Changes are all recorded on calendars and the board of directors of Ozark Blues Society is moving forward to not
only plan our rescheduled IBC "Bound
for Beale" Fundraiser, but also
for our 2022 annual meeting. The meeting, as always, is open to all and members are encouraged to attend
as they have voting privileges for our board elections. Due to the regrouping needed because of the schedule changes, we have not formally announced the date for the meeting. Please watch this newsletter for an update soon.
This week we have returning articles about the schedule changes, an upcoming blues event at Subiaco, and news sharing the release of a new CD/EP by the duo, Buddy Shute/Mark McGee.
Of note again this week, the indoor venues locally that carry sports still are featuring less live music. In addition to that, one source I used for our calendar for the last few years, Downtown Bentonville, Inc, has discontinued their calendar of events. If you are a musician (or fan) in Benton county please take note that you can email Sandy with your gigs. Please email the next two week's events following the receipt of the weekly newsletter.
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!
Ozark Blues Society
IBC sponsorship fund
We have a new date for our IBC Fundraiser! The new date will be, Saturday, April 30, 2022 which is the weekend before the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. What a great weekend to come out and see the Jeff Horton Band share the music they will be taking to Memphis!
Due to the need we faced to make a last minute change, we are also moving our venue to the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville. The ticket sales link is temporarily paused while we follow up with those who previously bought tickets, but we hope to have a new link up very soon. Watch for more information as we finalize the details of this new event. Thank you to all the supporters of Ozark Blues Society and our challenger, The Jeff Horton Band.
We understand how disappointing changes like this can be and we appreciate your patience as we work though the process.
Buddy Shute and Mark McGee
Hard As Nails
|As Buddy and Mark prepare to head to the 2022 International Blues Challenge representing the Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Society, they have issued a new CD representing their work as a duo.Catch their interview on Ozarks at Large on Thursday 1/25 and find more information on Buddy's various projects at his website: www.buddyshute.com
The Blues Foundation is excited to announce the new dates for the
International Blues Challenge: May 6 – 9, 2022
It will be a full week of blues this May in Memphis as we celebrate the Blues Music Award nominees and winners on Thursday, May 5 and are Back On Beale with IBC beginning Friday, May 6.
IBC Important Dates
Friday, May 6: Quarterfinals Night 1
Saturday, May 7: Quarterfinals Night 2
Sunday, May 8: KBA Ceremony, Youth Showcases, & Semifinals
Monday, May 9: IBC Finals at The Orpheum
Stay tuned for the updated IBC event schedule that includes workshops, panels, and showcases.
All previously purchased passes will be honored for the new dates, without any action on your part. Passes will now be mailed out in mid-April.
Your room reservations can be updated and rebooked directly with the hotel. For a list of our partner hotels, click here.
Thank you for your patience and support during this transition. We hope to see you in Memphis this May!
What: 20th Annual "Blues at the Abbey" featuring Blind Mississippi Morris.
When: February 2, 2022 at 7:30pm
Where: Subiaco Academy
For Local Artists
Please check this section of the newsletter weekly for ideas of how to support local musicians and venues. Submissions are being reduced to contact information this week as we restart the Live Music Calendar.
Once live music begins again, folks can stay updated on our concerts by signing up to our email at www.BrickFieldsMusic.com and following us on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/BrickFieldsMusic
We have released a single from the upcoming album. Here is a link to the video "Take Me To the Riverside"
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
The Jeff Horton Band
**Read on for NEW information**
Based in Bentonville, Arkansas, the
Jeff Horton Band definitely has
a passion for the Blues! For the last
10 years Jeff and the guys have done their part in sharing the Blues as much as possible, treating their fans to an enjoyable experience.
Jeff reports he has some exciting gigs coming up at Good Vibrations in Rogers. There will be a new jam every other Monday from 7-9pm, beginning December 27th. Additionally, he and the band will be hosting the New Year's Eve party
at Good Vibrations this year.
Lots of fun times ahead!
For more information on the Jeff Horton Band check out:
Jeff has also put together a Spotify playlist for NWA Blues. It can be found, HERE:
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. Submit weekly listings by emailing: SANDY
- Nace Brothers for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
- Blew Reed and the Flatheads at the Boar's Nest in Rogers
- Jers Itty Bitty Big Jazz Band at Six-Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville
- Jenna and Friends at JJ's Grill and Chill in Springdale
- Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Rogers
- Adam Collins, Matt Beach and Garrett Jones for Jazz at the Undercroft Bar in Bentonville
- Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Moranos in Fayetteville
- Ben Harris jazz guitar at Six-Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville
- Honeyjack for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
Mark Your Calendar
3/10 Tab Benoit at Temple Live in Fort Smith
4/30 Bound for Beale IBC Fundraiser at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
5/23 Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams at Robinson Center Performance Hall in Little Rock
Please Submit Dates for Regional Blues Artists and Group Events HERE |
On this day
in Blues History
Today’s show features music performed by Big Joe Turner and Drink Small
"Particularly with the blues, it's not just about bad times. It's about the healing spirit."
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