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November 2019

International Blues Challenge Winners Benefit Concert

November 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Linda • WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206 United States
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$15
2020 CRBN IBC Winners

A concert to support our 2020 CRBN IBC Winners.. Join us for an evening of incredible Blues and help 3 local blues artists on their way to Memphis Tennessee to represent our region in the reknown International Blues Challenge! This special benefit show will feature performances from all three acts. Proceeds from the show will help the acts cover their expenses for the trip to Memphis. In January 2020, Wyld Blu will perform in the Band Challenge, Mark and Jill…

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JOHN PRIMER & JAMES ARMSTRONG: An Evening of Blues

November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Linda • WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206 United States
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$30 – $40
james-primer-james-armstrong

An evening of classic blues with John Primer and James Armstrong. $30 Advance/$40 Day of Show John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. The echos of tradition bellowing from the birthplaces he played such as: Maxwell Street, Theresa's, Checkerboard and Rosa's Lounges, pulse from every chord in his fingers today. John Primer is a Chicago Blues Living Legend. www.johnprimerblues.com jAMES Armstrong continues to tour extensively. He pays tribute to…

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December 2019

Sunday Night Blues Jam with Sonny Speed & Friends

December 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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Sunday Night Blues Jam

Sonny brings his piano driven blues to host the Sunday jam. Have dinner and a drink while the host band plays, sign up and join in the fun. Music starts at 8pm @ McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany! Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary's Pub provides opportunities for local Blues musicians of differing levels of experience to grow musically by playing with other musicians and enhancing their art. A host band plays a one hour set, followed by an…

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Last CRBN Sunday Blues Jam of 2019 with Aldi Vumbacco

December 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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CRBN Sunday Night Blues Jam

Steve and Pete come back to host the last jam of 2019! Come out to McGeary’s Pub to have some food, drink, and listen to some great music or bring your instrument and sign up to play a few blues tunes with other local musicians. Always a good time with a bunch of friendly folks at the CRBN Sunday Night Blues Jam. Music starts at 8PM! Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary’s Pub provides opportunities for local Blues musicians…

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January 2020

Sunday Night Blues Jam with the Amy Ryan Band

January 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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The Amy Ryan Band

The Amy Ryan Band comes to McGeary’s to kick off 2020 and host the Sunday Night Blues Jam at McGeary’s. Tasty grooves and fun tunes for sure tonight. Come out and have some fun with us! Have a bite to eat, enjoy a drink or bring your instrument and sign up to play a few blues tunes with other local musicians. Music starts at 8pm @ McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany! Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary's Pub provides…

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Lonnie Shields | Live at The Linda

January 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Linda • WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206 United States
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Lonnie Shields: An evening of delta blues with Lonnie Shields presented by The Capital Region Blues Network, Jan 11th at 8 pm. Advance $18  /  Day Of Show $22  /  Advance Tickets Available at EventBrite Bio: Lonnie Shields is truly one of the finest of the next generation of the blues. He cut his blues teeth performing with The Jelly Roll Kings. His recording career has led him through a number of studios from Memphis and Clarksdale to tours all…

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CRBN Board of Directors Meeting

January 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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All CRBN members are invited to join us as we keep planning for 2020 and beyond. You can also join/renew your dues. We will meet in the back room and you can order drinks/dinner if you like, then stay for the CRBN Blues Jam at 8 pm. Music starts at 8pm @ McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany! Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary’s Pub provides opportunities for local Blues musicians of differing levels of experience to grow musically by…

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Sunday Night Blues Jam with Prescott Ellis

January 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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CRBN SUNDAY NIGHT JAM

The power house rhythm section returns to McGeary’s Irish Pub to lay down the grooves for the night at the Sunday Blues Jam. Come on out and have some fun with us. Eat, drink, dance, and be merry or bring your instrument as well and sign up to jam some blues with other local musicians. Music starts at 8pm @ McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany! Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary’s Pub provides opportunities for local Blues musicians of…

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Swing the Night Away with Junior Watson and Dean Shot!

January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Linda • WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206 United States
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Junior Watson and Dean Shot

Swing the Night Away with Junior Watson and Dean Shot! Tickets include a beginner swing dance lesson with Dance Instructor Jason Fenton. JUNIOR WATSON With nearly forty years of experience, Junior Watson has reached cult status. Junior has done what all great artists have done: melting diverse styles to create a style all his own. With influences as diverse as Tiny Grimes, Oscar Moore, Bill Jennings, Rene Hall, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Guitar Slim, Earl Hooker and…

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CRBN Sunday Night Blues Jam With Aldi Vumbaco

January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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CRBN Sunday Night Blues Jam

Tasty grooves and fun tunes for sure tonight. Come out and have some fun with us! Have a bite to eat, enjoy a drink or bring your instrument and sign up to play a few blues tunes with other local musicians. Music starts at 8pm @ McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany! Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary’s Pub provides opportunities for local Blues musicians of differing levels of experience to grow musically by playing with other musicians and enhancing…

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Sunday Night Blues Jam with Scotty Mac & Friends

January 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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CRBN Sunday Night Blues Jam

Scotty Mac & Friends will be rockin' and swinging the house tonight - come out and have some fun with us! Have a bite to eat, enjoy a drink or bring your instrument and sign up to play a few blues tunes with other local musicians. Music starts at 8pm @ McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany! Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary’s Pub provides opportunities for local Blues musicians of differing levels of experience to grow musically by playing…

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36th Annual International Blues Challenge • Memphis, TN

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - February 1 @ 5:00 pm
Beale Street, Memphis TN, Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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Beale Street, Memphis TN

THE ARTISTS REPRESENTING CRBN for IBC 2020 ARE: Wyld Blu, Band  |  Mark & Jill, Solo/Duo  |  The Young Wildcats, Youth Showcase  |  Misty Blues, Best Self-Produced CD. The International Blues Challenge (IBC) represents the worldwide search for those Blues Bands and Solo/Duo Blues Acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. The IBC is held annually in late January in Memphis, TN along historic Beale Street. There is also a Youth Showcase.…

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February 2020

No Jam Tonight – Superbowl Sunday!!

February 2 @ 12:00 am
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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superbowl sunday

No jam tonight for SuperBowl Sunday! But swing on over to McGeary's Pub and enjoy the game 🙂 We will resume our weekly jam next week 2/9/20 with Nine Below Zero ... check out our What's On Page for upcoming events. Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary’s Pub provides opportunities for local Blues musicians of differing levels of experience to grow musically by playing with other musicians and enhancing their art. A host band plays a one hour set,…

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Sunday Night Blues Jam with Nine Below Zero

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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Nine Below Zero Blues Band

Come out and have some fun with Nine Below Zero! Have a bite to eat, enjoy a drink or bring your instrument and sign up to play a few blues tunes with other local musicians. Music starts at 8pm @ McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany! Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary’s Pub provides opportunities for local Blues musicians of differing levels of experience to grow musically by playing with other musicians and enhancing their art. A host band plays…

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CRBN Board of Directors Meeting

February 16 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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CAPITAL REGION BLUES NETWORK NY

All CRBN members are invited to join us as we keep planning for 2020 and beyond. There are lots of exciting things happening and your ideas, input and involvement are always welcome! You can also join/renew your dues. We will meet in the back room - you can order drinks/dinner if you like, then stay for the CRBN Blues Jam at 8 pm. Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary’s Pub provides opportunities for local blues musicians of differing levels…

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Sunday Night Blues Jam with Prescott Ellis

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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CRBN Sunday Night Blues Jam

Prescott Ellis returns to McGeary’s Irish Pub to lay down the grooves for the night at the Sunday Blues Jam. Come on out and have some fun with us. Eat, drink, dance, and be merry or bring your instrument as well and sign up to jam some blues with other local musicians. Music starts at 8pm @ McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany! Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary’s Pub provides opportunities for local Blues musicians of differing levels of…

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CRBN Sunday Night Blues Jam with Dreambox

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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CRBN Sunday Night Blues Jam

Ron Bagoly returns to McGeary’s Irish Pub with Dreambox to lay down the grooves for the night at the Sunday Blues Jam. Come on out and have some fun with us! Eat, drink, dance, and enjoy the music, or bring your instrument and sign up to jam on some blues with other local musicians. Music starts at 8pm @ McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany! Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary’s Pub provides opportunities for local Blues musicians of differing…

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March 2020

CRBN Sunday Night Blues Jam With Aldi Vumbaco

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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CRBN Sunday Night Blues Jam

Tasty grooves and fun tunes for sure tonight. Come out and have some fun with us! Have a bite to eat, enjoy a drink or bring your instrument and sign up to play a few blues tunes with other local musicians. Music starts at 8pm @ McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany! Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary’s Pub provides opportunities for local Blues musicians of differing levels of experience to grow musically by playing with other musicians and enhancing…

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Kim Wilson & His Blues All Stars – Live at The Linda

March 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Linda • WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206 United States
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Kim Wilson

Your chance to catch the worlds finest blues harmonica player and vocalist in action with his Blues All-Stars in an night club setting. We're please to offer our members a discount on former Fabulous Thunderbirds harp player and lead singer Kim Wilson's show at the Linda on March 13 at 8:00 pm. Kim's band will feature Dean Shot on guitar who I had the pleasure of meeting when he played the Linda with Junior Watson recently. About this Event: Kim…

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CRBN Sunday Night Blues Jam with Brian LaPoint

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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CRBN SUNDAY NIGHT JAM

Brian LaPoint hosts the Sunday Night Blues Jam at McGeary’s with a special tribute to Rory Gallagher! Always fun to come listen, have dinner, drinks, dance, or bring your instrument and sign up to play some blues with other local musicians. Music starts at 8pm. Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary’s Pub provides opportunities for local Blues musicians of differing levels of experience to grow musically by playing with other musicians and enhancing their art. A host band plays…

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April 2020

CRBN Sunday Night Blues Jam with the Jump Daddies (subject to latest COVID-19 situation)

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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Capital Region Blues Network

The Jump Daddies will be rockin' and swinging the house tonight - come out and have some fun with us! Have a bite to eat, enjoy a drink or bring your instrument and sign up to play a few blues tunes with other local musicians. Music starts at 8pm @ McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany! Our weekly Sunday Night Jam at McGeary’s Pub provides opportunities for local blues musicians of differing levels of experience to grow musically by playing with…

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