Are you ready? Well, ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. As we move through the weekend and into next week, most people start a countdown to Christmas and even the end of the year. Kids will be out of school and scrumptious food graces many a table as family and friends gather 'round. Perhaps your end of year is less traditional which is cool.
Either way, the Board of Ozark Blues Society wishes you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
If you missed them last week, below you will once again find some new articles for both our musician and fan readers. 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.
More information about times and tickets will be available December 1st.
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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.
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 http://bit.ly/2qPRI4I
Kansas City Blues Society
Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise
GREETINGS BLUES LOVERS:
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: blueskc.org 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 email@example.com.
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE KANSAS CITY BLUES SOCIETY.
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.
11/22 - 11/30
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.
- Dawn Cate Band for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
- Kurt Allen Band at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
- Dale and Billy at Bentonville Tap Room in Bentonville
- Dominic Bryan Roy at The Nines in Bentonville
- 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
- The Baskins at Terra Studios in Durham
- Emily Rowland at Ozark Mountain Bagel in Bentonville
- Jazz Night at Undercroft Bar in Bentonville
- Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Morano's in Fayetteville
- Tribute to The Last Waltz at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
- Isayah's Allstars for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
- Ashtyn Barbaree at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
- Jon Dooly at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville
- Dave Tessier at Ramo d' Olivo in Bentonville
Mark Your Calendar
- 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: 11/22/2019
On this day
in Blues History
Today’s show features music performed by Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones
“The music scene
as I look at it today
is a little different from when I was growing up. The percentages are roughly the same - 95 percent rubbish,
5 percent pure.”
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