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:
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.
Terry Hanck proves that sax and soul are still all the rage. He won the 2016 Blues Music Award for Best Horn. In 2014,he won the ISC Award (International Songwriting Competition) in the BLUES Category and in 2012 swept both the Blues Music Awards and the Living Blues Award forBest Horn. He was in the great Elvin Bishop’s band for ten years and Bishop still refers to him as his favorite sax man.
Joined by his solid sender bandmates–Johnny Soubrand (the sizzling master guitarist celebrating his 12 year anniversary with Terry), and the tight all-star rhythm section of long-time drummer Butch Cousins and bassist Tim Wagar, Terry has never lost his unbridled enthusiasm and fearless youth—in his playing, singing, songwriting or his warm personality.
Boise Blues Society is so excited to have the opportunity to bring this group to Boise. Please don’t miss this great show.
Boise Blues Society is proud to present one of the finest blues harp players in the world today, RJ Mischo, on Saturday, October 21st, 7:30pm. Our own Hoochie Coochie Men will be backing RJ for this show so you know its going to be a fun, rockin’ good time in the Sapphire!
Mischo loves traveling and playing with local musicians. Playing with different musicians instead of a band of his own is improvisation in its best form, he says. The Hoochie Coochie men have been together for a few decades as well and have improvised with RJ before, so look for the sparks to fly again when hit the stage together on Oct. 21st. Put on your dancing shoes and join us.
We’ve just created a new YouTube Channel! Live music from local shows by BBS member bands, concert excerpts from touring blues musicians presented by BBS in the greater Boise area, and lots of other fine blues videos gleaned from YouTube and other websites. Check it out below, because there’s never too much blues music!!
Boise Blues Society has received a $1000 grant from the City of Boise, Arts & History Department to support our Blues in the Schools (BITS) program. Contributions like this help us reach out to students in the Boise area.
Part of our mission to “promote and preserve blues music” includes providing musicians as coaches and performers to introduce blues music to children and adults alike. BITS, which began in 2006, is part of our outreach effort and is provided at no cost to participating schools. Through BITS, Boise Blues Society brings a taste of blues music, and the lessons that go with it, into schools.
Spreading knowledge and appreciation of blues music throughout Southern Idaho.