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Happy Thanksgiving!

This week's edition is coming to you early since I will be traveling all day on Friday. The board of directors of Ozark Blues Society wishes everyone a safe and HAPPY Thanksgiving! 
Check out the various articles this week. They include a link to a classic video featuring Son House and Buddy Guy.
We also want to thank Kevin Bonner for stepping forward to be our CD reviewer. We are looking forward to future articles from Kevin featuring a variety of rising blues artists. For artists and fans in our area....please send us your information. We would love to have more information on how everyone is doing and what is
(or isn't yet) on your horizons.
Another reminder (again) to please
be thinking about potential nominees
for officer positions coming up at our next election. Positions open for election in 2021 are president and treasurer. 
If you are a local blues artist, venue,
or fan and would like to share your information, please 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! 
~Sandy McCann
Check it Out!
Live at the Aud
Thanks Buddy Shute for sharing info on another option for everyone to stay connected and to keep Bluesin'!
Buddy Shares....Ron Sumner is making use of the empty Eureka Springs Auditorium by streaming concerts. It is very professionally done and I'm sure lots of OBS folks would like to participate. The Motivators will be streaming live Dec. 3rd, at 7pm and available for viewing anytime after on youtube under LiveAtTheAud
Awesome Video
Check out this awesome piece of blues history.
Son House, Buddy Guy, Camera 3
Thanks for sharing, Liz Lottmann!!
Mark Your Calendar
Liz Lottmann shared the news of
an upcoming epic movie that focuses
on Billie Holiday. The release date
is scheduled for February 12 and features Grammy-nominated actress Andra Day in the role of Holiday.

Check out the Vanity Fair article about the movie HERE.
Looking for Ideas
for your
Next CD Release?
Liz Lottmann shared a resource
she likes called Disc Makers.

They offer a number of helps for artists as they plan, record, produce, and market their music. Check out their FREE Guides and Catalogs for ideas and for those looking for additional support in building your brand, check out the SPECIAL OFFERS. Or just check out their site at WWW.DISCMAKERS.COM.
Thank you, Liz!   
Support Options
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.
Brick Fields
 Famous for Blues Therapy
Blues Therapy Live Streams are paused for now.  Rachel invites you to check out her segment produced as part of the Pine Bluff Summer Sets Series. The series highlights Blues and Soul artists that hail from Pine Bluff and includes five artists: Karen Wolf, Rod Clemmens, James Tail Dragger Jones, Joe Pitts, Bobby Rush and Rachel Field. You can find the Summer Sets Series LINK HERE. 
Once live music begins again, folks can stay updated on our concerts by signing up to our email at and following us on Facebook at: 
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. 
Buddy Shute and the Motivators  
Even among the restrictions we have been able to get some gigs in. The feedback on our latest CD, "Bar-B-Que" has kept us happy and looking past canceled gigs and shuttered venues. We have been receiving feedback on our album BAR-B-QUE from all over the globe... Russia, France, the Netherlands, an island off the coast of Africa as well as national radio shows.As bad as things are we do have a lot to give Thanks for... I just might have some Bar-B-Que for Thanksgiving, Buddy
"Bar-B-Que" is the latest album from Northwest
Arkansas' own Buddy Shute and the Motivators. Fourteen Tracks and a lot of love. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Chris Moore at East Hall Recording Studio in Fayetteville. The incredible Rachel Fields lends her vocals to a couple of tracks, and the song "I Been Changed" (aka "Angels in Heaven") was beautifully enhanced by the voices of Rachel, Ashtyn Barbaree, Dawn Cate-Bonner, Janna Falkner-Perry, Ashley Keylor, Kendra Kirklin and Sarah Loethen. Fronted by Buddy Shute (vocals, guitar), the Motivators are: Brenda Baskin (vocals), Mark McGee (harmonica), Steve Baskin (bass, vocals), and Randy Reese (drums). Keith Hubbard was named an honorary Motivator, and his distinctive keyboard playing can be heard throughout. 
Best of all...we're getting together to rehearse! 
Best wishes from Buddy Shute and the Motivators

Facebook: Buddy Shute and the Motivators
Music Calendar 
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.

Mark Your Calendar 
Please Check Back
In this issue:  11/26/2020
Happy Thanksgiving!
Check it Out!Live at the AudLivestream
Awesome Video
Mark Your Calendar
Looking for Ideasfor yourNext CD Release?
Support OptionsFor Local Artists
Music Calendar SUSPENDED
On this day in Blues History November
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

The "Listen" link below will take you to today’s show for the featured music for whichever day you have time
to jump in.
This Week's Quote
"Particularly with the blues, it’s not just about bad times. It’s about the healing spirit."
Taj Mahal
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
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!


Links You
Can Use
Arkansas Music Pavillion
Arkansas Music Works
American Blues News
The Blues Foundation
Block Street Records
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


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

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