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Mark and Jill win “Eddie” for Blues Artist of the Year

By CRBN | Apr 29, 2022

Mark and Jill, our Solo-Duo entrants for the 2022 International Blues Challenge, are the winners of the 2022 “Eddie” for Blues Artist of the Year!

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2022 Blues Challengers!

By CRBN | Apr 28, 2022

From May 6th to May 9th the The Blues Foundation‘s International Blues Challenge (IBC) 2022 takes place in Memphis, TN. Representing CRBN at this year’s challenge are the George Fletcher Blues Band in the band category and Mark and Jill Sing the Blues in the solo/duo category. Wish them luck as they spend their last…

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Blues in the Schools – Oneida Middle School, Schenectady

By CRBN | Apr 28, 2022

On Wednesday April 27th CRBN provided a very special Blues In The Schools presentation at Oneida Middle School in Schenectady. During an after school guitar class led by music instructor Mike Lawrence, national recording/touring artist and music educator Tas Cru and his musical partner Mary Ann Casale talked about the origins of blues music and…

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Stewart's Shops

By CRBN | Mar 27, 2022

Another Donation Received from Stewart’s Holiday Match Program! The donation will provide funding for our Blues in the Schools and Blues in the Libraries programs. This funding provides CRBN with the ability to provide reading materials to kids in the community and with educational programs. More information and to sign up children for the activity see…

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Best Self-Produced CD IBC Nominee: Misty Blues – “None More Blue”

By CRBN | Mar 13, 2022

The Capital Region Blues Network has selected Misty Blues’ latest album “None More Blue” as our entry for the “Best Self-Produced CD” competition at the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge event in Memphis in May, 2022. “None More Blue” was the band’s 9th album and was released during the qualifying period for IBC 2022 (reminder:…

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“Blues Artist of the Year” 2022 Eddies Music Award

By CRBN | Mar 13, 2022

Nominees include: The Amy Ryan Band The George Fletcher Blues Band Soul Sky Mark and Jill Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy Matt Mirable and Alison Jacobs All of these artists are accomplished regional blues acts, each representing a variety of blues styles, performing throughout our region and beyond. They are all truly immersed in the blues and…

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Blues in the Schools

By CRBN | Mar 13, 2022

The Capital Region Blues Network (CRBN) is pleased to announce that, through our member donations and our partnership with the Stewart’s Foundation Holiday Match program, we donated the complete three book series of Tas Cru’s “Bubba the Blues Hound” to the Albany School District for 17 elementary and middle schools. Additionally, thanks to Tas’s generosity…

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Blues in the Libraries

By CRBN | Mar 13, 2022

The Capital Region Blues Network (CRBN) is pleased to announce that, through our member donations and our partnership with the Stewart’s Foundation Holiday Match program, we donated the complete three book series of Tas Cru’s “Bubba the Blues Hound” to the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Additionally, thanks to Tas’s generosity we have also been able…

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Donation Received from Stewart’s Holiday Match Program

By CRBN | Apr 25, 2021

CRBN is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Stewart’s Holiday Match program and the Emily Willey Foundation to supply the complete three book series of Tas Cru’s “Bubba the Blues Hound” for their community library share program sites in Schenectady County!

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