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 HOT, HOT, HOT!!
 OK, sure, most people's first line of thought when I say "hot, hot, hot" is likely to be the weather lately. I know it sure is my thought when I roll out of bed at 3:30am on Thursday mornings to be at my mowing gig by 4:30 (yes we start in the dark, but it's worth it to be done before it gets too hot!) But for all you blues lovers hot is a great word to file in your vocabulary to describe all the awesome bands, venues, and events that we have here in the northwest Arkansas area. Though some weeks there may not be a lot of news it will always be a good idea to check out our weekly calendar listings for ideas of where to go to get your own version of "hot" on!

Lately I have been thinking it would be nice to have a regular news item highlighting local musicians. Please let me know if you would be interested in gathering
information for me to help get
such a column started.
 
Also, again just a reminder, I harvest my performance information from the various local and regional publications and websites. If I am missing YOUR information...or that of your favorite band of venue, you need to email me! I want this newsletter to offer you the information you, the reader, finds helpful. Also please send any ideas or comments to me anytime at:
~Sandy McCann
Mark Your Calendar
2016 Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge
As the summer kicks off be assured the Ozark Blues Society Board kicks into gear working behind the scenes to start preparing for our annual fall event, the Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge. With the date locked down for
October 19, 2016
Georges Majestic Lounge
look for an announcement soon more details including how to enter.
Just in case we have any new readers unsure as to the purpose of this event, it is the competition that is used to select the band and solo/duo acts we will send to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge.  Bands and solo/duo acts who desire to compete in Memphis must win in a local competition sponsored by a blues society that is an affiliate of the Blues Foundation. Each affiliated society is allowed to send one band, one solo or duo, and one youth act.
 
Music Calendar 
7/08-7/16
07.08
  • The Nace Brothers and Mudhawk for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Charliehorse at Kingfish Bar in Fayetteville
  • Allison Williams at Arsagas at the Depot in Fayetteville
  • Vince Turner at Foghorns in Fayetteville
  • The Odds at JJ's Grill and Chill in Rogers
  • Buddy Shute and the Motivators with Oreo Blue at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
07.09
  • Keith Nicholson Trio at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fayetteville
  • Blew Reed and the Flatheads at Kingfish Bar in Fayetteville
  • Daryl Brooks Band at Foghorns in Rogers
07.10
  • Claudia Burson Trio at Copelands Famous New Orleans Restaurant in Rogers
  • Michael Tisdale Duo at Rowdy Beaver in Eureka Springs
07.11
  • Keith Nicholson for "Keep on Truckin" food and music in Downtown Bentonville
  • Copelin Bates at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
07.12
  • Isayah's Allstars att JJ's Grill and Chill in Fayetteville
  • Brenda Baskin at Bear's Place in Fayetteville
07.13
  • Blues Therapy with Brick Fields at Bears Place in Fayetteville
  • Open Mic at Foghorns in Fayetteville
  • Rick Estrin and the NightCats at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
07.14
  • Amanda Rey and the West Street Blues Band at Nomads Music Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Keith Nicholson at Bentonville Brewing Company in Bentonville
07.15
  • Earl and Them and Flashback for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Roger Thomas at Two25 Gallery in Bentonville
  • Children's Fundraiser with StrapJacket at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
07.16
  • Mojo Trio at Foghorns in Fayetteville
  • Rob and Tis at Mojos Pints and Pies in Fayetteville
  • Blew Reed and the Flatheads at Foghorns in Springdale
  • School of Rock National Best of Show at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Gary Hutchison Band at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fort Smith
 Mark Your Calendar
  • 07/30 Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at The Founders Room in Alma
  • 08/13 Robert Tepper at The Founders Room in Alma
  • 09/16 Founders Night featuring Mark O'Conner at The Founders Room in Alma
In this issue:  7/08/2016
 HOT, HOT, HOT!!
Mark Your Calendar2016 Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge
Music Calendar 7/08-7/16
On this day in Blues History July 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
 July 8

 
Today’s show features music performed
by Gladys Bentley,
Red Prysock, and Louis Jordan
 
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
 
"With the White Stripes we were trying to trick people into not realising we were playing the blues. We did not want to come off like white kids trying to play black music from 100 years ago so a great way to distract them was by dressing in red, white and black."
 
Jack White

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./
 


 
 

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

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