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The Beat Daddys
The Beat Daddys

2014 KBS Blues Challenge

Congratulations to the Winners:
The Beat Daddys - Band
Randy Colvin - Solo/Duo

Good Job in Memphis!
They made it to the semi-finals!


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Upcoming Events
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Fri Apr 24 Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers
Sat Apr 25 One Shot Johnny / Toad Strangler
Wed Apr 29 Harp Blowout with Rick Cain, Andy Tanaro and
Denny Thornbury
Sat May 9 Travlin' Mojos / Boscoe France
Fri May 15 Herbie D and the Dangermen
Sat May 23 Gary Sanders Band / JP Blues Band
Wed Jun 10 Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling with The Jewel Tones

Stevie Ray's Blues Bar


Fri Apr 24 Fat Box

Hideaway Saloon


Chow Wagon

Thu Apr 23 The Tarnations
Sat Apr 25 Saturday, April 25 – Blues Traveler
(Waterfront Park)
Mon Apr 27 Joe DeBow Band and Sylvia Walters & Groove City
Wed Apr 29 Joe DeBow Band
Thu Apr 30 Soul Circus

Kentucky Derby Festival


Lexington KY

Tue Apr 28 The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Cosmic Charlie's


Fri May 1 JJ Grey and Mofro with Anderson East
Thu Jun 18 Gary Clark, Jr.

Iroquois Amphitheater
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Fri May 15 Devon Allman Band

The New Vintage

Mercury Ballroom


Wed May 13 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Sat May 23 Such a Night recreating the music of
The Band's The Last Waltz

Mercury Ballroom

 

Pitt Academy

May 16, 2015
31st Annual Bar-B-Q Pitt Festival
Pitt Academy - Louisville


Music by The King Bees and Da Mudcats
starting at 5:30


Pitt Academy


Lexington KY


Sun May 17 Dr. John - A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Lexington Opera House

BBQ, Blues & Bikes
Elizabethtown KY

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Jonn "Del Torro" Richardson Band, Dave Muskett,
Tullie Brue & the Medicine Man Review,
Micah Kesselring, Tom Holland & Shuffle Kings,
D Man & Alley Hounds,
Eric Tessmer Band and Kelly Richey

BBQ Blues Fest

Blues Between the Bridges
9079 Old Richmond Road
Lexington KY

Sun, May 24, 2015

  • 2:45 pm David "Skinny Devil" McLean - Lexington

  • 3:45 pm The Blues Drifters - Louisville

  • 4:45 pm Robbie Bartlett Blues Band - Louisville

  • 6:00 pm G. Busy Soul Blues Revue - Lexington

  • 7:15 pm Backpack Jones - Illinois R&B

  • 8:30 pm Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - Chicago Slide Guitarist

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Lexington KY


Fri Jun 5 Husky Burnette

Willie's Locally Known

 

Germantown-Schnitzelburg Blues Festival
Louisiville KY

Friday, June 5, 2015
The Saints, Soul River Brown and The Nick Harless Band

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Mark Stein & the Rib Tip Kings, 100 Proof Blues Band and Louisville Blues Diva's Tanita Gaines, Susan O'Neil, Sheryl Rouse and Laurie Jessup with da Mudcats

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Tue May 12 Jeff Beck
Sun Jun 28 Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepard

The Kentucky Center

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June 13-14, 2015

Friday, June 12 – Billy Byrd & Pen Bogert, The Tarnations, The Stella Vees, The Beat Daddys and Tinsley Ellis

Saturday, June 13 – Randy Colvin, Tyrone Cotton & Screamin' John, the Dallas Cole Band, Butch Williams, the Bell Bottom Blues Band and the Vanessa Davis Group

WC Handy Blues Fest
June 13-20, 2015

Saturday, June 13 - Lindsey Williams, Blues 4 U, Hog Maw Blues Band
and the Boscoe France Band

Thursday, June 18 - Mr. Sipp, Mo’ Mojo and
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Friday, June 19 - The Bell Bottom Blues Band, The Beat Daddys,
Tyler Mac, Samantha Fish, the Devon Allman Band and Doyle Bramhall II

Saturday, June 20 - Doug MacLeod, Guy Forsyth, Jarekus Singleton,
Victor Wainright, Ronnie Baker Brooks Big Band and
Robert Randolph & The Family Band


June 20, 2015

Louisville Fats & the Rhythm Cats,
The Beat Daddys and Shaun Murphy


July 10-11, 2015

July 10-12, 2015

August 7-8, 2015

August 20-30, 2015

August 21-22, 2015
Bean Blossom Blues Fest
August 27-29, 2015

August 28-29, 2015

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 May 6, 2015 The Pizza Place
7:00 pm Jun 3, 2015 The Pizza Place
7:00 pm Jul 1, 2015 The Pizza Place
7:00 pm Aug 5, 2015 The Pizza Place
7:00 pm Sep 2, 2015 The Pizza Place


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

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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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