As I write this, fellow Blues lovers, Christmas with all its shopping bustle and late-night parties has come and gone. It’s that bit between Christmas and New Year that I love. It’s quiet and relaxed. A time to sit back, unwind and work out what’s happening for the coming year. Except not this year. To those of you who’ve personally been affected or have friends or family affected by the ongoing bushfires, I offer my sympathy and my hope that it all ends soon.
The December jam was a great success and I’d like to thank all the fantastic volunteers that helped to make it so successful, particularly John Van Buuren for taking over as chief spruiker and jam master on the day. Thanks also to those who contributed gifts and donations to the Marymead giving tree. They were greatly appreciated.
The CBS is on holidays for January so no jam or workshop this month.
There is however a big event happening on 11th January from 2pm until late at the Austrian Club in Mawson.
The annual Bucky’s Budweiser Big Birthday Bash & ALOHA! Blues & Roots Charity Gig will be on again! A great line up of acts has been scheduled and the proceeds go to Bucky’s favourite local charity ‘Rise Above Capital Region Cancer Support Group”’ Entry is a $5 donation with fabulous raffles drawn throughout the day (Don’t forget your Hawaiian shirts!) Details on page 4
More of what’s planned for January –
NOTE: Candelo Blues Club jam has been cancelled due to the bushfire situation
Monday 13th – Frank Sultana at Hippo Co in Garema Place City from 8-10pm
Friday 17th – to Sunday 19th – Thredbo Blues Festival at various venues, Thredbo NSW www.thredboblues.com.au
NOTE: Depends on the bushfire situation so please check before heading down there
Friday 31 January – 8 Ball Aitken at the Austrian Club in Mawson. This is a free entry show kicking off at about 7.30pm
For more gigs/changes please check on our website www.canberrabluessociety.com.au/gigs
Preparations are well on the way for our Blues Jams in the Goulburn Club at the Australian Blues Music Festival in Goulburn on Friday 7th & Saturday 8th February. We’re looking for volunteers to help, so if you can spare an hour or so of your time please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, put this date in diaries – Saturday 22 February – Canberra Blues Society presents Bondi Cigars with guest support Moondog at the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah. Pre-sale tickets for CBS members just $20
Look forward to seeing you all at the February blues jam, if not before.