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Last Week...
Whew....what a transition! Not that it was perfect weather all week in Florida, but it was sure a challenge to get in the groove of winter weather as we drove into it on I-49 just north of Mountainsburg (not a great place to meet sudden winter weather...ever!) But, my mom and I persevered and thankfully managed
to arrive home safely. With the sun
back out and temperatures on the rise probably all of us are breathing a
sigh of relief as we get back to our
regular day to day activities.
This week we bring you some new
articles for both our musician and fan readers...and the calendar below is
full of fun updated events. Also be
sure to take note of the "Mark Your Calendar" article below that has the
first release info about our annual
IBC Fundraiser held each year at
the 21c Hotel in Bentonville.
  Feel I am missing an event? 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 LOVE our readers and want to see
your ideas included! 
~Sandy McCann
AJ McCausland Band
to visit NWA
Northwest Arkansas is in for a treat as the Wichita based blues rock AJ McCausland
Band visits Mojo's Pints and Pies on
Saturday, December 7, 2019. Read on for more information.
“Forget tomorrow, let’s enjoy the time we share. There’s always tomorrow but it’s no good if you’re not here. Live life for the moment and hope the consequence is fair.” 
Blues rock that lives in the moment. The AJ McCausland Band brings influences of folk, influences of jazz and tinges of reggae
into their original music. While firmly blues rock at the core, the band does not back away from where the music takes them and embraces the jam band mentality of exploration and being fully immersed in the present. 
Event link for show at Mojo's Pints & Pies:
Find the band on Facebook: page:
Special Promotion
Love Songs and Social Causes
International Songwriting Competition
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has reopened for two special promotions running Nov 12-26.
If you have great LOVE SONGS or songs related to any sort of SOCIAL CAUSE, these promotions are for you.  All special promotion entrants will be eligible to win prizes and additional promotion, as well as be entered into the overall 2019 ISC competition. Enter your songs today at
Kansas City Blues Society
Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise
Ticket Raffle
The Kansas City Blues Society (KCBS) is selling cruise raffle tickets to Roger Naber’s Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, which sets sail January 19-26, 2020, from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Costa Maya, Guatemala & Roatan, and Honduras on Holland America’s ms Niew Statendam!!  This cruise is sold out and there’s a waiting list of over 200.
Cruise raffle tickets are $20/ticket and only 500 have been printed. The winning ticket includes a cabin for 2 people with a value of $4300. (The winning ticket does not include transportation to Ft. Lauderdale).  You may 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 28, 2019. 
For questions or additional information, please call Betty Berry at (816) 436-7342 or email at
Mark Your Calendar
Annual IBC Fundraiser
at the 21C Date Set
Each year Ozark Blues Society hosts a fundraiser to assist with the cost of sending our Blues Challenge winners to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. This popular event is going to once again be held at the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville. The date has been confirmed for Saturday, January 25, 2020. Our winning band, Brick Fields Blues Therapy will headline the night. Additional information about performers, times and ticket options will be available soon.  
Music Calendar 
11/15 - 11/23
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.

  • Brick Fields for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Blues City Limits at JJ's Grill and Chill on Steamboat in Fayetteville
  • Martha Redbone Roots Project: The Garden of Love at Faulkner Performing Arts Center UA in Fayetteville
  • Martha Redbone Native Roots, Rhythm and Blues at the WAC in Fayetteville
  • Simply Seger at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Tony Alvarez at Bentonville Taproom in Bentonville
  • Erin Detherage at The Nines in Fayetteville
  • Jenna and Jon at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Sarah Loethen at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
  • SOLD OUT Celebrating 50 years of the Cate Brothers at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Jason Marsalis Quartet at WAC in Fayetteville
  • Benjamin Del Shreve at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
  • Candy Lee at The Nines in Bentonville
  • Jazz Night at Undercroft Bar in Bentonville
  • Fayetteville Junction Bassons for Small Bites at Record in Bentonville
  • Keith Nicholson at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella Vista
  • Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Morano's in Fayetteville
  • Nate Hancock at JJ's Grill and Chill on Steamboat in Fayetteville
  • Jon Dooly for Notes at Night at Bike Rack Brewery in Bentonville
  • Dawn Cate Band for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Anderson and Roe for VanCliburn Concert Series at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville
  • Route 358 at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
  • Will Brand at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
  • Ocie Fisher at JJ's Grill and Chill in Bella VIsta
  • Ocie Fisher at JJ's Grill and Chill in Springdale
  • Irie Lions/Koodookoo/Life,Explicit at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • Modern August at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
  • Magnolia Road at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
Mark Your Calendar 
  • 11/27 Tribute to The Last Waltz at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • 12/5 Night with Steve Azar at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
  • 1/25 Ozark Blues Society IBC Fundraiser at 21c in Bentonville
In this issue:  11/15/2019
Last Week...
AJ McCausland Band to visit NWA
Special PromotionLove Songs and Social CausesInternational Songwriting Competition
Kansas City Blues SocietyLegendary Rhythm and Blues CruiseTicket Raffle
Mark Your CalendarAnnual IBC Fundraiserat the 21C Date Set
Music Calendar 11/15 - 11/23
On this day in Blues History November 15
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
 November 15

Today’s show features music performed by Johnnie Taylor and
Little Willie John
This Week's Quote
(There was) “a direct line from Willie John―the energy, the soul, the dance moves―to James Brown and later, Michael Jackson.”

Joe Hunter
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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