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Blues Societies

The Santa Barbara Blues Society

is the oldest, and oldest continuously operating, blues society in the U.S. (founded in March 1977).



Mississippi Valley Blues Society

The objective of the society is to educate the general public about the native art form of blues related music by performance, by enhancing appreciation and understanding, by interpreting and by preserving.



San Antonio Blues Society

San Antonio Blues Society, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in October 1990 for the purpose of promoting and preserving blues music



Wichita Blues Society

 
The blues is alive and well, both as a recorded music that can be studied, and one that is played in many places



Blues Society of Austin

Austin Blues artists and newsletter



Australian Blues




Blues from South Australia

G-day Blue South Australia. A remarkable site focusing on all aspects of Blues. Hundreds of links and other news and info of interest Down Under. A must visit site



Brazil Blues




Brazilian Blues

The scene in Brazil, but you will have to have a grasp of the Portuguese language to appreciate it



Canadian Blues




Toronto Blues Society

Maple Blues and sundry links



Manitoba Blues Society

Information, links and resources from Manitoba



Vancouver Jazz and Blues

Jazz and Blues Coastal Links from Vancouver



France




French Blues

Site in French. Full of the scene in France



Germany




German Blues Ring

All that is happening Blues wise in Germany



Israel


Blues for Peace

Blues for Peace was established in Israel to honor the roots of blues music and promote peace and the understanding that ALL peoples have had their share of the blues



Netherlands




Dutch Blues

Stichting Rhythm & Blues, Breda



New Zealand




Blues way down under

Leading NZ site packed full of information and news pages



Norway




Norweigen Blues Union

Norsk Blues Union. Full of information and Norwegian Blues Societies



Notodden Blues Society

Festivals and good general bluesey information



Russia




Russian Blues



This site looks great, but you need to be able to read Russian



Further Up The Road

Check out this site for links, clubs, societies and anything else that takes your fancy



Sweden




Crossroads Blues Society

Not the 70`s soap but a Swedish Homepage.



Black & White R & B

Swedish site. Stunning photographs



USA




The Blues Foundation

This supurb site dedicated to Blues must be seen. Sit back and relax and browse for hours here.



State by State Blues Societies

US Blues Societies State by State. If you are not listed get in touch and help them create the excellent site that this should be



Suncoast Blues

Excellent links site from Suncoast Blues. One of the biggest lists of Blues Clubs and Societies on the net



A Library of Folk Music Links

Remarkable site from FolkLib Index. Their Acoustic Blues links page, literally hundreds of links. A real treat to browse at leisure



Alabama


Magic City Blues

Birmingham`s Magic City Blues Society Pages

 

Alabama Blues

Blues musicians from Alabama



Alabama Blues Project

A state of Blues Site.Well worth a visit



University Of Alabama

University Of Alabama Library Home Page



Preserve Alabama

Alabama Historical Commission Home Page



W C Handy Festival

W C Handy Festival, Check home page for details



Alabama Jazz and Blues

Alabama Jazz and Blues Federation site



Arizona




Radio Black

Darnell`s Black Radio Guide



Phoenix Blues

The Phoenix Blues Society, an all-volunteer organization, supports local and national music, Blues culture and heritage, arts education, and more



Arkansas



King Biscuit

Yeah! The King Biscuit Blues Festival from the good folks of Arkansas



California




Cisco Blues Venues

Supposedly a list of Blues Venues in the San Francisco Bay Area…..Proceed with caution



Californian Festivals

Jazz, Folk, and Crafts as well as Blues



The Grid Blues Society

California: San Luis Obispo Blues Society



Colorado


Colorado Blues Society

Blues from the Rockies



Teller County Blues Society

Acoustic Blues, not updated for a while



Connecticut




The Connecticut Blues Society

The Connecticut Blues Society is a non-profit organization, formed to support the community of blues fans and musicians in Connecticut.



Delaware




Diamond State Blues Society

Info and mail address for the Diamond State Blues Society



Florida



Blues Lab

Florida`s own Blues Lab. Informative and educational



Florida Blues

Home page with all the news and views from Florida



Downtown Blues

The Downtown Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast



Georgia




Atlanta Blues Society

All he news and Blues from Atlanta



Hawaii




Hawaiin Blues

State of the Blues in Hawaii



Idaho




Boise Blues Society

The mission of the Boise Blues Society is to bring the blues in all its forms to fans of all ages, to promote the blues as an American art form, and to educate members and the public to the history and role of the blues.



Illinois



Chicago Blues Archive

Begun in 1981 with a generous gift from Chicago radio station WXRT, the Archives collects audio and visual recordings, promotional materials, artifacts, and other available blues related material.



Chicago Blues Clubs

Guide to the Chicago blues scene.



Fox Valley Blues Society

Our goal is to expand public awareness and appreciation of this unique American art form. We educate and inform the public about traditional and modern styles of interpretive blues music, blues storytelling and other related blues art forms through the presentation of concerts, workshops and festivals.



Blue Chicago

Attractive web pages with Blues Clubs, Venues and listings.



Preserve Maxwell Street

To advocate for the preservation of the character, heritage, and built environment of the old Maxwell Street neighborhood on Chicago`s West Side. The Maxwell Street neighborhood is significant as the Midwest`s largest and most important "port of entry" for international and internal immigrants, especially those of Jewish, African-American, and Mexican-American ancestry. It is also a place where the music known as "Chicago Blues" originated, a musical form that has influenced virtually all of modern popular music.



Scranton/Wilkes Barre Blues Association


For the preservation and celebration of blues in Pennslyvania.



Iowa


Central Iowa Scene Linn County. Iowa. As they say "Hot organisation with Cool Blues"

The Linn County Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and perpetuation of Blues music in Eastern Iowa, as well as to provide charitable contributions to other community organizations. The Bluespaper is a monthly publication of the LCBS.



Kansas Under construction web site from Wichita



Kentucky




Excellent site from the Blues Lovers in Kentucky

To preserve, promote and perpetuate the Blues Tradition.



Louisiana




Details of Louisiana Clubs and Societies On line record/book/video store featuring the Louisiana music traditions in all its forms

The Louisiana Music Factory, located in the New Orleans French Quarter, carries the widest selection of Louisiana and New Orleans Music on compact disc & vinyl records in the world.



Maine




North Atlantic Blues Festival



Mississippi




Mississippi Valley Blues Society

The objective of the society is to educate the general public about the native art form of blues related music by performance, by enhancing appreciation and understanding, by interpreting and by preserving. The society will make all events sponsored by it accessible to the general public by being nonprofit and using volunteers.



The Bucks County Blues Society

BCBS was founded in July 1977 by two ex- Philadelphians, Tom Cullen and Lou Wolfenson and by lifetime Levittowner, Alex Hastie. (Lou Wolfenson left the society in 1979 and currently resides in Hawaii as a prominent blues agitator). BCBS is the second oldest blues society in the world, the oldest east of the Mississippi River and the oldest continuously active blues society.



Missouri




Blues Society of the Ozarks

Based in Springfield Missouri and principally serves the Southwest Missouri region. Our members live in mostly Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. We are a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, affiliated with the Blues Foundation.



New York




Hudson Valley Blues Society

Fans, Performers & Friends dedicated to the presentation & preservation of the Blues.



The Long Island Blues Society

The Long Island Blues Society. Long Island`s Site. Links, News etc.



North Carolina



Charlotte Blues Society

The Charlotte Blues Society (CBS) is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the American Blues tradition through the presentation of concerts, forums, workshops, and educational programs in Charlotte and surrounding areas.



Ohio




The Columbus Blues Alliance



Oklahoma




Oklahoma Blues Society


The purpose of the Oklahoma Blues Society is to preserve, perpetuate and promote blues music in the state of Oklahoma through live blues performances, special events such as blues conventions, parties and jam sessions, open to the public.



Oregon




Preservation and promotion of Blues and Roots Music



Pennsylvania




The Bluetone Cafe

The LVBN is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation & promotion of "The Blues" in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania.

 

Bucks County Blues Society



South Dakota




Blues and Jazz Society from Sioux Falls



Tennessee




Music City Blues Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization formed in 1992. Its purpose is to promote, preserve and advance the culture and tradition of blues music, and to teach about is unique place in America`s heritage.



Texas




Dallas/Fort Worth Blues Clubs Texas Blues Music Welcome to Texas Blues Music. Enjoy your visit and check back often. We are always changing, upgrading, eliminating, transferring, downsizing and having a good dose of messin` around.



Virginia




James River Blues Society



The Shenandoah Valley Blues Network

Hey Everybody ShenandoahMusic.com has been the catalyst for getting musicians and artists to start to work together here in The Shenandoah Valley and beyond.



Washington D.C.




DC Blues Society

Based in Washington. DC is a well-established and organised site.



The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation site

The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization, is tasked with keeping the blues tradition alive -- more specifically, East coast acoustic folk blues.



Wisconsin




All that’s happening on The Great Northern Blues Scene



Madison Blues Society community page

The Madison Blues Society (MBS) is dedicated to increasing awareness, understanding and appreciation of Blues music in America’s musical heritage.



Wyoming




Wyoming Blues & Jazz Society

Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in December of 2000, the Wyoming Blues and Jazz Society was created to promote and perpetuate blues and jazz music across the state of Wyoming. The Society recognizes blues and jazz as being a true American heritage and seeks to educate and encourage, young and old to play and listen to blues and jazz.

 

 

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