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  Maybe...maybe not.  Soon....or not.
May? June? Or when? Like all of you I wish we had answers, but sadly as any one of you who has navigated through a significant illness or disease, often
the path one has to walk is unpredictable and follows a schedule that isn't the one we would choose. The thing I know we can all hang on to in this time is that we
are all in this current situation together.

Thank you all once again for continuing
to peruse this newsletter each week. With all of us continuing to support the current struggle our musicians are enduring we will all be in a better place when things finally begin to be more "normal."

Once more, we want to remind you we would love to have each of you communicate with us any and all information you might have on how we can all best stay connected to YOUR favorite artists! Of course we desire to
first focus on local artists, but please
feel free to share the best of regional, national, and even international musicians you might be following. Please consider sharing your connections with our readers. If we can come away from this
shutdown with new blues connections, how great is that! 
Don't miss today's quote of the week
in the column to the right. Today you
will find some truly inspirational words from Jimi Hendrix. 
As we continue through this crazy time, please continue to reach out through social media to the bands and musicians whose shows you may end up missing in order to encourage them as we all face this reality of required social distancing. Let them know you care, let them know how their music brightens your world, and if you are in a position to do so, support them through online means.
 Have something to share? 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 appreciate our readers and want
to see your ideas included! 
~Sandy McCann
Income Streams
for Musicians
Read on below for a free resource Liz Lottman has shared. It is sponsored        by the Female Entrepreneur Musician website but contains wonderful ideas for musicians of ALL genders.

If you've been part of my community for a while, you know that I have an epic guide detailing 19 sources of income you probably haven't considered for your music career.
It has been hugely popular over the years.
But with the effects of recent events on the economy, especially for musicians, I knew it was time for a refresh of the guide to focus on streams of income you can tap RIGHT NOW.
So I carved out several hours over the weekend to create this for you.
It's totally free and all you need to do is click the link below to go straight to the guide. You'll also receive an email in about 5 minutes with the link to the guide again in case you lose it.
This is not just a PDF. It explains each income stream and contains links to helpful sites, tools and resources to help you tap into these income streams faster.
So even if you have my previous guide, you're gonna want to get this one because it's 75% new material. All the streams I include are totally relevant to the situation for musicians in 2020.
Always in your corner,
Bree Noble
CEO & Founder of Female Entrepreneur Musician
Support Options
For Local Artists
Please check this section of the newsletter weekly for ideas of how to support local musicians and venues. Information may be submitted by all readers, though if reporting for your favorite musician or venue, please confirm the accuracy of the information you are providing.
All submissions will remain posted with new entries being added to the top of the list each week and will run until the music calendar relaunches.
Buddy Shute and the Motivators
Buddy Shute and the Motivators have
released a new video. Check out the link below to enjoy their music!
Additionally, the band has a new CD
coming out withing the next few weeks, noting, "We're all very excited!" Below you will find
links to the band's website and Facebook page. Brenda shared, "All of our gigs are cancelled
for now, and we had some great ones
in the works, as well as a CD release
party in the planning stages" and she says
the band is looking at ways to reach their beloved audience and faithful fans.  She promises to, "keep you posted."
Brick Fields
 Get Your Blues Therapy Online!
Pro Sound Consulting has begun hosting Brick fields Blues Therapy live streams last Wednesday. Check out the link below to get connected.
We would appreciate any support
you can give us.
All of our shows are postponed or cancelled during the month of March and some already into April.
We will be doing online concerts soon.
Folks can stay updated on our concerts by signing up to our email at and following us on Facebook at: 
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. 
Weekly Jazz Livestream
Shared by Anthony Ball
I hope you are finding a sweet spot in this crazy time! Wishing you well. Yesterday, we announced that we are starting our weekly Live Stream Performance. Information is below. Please pass it along. Let me know if you have any other questions! 
When: Every Tuesday 6pm
Who: Crusade Quartet featuring Larry Williams
What: Family Friendly Jazz and Soul Music Performance featuring the Larry Williams and the Crusade Quartet. Gather the family and friends around the TV, Phone, and enjoy all your favorite jazz and soul standards. Sponsored by Smith & Associates Real Estate. $100 Gift Card GIVEWAY by PURE the Salon & Spa, Bentonville, AR  To enter, donate to the musicians virtual tip jar during show. 
Where: YouTube LIVE Stream. 
Link will be available at:
Anthony Ball
Owner, Smoothman Music Production

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Your Home for Premier Live Music, DJs, and Sound Production

Smoothman's Featured Artist: Funk Factory412West |
Crusade & The Big Hog Band | DJ Derrick | SMP String Quartet

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.

Mark Your Calendar 
Please Check Back
In this issue:  4/24/2020
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Unique Income Streams for Musicians
Support OptionsFor Local Artists
Music Calendar SUSPENDED
On this day in Blues History April 24
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
 April 24

Today’s show features music performed by Lee Michaels and Willie Nix
This Week's Quote
“Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music."
Jimi Hendrix
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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