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* Est. 1988 * In our 30th Year of 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
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The Louisville Blues Compilation Volume II is available online on the CD Shop page, 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.


 

2017 KBS Blues Challenge Winners

 Band
One Shot Johnny
(Randy Colvin, Joe Shirley, Jeremiah Kelly)

Solo/Duo
Metro Bluz
(Marjorie Marshall & Ken Lucchese)

Best Self-Produced CD
Gimme More Time
by Screamin' John & TD Lind


2017 KBS Sylvester Weaver Award Winner
Gary Sampson
Former KBS President
WCHQ Vice-President, Music Director & on-air personality
Germantown-Schnitzelburg Blues Festival organizer
Local Blues Supporter


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


Filson Historical Society

Friday, February 23

Blues Night with Tyrone Cotton

Filson Historical Society

Stevie Ray's Blues Bar Logo

Sat Feb 24 Jamie Lynn Vessels
The Decades
Wed Feb 28 Deltaphonic
Fri Mar 2 John D'Amato
Shane Dawson
Wed Mar 21 Brody Buster
Fri Mar 23 Harlem River Noise
The Sheryl Rouse Band

Stevie Ray's Blues Bar


Lexington KY


Sun Feb 25 Robert Cray

Lyric Theatre

 
Brown Theatre

Wed Feb 28 Jonny Lang with special
guest Doyle Bramhall II

10% KBS Member Discount
Use Promo Code BLUES


The Kentucky Center / Brown Theatre


10% KBS Member Discount - Promo Code BLUES

Diamond Pub & Billiards
St. Matthews


Thu & Fri Mar 8 & 9 Miller and the Other Sinners

Diamond Pub & Billiards

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Sat Mar 10 Martha Redbone Trio
Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native

The Kentucky Center

Headliner's Music Hall Logo


Sun Mar 11 Songbird Sunday Series Kickoff
with Sheryl Rouse and Tee Dee Young
"Blues, Blue Jeans and BBQ"

Headliners Music Hall


Bistro 42
Prospect KY


Fri Mar 16 Miller and the Other Sinners

Facebook Page
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Madison IN


Fri Mar 16 Guitar Summit with
Jimmy Davis, Bill Lancton and more

Rescheduled from Jan 12

Clifton Center

Kentucky Homefront
Blues Show


Sat Apr 14 1st Show:
John Ford (solo)
Erin Coburn (band)
    2nd Show:
Jimmy Davis (solo)
Toad Strangler (band)

Clifton Center

Lettersong Calligraphy Studio and Gallery
Wednesday, April 25 – Malcolm Holcombe
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Lettersong Calligraphy
Studio & Gallery


Day Date Who is playin'

Lettersong Calligraphy Studio & Gallery

2017 KBS Winners

2017 Sylvester Weaver Award



Gary Sampson
Former KBS President
WCHQ Vice-President, Music Director & on-air personality
Germantown-Schnitzelburg Blues Festival organizer
Local Blues Supporter

Pictured with Vicki Sampson & Jill Sampson
Photo by Cheryl Jaggers


 

 

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


Band Winner

One Shot Johnny
(Randy Colvin, Joe Shirley, Jeremiah Kelly)
Photo courtesy of David True

Solo/Duo Winner

Metro Bluz
(Marjorie Marshall & Ken Lucchese)


Best Self-produced CD

“Gimme More Time”
by Screamin' John & TD Lind

Youth Showcase

~ No Entrants ~


Winners get Automatic Entry to the Blues Foundation's
International Blues Challenge,
January 16-January 20, 2018 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 Mar 7, 2018 Check's Cafe
7:00 pm Apr 4, 2018 Check's Cafe
7:00 pm May 9, 2018
moved due to KY Derby Week
Check's Cafe
7:00 pm Jun 6, 2018 Check's Cafe
7:00 pm Jul 11, 2018
moved due to 4th of July
Check's Cafe
     


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

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


 

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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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