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We are musicians, fans, venues, and media committed to enjoying and sustaining Denver's blues music scene.
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The Best Self Produced CD Competition is now OPEN!
The Blues Foundation - Best Self Produced CD Competition. 

The Blues Foundation in Memphis is looking for high quality blues recordings from “up and coming” artists that might not otherwise reach the International Blues market. 

You MUST have a current band or business membership to the MHBS to be eligible to enter. MHBS members, please submit 4 copies of your CD to the Mile High Blues Society for consideration NO LATER THAN October 1, 2016.  CD's may be mailed to the MHBS and must be post marked NLT October 1, 2016.
Mile High Blues Society
P.O. Box 12464
Denver, Colorado 802120-2464

Or you may hand deliver your CD's to the President of MHBS, Carla Jordan at Ziggies, 4923 W. 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212. Please submit 4 copies in an envelope stating - MHBS BEST SELF PRODUCED CD COMPETITION. 

All entries must be received by (if hand delivered), or postmarked (if mailed), NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 1, 2016. And yes, we realize the dates provided by the Blues Foundation for release dates of CD's is through October 31, 2016, which is AFTER the due date for consideration. 


Per the rules, the CD must have been released between November 1, 2015 – October 31, 2016 time frame.

Thanks and good luck! 


The official Blues Foundation rules are at: 

www.Blues.org


http://milehighbluessociety.com/best-self-produced-cd-competition
 

WE  NEED  SILENT  AUCTION  ITEMS  FOR  THE  MHBS  IBC  FUNDRAISERS  TO  SEND  OUR  MUSICIANS  TO  MEMPHIS
Traveling to Memphis, travel, hotel, food, etc. gets very expensive. We need your help in raising money for the musicians to help offset those expenses!

Please email INFO@MileHIghBluesSociety.com if you have items to donate for the silent auction!

You can donate $$ via this link
​100% of ALL proceeds from the benefits and donations go to the MHBS winning musicians. 


YOU'RE  GOING  TO  MEMPHIS!!!!
to compete in the 2017 International Blues Challenge
representing the Mile High Blues Society
January 31 - February 4, 2017

Mark your calendar!
MHBS IBC Benefits / Shows scheduled at Ziggies so far include:

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 12
SATURDAY - DECEMBER 17
MBHS IBC SENDOFF PARTY - DATE  CHANGE - FRIDAY, JANUARY 27



YOU'RE  GOING  TO  MEMPHIS!!!!
THE  WINNERS  ARE:
SOLO - ALEX  MARYOL  
BAND - DEEP  POCKET  THIEVES

Alex Maryol (Solo)
The son of Greek-American restaurateurs, Alex Maryol grew up in Santa Fe New Mexico and was raised on the music of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Elvis Presley. He began songwriting during his teenage years while performing at smoky bars and coffee shops in downtown Santa Fe. While primarily influenced by blues greats such as Lightning Hopkins and Buddy Guy, Alex maintained a love for all musical genres from classical to grunge.
In his early twenties Alex gained notoriety by performing at festival favorites such as the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival and the King Biscuit Blues Festival.
He is currently recording a new album in Leadville and performing live around the Denver area.  Throughout the summer of 2016 he will also be performing around the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas. 





Deep Pocket Thieves
The vision for Deep Pocket Thieves (DPT) started in 2015 among friends from the local blues and music scene in Colorado.  Members of DPT came together as individuals to discuss creative ideas for new original music while playing and performing in several other local projects.  Each member brought a unique but complimentary creative piece to complete a picture that would eventually be the Deep Pocket Thieves.  After some improvisational sessions and some collaborative writing sessions,  new original music and a new original band was formed.

The Deep Pocket Thieves is a collaboration of friends that are veteran musicians in Colorado.  The band offers new music that blends the rootsy and emotive styles of the blues, jazz, funk, rock and roll,  and gospel music.  The music of DPT is a sonic synthesis of the unique personalities and backgrounds of each member.  The Deep Pocket Thieves are,  Larea Edwards.....Vocals.  Jim DeSchamp.....Guitar and Vocals.  Glenn Tapia.....Bass.  Scotty Rivera.....Drums and Vocals.  Jimmy Ayers.....Keyboards and Vocals.


 

The Mile High Blues Society - Blues Children On Stage
SUNDAY -  OCTOBER 2
Doors 2pm.
Kids start jamming at 3pm.
See the flyer for the song list to learn.
Ziggies - 4923 West 38th Avenue - Denver, CO 80212


Sunday - October 2, 2016 Doors 2pm Children start playing 3pm All ages welcome. No Cover. BCOS - A Mile High Blues Society Special Event. Blues Children on Stage - a youth showcase of musicians and singers under 21! Theme: A positive musical experience for children. Provide children musicians & singers with an environment conducive to establishing an interest in performing live blues music. Open to all Musicians / Singers under 21 Participating instructors / teachers / mentors will support their students on stage. No entry fee – free for everyone – all ages welcome! Full back line will be provided by Ziggies.

Each group will be put together during the event, just as done in a blues jam setting. Each group will play 4 or 5 songs per set and the number of sets will be based on the number of participants. Learn as many of these songs as you can – you may be able to perform more than one set!

Types of music to learn: Blues Shuffle – Jimmy Reed Country Blues Jump blues / swing Delta Blues Chicago Blues Blues Rock Slow Blues Shuffle

Sample song list: Big Boss Man Crossroads Cross Cut Saw The Thrill is Gone Got My Mojo Working I’m ready Kansas City Key to the Highway Rock Me Baby Stormy Monday Shake Your Moneymaker Sweet Home Chicago Every Day I Have the Blues (Sample Song List CD Available)

Contact: Jodie Woodward, Vice President, MHBS, 303-931-8236 email: Jodie.Woodward@comcast.net

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MHBS Members get in for a discount!
Doors 6pm Showtime 8pm  Over 21
$10 at the door / MHBS Members $8



 

 



 
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Golden, Colorado 80401
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Ziggies  Live  Music
4923 West 38th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80212
303-455-9930
 

THE MILE HIGH BLUES SOCIETY  MAILING ADDRESS
Mile High Blues Society
P. O. Box 12464
Denver, Colorado 80212-2464


THE BLUES STORE IS OPEN - MHBS T-SHIRTS ARE HERE
The Mile High Blues Society Store is Open for Business! You can order one of our very cool, high quality MHBS T-shirts. Prompt shipment via USPS Priority Mail. Show your colors; visit the store HERE
 

THE MILE HIGH BLUES SOCIETY JAM AT ZIGGIES
The MHBS presents Denver's award winning blues jam every Sunday night at Ziggies -- this is the award winning venue and winner of Denver's best blues jam by Westword, the local music and entertainment weekly.  The host band alternates between Doc Brown's Blues Band and John Weeks Blues Band.  Check the Shows calendar page to see who is hosting.  Blues starts at jams, and our jams are always free and fun. Bring yer axe n Let's Boogie!  Check out jams and gigs at the MHBS Shows calendar.
 


MHBS GIG ZONE
Are you a blues player looking for a gig, or a band looking for a player? Post a message in the Gig Zone! It's the best way to get hooked up with the right people in the Denver blues scene. Check it out.

 
SIGN UP NOW!  SUPPORT LIVE LOCAL BLUES
Membership has its benefits!  You will receive the "Blues Insider" newsletter, with news and reviews.  Members get a discount on tickets to shows and invitations to members-only events presented by The Mile High Blues Society, among other perks.  As a MHBS member you will be a strong supporter and advocate for local blues.  

Membership starts at only $15,  Please 
click here to get started.

 
A message from the Blues Foundation in Memphis

The Blues Foundation's 
32nd Annual International Blues Challenge was a HUGE success. Thanks to all of our affiliates, members, volunteers, musicians and fans for being a part of 2016 IBC.  And now, here are the winners.........

BAND - 1st Place
The Delgado Brothers
Ventura County Blues Society
Photo Credit: Ronnie Booze

BAND - 2nd Place
The Paul DesLauriers Band
Montreal Blues Society
Photo Credit: James Wessels

BAND - 3rd Place
The Norman Jackson Band
Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society
Photo Credit: Brian Anderson

SOLO/DUO - 1st Place
Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
Washington Blues Society
photo credit:  James Wessels

SOLO/DUO - 2nd Place
InnerVision
Columbus Blues Alliance
Photo Credit: Brian Anderson

BAND GUITAR
The Delgado Brothers
Ventura County Blues Society
Photo Credit: James Wessels

SOLO/DUO GUITAR
Bing Futch
Orange Blossom Blues Society
Photo Credit: James Wessels

HARP PLAYER
InnerVision
Columbus Blues Alliance
Photo Credit: Brian Anderson

BEST SELF-PRODUCED CD
Rob Lumbard - Blues in a Bottle
Central Iowa Blues Society


SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 
33rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE
January 31 - February 4, 2017
 
Everyone has safely returned from the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. All 3 acts performed amazingly well!
We have several photo albums posted on our website and FaceBook page. 

MICHAEL  HORNBUCKLE  BAND
Performed at Alfred's on Beale. They advanced to the Semi-Finals



50 SHADES OF BLUE - DUO
Performed at WC Handy's Blues Hall Juke Joint stage



A.J. FULLERSON - YOUTH  SHOWCASE
Performed at Wet Willie's Youth Showcase and assisted Grace Kuch at Alfred's in the Women in Blues Showcase.



The official Mile High Blues Society Sunday night Blues Jam takes place Sunday's at 7pm at Ziggies in Denver.
Due to the Super Bowl Sunday event with the Denver Bronco's there will not be a Sunday Jam this Sunday, February 7th. Ziggies will, however, be open for normal business Sunday evening at 6pm.
The MHBS Sunday Blues Jam is hosted on alternate weeks by Doc Brown's Blues Band and John Weeks Blues Band
Ziggies provides the full backline. Doors 6pm. Music starts 7pm

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P. O. Box 12464
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