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Rainy Days (and Mondays)...
 Yep, don't know about you, but rainy
days and Mondays always get me down and today is for sure a rainy day. Turning on lights and some uplifting music has helped some. Hope you are all finding a way to slosh your way through the puddles today. If looking ahead to New Years is part of your strategy, and you know of some New Year's Eve events our readers might be interested in, please send me an email (link at the bottom.) We will share a list of recommended NYE events in the Dec 31st Edition.  

 Back this week is the article with information about our January fundraiser, including links to the ticket sales. Remember, reserved seating is limited. Again this year, due to the dates for IBC and holiday schedules, our fundraiser will occur AFTER the International Blues Challenge. The event is still a very important fundraiser to replenish our account that pays the sponsorship
awards to our IBC entries. Please consider joining us and helping us to
keep our Blues Challenge sponsorship awards available in future years.
Continuing this week, don't miss the call for submissions for nominations for board elections that will occur in early 2022
at our annual meeting. We are also accepting applications for non-officer board seats. More information on both of these news items is found below.
Finally, again this week, for the holidays, we include a few special holiday music events in our calendar below. These community events are clearly not blues, but are (mostly) free events that will help you get your holiday spirit revved up.
As a continued reminder, since blues news kind of drops off this time of year, we are always looking for articles from readers. If you have a blues history topic, blues event, of an artist or their music you wish to share a review of, drop Sandy an email so she can help you share.

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
Tickets Now On Sale!
IBC sponsorship fund
2022 Fundraiser  
Get your tickets for reserved seating now! Seats are limited! Visit our website or click the link below:

Limited sponsored tables are also available. Email Liz Lottmann for more information
Nominations Open OBS Board Officers
2022-24 Term
Each year the OBS board of directors holds an election for two officer positions. For the upcoming (early 2022) election we will be voting on vice-president and secretary. Terms run for two years with President and Treasurer elected in the alternating years. A nominating committee has been formed and will be receiving nominations until January 7, 2022. They will present their nominees at the January 11, 2022 board meeting. The slate
of nominees will be presented to the membership following that meeting
and the annual meeting date and time (likely in February) will be announced.
Anyone, may submit recommendations
to the nominating committee prior to January 7th. Once the nominating committee has submitted their slate of nominees, OBS members in good standing may nominate other members prior to the annual meeting. All nominees must be members of OBS and agree to attend a required number of meetings (some may be virtual as needed.)
To contact the nominating committee, email, Liz Lottmann at:
or Bill Baird at:
Support Options
For Local Artists
Please check this section of the newsletter weekly for ideas of how to support local musicians and venues. Submissions are being reduced to contact information this week as we restart the Live Music Calendar.

Buddy Shute and the Motivators  
Buddy Shute and the Motivators live at the Eureka Springs Auditorium on YouTube: LiveAtTheAud

To learn more about the band, visit:

Facebook: Buddy Shute and the Motivators
Brick Fields
 Famous for Blues Therapy
We have released a single from the upcoming album. Here is a link to the video "Take Me To the Riverside"
Once live music begins again, 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. 
The Jeff Horton Band
**Read on for NEW information**
Based in Bentonville, Arkansas, the
Jeff Horton Band definitely has
a passion for the Blues! For the last
10 years Jeff and the guys have done their part in sharing the Blues as much as possible, treating their fans to an enjoyable experience.
Jeff reports he has some exciting gigs coming up at Good Vibrations in Rogers. There will be a new jam every other Monday from 7-9pm, beginning December 27th. Additionally, he and the band will be hosting the New Year's Eve party
at Good Vibrations this year.
Lots of fun times ahead!
Please follow the band on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and on their webpage, THEJEFFHORTONBAND.COM for information about the album and when and where you can catch them live!
Jimmy Wayne Garrett

For more information about Jimmy Wayne Garrett, his schedule, recent interviews, or buy the latest album, visit:
His music may also be found HERE:
YouTube link  *****
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

  • Bel Airs for Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Beth Stockdell Holiday Harp at Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville
  • Jenna and Friends at Moonboch in Rogers
  • Cate Brothers annual Birthday concert hosted by Dawn Cate Band at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Funk Factory "Home for the Holidays" Christmas Special at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • "Sounds of the Christmas Season" Musical Celebration at First Presbyterian Church in Springdale
  • "City of Hope" A Christmas Cantata at Presbyerian Church in Bella Vista
  • Adam Collins, Matt Beach and Garrett Jones for Jazz at the Undercroft Bar in Bentonville
  • Rachel's Birthday Bash with Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Moranos in Fayetteville
  • Ben Harris jazz guitar at Six-Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville
  • Rachel Ammon's Holiday Show at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
  • Roby Pantall and Ron Pennington for Jazz at the Mavis at Mavis Wine in Rogers
12.25 Merry Christmas!
Mark Your Calendar 
Please Submit Dates for Regional Blues Artists and Group Events HERE
In this issue:  12/17/2021
Rainy Days (and Mondays)...
Tickets Now On Sale!IBC sponsorship fund2022 Fundraiser  
Nominations Open OBS Board Officers2022-24 Term
Support OptionsFor Local Artists
LIVE MUSICMusic Calendar 
On this day in Blues History December 17
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
 December 17

Today’s show features music performed by Sonny Boy Williamson I and Carl Perkins
This Week's Quote
"They want to play the blues so badly...
and that's how they play it - badly."
Sonny Boy Williamson

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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