Madison Blues Society, Madison, Wisconsin Madison Blues Society, Madison, Wisconsin
MADISON BLUES SOCIETY
BLUES NEWS
FALL-WINTER 2010/2011
Check out the Madison Blues Society at
www.madisonbluessociety.com
for calendar, bands, venues and information

You email us at info@www.madisonbluessociety.com
or (snail) mail us at P.O. Box 3202, Madison, WI 53704
BLUES NEWS IN THE MADISON AREA

WI AREA BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE 2010


MADISON AREA NEWS

HOLIDAY BENEFIT CONCERTS
Honoring local Blues musicians
Westside Andy Benefit
Poster courtesy of the Crossroads Blues Society

WESTSIDE ANDY BENEFIT SHOW

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 at Scatz Night Club, 2248 Deming Way, Middleton from 6:00pm - 11:30pm.
Suggested donation is $15.

Help support Westside Andy and his wife, Donna, who has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and medical bills are piling up. Andy and his band have been bringing great blues music to Madison for many, many years. It's time to thank him and help out in their time of need. Please spread the word and ask as many folks as you can to come to this benefit show. And be sure you get down to the show yourself!

Scatz is big so we're hoping to have a huge turnout. Please give generously. This is a time when folks need to show they care. Musicians are lining up to help out and you can, too. Join this great event on Wednesday and really make a difference! Here's who's coming so far:

There is a block of rooms available for out-of-town guests at the Country Inn & Suites across the street from Scatz.

Another way to help if you cannot make it to the Benefit - contributions can be made to Park Bank. Stop at any Madison area Park Bank and make a deposit to the Westside Benefit account # 240928 or mail a check made out to Westside Benefit to:

Park Bank
c/o Diana Kuhne
PO Box 8969
Madison, WI 53708-8969

Raffles will run throughout the evening for a variety of special items. Please help out by printing a copy of the POSTER and putting it up at locations where folks will see it.

Cadillac Joe Memorial Winter Festival
Cadillac Joe Memorial Winter Festival

CADILLAC JOE MEMORIAL WINTER FESTIVAL

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 at the Majestic Theater, 115 King Street, Madison. This is a benefit for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.
Here's who's playing:

Don't miss this great tribute to Cadillac Joe Anderson, a long time keyboard favorite in the Madison area. So get on down to the Majestic Theater on Friday December 3 - only $10.

LCPL ALEC CATHERWOOD BENEFIT CONCERT

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15 at the American Legion Post, 116 N. Union Street, Byron, IL from 7:00PM to 11:00PM. It's not too far to drive, just check out the MAP. Proceeds will go to the Alec Catherwood Benefit Memorial Scholarship Fund. Alec was killed in action in Afghanistan on October 14, 2010 and the scholarship fund was set up in his honor. Sponsored by the Crossroads Blues Society.

Great Blues music from the J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band playing their rockin' style of hot Chicago blues. Featuring J.B. Ritchie on guitar and vocals, Frank Bandy on bass and Steve Sandman on drums, J.B. and the band will provide some hot music for this great event. The evening will also feature silent auctions, ticket raffles and a 50-50 raffle. The suggested donation to attend is $10 per person.

To donate items for the silent auction and raffles or for more information call Steve Jones at 779-537-4006.

3rd Annual Benefit for a Cure
Check out the poster

3rd ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR A CURE

SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 at the Harmony Bar, 2201 Atwood Avenue, Madison.
Music gets started at 1:00PM and finishing up with an ALL STAR JAM from 7-8PM.
Check out this fantastic lineup!

You can help get the word out with the 3rd ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR A CURE POSTER. Please print copies and distribute in your area. Please help out for this good cause. Suggested donation is $10 at the door.

MBS MEMBER DISCOUNT SHOW AT THE BRINK!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
DEEP WATER REUNION is back in town!

Deep Water Reunion, the fabulous Blues and R&B Band from central Wisconsin, will be playing at the Brink Lounge on Thrusday, October 21 at 8:00PM. Admission is $7 but Madison Blues Society members will be admitted for just $5. Many of us remember their terrific performance that put them in the top three at the first Wisconsin Blues Challenge in 2007. Here's your chance to see them again!

DWR was recently featured in a cameo performance in the movie, "Nonames" - playing "Share the Love". You can see "Nonames" at the Orpheum Theater at 216 State Street in Madison on Wednesday October 20.

Featuring Madison's own Bob Corbit on saxophone, a local favorite who also plays with Primitive Culture, Orange Colored Sky, the Corbithians and other fine bands, DWR promises a great night of music that will get you up dancing!
DON'T MISS THIS GREAT SHOW!

Check out these videos on their MySpace page.

BLUES SHOWS AND JAMS NEWS
Blues Jams on Madison's East Side and Downtown
Knuckledown Saloon
Knuckledown Saloon

ALL NIGHT BLUES PARTY / OPEN JAM - FRIDAYS

This great show comes to the Knuckledown Saloon every Friday night! When the work week is over, head on over to 2513 Seiferth Road (turn east on Pflaum from Stoughton Road, then right on Seiferth, first street on the right). It's just a little up the block. The show starts at 7:00PM with some terrific performances and then the jam runs til bar time - 2:00AM!

This is a continuing weekly event going all night long! From early to late, it's an all-night Blues party and a community event, as the stage opens to everyone who wants to play. With all night to play, everyone will get plenty of a chance to play and play and play ...


Special Guest Piano Willie
Courtesy Maurice Thaler



Located near Stoughton Road & Pflaum Road, the Knuckledown Saloon is the former bar known as "Area 51" and before that "The 4th Quarter". It has been completely remodelled, they've got great food and killer drink prices.

Musicians! Come on out and jam for awhile. Music lovers! Come on out and party! It's a great time for all. Running from 7:00pm to 2:00am, its a full 7 hour show!

MIDDLETON BLUES - MONDAYS

Now they're cooking up blue heat on the west side at the The Bristled Boar at 2611 Branch Street in Middleton starting about 7:30PM. You'll find a good time along with good food and drink as you hang back and enjoy some great blues by area favorites!

Fun at Talula
Fun at Talula

ACOUSTIC JAM - TUESDAYS
has a different take on your favorite music at Talula at 802 Atlas Avenue on Madison's east side, just off Highway 51 (Stoughton Road) at Cottage Grove Road. Just look for the big pink building!

Featuring Shari Davis and Bill Roberts from Shari's Hootchy Kootchy Band, you'll find great acoustic performances along with plenty of good food and drink to enjoy!

CARS, BIKES, BLUES AND BREWS - THURSDAYS
is cookin' from 6:00PM to 10:00PM also over at Talula. Featuring Dan Schilling and the Shake Daddys, this show makes for a good time with plenty of great food, drinks and fun. This is a great way to kick up your heels when you're free on Thursday night. With that sweet mix of Texas, Chicago, Swing, Shuffle, Funk, and Back-water blues, the Shake Daddys will get your hips a-shakin' ! So come on down and join the fun!

Billy Branch at Chicago Blues Tuesdays
Photo courtesy of Maurice Thaler
Check out all the great pictures here.

CHICAGO BLUES TUESDAYS

ON BREAK TIL FALL BUT DON'T MISS IT THEN!

This great Blues Show with top artists from Chicago keeps bringing you the greatest in Blues. The showcase of Chicago talent runs from 7:00PM to 11:00PM at the Frequency at 121 W. Main Street, Madison. Starting early means that you can get your boogie on right after work! There's NO COVER but donations appreciated.

The show features many of the greatest Blues musicians from Chicago including: