MBS Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month
starting at 6:00PM
downstairs at the
Argus Bar & Grille.
Everyone is welcome!
Check us out
at Local Sounds
- 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
A Benefit for the
11th ANNUAL BLUES PICNIC
Keepin' the Picnic Free!
Get out there and shake what ya got with these Wild Women singin' the Blues!
- Sweet Bev Perron & the Genuine Article
- Blue Beyond featuring Sarah Hastings
- Carolynn Black & the Bleeding Hearts
So come on down to the High Noon Saloon on Saturday, April 27 from 2:00PM to 6:00PM. You'll be glad ya did!
Donations accepted at the door
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.