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The Blues Children on Stage event went so incredibly well that we've scheduled the next one!
Mark your calendar, Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3pm.
Hosted on the Ziggies stage.
Contact Jodie Woodward, Vice President MHBS to get your students / children signed up. Jodie has the CD's with the sample song list and additional details on styles, and such.
A huge thank you to Jodie Woodward for heading all this up, her helping hands / musicians - Alan Knight, Doc Brown, Scotty Rivera, Nancy and all of the others who helped mentor the children on stage.
And especially a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all the kids who came out and participated!
What a great event so we're going to keep on doing it!
The next ROAD TO MEMPHIS benefit will be on Saturday, January 9 - 8pm to 1am
ALL 3 ACTS WILL PERFORM ALTERNATING SETS THROUGHOUT EACH NIGHT
There will be a silent auction - we're accepting 'auction quality' items for both events, including gift certificates, CD's, swag (T-shirts, Hats, etc.). There will also be winning band items such as CD's for sale and MHBS Merchandise for sale to help offset the musicians expenses. Please plan to attend or make a donation.
$10 per person donation / $8 per person MHBS Members
Ziggies ~ 4923 W. 38th Avenue ~ Denver, Colorado 80212
We have also set up donation links on the MHBS website HERE:
All funds from these joint benefits will be split evenly among the 7 musicians going to Memphis.
MHBS INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE (IBC) WINNERS
YOU'RE GOING TO MEMPHIS
BAND - MICHAEL HORNBUCKLE BAND
SOLO / DUO - 50 SHADES OF BLUES
YOUTH SHOWCASE - AJ FULLERTON
Here are the band bios to be included in the International Blues Challenge Competition program in Memphis, Tennessee in January by the 3 acts representing the Mile High Blues Society.
Michael Hornbuckle Band
From mountains to Memphis, MHB proudly represents Denver’s Mile High Blues Society. A singing quartet with Denver native Michael Hornbuckle, guitar, Jeff Andrews, bass, Andras Csapo, HammondB3 & harmonica and Desmond “Motown” Washington, drums. Soulful vocals and hard-edged guitar riffs in the spirit of their roots founded in blues. Hailing from Detroit, Oakland and Hungary, the invisible strings that pulled these gentlemen together were all spun out of Denver where they all reside and met Michael. They “keep it simple, stupid”, says Michael. “It’s all about the pocket and groove these days, and I’ve got the crew.” From swamp to swing, funk to grit, these guys deliver.
50 Shades of Blue
This Denver duo’s music will “tear you apart and put you back together again…”. Having played together for years in a blues band, Christine Webb and Jim “Doc” Seely launched a duo act, 50 Shades of Blue, to bring a new voice to their music and reach a broader audience. Audiences are consistently intriqued because the duo’s appearance doesn’t match their sound or expectations of how blues players look. Yet Christine's soulful vocals and solid bass playing, combined with Doc's rippin’ acoustic, slide, and electric guitar work transport the listener from back porch country jams, flavored with wood smoke and barbecue, to the gritty urban corner bars filled with spirits and loss.
A.J. Fullerton is a 20 year old Blues/Roots artist from rural Western Colorado. Playing guitar since the age of 14, he has steadily built a reputation around Colorado, as well as out of state, by spending most of his time on the road touring. A.J. is most well-known for his powerful vocals often described as, "Gritty, but soulful" and "Beyond his years." His instrumental style is centered around his nimble finger-picking, raw bottleneck slide, and the steady thump of his homemade stomp-box. Living alone on the road, and getting by with whatever he makes at his shows, A.J. lives a what is often called an "Authentic" do-it-yourself approach to The Blues that comes through in his music.
BEST SELF PRODUCED CD WINNER
CONGRATULATIONS to the Hector Anchondo Band, Young Guns for winning the 2016 Best Self Produced CD submission from the Mile High Blues Society.
Their "Young Guns - Hector Anchondo Band" CD will be forwarded on to Memphis to be considered in the 2016 Blues Foundation Best Self Produced CD competition!
Congratulations and a huge thanks to all of the bands who submitted their CD to MHBS for consideration!
1119 Washington Avenue
Golden, Colorado 80401
DrumCity - GuitarLand
9225 W. 44th. Ave.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado USA 80033
Phone: 303-421-4515, 303-424-9393
Ziggies Live Music
4923 West 38th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80212
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 Jodie Woodward & Special Guests. 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.
REACH OUT TO THE DENVER BLUES COMMUNITY!
Do you want to promote your business or event to the Denver blues scene? You can place display ads in The Blues Insider newsletter and here on the MHBS website for as little as $20 per month for active MHBS members. Reach thousands of devoted local blues fans. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.