Here we go...Phase one. It has to be seen as progress, albeit a guarded one. Though restaurants are given the option to open on May 11th, they are restricted to limited customers and are not allowed to have entertainment nor the option to gather at the bar, so we all remain on hold for the next few weeks at least before we can next get a chance to see and hear our favorite musicians in person.
The path we are all walking potentially has many unpredictable twists and turns, but lets hope the path is as short as possible. At least we know we have a shared experience and can look forward to the approaching time we can once again be together enjoying live music.
Please read on below for updates from some of our local musicians. Also remember these musicians are strengthened at this time by your love. Let them know you care, let them know how their music brightens your world, and if you are in a position to do so, support them through online means.
Finally, please continue to communicate with us any and all information you might have on how we can all best stay connected to YOUR favorite artists!
Feel free to share the best of regional, national, and even international musicians you might be following. Please consider sharing your connections with our readers. If we can come away from this
shutdown with new blues connections, how great is that!
Have something to share? Just
click the link below to email Sandy.
And always remember, this is YOUR newsletter! Please send feedback or suggestions our way. You can reach me by email at the address below. We appreciate our readers and want
to see your ideas included!
"All Things Blues"
The following was received from
Karen Gottheimer, founder of
"Can't Stop the Blues."
Blues fans are begging for a central place to learn what’s happening in the world of blues each day, so we’ve created the CSTB “All Things Blues” Calendar, to list all shows, events, podcasts and radio broadcasts happening everywhere.
We are up and running, and we’ve made it easier than ever for you to add events:
When you create an event on your own facebook page, just add CSTB “All Things Blues” Calendar as a co-host. https://www.facebook.com/AllThingsBluesCalendarCSTB Co-host requests will be accepted on a daily basis, except for Tuesdays. This will add you to the actual events section in the calendar.
Each full-time blues artist is limited to 2 individual shows or events per week. For shows with multiple artists, there is no limit. Shows must be a minimum of 30 minutes in length to qualify as events.
Additionally, 1 promotion post per event will be allowed in the posting section of the calendar. Promotions can be either a more detailed event announcement or a promotional video. In order to post, a submitter must be given permission to add content to the page. For organizational purposes, agents, publicists, record labels,blues societies, radio stations or managers will be the authorized posters, where possible.
Events can also be created directly on the calendar itself, if you have posting permissions.
Love and Blues,
Karen Gottheimer, Founder
Can't Stop The Blues
For Local Artists
Please check this section of the newsletter weekly for ideas of how to support local musicians and venues. Information may be submitted by all readers, though if reporting for your favorite musician or venue, please confirm the accuracy of the information you are providing.
All submissions will remain posted with new entries being added to the top of the list each week and will run until the music calendar relaunches.
Weekly Jazz Livestream
Shared by Anthony Ball
I hope you are finding a sweet spot in this crazy time! Wishing you well. Yesterday, we announced that we are starting our weekly Live Stream Performance. Information is below. Please pass it along. Let me know if you have any other questions!
When: Every Tuesday 6pm
Who: Crusade Quartet featuring Larry Williams
What: Family Friendly Jazz and Soul Music Performance featuring the Larry Williams and the Crusade Quartet. Gather the family and friends around the TV, Phone, and enjoy all your favorite jazz and soul standards. Sponsored by Smith & Associates Real Estate. $100 Gift Card GIVEWAY by PURE the Salon & Spa, Bentonville, AR To enter, donate to the musicians virtual tip jar during show.
Where: YouTube LIVE Stream.
Link will be available at:
Buddy Shute and the Motivators
Buddy Shute and the Motivators have
released a new video. Check out the link below to enjoy their music!Additionally, Buddy reports they have completed the recording process
for their new C D. Next, Chris Moore at East Hall Studio will do the mastering, then
its off to the presses. The band promises
to come up with a creative idea for the
release party. The working title for the new CD
is " Bar-B-Que ". Sounds like FUN!
Below you will find
links to the band's website and Facebook
page. Brenda shared, "All of our gigs are cancelled for now, and we had some great ones
in the works, as well as a CD release
party in the planning stages" and she says
the band is looking at ways to reach their beloved audience and faithful fans. She promises to, "keep you posted."
Get Your Blues Therapy Online!
Pro Sound Consulting has begun hosting Brick fields Blues Therapy live streams last Wednesday. Check out the link below to get connected.
We would appreciate any support
you can give us.
All of our shows are postponed or cancelled during the month of March and some already into April.
We will be doing online concerts soon.
We also have two stores on our website one for music merchandise and another for Blues Therapy handmade items such as essential oil blends, Jewelry, tie dyes, bath salts, body butters and more.
Thank you for your support.
I pray that each of you and your families are all doing okay through this.
Booking Call: The Brick House 479-846-4668
Read on below for a free resource Liz Lottman has shared. It is sponsored by the Female Entrepreneur Musician website but contains wonderful ideas for musicians of ALL genders.
If you've been part of my community for a while, you know that I have an epic guide detailing 19 sources of income you probably haven't considered for your music career.
It has been hugely popular over the years.
But with the effects of recent events on the economy, especially for musicians, I knew it was time for a refresh of the guide to focus on streams of income you can tap RIGHT NOW.
So I carved out several hours over the weekend to create this for you.
It's totally free and all you need to do is click the link below to go straight to the guide. You'll also receive an email in about 5 minutes with the link to the guide again in case you lose it.
This is not just a PDF. It explains each income stream and contains links to helpful sites, tools and resources to help you tap into these income streams faster.
So even if you have my previous guide, you're gonna want to get this one because it's 75% new material. All the streams I include are totally relevant to the situation for musicians in 2020.
Always in your corner,
CEO & Founder of Female Entrepreneur Musician
Please enjoy the following listings comprised of bands, venues, and/or organizations that support Ozark Blues Society. Always check with individual venues for event details and schedule changes.
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in Blues History
Today’s show features music performed by Cow Cow Davenport, Booker T & The MGs, and Little Walter
“(My music) is just a force that requires no effort at all. I don’t put any effort into trying to make music my thing, it just happens.”
Booker T. Jones
Blues Education Supporters
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
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:
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