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 Digging Deeper
In response to last week's opening about ways to dig deeper into blues history, faithful newsletter reader, Buddy Shute, checked in with an Oklahoma Blues musician he follows and secured permission to share Big Train and the Loco Motives weekly blues history video. You will find the link and info about
it in the article below. I continue to admire those using their time and talents to help keep blues history at the forefront.
I think it would make a nice weekly piece...what do you think?
In addition to the new article mentioned above, we have an article shared by Music Moves about their new digs in downtown Rogers where they plan to offer performances and more. Read on below
to find out more. Returning this week
is the article containing information
about the Kansas City Blues Society's annual fundraising raffle of a set
of tickets for the January 2024
Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise.
Who couldn't get excited about a Caribbean Cruise in the middle of winter!

It's always important to say, this is YOUR newsletter! No time to submit complete articles? Why not consider sharing dates for your favorite artists? Often, some get left out when our newsletter is complied due to the listings not being included in the community calendars we use. 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! 
~Sandy McCann
Check This Out!
Great Blues History Presentation by
Big Train and the
Loco Motives
Thank you to Buddy Shute for pointing us to another great option for diving into Blues History! And thank you Big Train Blues for offering us permission to access and share your presentations! Like what you see below? Please like and follow Big Train Blues at BIGTRAINBLUES.COM
Here's the latest episode of "This Week In The Blues" for the week of April 30 through May 06, 2023.
Watch the latest episode HERE! 
Some of the highlights include blues slide guitarist Homesick James, blues harp maestro Little Walter, and and "Soul Brother No. 1", James Brown.
If you like blues history, we do a daily blues history post on our Facebook Page - Big Train and the Loco Motives
Music Moves presents:
The Music Depot
A New Music Venue
in Downtown Rogers
Local nonprofit Music Moves proudly announces the acquisition of a building
in Downtown Rogers (formerly Golden’s Jewelry), and its plan to convert the space to a music venue and educational programming space. Since its inception, Music Moves has been focused on the importance of placemaking for art and culture–specifically black art and culture. Thanks to Northwest Arkansas’ support of the mission and vision of Music Moves, this space will serve as the next phase in the organization's growth. The Music Depot will be a dedicated place for
education and live music, providing a venue for the growth of the Black Music
Curriculum, as well as creating a safe space for the community to show up authentically and learn all about the amazing musicians and artists the greater region has to offer. 

To stay up to date on the opening of The Music Depot as well as its calendar of events, sign up for the Music Moves newsletter or follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram.
You can find more information about Music Moves vision and events at the Music Moves website and Facebook page. 
KC Blues Society
Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise
2023 Raffle
NWA Blues lovers! Don't miss
your chance to enter our sister society's fundraising raffle. Read
on for all the details.
The Kansas City Blues Society (KCBS) is selling cruise raffle tickets to Roger Naber’s Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, which sets sail January 28-February 4, 2024, from Ft. Lauderdale.
Cruise raffle tickets are $20/ticket and only 500 are printed. The winning ticket includes a cabin for 2 people with a value of $3760. (The winning ticket does not include transportation to or from Ft. Lauderdale). You may also purchase tickets at: or by mail at: Kansas City Blues Society, P.O. Box 32396, Kansas City, MO 64171.
Once again, it’s a fantastic lineup that will make any Blues Lover’s heart swoon.

The winning ticket will be drawn at the Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Dance on November 23, 2023.
For questions, please call Betty Berry at (816) 510-0499 or email at
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. Submit weekly listings by emailing: SANDY

  • Leah and the Mojo Doctors for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Hogtown Hot Club for "Weekend Starts" at the Lower Ramble in Fayetteville
  • Parker McCollum/Larry Fleet at the AMP in Rogers
  • Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Blew Reed and the Flatheads at the Rowdy Beaver Den in Eureka Springs
  • AMMPlify Festival at Mount Sequoyah Center in Fayetteville (
  • Rodney Block Collective/Pura Coco at Railyard Park in Rogers
  • Hogtown Hot Club at Basin Park in Eureka Springs
  • Korey McKelvy EP release with Doctor Junior at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • SoNA Beyond 'Transcending Words' at the WAC in Fayetteville
  • Motivator Trio at New Dehli Cafe in Eureka Springs
  • Trout Fishing in America at Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks in Fayetteville
  • Godsmack at the AMP in Rogers
  • Forte Quintet at Lady Slipper in Bentonville
  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Moranos in Fayetteville
  • Ben Harris at Six-Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville
  • Vince Turner at JJ's Grill and Chill in Rogers
  • Ultra Suede for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Elizabeth Bainbridge Jazz Duo at the Inn at Carnall Hall in Fayetteville
  • Earth Bone at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Motivator Trio at Jamin' Java in Fayetteville
  • Roby Pantall Jazz Duo at Sassafras Winery in Springdale
  • Billy Jeter and the Shine Eye Band at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
 Mark Your Calendar
5/16 Emily Nenni @ The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
5/17 Black Joe Lewis at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
5/18 Herbie Hancock Intitue National Peer-To-Peer Jazz Sextet at WAC in Fayetteville
5/19 Of Sea and Stone at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
5/19-20 Mavis Staples and more for FreshGrass at the Momentary in Bentonville
5/20 and 5/21 School of Rock at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
5/22 Fayetteville Jazz Collective Big Band at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
5/23 Songwriters in the Round at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
5/26 TV Preacher/Bell Wether Sirens/Maximum Weekend at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
6/1-6/4 Eureka Springs Blues Party in Eureka Springs
6/4 Jazz in Bloom 2023 at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Please Submit Dates for Regional Blues Artists and Group Events HERE
In This Issue 5/5/2023
 Digging Deeper
Check This Out!Great Blues History Presentation by Big Train and the Loco Motives
Music Moves presents:The Music DepotA New Music Venuein Downtown Rogers
KC Blues SocietyLegendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise2023 Raffle
LIVE MUSICMusic Calendar 
On this day in Blues HistoryMay 5
This Week's Quote
Blues Education
Check It Out!
Get Involved with the Ozark Blues Society

Links You Can Use

On this day
in Blues History
May 5

Today’s show features music by Jack Teagarden and Blind Willie McTell

This Week's Quote
 "All that I've played, all that I've sung, I couldn't have done it any other way."
Jack Teagarden
Blues Education

Thanks to the following for their support of blues education.
Please check back for updates
Check It Out!
 Listen and enjoy these weekly radio and streaming blues shows

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.
Thank You!
Membership Benefits Include:
Weekly E-newsletter
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!


Links You
Can Use
Arkansas Music Pavillion
Arkansas Music Works
American Blues News
The Blues Foundation
Block Street Records
Blues For A Cause
Blues Festival Guide
Crystal Bridges
Downtown Bentonville
Free Weekly
Fayetteville Flyer
George’s Majestic Lounge
Guitar Center
National Blues Museum
North AR Jazz Society
Rockin' Hog Radio
The Walmart Museum
The International Songwriting Competition
Library of Congress National Jukebox
The Meteor Guitar Gallery


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

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