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Life is Full of Challenges
 
Last week I announced the opening of the registration for the 2017 Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge. If you are considering entering or know an act who is considering it, please direct them to the article below or to our website ozarkbluessociety.org for full information. 

This past week was challenging for me on a personal level.  What was supposed to be a low-key week to catch up before school starts fell to pieces when my oldest daughter was at ground zero in last Sunday's Tulsa F2 tornado. She was at work as a night baker when they got hit. A blessing she walked away physically unscathed from a building that is now condemned. And since she rotates to the various locations she still has a job. Her beloved Ford Ranger, unfortunately was not so lucky (her coworkers car is pancaked under building front on the other side of her truck.)  We learned that stuff is stuff but it still hurts...especially when looters steal your license plate and pilfer your vehicle. Disaster recovery has a lot of moving pieces and we found many helpful and caring folks. A super shout out to Tulsa's Fox23 as their reporters JJ Burton and Preston Jones went above
and beyond to help us.
 So back to the more fun stuff...always remember you can drop me a note and
let me know of upcoming shows and events as well as ideas of what you would like to see in this Newsletter. 
Email me anytime at:
~Sandy McCann
Registration is NOW OPEN
2017
Ozark Blues Society
Blues Challenge
This regional competition is run under the umbrella of our affiliate status with the Blues Foundation. OBS uses the same format and scoring used at the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis in January. If you are a blues band or a solo or duo blues act living within 250 miles of Bentonville Arkansas and would like to compete in the IBC in January, this regional contest is a first step to make that happen. Only winners from the various regional competitions may go on to the semi-finals in Memphis.
Read on below or visit our website for all the information

 

 
The 2017 Ozark Blues Society
Blues Challenge will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville, Arkansas. This regional competition is designed to be a preliminary round for bands and solo/duo artists wishing to compete in the January 2018 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis by the Blues Foundation. The regional competitions are held by blues societies affiliated with the foundation and are open to all blues acts within a 250 mile radius of each affiliate.
International Songwriting Competition
ANNOUNCES 2017 JUDGES

Judges Include:

Lorde, Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction), Tom Waits, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Bastille, Booker T. Jones, Ziggy Marley, Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks), Don Omar, Natalie Grant,
Billy Cobham, Hardwell, Joe Louis Walker, Kaskade, and Many More



As Ozark Blues Society again this year partners with the International Song Writing Competition, we are excited to be able to bring news of this opportunity to our readers.
The International Songwriting Competition organization shared the following with OBS:
"Now in its 17th year, ISC is one of the largest and most respected songwriting competitions in the world. Prizes include over $150,000 in cash and merchandise, including a $25,000 cash to the Grand Prize winner. Past winners include: Vance Joy; Gotye; Bastille; The Band Perry; Kimbra; Passenger; Kasey Chambers; Passenger; Lindsey Stirling; Kate Miller-Heidke; Gregory Porter; King Charles; Gin Wigmore; Andrew Bird; Tommy Castro; For King & Country; Omar Sosa; and more."  
 
Music Calendar 
8/11- 8/19
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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8.11
  • Full House and Crusade and the Big Hog Band for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Dr NOLA and the Soul Shakers at Kingfish in Fayetteville
  • Sugar Creek at Foghorns on 15th in Fayetteville
  • Old Fashioned at Jose's in Tontitown
  • Blew Reed and the Flatheads at Levi's Gastrolounge in Rogers
  • Blue Muse at the Forge in Bentonville
  • Tightrope at the Rowdy Beaver in Eureka Springs
8.12
  • Leah and the Cocktail Club at Sassafras Vinyard in Fayetteville
  • Donnie Baker at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Tony Alvarez at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Tightrope at the Rowdy Beaver in Eureka Springs
8.13
  • The Baskins at Terra Studios in Durham
  • Beer and Hymns: Songs of Summer at Bike Rack Brewery in Bentonville
8.14
  • Copelin Bates at JJ's Grill and Chill on Dickson in Fayetteville
8.16
  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Bears Place in Fayetteville
8.17
  • Richard Burnett Band at JJ's Grill and Chill on Dickson in Fayetteville
8.18
  • Nace Brothers and Good Luck Slim for Happy Hour at Georges Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Buddy Shute and the Motivators at Bears Place in Fayetteville
  • Randall Shreve at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Melody Pond at The Forge in Bentonville
8.19
  • Alex Wintz Trio: Six Strings, Six Stories at Haxton Road Studio in Bentonville
  • Route 358 at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Chris Cameron at the Founder's Room in Alma
  • Buddy Shute and Mark Bokun at Low Gap Cafe in Ponca
 
Mark Your Calendar

  • 9/16 X Eye Blind at the Founder's Room in Alma
  • 9/19 Taj Mahal and Keb Mo' at the WAC in Fayetteville
  • 9/23 Rev Jimmie Bratcher at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 9/23 Laurence Juber at Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville
  • 10/27 Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
In this issue:  8/11/2017
Life is Full of Challenges
Registration is NOW OPEN2017 Ozark Blues SocietyBlues Challenge
International Songwriting CompetitionANNOUNCES 2017 JUDGES
Music Calendar 8/11- 8/19
On this day in Blues History August 11
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
 August 11

 
Today’s show features music performed by Lonnie Johnson and Booker T & The MGs
 
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
 
"I was extremely fortunate to live around the corner from a recording studio and to be chosen to have a paper route to make enough money to pay for the music lessons. I was one of the chosen few to have a job and to walk through the curtain at Stax Records was just an amazing thing for me to do at age 14."
 
 Booker T Jones
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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