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Presidential Musing March 2020

Hi there Blues fans.
We made it to Autumn without a nuclear winter, alien invasion or a plague of brain sucking zombies!
I think this time of year in Canberra is the best; very pleasant and colourful. Hope everyone has a very nice Autumn and you get out to some of the terrific gigs coming up this month.
Well, once again too much work makes Dave a dull boy. Didn’t even get to go to the 1st jam for the year. I did hear that Moondog Blues Band and the jammers were all very good, but unfortunately there were issues with the sound. I believe this has now been rectified and I trust the sound at this month’s jam will be far superior. Really looking forward to being there. (I hope…)
I would like to thank the host bands, Muddy Wolfe & Dean Edgecombe & The Seventh Sons and also the wonderful volunteers who ran the CBS Blues Jams held in the Goulburn Club at the Australian Blues Music Festival this year. By all reports everyone had a cracking time.
Another well attended Jam workshop was held on Wednesday 4th March with John Van Buuren taking over the reins from Rick Bamford, who is off on a very exciting holiday OS. Thanks to the House Band and Adam Briscoe for doing the door.
Our March Blues Jam is coming up on Sunday 15th from 1 – 4.30pm hosted by the excellent SunBears. If you haven’t had a chance to catch them yet, do yourself a favour (thanks Molly) and come along. You won’t be disappointed! After the SunBears some of the best musos in Canberra will be up jamming to complete a perfect afternoon of Blues Bliss!
Reminder: Entry for the Sunday jams is now $5 for CBS members and $10 for others. The Jam Workshop is now $10 for CBS members and $15 for others.
Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic The Lachy Doley Group show at The Austrian Club in Mawson on Saturday 21st has had to be postponed. We have been able to reschedule to Friday 20 November at the Harmonie German Club. So put that in your diaries.
There has been a number of gig cancellations so check for updates on CBS website www.canberrabluessociety.com.au/gigs
A decision will be made shortly on our upcoming show Hussy Hicks in April, and Andy Just (USA) with Simon-Kinny-Lewis Band + Darren Jack in May. Keep an eye out on information on Chase The Sun in June, Owen Campbell Trio with guest support Jack Biilmann, Steve Edmonds Blues Quartet both in July & Claude Hay & The Kung Fu Mustard in October.
Have a great March and I’ll see you ‘round.

Dave

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