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Feedback
If you are a musician (or sound engineer) the word feedback is generally a negative....yes I know sometimes you guitar players use it to your advantage, lol!  Seriously though with the first Jose's Southwest Bike Night just over two
weeks away signalling the start of patio season, I want to take a moment to request your Feedback.
As I have mentioned before to make our calendar at the end of this newsletter I rely on the information in a number of local events listings. Each week I visit sites for groups like Downtown Bentonville, websites like NWAMAG and the Fayetteville Flyer, and venue websites where blues music is supported such as George's Majestic Lounge and a few others.  If you are an artist and are not seeing your gig promoted, please help me find and promote your gig information.  If you don't regularly submit to local/regional calendars then please drop me an e-mail with your upcoming schedule. I am going to start looking to Facebook Events a bit more so I catch those gigs, but do be aware due to time constraints I am not able to visit individual artist's pages.  
Thanks in advance for helping make this a go to publication for blues music information!  Of note I am finding the "Check Your Calendar" listing becoming too long so look for some of the advance bookings of local groups to cease being listed.  I will instead return to only listing acts from out of the NWA region as well as upcoming special events.

Lastly, if you feel I am missing the listings of the hottest band you follow PLEASE tell me. I want this newsletter to offer you the information you, the reader, finds helpful. Send any
ideas or comments to me anytime at:
~Sandy McCann
TONIGHT!
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers w/ Earl Cate
Happy Hour at Georges is going to be happier that usual this Friday, April 8th when Jimmy Thackery hits Fayetteville with his band. To make it even better (is that possible??) Earl Cate plans to join Jimmy and the Drivers on stage. Getting Jimmy and Earl in the same place at the same time doesn't happen as often as blues lovers would like so this show will be a real deal not to be missed event! 
TOMORROW!
Second Annual
Arkansas Guitar Show
Here it is Arkansas!
Join your fellow musicians in Central Arkansas this Saturday, April 9th for the second annual Arkansas Guitar Show. Buy, Sell, Trade & hang out with guitar pickers all day long. Just like Dallas, Nashville, Chicago, Philadelphia and Arlington, this is Arkansas' Guitar Show:
Check us out on FACEBOOK
For Vendors, Dealers, Pickers, Builders, Luthiers, Collectors, Hobbyists,   Teachers, Manufactures and any related music gear or collectibles.
New, Used, Vintage.  Buy, Sell, Trade. 
Tables starting at $100.
General public admission: $7 
$5 if you bring an item to trade or sell.
Children under 12 FREE
Jacksonville Community Center
5 Municipal Dr.
Jacksonville AR 72076
Phone: 501-982-4171
SHOW HOURS: 10am to 5pm
2016
International Songwriting Contest Underway
Once again this year Ozark Blues Society is excited to partner with the International Songwriting Competition. 
Read on below and check out the link to get more information!
 
IMPORTANT for Songwriters
Enter World's TOP Songwriting Competition – the 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition. 15 Categories You Can Enter.21 Billboard top ten artists ALREADY discovered! Will YOU be next? http://www.songwriting.net
Music Calendar 
4/08-4/16
04.08
  • Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers with Earl Cate plus Mudhawk for for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Left of Center at Kingfish in Fayetteville
04.09
  • Jim Mills at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fayetteville
  • Michael Tisdale at Dickson Street Pub in Fayetteville
  • Buddy Shute and the Motavatas at bear's Place in Fayetteville
  • The Odds at JJ's Grill and Chill in Rogers
  • Eric Matthews Band at Warrens Rec Room in Alma
04.10
  • Claudia Burson Trio at Copelands Famous New Orleans Restaurant in Rogers
  • Micheal Tisdale Duo at The Rowdy beaver in Eureka Springs
04.12
  • Jed Clampit at Pesto Cafe in Fayetteville
04.13
  • Blues Therapy with Brick Fields at Nomads Music Lounge in Fayetteville
04.14
  • Amanda Rey and The West Street Blues Band at Nomads Music Lounge
  • Keith Nicholson at Bentonville Brewing Company in Bentonville
04.15
  • Nace Brothers and Joe Giles and the Homewreckers for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Jesse Dean and Left of Center at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
04.16
  • Keb Mo at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville
  • Fayetteville Spring Fest on Dickson Street in Fayetteville
  • Keith Nicholson Trio at JJ's Grill and Chill in in Bella Vista
 Mark Your Calendar
  • 04.23 Eli Cook at the Founders Room in Alma
  • 04.30 JP Soars and the Red Hots at Warrens Rec Room in Alma
  • 05.03 Doyle Bramhall II at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • 05.14 Chris Cameron Trio at The Founders Room in Alma
  • 05.22 Block Street Party on Block Street in Fayetteville
  • 05.28 Jimmie Bratcher at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 05.28 Dawn Cate and the Rhythm Kings at Warrens Rec Room in Alma
  • 06.04 Trey Johnson and Jason Willmon at the Founders Room in Alma
  • 06.10 Rick Gibson Band at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 06/16-06/19 Eureka Springs Blues Weekend
  • 06.18 Nathan Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys
  • 07.03 Hot Dam Blues in Bella Vista
Article Title
It is recital season!  Whether you adore the symphony orchestra, a choir concert, Boston Mountain Brassworks, or the percussion ensemble...you will find them on the University of Arkansas Campus during the next few weeks.  Recitals at Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall are free. Larger concerts at The Faulkner Performing Arts Center require tickets though the cost is very minimal. Interested?  Check out the full schedule: UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MUSIC
  Another end of the school year "recital" group to watch for are the Fayetteville and Rogers School of Rock bands.  These students would also love to have a screaming crowd at their upcoming performances.  Their performances kick off a bit later in May so watch this newsletter for information!

In this issue:  4/8/2016
Feedback
TONIGHT! Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers w/ Earl Cate
TOMORROW!Second AnnualArkansas Guitar Show
2016International Songwriting Contest Underway
Music Calendar 4/08-4/16
Article Title
On this day in Blues HistoryApril 8
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
April 8

 
Today’s show features music performed by Peg Leg Howell, Tommy McClennan, and Lil Ed Williams
 
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/sonnyterry211910.html
You have to open your mind. I like the ability to express myself in a deep way. It's the closest music to our humanity - it's like a folk music that rises up out of a culture.
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/sonnyterry211910.html
 Listen

 
This Week's Quote
 
Blues means what milk does to a baby. Blues is what the spirit is to the minister. We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed.
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/albertahun394876.html
The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/158627
n God loves you, what can be better than that?
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/arethafran649567.html
The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/158627
The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/158627
The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/158627
 
"Got the banjo blues and I'm feeling awful, I mean awful, I mean bad
   
Got the banjo blues and I'm feeling awful bad
   
And the blues ain't nothin' but a good man feelin' bad"
 
"Peg Leg" Howell

 
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
LINK
 
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! Ozarkbluessociety.org
 
 


 


 
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
 
Eureka Springs Blues Weekend
 
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
 
http://www.songwritingcompetition.com./
 


 
 

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