary Blues guitarist-harmonica master Hamilton Loomis will be here on May 13 at the Sapphire Room.

This protege of the legendary Bo Diddley headlined the Boise Blues Festival in 2014, wowing the crowd. BBS also hosted him in 2 sold-out harmonica workshops here, and a stunning performance in his first Boise show in January 2014 at Jo’s Sunshine Lounge.

Loomis’ latest album release GIVE IT BACK is an altruistic message showcasing a “pay it forward” philosophy. Loomis states his goal to share the knowledge and information that was given to him as a young musician by Bo Diddley and others. Bridging the gap between generations of music-lovers and redefining blues-based American music for a contemporary audience, Loomis created his own path and built a loyal following by blending myriad influences, clever songwriting, and an expressive voice into a sound that defies description.

See more about Hamilton at his website hamiltonloomis.com.

Tickets are now available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2534424/
General Seating: $10 online ($15 at the door if any left).  Seating: $15 online ($20 at the door if any left).
Discount for BBS members! To became a member see http://boiseblues.org/paypal-payments/ Discount passwords for current events will be sent to you right away in the member welcome email. If you are already a member see our latest mailing or email boisebluessociety@gmail.com with your membership name for the discount password.