Take a look at our Anniversary poster, what do you think?
Mark your calendars for March 14th, Bad Brad & The Fat Cats will announce thier cd release at Blues Jam FAC at the Moxi theater! Bad Brad & The Fat Cats were picked as one of the top 9 bands from 255 acts representing 40 states and 16 countries at the International Blues Competition (IBC) Memphis.
Greeley Blues FAC Presents a night of the blues:
Bad Brad & The Fat Cats – CD Release Party
with special guests: Primary People
Friday March 14th, 2014
5:00 Doors | 6:00 Show
$8 Tickets in Advance / $10 Tickets Day of Show
Born in Orange, Texas, in 1949 to a family whose female members all played piano, Ball grew up in the small town of Vinton, Louisiana, right across the border from Texas. She began taking piano lessons at age five, playing old Tin Pan Alley tunes from her grandmother’s collection. From her aunt, Marcia heard more modern and popular music. But it wasn’t until she was 13 that Marcia discovered the blues, as, one day in 1962, she sat amazed while Irma Thomas delivered the most soulful and spirited performance the young teenager had ever seen.
Marcia Ball is a woman with a reputation. The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter is famed worldwide for igniting a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls on stage. Ball’s groove-laden New Orleans boogie and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world. But she’s also a master at transfixing her audience with an emotionally rich, passionately sung ballad. The Boston Herald says, “Ball plays masterful, red hot tracks from the Texas-Louisiana border. Her voice can break your heart with a ballad or break your back with a rocker.” On her new CD, Roadside Attractions (her 15th solo recording), Ball’s songwriting is at the forefront, ranging from tales of wild parties to stories of twisted motel affairs to declarations of the enduring power of love and family. It is inspired by her years on the road and from insights gained from everyday life, making it her most autobiographical album. Roadside Attractions is certainly more than capable of starting a no-holds-barred bash. But more than that, it’s a tour-de-force of Marcia’s seemingly endless talent, and among the most emotionally moving recordings she has ever made. (Taken from www.facebook.com/MarciaBallBand/info )
We are very excited to have Marcia Ball back on our line up to celebrate our 10th anniversary!
For more info visit http://www.reverbnation.com/marciaballband
This is the the official video for Bad Bad Feeling off the new album ‘Badlands’.
Siblings Danielle, Kris and Nick Schnebelen grew up with the Blues. Their parents, Bob and Lisa, were active in the thriving Kansas City Blues scene, playing in local bands and competing in the Kansas City Blues Challenge. Bob and Lisa’s band didn’t make it to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis — but their kids did.
TUF took First Place in the competition and Nick won the Albert King award for best guitarist, it was a sweet victory for the Schnebelen family and for Kansas City itself. TUF has been on a roll ever since, becoming popular repeat headliners at clubs, festivals and cruises around the world and releasing CDs and a DVD on their own label.
Trampled Under Foot’s brand new CD, Badlands was produced by Tony Braunagel, and features guest appearances by Mike Finnigan and engineer/guitarist Johnny Lee Schell.
In the future, when people speak of the great Blues dynasties, musical families who breathed the same musical air and produced the highest form of the art, chances are they’ll refer to the Allmans, the Dickinsons, the Burnsides, the Brookses, the Neals… and the Schnebelens
Some of their many awards are: 2012 Pitch Music Awards- Best Blues Band, 2012 Blues Blast Music Awards-Band of the Year,2011 Blues Blast Music Awards-Band of the Year.
Make sure you save June 14th on you calendar because as always it ain’t nothin’ but a party!!
For more information visit http://www.tufkc.com
The GBJ is proud to be helping promote the first FAC Blues show at the MOXI Theater in historic downtown Greeley headlining the fabulous Ori Naftaly Band from Israel with special guest Austin Young and Michaela Rae. Both Austin and Michaela have played at the Greeley Blues Jam.
This is the first ever Blue Star fundraiser in Greeley. Anyone bringing a working instrument to donate will get a free membership to the Colorado Blues Society! For every CBS membership signed up at the event CBS will donate $10 to Blue Star.
Come on down to The Moxi Theater at Downtown Greeley ! Doors open at 5:00 PM and show starts at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
Buy online tickets at http://www.moxitheater.com
See you there!!
You can buy your GBJ tickets two ways: Online or in person
Buy your tickets online here: Online ticket sales
$25 Discount Tickets: Military- Must be active and have proof of I.D Day of the event June 8th
UNC Students & Staff contact the College Center for ticket discounts.
Remember, kids age 12 and under are always free!
*Union Colony Civic Center, 701 Tenth Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
970-356-5000 Union Colony Civic Center
*Greeley Chamber of Commerce, 902 7th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631
1(800) 449-3866 Greeley Chamber of Commerce
*Mariposa Plants & Flowers, 801 8th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
970-356-1684 Mariposa Plants & Flowers
*The Music Depot, 2318 17th Street, Greeley Cottonwood shopping center.
970-352-3380 Music Depot
*Westlake Wine & Spirits 2024 35th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634
970-330-VINO 970-330-8466 Westlake Wine & Spirits
* Spotlight Music 4606 South Mason Street Fort Collins, CO 80525 -only accepts cash.
(970) 377-8066 www.spotlightmusicstore.com
Buy your tickets online here: Online ticket sales
Are you camping?
Camping is available at Island Grove Park, both Friday and Saturday nights.
Price: $10 per night for Tent Camping
$25 per night for RV (with electric hookup)
Tickets for camping available at UCCC box office or online at Online ticket sales .
You can also purchase over the phone at 356-5000.
Watch Members of the Greeley Blues Jam Committee: Alison and Rick talk about the Greeley Blues Jam lineup!
NOTE: The sod is Sold out!