Santa Clarita Valley's
Home of the Blues
We are waiting on the IBC to expand on their statement:
After consulting with our IBC partners including hospitality vendors,
event venues, and merchants; as well as with the University of Tennessee
Health Sciences Department, similar organizations, and members of our
blues community, the decision was made to postpone IBC until later in 2022.
The Covid "Omicron" surge has many
As the January 2022 IBC competition
has been postponed we believe that in
order to protect our members, guests
and the American Legion personnel,
the Blues Society is canceling the
January IBC Fund raiser.
Other adjustments to our 2nd Sunday
schedule may be required in the near
There is always paperwork.
Due to the Covid disruption your Blues Society suspended
membership dues (for current members) in 2021.
January 2022 not only begins the new year,
but it is RENENWAL TIME for the Blues Society
members and supporters.
You will be receiving a reminder in our Society newsletter.
Your support is critical to the continuing orperations of the
Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society.
Thank you for your past support and for making this Society a family.
In spite of the Covid disruptions your Blues
Society is finishing off the year on an upward
November 14, 2021 was one long day. First,
we put on a competition for the January 2022
IBC. We were rewarded by five very talented
bands and two single/duo entries.
The audience greeted and cheered each of the contestants. The competitors really put their
hearts into their performances. A huge Thank
You to each and every player.
As the day rolled on we did not slow down
as the Legion was switched over for our
regular 2nd Sunday Jam.
Our wonderful host, the Rick Berthod Band really won the hearts of the audience and got the Jam
Additionally, we were blessed to share the
company of the newly weds:
Dave and Ashley Sanders.
December 12th is just around the corner and
of course we have to set our sights on next
For those of you who are still sitting on the
side lines, we encourge you to join your Blues
Society in welcoming the:
Truth Jones Band
October 13, 2021
Dear Blues Society Members,
We hope this greeting finds you all safe and well. We are back at the American Legion on the second Sunday of every month with our Blues Jam. If you have not had the opportunity to attend since we have resumed our jams, we are all looking forward to seeing you soon.
In 2020, the Board voted unanimously to extend all memberships that were current as of 2019 to January 2022. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the status of your membership.
Our annual Blues Society election took place to appoint a new Board of Directors on October 10, 2021. The results of your votes are as follows:
President: Jeri Goldenhar
Vice President: Chuck Strong
Treasurer: Julie Kuritzkes
Secretary: Leslie Wenke
Director: Elena Michaels
Director: Eddie Smith
Director: Steve Brittain
We have all been through so much in the last year and half, and the Board so appreciates our member’s support for the Blues Society.
Our annual Battle of Bands is coming up in November. We will be sending updates via our website, email and Facebook. If you would like to volunteer to help with the event, please let us know.
We have enjoyed catching up with many of you in the last couple of months, and we look forward to seeing more of our members in the future.
President of the Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society
The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society had the prilivedge to send two bands to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge in January 2020.
We are pleased to say that both bands made it through the preliminaries and one band competed in the finals.
Although we did not come home with any metals...............our two bands fought like champions.
Remember, we were competing with bands from around the world.
To Tommy and Paddy Marsh, and Jim Gustin and Truth Jones.................
in our eyes:
YOU ARE WINNERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PHOTOS, VIDEOS AND SO
MUCH MORE BELOW....
Our 2020 International Blues Challenge representatives did an amazing job in Memphis. The Jim Gustin and Truth Jones Band in the Band Category and Individual/Duo category performers Crooked Eye Tommy Featuring Tommy Marsh, with brother Paddy Marsh.
Jim Gustin and Truth Jones made it to the semi-finals and Crooked Eye Tommy made it to the Finals
Both representatives are on facebook...congratulate them.
Our 2018 International Blues Challenge representatives: Artur Menezes, Gui Bodi, Bianca Richardson, Renny Goh
and Matthew Mitchell......The Artur Menezes Band.
They took: Third place in the band category.
World wide competition.........WOW
And Artur won the Albert King Award for Best Guitarist.
SCVBS Board of Directors
Who we are and
what we are about
Letter From The President
The following Board members
were elected October 10, 2021
Are you driving in Santa Clarita and
listening to your local Blues bands?
You are, if you are listening to 97.5 FM KHUG
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Santa Clarita Valley
23642 Lyons Ave.
PO Box 220575
Newhall, CA 91321
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If you love the Blues,
but don't have the time
to volunteer, your financial help in the form of a membership would be greatly appreciated.