The South Florida Blues Society is raffling tickets for the 2016 Rhythm and Blues Cruise January 17-24, 2016. Visit http://www.soflablues.org/ for information.
Topeka Blues Society
General Membership Meeting
Sunday, August 16, 2015
11:30 pm @ Uncle Bo’s
CALL TO ORDER & GREETINGS
Introduction of Board Members: Vice President Gerry Schmanke called the meeting to order at 11:35 am. He introduced all Board Members: President Suki Willison, Secretary-Treasurer Karen Osborn, Rod Peterson, Bill Beasley, Brian Gabel, Gib Ramirez, Paul Schwartz, Chardy Hern, Jeff Martin and Marni Schleuning. Gerry thanked departing Board members Paul Schwartz and Chardy Hern for their many years of service to the TBS Board. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
The TBS Blues Challenge was this past Sunday at Uncle Bo’s. We had lots of talent on that stage! The winners of the 2015 TBS Blues Challenge are:
“Youth” category: Pina Brothers, Wichita
“Solo” category: KALO, Oklahoma City, OK
“Band” category: Koolaide and the Exact Change Band
These artists will represent the Topeka Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January, 2016!
We wish to thank our Blues Challenge judges – Marshall Barber, Rachelle Coba and Rick Roberts. Thank you to our timekeeper, Jeff Martin, and our challenge tally gal, Barb Schwartz. And a BIG thanks to all attending our challenge – what a great crowd! The musicians loved your energy and enthusiasm!
The winner of the Sally Mae guitar was ticket holder #648, Keith Blackburn! Keith will receive his new masterpiece Wednesday, August 19 at the summer’s final Summertime Blues in Gage Park!