May Blues News
We Have Been Busy at PPBC
This has been a busy time for the PPBC board as you will see in the following sections. We are working hard to promote great blues in Colorado Springs. We are cultivating more partnerships, trying new ways of advertising and trying to show off our great blues musicians.
This year we have split the bill between great Denver bands and cool Colorado Springs bands. The first on the list is the Steve Crenshaw Band. We heard him at the Motif Blues Nite. His guitar playing was insane, telling great musical stories without tons of notes. When we heard him, we knew the Colorado Springs blues lovers had to hear him too.
Don't even know where to start with this one! Pikes Peak Blues Community is proud to sponsor "The Community Blues Hour" every Friday at noon on JAZZ 93.5 FM. Tune in-it has been a long time since we've had a blues hour on the radio in Colorado Springs. If you are a blues musician or group that has good recorded CDs, contact the blues community at firstname.lastname@example.org the JAZZ 93.5 will fold in some of your tunes with the blues greats!
We loved Maggie at our IBC competition last August and she is back from Alamosa with a supercharged blues band! You need to see this. Also, we are introducing the Cleveland Experiment featuring Sandy Cleveland on vocals. Watch for our commercial on FOX21 evening news next Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30pm.
The PPBC in investing in the future of the blues. We are holding a Blues Boot Camp from 11-13, June 2019 to teach a younger generation about the blues as a foundation for their playing. Looking for Jr High and High School players with a year or more of solid learning on their instrument. We are teaching kids how to jam with others in order to make great music. Go to our website to register. We only have 30 slots this first year.
Check out these handsome devils hosting the 2ND THURSDAY BLUES JAM at the Motif Jazz Cafe. We had some really fine musicians come out in April and we expect it to only get better. The Motif is one of the best sounding venues in the Springs. Musicians, come out and connect. Blues lovers, come out and enjoy! May 9th the next one.
Getting better and better. Just heard Ron Herrera's new band, The Primatives, really cool. The Austin Johnson Band appears regularly. The SoulCasters played and we discovered the Steve Crenshaw Band (see Paint the Town Blue). There is blues being played in the Springs area but you will have to search to find it. Save yourself the trouble and head out to the Motif on any Thursday.