Long Island blues bands and solo/duo acts will try to impress our judges and secure a spot in the 2021 International Blues Challenge when thy take the stage at the Warehouse in Amityville on Sunday, Sept. 13, beginning at 1 pm.
Entries must be postmarked by Aug. 10 to enter the challenge. Mail them to:
PO Box 378, Centereach, NY, 11720
Click the blue box below for details (sorry, couldn't think of another B word).
Ya gotta be in it to win it, as the Lotto commercials say!
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Enjoy this year's virtual awards show
Felix Slim announces the digital release of his album "Overseas Blues" is available now on Bandcamp.
Felix won second place in the solo/duo category at the International Blues Challenge this year, representing the Long Island Blues Society.
The new recording features 14 tunes, most of them originals, and is a mix of vintage blues, ragtime, swing and other herbs to make your confinement (and his) a little bit easier.
You can download it for a reasonable price at:
"I hope you enjoy it and I can bring you the release tour soon," Felix said. "In the meantime: Stay healthy and safe!!!"
Our Blues Society is part of the Blues Foundation, which has created the COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund to assist blues musicians during these difficult times. Please considering making a donation.
A host of instrument builders, retailers and distributors will be on hand on Sunday, Oct. 4, for the first Long Island Music Expo, being held at the Huntington Hilton, 598 Broadhollow Road, Melville.
The show was originally scheduled for March 22, but the threat of the Corona Virus says otherwise.
More details on the show, including performances and vendors will be posted when available.
Stay tuned and for gosh sakes wash your hands.
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Harmonica Bill Lifford was elected to join Eric Feldstadt as vice president of the Long Island Blues Society, and the society now has a full, eight-member board. Yes, we have two VPs, just deal.
Tony Davenport, Charlie Martine, Pamela Betti, Kenny Hahn, Joe Roberts and Peter Hansen are the newest board members, joining long-time society leaders Emily Hallock (treasurer), Nan Siegler (secretary), Joan Weinstein and Ronnie Shapiro.
Click the link below to join the Long Island Blues Society. If you like the blues, we like you. Become part of a group that is helping keep the blues and live music alive on Long Island. It doesn't cost much and the t-shirts are cool.
Long Island Blues Society Solo/Duo rep Felix Slim was second IN THE WORLD after the final round of the International Blues Challenge held Saturday at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis.
He also won won a complete set of Lee Oskar harmonicas after blowing away (see what I did there) the competition on the blues harp.
Inspired? We are getting ready for 2021. The Long Island competition is scheduled June 7 at the Warehouse in Amityville (see below).
For the rules and the registration forms, click here.
Blues society President Ray Hauck, and members Tony Davenport, Felix Slim and Jack Maher take a day trip to Clarksdale, Miss. You can feel the blues on these streets.