MBS Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month
starting at 6:00PM
downstairs at the
Argus Bar & Grille.
Everyone is welcome! Since parking becomes free at 6:00PM, there is plenty of free parking to be found nearby!
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- PEACHES LACY MEDICAL FUND
- MEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY
- 12th ANNUAL BLUES PICNIC - 6/28/2014
- BLUES AT THE MUSEUM IS BACK!
- 11th ANNUAL BLUES PICNIC
- WILD WOMEN OF THE BLUES 2013
- BLUES HALL OF FAME "RAISE THE ROOF" CAMPAIGN
- NEW ALBUM COMING FROM MATT "GUITAR" MURPHY
- LOCAL ARTIST PURSUES BLUES EDUCATION
- WISCONSIN AREA BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE 2013
- BLUES VIDEO TO BE MADE IN MADISON!
- FAVORITE WEEKLY BLUES SHOWS RETURN
The benefit concert held on Thursday, October 24, at the Brink Lounge is over but you can still help out!
"Lady P." of "The Dusties Storm" on WORT 89.9 FM needs our help with funds for dental work prerequisite to knee surgery. You can help!
The Press Connection Foundation has agreed to be the Fiscal Sponsor for the Peaches Lacey Medical Fund. Donations made to the fund are tax deductible. As the Fiscal Sponsor, the Press Connection Foundation applies a 5% transaction fee to donations which they receive and process.
Checks can be sent to the:
Thanks for your support!
There's great news on our collective efforts to raise funds to help Peaches with her immediate medical needs. The fund-raisng effort is now 2/3 of the way towards the $3,500 needed to cover the dental work. Peaches is scheduled to begin her dental work in early December and will be meeting in mid December with the knee surgeon.
We're getting close but don't give up now! If you'd like to make a tax deductible donation by check or online via PayPal using a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover), please visit the The PC Foundation web site: www.pcfound.org.
Please help Peaches by making a contribution if you are able and by sharing this information. Together, our efforts will enable Peaches to have a smile on her face and a spring in her step!
MBS members are invited to an annual membership meeting on Thursday, November 21 at the Hody Bar at 1914 Aurora Street in Middleton. This very brief meeting will begin at 8:00PM and be followed by a holiday social.
The Westside Andy/Mel Ford Band will play at 9:00PM. There's no cover charge and lots of great blues!
First, we need your vote on changes we are proposing to the MBS Bylaws. You think Bylaws don't sound interesting? These will help us achieve the goals for which you paid a membership fee. You will receive an email the second week of November with the Bylaws attached so you may review before the meeting.
Second, there will be Nominations of our Board of Directors for 2014. If you're interested in serving on the board, please let us know by Wednesday, November 20 or at this meeting. Names of candidates will be shared at this meeting.
Board nomination ballots will be sent to all members after the meeting. Voting will take place at the December 9 Board meeting, which is open to all members. It will be at the Argus Bar and Grill at 123 E. Main Street in Madison at 6:00PM. Ballots may also be emailed/mailed. All ballots must be received by December 6.
The Madison Blues Society is only as strong as its membership. Help keep us strong and blues music alive! Please plan to attend. We will keep the formalities brief.
Light snacks and dessert will be served. Drinks are on your own. Don't miss this opportunity to get acquainted with other MBS members and some new people who share your love of BLUES music.
Please mark your calendar and look for more information coming soon!
JUNE 28, 2014
The Madison Blues Society has reserved Warner Park again for next summer's Blues Picnic. The date is set for Saturday, June 28, 2014. It'll be another great day of fine Blues Music along with the usual food, drink and fun! Mark your calendars so you don't miss it!
HEY BLUES BANDS!
The Madison Blues Society will hold its 12th ANNUAL BLUES PICNIC on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from noon to 9:00PM at Madison's Warner Park.
We are now accepting blues band submissions through our website - firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call Shari Davis at 333-8665.
- Current contact info - phone, email, mailing address
- one or more recent high resolution photos
- your website
- music examples - CD's, MP3's, DVD's, YouTubes, songs on website
- acceptable payment terms, e.g. check or cash
The deadline for submissions is November 10, 2013 so don't delay!
The Wisconsin Historical Museum at 30 North Carroll Street in Madison and the Madison Blues Society presents another fun night of blues history, tunes, and tastes - a feast for the ears and the taste buds!
- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: Hanah Jon Taylor & Howard Stith trace the migration of the blues from the Mississippi Delta to the streets of Chicago. You'll enjoy a sampling of classic New Orleans and Chicago style food from Liliana's Restaurant. The event runs from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.
Blues Society Members receive a 10% discount!
Tickets for music, food and fun are $25/person. Space is limited so registration is required.
BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THIS FUN EVENT! TICKETS GO FAST!
Put this wonderful evening of music, food and fun on your calendar, today!
Call 608-264-6555 or visit shop.wisconsinhistory.org to reserve your space.
Email email@example.com or call 608-264-6555 for more information.
Please join this great event on FACEBOOK.
People all over the country and the world are pitching in to help the Blues Foundation build the long needed Blues Hall of Fame museum in Memphis, Tennessee. This great facility will honor the finest in blues music over it's long history. Since its inception in 1980, the Blues Foundation has inducted new members into the BHOF annually for their historical contribution, impact and overall influence on the Blues. This new facility will house the exhibits that highlight the musicians, instruments, artifacts and stories that will show visitors what the Blues is all about.
The folks at Blues Festival Guide are helping out, too! As the Blues Festival season gets going, myriad artists and organizations are working to spread the word about this noble cause at festivals around the country. Check out the whole story in the BFG Newsletter and see what you can do to help. News about the plans, donations, background, and supporters is detailed in this comprehensive report on how the campaign is going. The folks helping out come from all over, each showing their appreciation of the Blues art form with their support. It doesn't matter if you don't represent a big organization or don't have deep pockets. Small contributions and even just spreading the word makes a difference! Every bit helps! Join the community of blues lovers working together to make this happen!
MATT "GUITAR" MURPHY
Thanks go to these folks for helping make this happen:
- Floyd Murphy Jr. - co-writer, producer, instrumentalist and Matt's nephew
- Charles "Tootie" Davis III - co-writer, producer and instrumentalist
- David Ayers - CEO of Rotown Records
Matt is known by many from the "Blues Brothers" and "Blues Brothers 2000" movies, his history reads like a veritable Who's Who of the Blues. Matt has played with Howlin' Wolf, Little Junior Parker, Ike Turner, Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Etta James, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Chuck Berry and many more.
When his new album is released, we'll post the news!
A.J. Love, local Madison Blues musician and promoter is planning to start a Blues in the Schools (BITS) program utilizing great Blues talent from Chicago. A.J. plans to extend the MBS "Blues Kids" program at the Taft Street Boys and Girls Club of Dane County as well as bring the program to the South Madison Neighborhood Center and Madison area schools. The program is expected to include sessions with great artists such as John Primer, Rockin' Johnny Burgin, Mike Wheeler and Billy Flynn.
MBS looks forward to this expansion of the MBS Blues in the Community (BITC) program which MBS developed and has supported since its beginning. Ways to fund the expenses of this great program are being explored. If you are able to help support these worthy programs, please contact A.J. Love at firstname.lastname@example.org or MBS at email@example.com.
A Madison Blues DVD is being filmed at the Knuckle Down Saloon's "Friday Night Blues Party." With help from organizer A.J. Love, artists are being recruited and support is being put together through the funding organization Kickstarter.
You can find out all about the artists and how to help out at the very informative Kickstarter Web Page.
Long running Blues shows organized by A.J. Love are returning! Chicago Blues Tuesdays will be starting at the Frequency at 121 W. Main Street in Madison, beginning September 4 kicking off at 7:00PM with Pistol Pete.
NOTE: This show did not continue after the September 4 show.
The Friday Night Blues Party will return to the Knuckledown Saloon at 2513 Seiferth Road in Madison featuring the best Blues artists from Chicago, Milwaukee and beyond. PeeWee Hayes is featured on September 14.