Ohio dominates the IBC again!!

Congratulations to Innervision, representing the Columbus Blues Alliance, for making the IBC Solo/Duo finals!!

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Also making the 2016 finals are:
Micah Kesselring (The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society of Marietta)
Sonny Moorman (Cincy Blues Society)
Tee Dee Young (The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society of Marietta)
Congratulations to ALL IBC participants for doing their best and putting on a great show – especially, Columbus’ Band, Deuce ‘n a Quarter, and our Youth Showcase act, Blues Horizon. They made Columbus proud!!

Lil’ Ed rolls into Columbus on February 25th!

Hungry for some old-school authentic Chicago blues?
Come to Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza February 25th & catch the one-and-only Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials!

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This show, presented by Crazy Mama’s Concerts, is sure to be a hot one as Lil’ Ed brings his high-energy, guitar-driven sound to Natalie’s! Opening the show is Columbus’ own legend-in-the-making Sean Carney!

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The show starts at 8:00. Reserved seating & GA tickets are available now at Natalie’s website! Don’t delay – get yours today!!

2016 Officers & Trustees elected

On Sunday, December 13 2015, the CBA had its annual election of Trustees & Officers

Congratulations to this year’s Executive Committee:

President – Sandor Gulyas

Vice President – Kevin Gregory

Treasurer – LeAnne Absalom

Membership Chair – David Hammer

Secretary – Carolyn Greenan

Congratulations to this year’s Board of Trustees:

Glenn Ruff and Sheralyn Graise (incumbent) join Molly Young and Sharyn Sollars to comprise the board (Trustees are elected for 2-year terms).

The Trustees will select their chair at a meeting to be held early in the first quarter.

As Vice President, Kevin Gregory also serves as a Trustee.

 

Join us at our monthly meetings!

Our next meeting is at 2:30 pm on February 14, 2016. The location is TBD

Toys For Tots says “Thanks, Columbus!”

On behalf of the Columbus Blues Alliance, thank you Columbus Ohio for helping us make this year’s Blues For Tots event a fantastic success!!

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In addition to the usual truck-load of toys collected for the less fortunate children in central Ohio, we were able to raise $12,000 to donate to the Marines’ Toys For Tots campaign – a record that smashes all previous events’ totals!

Thanks to everyone that donated time, effort & resources. Without them this event would not be possible:
Jim & Nita Biersdorf & Biersdorf Floors
Roadhouse 66 & David Wickline
Sound Perfection of Ohio
WCBE 90.5 FM
Deuce ‘n a Quarter
Inner Vision
Johnny Mack & The Heavyweights
Lastly, a special thanks to all the volunteers that came together to help out!