Hello Good People!
GOOD NEWS WE HAVE A DATE FOR THE CD RELEASE PARTY!
Although we will continue with Wednesday night Blues Therapy, we are going to be taking the rest of the year off as far as weekends and traveling. Just in case I wasn't clear: Blues Therapy on Wednesday nights will still be happening just no weekend or traveling shows!! I am looking forward to having weekends off and I hope to spend that time getting some rest, making new merchandise for next season, writing songs, taking care of projects around the house and spending some family time. We have three more weekend shows left this year and two of them are this week. Our 2020 calendar is already filling up so I'm happy to have some time before our busy 2020 begins! Here are the few shows (besides Wednesday night Blues Therapy) that we have left this year:
THURSDAY NOV 21st
Brick Fields Duo at Springdale Core Brewing Co.
2470 N Lowell Rd, Springdale, AR 72764
6PM to 9:30PM
FRIDAY NOV 22nd and SATURDAY Dec 28th
Brick Fields Blues Therapy Group
at The Old Bank
220 W. Main ST Russellville, AR
NOW The big News:
Our new CD "Brick Fields Blues Therapy Live at George's" CD is complete thanks to those of you who made your pre-orders! Thank you, thank you! I will be mailing your precious CD's out this coming week. You will be the very first on earth to hear them and the only ones to have them for a few months before the official release! For those of you who are waiting anxiously for the grand party, the CD release party date has been set and we are excited about putting this new music project in your hands! When? Drum roll please....
The CD Release Party will be Friday January 3rd at George's Majestic Lounge from 6PM to 8PM!!
WHAT!! After Christmas you say! I wanted to get some CD's for Christmas presents for all my 100's of friends and family, you exclaim! Jan will be too late, you protest!
No Problem! I've got the solution. You can order our Christmas music bundle for your friends and family. The bundle will come with a CD coupon that can be cashed in on Jan 3rd for their own personalized CD which will be signed, sealed and delivered directly to their home. Before Jan 3rd they will receive a digital download of any one of our already released 4 albums plus one bonus track, all of their choice.
IN OTHER NEWS
IN case you did not receive the last newsletter:
WE ARE SO EXCITED! Brick Fields Blues Therapy won the Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge a few weeks ago and we are so happy that we get to go to Memphis for the Internationals in 2020 to represent Northwest Arkansas this year!!
The fundraiser with OBS to help fund our trip will be Jan 25th in Bentonville, AR. Please mark your calendars now. More information to come!
JUST PUTTING THIS OUT THERE:
I am in search of a videographer to film a video for our first single release from The Brick Fields Blues Therapy Live At George's CD. Any suggestions are welcome.
May God Bless You and Yours!
Hello Good People!
We are happy to announce that Brick Fields Blues Therapy Group won the 2019 Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge last night at The Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville, AR. This means we will be going on to compete in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge in January of 2020.
The International Blues Challenge is a music competition run by the Blues Foundation.
Notable blues artists that have competed in the IBC over the years also includes Fiona Boyes, Eden Brent, Michael Burks, Tommy Castro, Sean Costello, Albert Cummings, Døvydas, Larry Garner, Zac Harmon, Homemade Jamz Blues Band, HowellDevine, Richard Johnston, Julian Fauth, Super Chikan, Susan Tedeschi, Southern Avenue, and Watermelon Slim. The 1994 event in particular had a lot of talent as Susan Tedeschi, Michael Burks (who won the Albert King Guitar Award) and a 16 year old Sean Costello competed, although none of them were the eventual winner.
This will be our third time going to the International Blues Challenge to represent the Ozark Blues Society. We first went with our band "The Brick Fields Band" in 2011, then again with "Brick Fields and The Chosen Ones" in 2013. Brick Fields Blues Therapy Group has been together for 7 years now and hope to represent the OBS well in 2020.
DO YOU WANT TO GO? If you would like to come experience The International Blues Challenge this year then please book your rooms now. The event takes place Jan 28th - Feb 1st 2020. Most rooms downtown are already booked up but AirBnB's and rooms can be found in around the downtown area or across the river in West Memphis.
One of my favorite events of the year are the IBC's. I'm grateful that we get to go and be a part of it again this year. God is so good!!
Thank you to The Ozark Blues Society for keeping this event alive in Northwest Arkansas. Please continue to support local blues music. Blues is an original American art-form, born on this soil through the roots of gospel and folk music. It should be preserved and passed on generation to generation.
On another note!
To those of you who have supported the Brick-Starter CD Fund,THANK YOU! The CD's have been ordered and your pre-orders should be in well before the Holidays!! Yay!
I can't wait for you all to hear this New Live Recording.
God bless you and yours!
Hello Good People!
We have recorded our live music and are trying to get it out on a CD! We need your help to do that. We are grateful to those who have helped so far! 10 pre-orders to be exact and 2 donations. Enough to cover 2/3rds of the mixing process.Thank you! Unfortunatly, it's not enough. We have three more songs to mix and master, copyright fees to cover and then copy's to order.
We've decided to order very few copy's since the interest and response of helping with this project has been so little. In the past we've had a much greater response with helping on these projects. I'm curious why this has not gone over as well. I'd like to hear your thoughts. This time we are doing the fundraising through our website so there are no fees lost to crowdfunding costs. 100% of your donations and pre-orders go to the project. Please share your thoughts.
If you would like To help us launch this CD please visit this link:
Aside from the CD Project,
Brick Fields Blues Therapy Group will be a part of the Ozark Blues Society Blues Challenge this year. The date is Friday Oct 25th in Bentonville at the Meteor Guitar Gallery starting at 6PM.
May God bless you and Yours!