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Get Out and About!
 
I don't know about you but on these cool, fall days I just want to hunker down and enjoy a choice beverage and some warm comfort food. Of course the real life schedule for me (and likely most of you as well) dictates a bit more forward momentum is needed. Hopefully you are  readily motivated because there continues to be an ongoing, and exciting list of music events being hosted by Ozark Blues Society. Ticket sales for the "Evening With Bob Margolin" have been brisk. All of our VIP seating has been snapped up....but not to worry, in the intimate setup at Sunrise Stage, all seating is table seating and there is not a bad seat in the house! Check out the article below and visit our website www.ozarkbluessociety.org to grab one of the limited number of tickets left!
Featured again this week is the article
on our 2017 Blues Challenge winners
as well as a mark your calendar item for our January Fundraiser.

As always, I encourage you to keep an eye on the calendar below.  I put some unique opportunities in every now and again to remind you we really have a healthy and exciting music community
in Northwest Arkansas.
As always you can always 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
An Evening With
Bob Margolin
with Special Guests: Earl Cate, Terry Cagle, and Liz Lottmann
An Evening with Bob Margolin will reveal the inside stories of the career of a Grammy-winning bluesman. He'll perform music from his lifelong career, starting with his sideman adventures with Muddy Waters, all the way through to his experiences on the recent Last Waltz tours with legendary blues performers. Later in the evening, Bob will bring up special guests Earl Cate, Terry Cagle and Liz Lottmann, for a true-blues jam. The evening is hosted by The Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas.
When: November 18, 2017 from 7PM-9PM.
Where: Sunrise Stage at Sunrise Guitars in Fayetteville
 
Tickets: $15 or $30, depending on seating choices. Reservations are available by calling (479) 531-3659, and a link for ticket sales is posted under events at www.ozarkbluessociety.org
 
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A Boston native born in 1949, Bob Margolin was inspired by Chuck Berry and started playing guitar at age 15 in local clubs. He was hired by Muddy Waters in 1973.

Muddy’s band toured the world and jammed with many great blues and rock musicians, “but the biggest thrill was playing Muddy’s Blues with him.”  Muddy brought Margolin with him to special shows and recordings, when he sometimes didn’t use his whole band, to give him a familiar sound when working with other musicians. In 1975, they recorded Grammy Award-winning “Muddy Waters Woodstock Album”, Muddy’s last for Chess Records, which featured Paul Butterfield, and Levon Helm and Garth Hudson from The Band. In ‘76, Muddy brought Margolin with him to San Francisco to perform at The Band’s “Last Waltz” concert. Martin Scorsese filmed the concert for the classic film. “As it happened, only one camera was operating during our performance, zooming in or out, and since I was standing right next to Muddy, I was in every shot while he sang a powerful ‘Mannish Boy.'”  Margolin also played on the four albums that Muddy recorded for Blue Sky Records, which were produced by Johnny Winter, and with Johnny on his Nothin’ But The Blues album. Three of those albums won Grammy Awards.
 
Margolin left Muddy’s band in 1980 and formed his own band. He released many albums from 1989 through 1993, and in 1996, his "Tribute to Muddy Waters" was nominated for a Grammy. Margolin appeared on the Kennedy Center Tribute to Muddy Waters in 1997, and the DVD of the event was released the next year. Bob has played on several Grammy-winning recordins, won numerous Blues Music Awards from the Blues Foundation, and is a Keeping The Blues Alive Award recipient for journalism. Bob was invited to play on the original "Last Waltz", and was a featured player on the recent "Last Waltz" tours.
 
"My Road" is Bob's latest recording, produced by Grammy-winning producer Michael Freeman. He'll be playing many of his originals from that recording, as well as many others he has played throughout his long career.
 
And the Winner Is...
What an amazing night blues fans from around the region experienced Friday, October 27th! The vibe was awesome as the Ozark Blues Society held their 2017 Blues Challenge. Every act had something special to share! 
But....each affiliate is only allowed to sponsor one solo/duo and one band act as well as submitting one entry to the 2018 Best Self-Produced CD competition.
So, with our highly qualified judges weighing in using the same scoring system used at IBC in Memphis, we present to you the winners!
Representing OBS and Northwest Arkansas in the Solo/Duo category will be:
Tony Redman


...and representing NWA in the band category will be:
The Downtown Livewires


 
Our entry to the Best Self-Produced CD is:
Buddy Shute and the Motivators


Mark Your Calendar
Upcoming fundraiser January 2018
Music Calendar 
11/10- 11/18
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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11.10
  • Earl and Them, Jeff Fox, and Man on the Wall for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Omaley B Album Release at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Harley Hamm and Jimmy Jamm at Two25 Wine Gallery in Bentonville
  • Emily Rowland at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Route 358 at The Forge in Bentonville
  • Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
11.11
  • Dana Cooper in Concert at Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville
  • Jer's Itty-Bitty Big Jazz Band at Sassafras vineyard in Fayetteville
  • Randall Shreve and the DeVilles at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Rachel Fields at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
11.12
  • Beer and Hymns at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville
  • Jimmy Wayne Garrett at 1886 Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs
11.14
  • Copelin Bates at JJ's Grill and Chill in Fayetteville
  • Arkansas Beethoven Performance Series at Stella Boyle Smith Auditorium at UA in Fayetteville
11.15
  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Bear's Place in Fayetteville
  • John Oates at the WAC in Fayetteville
  • UA Jazz Ensemble at Faulkner Performing Arts UA in Fayetteville
  • Randall Shreve at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville
11.16
  • Old Crow Medicine Show at WAC in Fayetteville
  • Jimmy Wayne Garrett and LIberty Bell at the Cathouse in Eureka Springs
11.17
  • Jesse Dean and Co for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • RaeCam Duo at Two25 Wine Gallery in Bentonville
  • Serpents of Eden at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
11.18
  • A Night with Bob Margolin (w special guests Earl Cate, Terry Cagle, and Liz Lottmann) at Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville
  • Restless Natives at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Tony Alvarez at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
 
Mark Your Calendar 
  • 12/7 Trout Fishing in America at Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville
In this issue:  11/10/2017
Get Out and About!
An Evening With Bob Margolinwith Special Guests: Earl Cate, Terry Cagle, and Liz Lottmann
And the Winner Is...
Mark Your Calendar
Music Calendar 11/10- 11/18
On this day in Blues History November 10
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
 November 10

Today’s show features music performed by Robert Nighthawk and Billie Holiday
 
This Week's Quote
 
 
"Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know whats more than enough.
 
My grandmother, she say I shouldn't be playing. I should go to church. Fially, I say I'm going do this, I'm going do it. And she got where she didn't bother me about it.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/muddywater196681.html
My grandmother, she say I shouldn't be playing. I should go to church. Fially, I say I'm going do this, I'm going do it. And she got where she didn't bother me about it.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/muddywater196681.htm"
Billie Holiday
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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