Blues Artists

Let's Celebrate Our love of the Blues: past, present & future


Just like blues societies the world over, the primary focus of the Capital Region Blues Network is to preserve America’s original indigenous art form, the blues. We strive to accomplish this through community blues events, blues education, and by continually increasing the level of blues music awareness.

The CRBN is dedicated to keeping the blues tradition alive in the Capital Region area by promoting the local blues music scene and bringing opportunities to blues musicians of all levels and aspiration. The Capital Region Blues Network serves an extensive geographic region that includes the metropolitan area surrounding Albany, New York, Western Massachusetts to the east, the Catskills to the west, the Adirondacks to the north and the lower reaches of the Upper Hudson Valley. By joining, you support the CRBN and become part of a group of folks who support the music, it’s musicians, and an organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of others by giving back to the local community.

Musicians and bands that become members of the CRBN will find increased networking opportunities with industry professionals, fellow musicians, blues fans and friends who share your love of the blues! Get involved with our Blues In The Schools Program and help foster a love of music and education for future generations... Host a CRBN Blues Jam ... Enter our annual Blues Challenge for a chance to win and travel to Memphis and represent our region in the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge ... There is so much happening on our vibrant music scene! Artist Members also get increased publicity via a presence on our website and social media outlets. And don’t forget discounts from participating local music shops, venues, concerts and businesses! Donations and memberships are tax deductible.

Band Membership

$100 /year
  • Up to 4 band members are entitled to individual memberships with all benefits.
  • Special Recognition with your bio, photo and link to your website and social media in our Blues News.
  • Warm fuzzies from contributing to the effort toward keeping the blues alive!


Events • Concerts • Festivals • Jams • Blues, Blues, & Mo' Blues

Check It Out...


Check out our Blues News – articles, photos, links and more great info on what's hot, what's happening in and around our region!



For information about music events in our area, check out:

Capital Area Who’s Gigging
Times Union Events
Daily Gazette Events

The following non-profit venues often feature Blues shows and support for local artists:

Caffe Lena
Cohoes Music Hall
The Egg
Hudson River Music Hall
The Linda
Massrey Center for the Arts
Music Haven
Palace Theater
Proctor’s Theater
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

The following radio shows are focused on blues and roots music and sometimes include live sessions by area blues bands:

Blues Beat w/ Sonny Speed -

Wednesdays, 7 – 9pm

WRIP 97.9 FM & 97.5 FM - Local Licks
Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm

Membership Via Paypal or Credit Card

Payments can be made securely online with a Credit Card or Paypal account.
Memberships are for 1 calendar year, January through December.


Our weekly Sunday night jam provides opportunities for local blues musicians of differing levels of experience to grow musically by playing with other musicians and enhancing their art. The jam also provides great networking opportunities for musicians and music lovers alike. Come & join in the fun!

Become A Part Of Our Fantastic Blues Family

We take great pride in bringing our region's incredible talent to the forefront, fostering a love of music and education through our youth programs, and celebrating the richness of the blues as an American art form. It could never happen without the help of our members, sponsors, volunteers and blues fans who come out to the shows and keep the music alive!

Our Sponsors and Affiliates

New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation
New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation
Price Chopper's Golub Foundation
Price Chopper's Golub Foundation
Stewart's Shops
Stewart's Shops