A big bluesy thank you to Bobbique and Vic for hosting The Long Island Blues Society at the Wednesday Jam on May 22.. An LIBS All-Star lineup kicked off the night and we thank all of our friends who came down to support live music.
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The Long Island Blues Society board was on hand May 3 to sign up new members while the Hideaways were busy rockin' the newest business member of the society, Ziggy's Corner Pub in Massapequa,
The band was on the money and their show was followed by an open jam kicked off by Tony D and the Po'Boys and joined by other local musicians, including newly minted LIBS president Ray Hauck, pictured above with the Hideaways
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Raymond Hauck is the new president of the Long Island Blues Society.
Also elected last night at the election party in Sayville's Station Pub was Nan Siegler, who was named Secretary of the organization.
You wouldn't be able to call yourself a blues society if any party didn't actually feature the blues. and the LIBS did not disappoint!
The Sweet Suzi Band kicked off the evening with a smokin' set (the only kind they know how to do) that had 'em dancing in the aisles .
They were followed by outgoing President Jim Kohlman and his band, The Kohlmanators, who finished their set and then invited members up to join in the music.
Also added to the board last night was Bill "Harmonica Bill" Lifford and
Tony Davenport and Norine Poretti were appointed to chairperson positions.
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The Long Island Blues Society teamed up on Sunday, Dec. 1, with the NY Sportscene Children's Foundation for a toy drive in support of SASI, Specialized Autism Support and Information, at 89 North in Patchogue.
Look at the picture on the right, it was a rousing success.
The crowd came out, There was food, there were raffles, there was SANATA! But for music fans the draw was four hot Long Island bands, namely The Kane Daily Band; The Johnny Mac Band; Sweet Suzi;; and Phil Varca & The SlamJammers.
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