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BBS 25th Year CD Release Party May 13 – Mardi Gras Ballroom

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


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.

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
7:30–Bart Barbour
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


Award-Winning Guitarist Nick Schnebelen Band Coming April 4

Boise Blues Society presents award-winning guitarist Nick Schnebelen and his hot blues band, one night only at the Riverside Hotel’s Sapphire Room, Tuesday, April 4, 7:30pm.

Nick Schnebelen has quickly built a reputation as a killer lead guitar player and impassioned vocalist. As founding member of the popular family band Trampled Under Foot, Nick has traveled the world playing clubs and festivals. and as fan favorites on the Legendary Blues Cruise.







“Echos of the blues like Freddie King, Buddy Guy…Nick Schnebelen’s world-class guitar playing leads the way.”   –JS, Seattle PI

In 2008, Trampled Under Foot won the International Blues Competition and Nick won The Albert King Award for “Best Guitarist”. Today, Nick performs with his own band, as does his sister Danielle (Nicole Schnebelen), and brother Chris Schnebelen. The siblings still perform a few reunion shows as Trampled Under Foot.

Nick Schnebelen has blues in his blood. Nick and his siblings grew up with their parents who played music full time in the Kansas City blues scene. Their house often became a jam space for their parents Lisa Swedlund and Robert Schnebelen’s popular blues band, Little Eva & The Works.

Nick and Trampled Under Foot recorded two great blues releases with Tony Braunagel producing (Taj Mahal, Robert Cray): “Wrong Side of Blues” and “Badlands”. The latter debuted #1 on Billboard and won Best Contemporary Blues Album at the Blues Music Awards in 2014.

Blues Blast Magazine says about Nick’s own 2016 debut album, “Live in Kansas City” — “Nick Schnebelen Band is a kill ’em and ‘leave ’em group of musicians that leaves it all on the stage every time they perform, so we’re damn lucky that they’ve given us a live album as their initial effort.”

Sounds like we’re in for a great show at The Sapphire! 


Music Industry Awards:
2014 Blues Music Award “Band of the Year”, Trampled Under Foot
2014 Blues Music Award “Album of the Year”, Trampled Under Foot
2008: The Albert King Award for “Best Guitarist” at International Blues Competition (IBC) – Nick Schnebelen
2008: Best Band Winner – International Blues Competition – Trampled Under Foot

Master Bluesman RJ Mischo Returns to Boise Saturday Jan 14 – with Hoochie Coochie Men

Fantastic bluesman RJ Mischo returns to Boise to follow up his energy charged performance at this year’s Boise Blues Festival in July.


Mischo, master of the blues harp and voice, returns to Boise on Saturday, January 14 at Playhouse Boise.  RJ is one of the best blues harmonica players anywhere! He showed his prodigious skills accompanying the Andy T band at the festival, and now Boise Blues Society is bringing him back for his own show.

Mischo will be backed for this performance by Boise’s own long-time blues stars, The Hoochie Coochie Men!

Mischo has long been considered in the upper echelon of the world’s blues harp players. His music is drenched in the grease of the juke joint shuffles that have stayed in style since before they called it Rock & Roll. Mischo’s magnificent tone, formidable chops, and affable, self-assured vocals make him a top entertainer; the kind of entertainer that only 25 years of touring experience will bring to the stage. You won’t want to miss this outstanding performance!

Door $18. Show at 7:30pm. Doors at 6:30. Come early for best seat selection and for a free blues dance lesson with Robyn Watson and Craig Crist of Kickin’ It Dance (6:45). You may want to visit the large inviting dance floor at some point during RJ’s show, he will definitely get you moving!

Playhouse Boise is at 8001 W Fairview, near the intersection of Fairview and Milwaukee. Food and full bar available.