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* Est. 1988 * 28+ Years of the Blues *

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* The Louisville Blues Compilation Volume II * Now Available *

The Louisville Blues Compilation Volume II CD is  available for shipping in the USA!

CD's are $15 + $2 shipping to USA addresses. For International shipping please contact us with your shipping address at  info@kbsblues.org. (Note: Kentucky State Sales Tax is included in price)

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The Blues Had A Baby CD is available from
Down In The Alley Records

The Louisville Blues Compilation Volume II is available online in the CD Shop, at KBS events, at Better Days Records in Louisville KY or digitally at CDBaby and iTunes.


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In some issues of our newsletter, Blues News, we run profiles of local blues bands. If you would like to have your band considered for a future edition and you play in the Kentuckiana area, please go to the Band Profile Info page to send us the information.


 

2016 KBS Blues Challenge Winners

Solo/Duo
Mark "Big Poppa" Stampley

 Band
Laurie Jane & the 45's
(Laurie Jane Jessup, Cort Duggins,
Jason Embry, Scott Dugdale)

Best Self-Produced CD
da Mudcats "Easy Does It"


2016 KBS Sylvester Weaver Award Winner
Mike Suttles


Upcoming Events
Also check the Calendar page for full monthly calendar and weekly update

Clifton Center


Thu thru
Dec 15
Tim Duffy's photographic collection
“Our Living Past: A Platinum Portrait of Music Maker”
sponsored by the Music Maker Relief Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Exhibit runs through December 15

Clifton Center

Al's Bar
Lexington KY

Thursday, December 8
Bones Jugs and the Restless Leg String Band

http://www.alsbarlexington.com/


Lettersong Calligraphy
Studio & Gallery


Sat Dec 10 Kentucky Music Heritage Foundation Reception
with Marjorie Marshall and Linda Sparrow

Lettersong Calligraphy Studio & Gallery
Facebook Event


Mag Bar
Old Louisville


Mon Dec 12 Justin Howl

Mag Bar Louisville
https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/magbar

New Year's Eve
Dec 31, 2016

  • American Legion Post #157 (Shepherdsville KY) – Dallas Cole Band

  • Backstretch Bar & Grill (Lexington KY) – Ronn Crowder

  • Hog's Tavern (Lanesville IN) – Spoilers3

  • Jeff Ruby's – Robbie Bartlett

  • Stevie Ray's Blues Bar – Soul Circus

  • The Burl (Lexington KY) - Joslyn & The Sweet Compression,
    Short & Company and Heavy Sole

2016 KBS Winners

2016 Sylvester Weaver Award



Mike Suttles (r)
Garvin Gate Blues Festival Talent Organizer and MC
Owner of Down in the Alley Records
Local Blues Supporter, Writer and Educator

Pictured with Gary Sampson, Mark Sneed and
Keith Clements to the left
Mike Lynch and Howard Rosenberg behind


 

 

2016 Blues Contest Winners
for best Blues
Band, Solo/Duo, CD, Youth


Band Winner

Laurie Jane & the 45's
(Laurie Jane Jesseup, Cort Duggins, Jason Embry, Scott Dugdale)

Solo/Duo Winner

Mark "Big Poppa" Stampley
Pictured with KBS Prez Mark Sneed (l)


Best Self-produced CD
da Mudcats "Easy Does It"
da Mudcats
“Easy Does It”

Youth Showcase

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Winners get Automatic Entry to the Blues Foundation's
International Blues Challenge,
January 31-February 4, 2017 in Memphis TN
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Monthly Board Meeting

Monthly meetings are currently held at
Check's Cafe
(
1101 E Burnett Ave)
unless otherwise noted
 

7:00 pm Dec 7, 2016 Check's Cafe
7:00 pm Jan 4, 2017 Check's Cafe
7:00 pm Feb 1, 2017 Check's Cafe
     


(Meetings are held on the 1st Wed of every Month unless otherwise stated)

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Saturday Night Blues Party
with Kevin Yazell
Saturdays at 10:00pm

 

 

 

Local Blues Hour @ 4:00pm

KBS Prez Gary Sampson is on the air Fridays at 8:00pm


 

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If you are member of KBS, then you already know about the Blues Reviews we do in our monthly newsletter ...
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The Kentuckiana Blues Society was founded in 1988 and is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and perpetuation of the Blues Tradition in all of its forms. We are located in Louisville Kentucky and serve what is called Kentuckiana (the Louisville Kentucky and Southern Indiana area)


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