It's not yet the "April showers bring May flowers" time of the year, storms are still being named as winter storms, and the extended forecast for NWA still includes the potential for a wintry mix about a week and a half from now...but at least for me, I am enjoying the taste of spring days that are interspersed between the more seasonal weather days. So, while we all endure the on and off weather, the calendar does remind us we are getting closer and closer to patio weather!
This week we have returning articles about officer elections and the upcoming OBS annual meeting. The nominating committee's slate of candidates will be announced in next week's newsletter and submission of potential candidates from the general membership opens soon. Read on for how to participate. We also want to remind you of tonight's concert at Subiaco Academy. Read on below for more information on both of these topics.
Finally, I would like to once more share the desire of the Ozark Blues Society Board of Directors to add more writers/reporters who are submitting to the weekly "Blues News You Can Use" e-newsletter. If you are reading this and would be willing to submit written pieces for our newsletter, please reach out to SANDY. If you would like to know more about our submission procedures, please visit our website for our current promotion procedures HERE Thanks!
Always remember, this is YOUR newsletter! Please consider sharing dates that for your favorite artists that are not included in the community calendars we use. We would also love to have a local live blues music reporter to share stories for the newsletter. Many bands have time challenges in submitting information and this would be a great way for fans to show them some love! Please send questions, information, feedback, and suggestions our way. Just click on Sandy's email address below.
We appreciate our readers and want
to see your ideas included!
In Concert at Subiaco
As we continue to show support for various unique live music venues,
we once again are sharing a concert offered by Subiaco Academy.
This time the featured artist is 2008 Subiaco graduate, Dylan Earl.
Dylan has been very successful writing and touring with his original music over the last few years. His roots oriented music ventures into underground country as well as blues. If you love, great original music, try to catch Dylan as he tours in support of the release of his latest album "I saw the Arkansas."
For more information about Dylan, check out his page on Bandcamp.
Mark Your Calendar
for the OBS
2023 Annual Meeting
Join us on Wednesday, April 5th for our Annual Meeting and board elections. The meeting is open to all who are interested, however, you must hold a current OBS membership in order to vote. The positions
of President and Treasurer are
up for election this year. Our nominating committee is working
on their recommendations for the officer positions. Nominations from the general membership for officers
or general board positions are open from March 5-22, 2023. For more information, or to submit a nomination, please email Sandy McCann
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
- Matumaini-Expressions of Struggles and Freedom at The Juke Joint Project at the Pryor Center in Fayetteville (free, registration required: Register HERE )
- Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
- Ulysses Owens Jr's Generation Y at WAC in Fayetteville
- Buddy Shute and the Motivators at the New Delhi Cafe in Eureka Springs
- Elizabeth Bainbridge Jazz Duo at the Inn at Carnal Hall in Fayetteville
- Jazz at the Undercroft Bar in Bentonville
- Vince Turner at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
- Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Moranos in Fayetteville
- Ben Harris at Six-Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville
- Richard Burnett at JJ's Grill and Chill on Steamboat in Fayetteville
- Earl and Them and Dawn Cate Band for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
- Down Home Punch at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
- Honky Tonk Night with Jukebox Confession at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
Mark Your Calendar
3/16 Songwriters in the Round at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
3/17 St Patrick's Day Party with the Downtown Livewires at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
3/18 Mojohand and Green Acres at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
3/24-3/25 Taj Farrant with Nathan Bryce and Loaded Dice at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
4/7 Brianna Thomas Sextet at Starr Theater WAC in Fayetteville
4/23 Rebirth Brass Band at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
4/28 Tedeschi/Trucks Band at Simmons Bank Arena in Little Rock
Please Submit Dates for Regional Blues Artists and Group Events HERE |
On this day
in Blues History
"Stay in school, stay off drugs, don't make the same mistakes
I did, respect yourself, and others will follow."
Thanks to the following for their support of blues education.
Please check back for updates
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.
Your membership support of Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas helps us pursue our mission to preserve the Original American Art Form known as The Blues, supports live blues performances, and provides educational programs for all ages.
Membership Benefits Include:
Opportunities to win tickets to events
VIP seating at events (when available)
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