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2010 News & Events

Blues Hero Joe Bonamassa Home for Holiday

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 - 10:32 pm


Guitarist Joe Bonamassa joins WOUR's Genesee Joe for a live broadcast at Big Apple Music on Christmas Eve starting at 3 PM. Fans can donate to the New Hope Children's Home for a chance to win a signed Joe Bonamassa Signature Line Gibson Les Paul. Giveaways, autographs and more.

MVBS Jam Moves To Snubbing Post

Saturday, December 11th, 2010 - 12:39 pm


In January, the monthly MVBS Jam is moving to The Snubbing Post, located on Rt. 46N, halfway between Rome and the Delta Lake State Park. On January 12, the jam is hosted by Tom Townsley and the Backsliders. Come on out and support the society and jam the winter blues away! The MVBS Jam is held the second Wednesday of each month and admission is just $1 for members and $3 for non-members.

Tas Cru Releases New CD

Friday, December 10th, 2010 - 12:43 pm


MVBS member-band Tas Cru's new CD, "Jus' Desserts" debuted on the Roots Music Report Worldwide Airplay Chart for blues at #16 and on the Canadian Roots Chart, which includes all roots genres, not just blues, is # 1. The CD and downloads are available at: cdBabay


Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 - 10:33 am


Welcome to the new Mohawk Valley Blues Society Website! We've changed our web address to to better reflect our geographic location and our non-profit status. The new site offers visitors more content and MVBS artist info, and a new calendar of MVBS events.

There have been some very exciting developments at the MVBS in 2010, including new officers and board of directors. The new board is moving forward, and would like you to join them in their mission to "bring the love of the blues to our area, through live performance and education, and to offer blues artists another outlet in which to carry on the tradition and art of the blues."

Through the past five years the MVBS has worked to create a strong network of blues performers and enthusiasts in the Central New York, presented great blues performances, and raised the level of recognition and acceptance of the blues in our area.

The new MVBS board of directors currently is planning future events, including shows, jams, workshops, educational presentations, and special projects. Keep checking this space and sign up for our newsletter to keep posted on future happenings!

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