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Livin' Light - Livin' Large
Say what?

Well, this week we have sort of a break in the recent run of news.  So, that's the "Livin' Light"...this week's newsletter will be a quick read! Why, you may ask, am I pointing this out?  Well, it's time for my plea again for written input.  I am looking for any of our readers who want to get involved and share their own love of the blues! It would be wonderful to have more pieces like we have enjoyed in the past submitted by our readers. The topics are nearly endless....just anything that is about the blues.  Have you been to a spectacular event or show you could tell us about? Are you excited about some aspect of blues history you could share? Or perhaps you are a blues musician and would like to share with the non-musician public about some aspect of your craft?  Like I said, pretty much the sky is the limit.  So far I have been able to publish articles in full, but of course Ozark Blues Society reserves the right to edit or reject any piece submitted for publication. Authors are always notified before publication if editing is required.  
...And the "Livin' Large"?  Read the article below on our upcoming Blues in the Schools to learn more about it!
And as always, please remember I need artists and readers to help me get linked up to events you have or know about, especially if the events aren't posted to the local calendars. Send any
ideas or comments to me anytime at:
~Sandy McCann
Livin' Large
Blues in the Schools!
Our Blues in the Schools program will be livin' large on Friday, February 26th as Ozark Blues Society brings out Jimmy Wayne Garrett and his band to bring blues history to the 7th grade students in Fayetteville Public Schools!  We will have a morning program at Woodland Junior High for the whole 7th grade at one time. This group of about 300 students will be our LARGEST one time audience ever! We are excited to share that we are partnering with the Woodland 7th Grade Girls Choir who will come out in their "large" numbers (approximately 100 girls) to join Fayetteville's own Blues and Gospel Diva, Ms Ocie Fisher, as her
gospel choir as we learn about the gospel roots of the blues. If our luck holds we also might have a guest appearance by one of Fayetteville Schools Orchestra leaders who will join in to demonstrate that blues has a history of being played on many different instruments.
Once we finish at Woodland it's off for an afternoon of Blues in the Schools at Ramay Junior High where we will be presenting our program three times back to back for the 7th grade class. 
Yes, it's going to be a BIG day!
Join Ozark Blues Society by Supporting
Blues Education

Blues education has been a long standing priority of Ozark Blues Society. We have presented programs to share the love of blues with all ages from toddlers to adults. Most recently we have seen significant growth in our Blues in the Schools programs. We always thrilled for these opportunities but couldn't do it without the support, both financial and otherwise, of our OBS members. Please consider ways you might help support blues education.

Watch this newsletter for upcoming ways to get involved. We are working to organize a workshop for musicians who would like to be a part of the Ozark Blues Society Blues in the Schools.  If you would like more information please email Sandy McCann at   
Music Calendar 
  • Leah and the Mojo Doctors and Jim Mills and the Hellbenders for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Copelin Bates at the Dickson Street Pub in Fayetteville
  • Got It Covered at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Jim Mills at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fayetteville
  • The Odds at Mojos Pints and Pies in Fayetteville
  • Richard Barnett at Rowdy Beaver in Eureka Springs
  • Jimmy Wayne Garrett at Cathouse Lounge in Eureka Springs
  • Claudia Burson Trio at Copelands Famous New Orleans Restaurant in Rogers
  • Jed Clampit at Pesto Cafe in Fayetteville
  • Blues Therapy with Brick Fields at Bears Place in Fayetteville
  • Beth and Dave Tessier for Notes at Night at Two25 Gallery and Wine Bar in Bentonville
  • Keith Nicholson at JJs Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Blues Therapy with Brick Fields at Warrens Rec Room in Alma
  • Dawn Cate and the Rhythm Kings and Got It Covered for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
 Mark Your Calendar

  • 02.27 Buddy Whittington at The Founders Room in Alma
  • 03.19 Chris Thomas King at The Founders Room in Alma
  • 04.02 Lucious Spiller at The Founders Room in Alma
  • 04.05 JJ Grey and Mofro at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
In this issue:  2/19/2016
Livin' Light - Livin' Large
Livin' LargethroughBlues in the Schools!
Join Ozark Blues Society by Supporting Blues Education
Music Calendar 2/19-2/27
On this day in Blues HistoryFebruary 19
This Week's Quote
Check Out these regular local radio programs
Get Involved with the Ozark Blues Society

Links You Can Use

On this day
in Blues History
February 19

Fats Domino

Today’s show features music performed by Mamie Smith and Bonnie Raitt
This Week's Quote

"The consolidation of the music business has made it difficult to encourage styles like the blues, all of which deserve to be celebrated as part of our most treasured national resources."
Bonnie Raitt

Check Out these regular local radio programs

"The Generic Blues Show" hosted by Paul Kelso airs every Friday night at 9pm on KUAF 91.3FM

Rockin' Hog Radio presents "Sunday Morning Blues" from 8am to 10am every Sunday
Get Involved with the Ozark Blues Society

Annual membership levels begin at $15 and give you so much in return, including meeting new friends while enjoying the best blues artists in the area.  
By being a member of The Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas, you are helping to support the Arts and to preserve the Original American Art Form known as The Blues.
Membership Benefits Include:
Weekly E-newsletter
Opportunities to win tickets to events
VIP seating at events (when available)
Discounts on OBS merchandise
Social networking – meeting other people who also love the blues
Opportunities to volunteer on OBS committees and at events
Ability to attend board meetings and vote on upcoming organizational issues and elections
Visit our Website to renew or join!


Links You
Can Use
Arkansas Music Pavillion
Arkansas Music Works
American Blues News
The Blues Foundation
Blues For A Cause
Blues Festivals Guide
Blues Guitar News
Crystal Bridges
Downtown Bentonville
Free Weekly
George’s Majestic Lounge
Guitar Center
J L Sound & Lighting Productions
National Blues Museum
North AR Jazz Society
NWA Tunedin
Rockin' Hog Radio
Sherry L Speer Photography
The Founders Room
The Walmart Museum
Tom Mowry Photography


Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas  |  P O Box 2004  |  Bentonville, AR 72712  | 

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