CRBN Blues News


Soul Searchers Win Solo-Duo Challenge!

By CRBN | Oct 2, 2022

Our solo-duo challenge event at Caffe Lena was a great success. Our three competing acts, Peter Annello, Robin O’Herin and the Soul Searchers all gave great performances. The Soul Searchers…

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CRBN Donates Kids Book About the Blues at Music Haven Show

By CRBN | Jul 30, 2022

On July 28th we were invited to participate in a great blues show in Schenectady, featuring Mark and Jill, Matt Mirable and the legendary Shemekia Copeland – part of the…

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Rich Ertelt’s Blues Express wins Band Challenge!

By CRBN | Jul 18, 2022

Our Band Challenge event at the Linda was a great success. Our two competing bands, Rich Ertelt and Blues Express and Big E and the Brutes, were joined by Thomasina…

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Blues in the Schools! Albany School District

By CRBN | Jun 18, 2022

On Monday, June 13th CRBN’s Blues in the Schools performer/teacher extraordinaire, Tas Cru, delivered two great sessions for K through 3rd grade students at two elementary schools in the Albany…

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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…

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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…

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Stewart’s Holiday Match Program!

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…

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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…

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