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Blues News You Can Use!
More Blues in the Schools...
One of the primary missions of Ozark Blues Society is to bring blues music to new audiences.  This can happen at many levels but one for which we are most proud is our outreach to schools through our Blues in the Schools (BITS) programs. We spin
off the efforts laid by the Blues Foundation, however each affiliate society is free to present in whatever manner they feel is best in their area.

Don't miss the article below on our recent Blues in the Schools event in Farmington and watch for an article next week on our programs for the
7th graders in Fayetteville happening next Tuesday.
Additionally, please remember there is still time to renew your membership so you can be included in our 2017 annual meeting and board elections being held on March 7th.

  Finally, always remember you can let me know if you have any ideas, comments or additions to the newsletter. Just send them to me anytime at:
~Sandy McCann
Blues in the Schools
Almost immediately after returning from Memphis, members of the Ozark Blues Society board hit the ground running with our Blues in the Schools program. The event this week was at Bob Folsom Elementary School in Farmington. We presented a short offering about blues history which focused on call and response by sharing a 12-bar blues verse written just for the K-3 students at the school. Ozark Blues Society board members were also in attendance to share the exciting news that through our grant from the Puffin Foundation we were able to supply music teacher Ashley Watson's classroom with two additional xylophones allowing her to expand student involvement in hands on experience as she teaches about blues and other American roots music. 

For more information about Ozark Blues Society's Blues in the Schools please email  Sandy
To learn more about the efforts to share blues with new audiences worldwide, visit THE BLUES FOUNDATION/BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS
Board Elections
Annual Meeting
Less Than a Month Away!

The Ozark Blues Society will hold it's annual meeting on March 7, 2017 from 6-8pm at Foghorns in Springdale. Elections will be held for the officer positions of President and Treasurer.  Officers serve for two year terms. To be included in this meeting (and to vote)
you must be a member of Ozark Blues Society so this might be a good time
to check if your membership is
current. Go HERE to sign up or update your membership.
A committee was formed at the January meeting to identify and nominate potential candidates for the board positions up for election. 
For more information or to present a
potential candidate, please click below to email:
 
2017
International Blues Challenge
Winners
Wow!  What an AMAZING time it was in Memphis for the 2017 International Blues Challenge! Unfortunately our Northwest Arkansas entries were eliminated prior
to the final round, however they each
lost to acts that went on to place in the finals. As has been stated so many times each band goes to Memphis as WINNERS and in blues language it is all gravy from there. Read on below for the list of the 2017 winners and don't forget to follow all the activities of the Blues Foundation
at their website HERE  
.....or their Facebook page HERE
 
 
Music Calendar 
2/17-2/25
Please enjoy the following listings comprised of bands, venues, and/or organizations supportive of Ozark Blues Society. Always check with individual venues for event details and schedule changes.

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2.17
  • Nace Brothers and Mangosteen for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Tony Alvarez at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
  • The Lark and the Loon at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville
  • Buddy Shute and Mark Bokun at Low Gap Cafe in Ponca
2.18
  • Buddy Shute and the Motivators at Bear's Place in Fayetteville
  • The Odds at JJ's Grill and Chill in Rogers
  • Roger Thomas at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
  • Rick Atha at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Flash at Two25 Gallery in Bentonville
  • Oreo Blue at Warren's Rec Room in Alma
2.21
  • Acoustic evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville
  • Sean McConnell at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
2.22

  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Bears Place in Fayetteville
  • Isayah's Allstars at Mojo's Pints and Pies in Fayetteville
2.24
  • Crescent City Combo and Dr. NOLA and the Soulshakers for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Third Coast Percussion at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville
  • The Taylors at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville
  • Photosphere at Two25 Wine Gallery in Bentonville
  • Jay Yetes at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
2.25
  • MVP Jazz Quartet at the Starr Theater/WAC in Fayetteville
  • The Odds at JJ's Grill and Chill in Rogers
  • Beth and Dave Tessier at Two25 Wine Gallery in Bentonville
  • Route 358 at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • The Downtown Livewires for The Mayor's Ball in Eureka Springs
  • Honeyjack at Warren's Rec Room in Alma
Mark Your Calendar
  • 3/10 Roy Clark at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 3/12 Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots for Buffalo River Concerts at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • 3/17 Ghost Town Blues Band at Warren's Rec Room in Alma
  • 3/18 Boston Mountain Playboys at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 3/25 Howie Day at The Founders Room in Alma
  • 4/1 WellRed Comedy Tour at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
In this issue:  2/17/2017
More Blues in the Schools...
Blues in the Schools
Board ElectionsAnnual MeetingLess Than a Month Away!
2017 International Blues Challenge Winners
Music Calendar 2/17-2/25
On this day in Blues History February 17
This Week's Quote
Blues Education Supporters
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 17

 
Today’s show features music performed by Little Richard, B.B. King, and The Blues Brothers
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
This Week's Quote
 
"Blues don't necessarily have to be sung by a person that came from Mississippi as I did, because there are people having problems all over the world."

I was always singing the way I felt, and maybe I didn't exactly know it, but I just didn't like the way things were down there-in Mississippi.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/muddy
 B. B. King
Blues Education Supporters
Thanks to the following for their support of blues education.


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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