Presidential Musing – July 2019

Hello CBS members!

The June jam was an entertaining afternoon of music delivered by some great musos from the area! It kicked off with the host band, The Chris Harland Blues Band. Some very tasty blues from the guys. Then, before they were finished special guest Steve Russell joined the band. Some terrific moments of music were had! Including a bit of a duel, with both guitarists trading licks. It was a hard act to follow, but the jammers showed no signs of capitulation and kept an appreciative audience under their respective spells!

International Blues Music Day (IBMD) is nearly here! Come along to the HGC and join the CBS in celebrating IBMD 2019 on 3rd August. Running from 12pm until 10pm the day promises a lot of entertainment with over 8 hours of music, a Hot Rod display, market stalls, fabulous raffle prizes and the CBS members’ lucky door prize. And just a heads up. The restaurant will be the only food outlet open in the club. For lunch it will only be open from 12pm til 2pm and dinner 5.30 to 9pm. Don’t miss out!

Hot Rod display & market stalls from 12 noon. Music starts at 1pm. We’ve got a stellar line-up including The Kate Lush Band who just happen to be topping the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay charts with their latest album ‘Headline’ (see page 6 for the album review by Bluesblast Magazine.

Pre-sales: Gen $30 + B/F ($25 for students/group bookings of 10+) / CBS members $20 + B/F (contact CBS for discount code) Tickets available online through Eventbrite or at Songland Records,Shop T7 Cooleman Court, Weston Creek or see the guys at the front desk at this Sunday’s Blues Jam. Door sales: General $35 / Students $30 / CBS members $25 Children under 12 free entry

See the IBMD program at the end of Blues News.

Thank you to all those members who have put their names down to volunteer during the IBMD event. We are currently working on the roster and will be in touch shortly to let you know your shifts.

This month’s Blues Jam will be hosted by local stalwarts The Drivers and should be another excellent day. Sunday 21 July at 1pm.

The Canberra Blues Society AGM is on late August. We will have a number of positions that need filling, and you’re the person to do it! We need people with bookkeeping, IT, media, photographic & record keeping skills. If you would like to take a more active role in the CBS please contact Kerry Scarlett or myself as soon as possible.

You will need to be a current financial member of the CBS to nominate. Also, a friendly reminder that this will be your last Blues News if you haven’t renewed your membership.

There’s a very interesting gig coming up on Monday 22 July you may want to check out – Copenhagen Slim from Denmark at Hippo Co, 1/17 Garema Place, Canberra City from 8 till 10pm.

Other gigs in Canberra and the region are on the Gig Guide or refer to the CBS website www.canberrabluessociety.com.au/gigs/

As they used to say many years ago – “Keep on truckin’”


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