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Sounds Like the Blues to Me
A few weeks ago it seemed as if spring was off and running on the early side....then lately it seems to have slowed down as our days have been peppered with cool, windy days. Not sure if that is part of the problem, but I have to admit lately my life has felt like a whopping big blues song.  Anyone else out there been feeling that way....or maybe it's just me. It's interesting though (at least to me) the effect that song lyrics can have on mood.  It's no wonder the blues came to be what they are as they provided that opportunity to speak of the problems in one's life and through that release be empowered. So, as I face my blues and think of others who are facing their own mental and physical challenges I wish for each of us a path to empowerment through blues.
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~Sandy McCann
Mark Your Calendar
for the
Bella Vista

 
The Bella Vista Foundation, The City of Bella Vista Arts Council, and The Bella Vista POA are announcing the first annual, Bella Vista Hot-Dam Blues Festival to be presented on Sunday, July 3, 2016, in the park below Lake Loch Lomond Dam from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.  Immediately following the Blues Festival, the City of Bella Vista will present their annual 4th of July fireworks demonstration.
Three great, Northwest Arkansas bands will be performing:
Jim Mills and the Hellbenders
Joe Giles and the Homewreckers
The Cate Brothers 
Admission and parking are free.  A free shuttle service to and from remote parking areas will also be available.  Food and beverage will be available for purchase from five local food trucks and the Bentonville Brewing Company will host a beer garden.
The festival is also partnering with a Bella Vista food pantry to collect food for needy families.  Spectators are asked to bring nonperishable, canned food items for donation.
Tax deductable donations to support the festival can be made to The Bella Vista Foundation.  Checks can be mailed to the Bella Vista Foundation, PO Box 5261, Bella Vista, AR  72714.  See their web site for more contact information: http://www.bellavistafoundation.com , or email them at info@bellavistafoundation.com
Persons interested in volunteering to help with the festival can contact Deb Sorensen at (479) 855-7633.
Don't Forget Recital Season
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!

Still over a month to enter!
2016
International Songwriting Contest

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 
4/15-4/23
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
  • Keith Nicholson Trio at JJ's Grill and Chill in in Bella Vista
04.17
  • Ben Harris Jazz Brunch at Copelands Famous New Orleans Restaurant in Rogers
04.18
  • Copelin Bates at JJs Grill and Chill in Fayetteville
04.19
  • Jed Clampit at Pesto Cafe in Fayetteville
  • Copelin Bates at JJs Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
04.20
  • Blues Therapy with Brick Fields at Bears Place in Fayetteville
04.22
  • Bel Aires and Steve Pryor for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Daryl Brooks Band at the Dickson Street Pub in Fayetteville
  • Brady Bunch Band at Bears Place in Fayetteville
04.23
  • Left of Center at JJs Grill and Chill in Rogers
  • Blew Reed and the Flatheads at Rowdy Beaver Den in Eureka Springs
  • Eli Cook at the Founders Room in Alma
 Mark Your Calendar
  • 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
  • 05.22 Block Street Party on Block Street in Fayetteville
  • 05.28 Jimmie Bratcher at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 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
  • 06/24-06/25 Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Fest
  • 07.03 Hot Dam Blues in Bella Vista
In this issue:  4/15/2016
Sounds Like the Blues to Me
Mark Your Calendarfor theBella Vista
Don't Forget Recital Season
Still over a month to enter!2016International Songwriting Contest
Music Calendar 4/15-4/23
On this day in Blues HistoryApril 15
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 15

 
Today’s show features music performed by Fletcher Henderson and Howlin’ Wolf
 
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
 
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The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent. Billy Joel
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/billyjoel339197.html?src=t_jazz
The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent. Billy Joel
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/billyjoel339197.html?src=t_jazz
The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent."
 
Billy Joel

 
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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