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The Louisville Blues Compilation Volume II CD is now available.

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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.


 

The Beat Daddys
The Beat Daddys

2014 KBS Blues Challenge

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The Beat Daddys - Band
Randy Colvin - Solo/Duo

Good Luck in Memphis


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Upcoming Events

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Fri Nov 28 Kelly Richey
Fri Dec 5 Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel
Fri Dec 19 Harless Brothers Band

Stevie Ray's Blues Bar



Evansville IN


Sat Nov 29 River Basin Blues Society Third Annual Blues Blast with
The Beat Daddys, Honey Roy Band, Soul Creation and 103

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe

River Basin Blues Society


Lexington KY

Fri Dec 5 Sauce Boss
Fri Dec 19 Shemekia Copeland

Natasha's Bistro & Bar

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lexington KY


Mon Dec 15 Music Maker Relief Fund 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Blues with Ironing Board Sam, Boo Hanks and Big Ron Hunter

Lyric Theatre and
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour


Madison Theatre
Covington KY


Thu Dec 18 Tab Benoit with Samantha Fish and The Sonny Moorman Group

Madison Theatre

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Fri Dec 19 Samantha Fish
Tickets $10 in advance/$12 day of show
KBS members receive $5 off with membership card

Jim Porter's Good Time Emporium


Tue Dec 30 The Charles Walker Band

The New Vintage

 
   

2014 KBS Winners

2014 Sylvester Weaver Award



Mark "Big Poppa" Stampley


 

2014 Blues Contest Winners
for best Blues
Band, Solo/Duo, CD, Youth


Band Winner
The Beat Daddys
The Beat Daddys
(Tommy Stillwell, Shannon Miller,
Larry Grisham, John Gillespie  )
Photo by Bob Brown

Solo/Duo Winner

Randy Colvin


Best Self-produced CD

The KingBees
"HooDoo Moon"

Youth Showcase

No 2014 Entrants


Winners got Automatic Entry to the Blues Foundation's
International Blues Challenge, Tuesday January 21, 2014 thru Saturday January 25, 2014.
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Monthly Board Meeting

Monthly meetings are currently held at
The Pizza Place, 2931 Richland Ave
(off Taylorsville Road @ Hikes / Browns Lane)
 

7:00 pm Dec 3, 2014 The Pizza Place
7:00 pm Jan 7, 2015 The Pizza Place
7:00 pm Feb 4, 2015 The Pizza Place
     


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

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Local Blues Hour @ 4:00pm

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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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