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Membership Campaign Update

All people who joined the SMBS as new members from February 24 up to March 24 and did not receive your meal ticket from Penn Station please see Tom Hurwitz at the t-shirt table at the break on Sunday's free member show with Brandon Santini at Barleys in Maryville. Tom will call the new members who were not at the show starting on Monday. Reminder that this is a free show for members. Non-member...
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SMBS Annual Christmas Party

You are cordially invited to the Smoky Mountain Blues Society's Annual Christmas Party & Potluck. Sunday, December 9, 2018, doors open at 3 pm. This festive event will feature entertainment from our 2019 entries to the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE! Music starts at 4 pm. Featuring: Filibilly Duo - Rey Pineda and Jen Wolery Johny Monster Band Cover charge is $10 to non-members, and to s...
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2018 International Blues Challenge

Congratulations to the winners of the SMBS International Blues Challenge Competition! Filibilly Duo and Jonny Monster Band win IBC Competition! Many thanks to all of the musicians who competed in the SMBS IBC competition. It was a great turnout and an awesome jam afterward! All of the photos were contributed by Tom Hurwitz. Solo/duo winners Filibilly Duo Jen Wolery and Rey Pineda   ...
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Red White and Blues Jam at West End

For your July Fourth weekend, don't miss this blues extravaganza featuring 6 top local bands. There'll be lot of eats, drinks, and other summer festival goodies. West End Shopping Center Saturday at 3 PM - 10 p.m. 11215 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37934 The line up includes: • Terraplane Drifters • Doug & Mike • Luke Pennington Trio • Smokin' Section • Mighty Blue • Mys...
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For our third Blues Cruise of the 2018 series, we are proud to feature one of our local faves, MOJO TWEED,  Come hang out with us and this awesome band playing some New Orleans Funk!  These guys are a blast to watch and the music is awesome. It’s one big jam session whenever they play! MOJO TWEED came together from a group of friends who like playing a variety of blues, funk and R&B . The...
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Entertaining at veterans home rewarding to harmonica player

Last week, my friend and bandmate, Rey Pineda, called and asked if I would join him in entertaining the patients at the Ben Atchley State Veterans Home. I readily accepted the invitation and was really excited about going. Rey decided that we would treat them to an evening of traditional blues. As a harmonica player, I couldn’t have agreed more. This was my first visit to the home so I didn...
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Bridget Kelly Band

The Smoky Mountain Blues Society is proud to present the award-winning Bridget Kelly Band on Sunday June 10th 2018 at the Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, 128 W. Broadway, Maryville. Tickets are $7 members for Blues Society members and $10 for non-members. The show is 4-7 p.m., and door opens at 3 p.m. Celebrating the release of their upcoming 5th CD, Blues Warrior, the Bridget Kelly Band...
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Barry’s Corner Blues CD Review

Blue Barry Faust is a charter member of the Smoky Mountain Blues Society. He has been performing in Knoxville for more than 20 years. A former member of The Bluesblasters, and The Delta Souls, and currently playing with Terraplane Blues, Barry is a blues scholar that no one can rebuff. He's truly a bonafide bluemeister. Read all about what he has to offer in his CD review columns. LATEST REVIEW...
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Grand Prize Winner of the Smoky Mountain Blues Society’s Custom-built Autographed Guitar Is the Ideal Recipient

Veteran Deejay Johnny Mack Announced as Raffle Winner The look of surprise and astonishment on Johnny Mack’s face said it all. With his mouth agape, the look of astonishment was clear to all who watched as his name was announced. Then again, what could be more appropriate than the sight of seeing the host of “Johnny Mack’s Friday Night Blues Attack” on WDVX winning the custom-built autographed...
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