Welcome To

Santa Clarita Valley's

Home of the Blues

 

 

In addition to this website

we also share Blues

information on our

FACEBOOK page at:

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/SCVblues

2017

 

 

One Click and you will be Bluzzin

 

 

Five days of

Blues on Beale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2022 International

Blues Challenge will be

the 37th year of Blues

musicians from around

the world competing for

cash, prizes, and industry

recognition. The world's

largest gathering of

Blues acts represents

an international search

by The Blues Found-

ation and its affiliated

organizations for the

Blues Band and Solo

/Duo Blues Act

ready to take their act

to the international stage. 

 

 

 

 

*****  WOW  ****

 

APRIL and MAY are in the bag.

 

Our SECOND SUNDAY

general meeting and

Jams were a big hit.

 

A huge Thank You

to all the members

and guests that

supported our

representatives to

the International

Blues Challenge.

 

 

We sent the Sandy

Haley band and

the single/duo team

of Celso Salim and 

Darryl Carriere off

to Memphis and

they are doing great.

 

Each representative

has advanced to

the semi finals.

 

 

 

 

 

While enjoying

the exciting

tunes from

our May

Host band on

Mother's Day,

we were talking

about how well

our representatives

are doing 

at the IBC.

 

 

 

 

Members...

and guests

 

THANK YOU 

FOR YOUR

SUPPORT

 

 

Membership dues.......

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.

 

 

December 2021

 

In spite of the Covid disruptions

your Blues Society has finished off

the year on an upward trend.

 

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

were given great support by the audience

and the bands 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 November host,

the Rick Berthod Band,

really won the hearts of the

audience and got the Jam rolling.

 

Additionally, we were blessed to share the

company of the newly weds:

Dave and Ashley Sanders.  

 

.................

 

December 12th was our last gig

for 2021 and thanks to the

Truth Jones Band

we finished off the year going

full speed.  Our host band lifted

everyone's spirit.

 

Additionally we had a fabulous showing of

Christmas gifts for the children's toy drive.

 

Thank you all.

 

It is onward and upward for 2022.

 

........................

 

Please note that 2022 is open

to new memberships and

renewal of existing memberships.

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

           WHERE WE CALL HOME

 

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.

                 Jim Gustin and Truth Jones

                      Crooked Eye Tommy

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.

 

Congratulations

 

SCVBS Board of Directors

2/20/2018

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Who we are and

what we are about




​The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society was established in 2003 and is one of the younger Blues Societies in the world.  We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and we are affiliated with the international organization "The Blues Foundation" in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Our mission is to preserve and promote the Blues music art form. We will accomplish this with many ongoing society events. We support the local Santa Clarita Valley Blues Community, the Wrightwood Blues Society, and Los Angeles Blues Society through this website.

We will be publishing society-member band links and gig schedules, monthly blues jams and other events as well as fundraisers and concerts.

 

Come and check us out at our next monthly "2nd  Sunday Blues Jam" at the Newhall American Legion Post 507.  See our Calendar and Events page for any schedules pertaining to the SCV Blues Society and community.

 

If you have a passion for the Blues, we would love to have you in our membership.  You do not have to be a musician to join, just have an appreciation for the Blues and love to have fun!

 

If you would like more information about the Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society, please send us an E-mail

 

at info@scvblues.org or fill out the Contact Form

Letter From The President

Looks like I'm back as the interim President of the Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society.  With Jeri and Chuck Goldenhar moving to Nashville. I will gladly step in to handel the job. It is a great honor to again receive this position.  The SCVBS is a large part of my music and social life, and I feel truly privileged to have the opportunity to serve once again.

Now that we are out of the woods with the Pandemic. (Hopefully) The new SCVBS board of directors will be taking this organization to the next level.  It may take a few months to get back on track, but we will get there. Espectially with help from our new directors Eddie Ray Smith and Dana Martin.  We will, however, always be looking for ways to reach more Blues Lovers out there and welcome many new members to our musical family!

 

If you love the blues as we do, we welcome you to join us in this endeavor.  Your input and involvement will be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free to discuss any issues with myself, Interim Vice President Steve Brittain, Secretary Leslie Wenke, Treasurer Julie Kuritzkes or any one of our directors.

 

Our Membership is filled with some of the most talented, caring and thoughtful people in the world - if you need a hand they will lend it, if they have a contact they will share it, and together we will make it happen!  That is what makes us strong, that's what will make us healthy, and that is what will make us one of the Best Blues Societies in the World!

The SCVBS board is moving forward with our goals at a brisk pace.  Now is the time to jump in and Chair a Committee or Volunteer to help at one of our many functions.  Together, we will continue to move forward toward success.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thank You...Chuck Strong                       March 13th, 2022

The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society is dedicated to

"Keeping the Blues Alive"!

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visit our Facebook page.

 

https://www.facebook.com/SCVblues2017

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listening to your local Blues bands?

 

You are, if you are listening to 97.5 FM KHUG

 

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If you would like to become a sponsor for the Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society or a vender at one of our events, please contact us at info@scvblues.org

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Do you teach music? Tune pianos? Give us your info!

 

We welcome Questions, Comments, and Suggestions at info@scvblues.org

Contact Us 

Santa Clarita Valley

Blues Society

23642 Lyons Ave.

PO Box 220575

Newhall, CA  91321

Phone:  661.210.7220

E-mail:  info@scvblues.org

We are an all volunteer organization.  If you are a Blues lover and would like to assist us, please click the Volunteer button.

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.