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Blues Society(Santa Barbara, CA) – Kim Wilson has been the singer and the harmonica player for beloved Texas band the Fabulous Thunderbirds for nearly 30 years. Some critics say he’s the best “harp” player performing today. Find out for yourself at his solo show, presented by the Santa Barbara Blues Society on Saturday, Nov 18 at the Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St.

The 7-10pm show opens with the Paradise Kings, winners of the Santa Barbara Blues Society’s Battle of the Blues Bands. Then Wilson takes the stage, performing from his new CD Blues and Boogie, Vol. 1. Bring your dancing shoes, as the Rec Center’s floor is spring loaded. Tickets are $25 members and $30 general admission.

The Santa Barbara Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to perpetuating and preserving America’s unique musical contribution to the world – the Blues. They are the oldest Blues society in the United States.

Blues Society(Silver Spring, MD) – Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the DC Blues Society during the 1st Sunday Blues Jam, December 3, 2017 from 4-8pm. Musicians of all levels are welcome. Bring your family and friends, and your dancin’ shoes! There will be an affordable cash bar and outside food is permitted. The celebration will be held at the American Legion Post 41 (905 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland. Enter on Fenton St near public parking garage).

DCBS is also seeking to appoint new members to the Board of Directors. A background in the music field is not required, only an interest in Blues and a desire to help the Society. To be considered for a Board Member appointment, please send a short email of interest, including your relevant skills and experience and why you want to help lead DCBS. Emails should be sent to Nick Dale, Acting President, at president@dcblues.org, by Sunday, Dec. 3.

Blues Society(St. Louis, MO) – The St. Louis Blues Society Youth Band will be performing at the 16th Annual Baby Blues Showcase at BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups Sunday, Nov 26. The band is a creation of Michael Battle, STLBS board member/ education director and drummer for the Marquise Knox Band. The current band consists of four youth between the ages 12-16: Nathan Marks (bass), Marcus Lane (drums), Keller Anderson (guitar, vocals) and Sam Castro (guitar.) The showcase will also feature lots more of St. Louis’ best young blues talent. The line up will mix some well-known Baby Blues graduates like, Marquise Knox, Aaron Griffin, Matt Lesch, Beulah Flakes with new faces. The School of Rock will lead off at 5pm. …More Showcase info here


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