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 Applications due April 16 by 6:00 pm

Urgent - Walter Trout Needs Liver Transplant - Months from Death - Please Donate


The shocking before and after photo speaks a thousand words.

Walter has been battling liver problems for awhile. He spent weeks in the hospital receiving treatments hoping to recover from this illness. The treatments are not working and his liver is failing. He needs a liver transplant to survive and time is of the essence. He only has months to beat this.

However, if he does get a transplant, doctors say his prognosis is good. 

Go to http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/walter-trout-needs-a-new-liver-you-can-help-/151911 to donate and also keep informed of Walter's progress. 

Dean Newman from Moles Records in Clifton will also donate a portion of all blues CD sales to the cause.


Michael Chapman Memorial Concert & Documentary Premier

Sunday March 23, at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley, Cincinnati, OH from 4pm to 9:30pm

Free admission!

Come and celebrate the late great Michael Chapman's life with us. Doors open at 3:00pm and the concert runs from 4-9:30 The Chuck Land Show (documentary style t.v. with rhythm & soul) will feature this week's episode, which is a mini documentary of Michael's life. That will show on a huge screen from 4-4:20 and also 9-9:20.

Many great musicians will also be performing which include, but not limited to Michael Saint John (from the Jerry Garcia Band & many others) Ted Reisman, Jeff Roades, Nick Giese, David Butler, David Palermo, Chuck Land, Bill Michael W, The Gamut Band (featuring Mark Glevicky and others) Mary Ann Kindel and Tom Lee, Gradual Taylor, David Taylor, Thomas Callahan, Bobby Loggs and many others. Each group of performers will perform 20 min sets and Chuck's video crew will be there documenting it since it's going to be a magical event!

Michael Chapman, Renowned Cincinnati Drummer Passes

 Michael Howard Chapman

Michael Chapman, renowned drummer for many Cincinnati area blues and rock bands, passed away on March 11, 2014. He will also be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit, zen attitude on life, and musical philosophy. He was an unofficial mentor to many younger musicians, whether he knew it or not.

There will be a memorial gathering and service at the Staley-Strawser Funeral Home in Deer Park, Wednesday March 19, at 6:00pm.  See the obituary for more details. 

There will also be a Wake/Memorial Concert at the 20th Century Theater which will feature many musicians that Michael played with throughout his years. That will be on Sunday, March 23rd from 4-9:30 pm and will also feature the premier of a documentary of Michael's life. Two showings will run at 6pm and another one at 9pm. Each film will be about 20 minutes in length. Please spread the word about all of this. Contact: Chuck Land - landmanproductions@hotmail.com


Upcoming National Acts


Sat 04/05/14 Hadden Sayers Band, Murphy Theatre (Wilmington, OH)

This soul blues touring artist moved to our area a few years back. Good sounding stuff. The Murphy Theater is a cool old historic theater, renovated and now hosting live music. Wilmington is a hop, skip, and jump up I-71.

Sat 04/12/14 Keb' Mo' Finkelman Auditorium (Middletown, OH) Box Office

Take a break from the loud rocked out stuff, for some laid back bluesy acoustic music from this Grammy Award winning artist.

Tue 04/22/14  Jimbo Mathus  - Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary - Newport, KY

Rookwood Cincy Blues Society Stein


The Rookwood Pottery Company and the Cincy Blues Society are pleased to announce the “Cincy Blues Society” custom stein.



The Blues Soceity stein in process at Rookwood Pottery showing the mold making process




  • Final price will be $235

  • $75 deposit required to secure your stein

  • Comes with a lifetime prepaid fill ONLY at the summer Cincy Blues Fest

  • Each stein will be registered to the owner (includes transferrable ownership)

Availability: The first 150 shall be delivered at the 2013 Cincy Blues Fest, and the second 150 shall be delivered September-ish. 

$75 Deposit Button 


Once final payment is made, 

Contact Mike Wayne:

director @ cincyblues.org

To arrange for delivery

Final Payment of $160 Button 



An original Roy Robinson design, the stein features the get down feel of everything good about the blues.  



The stein will be glazed in one of Rookwood's signature blue glazes, designed to accentuate details in the carving.






Destined to become an instant classic, the Rookwood Cincy Blues Society Stein will raise a toast to “Keeping the Blues Alive”.

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If you have not received any expiration emails, log into the website with your username and password. On the orange bar at the top, click My Account. On the next page, click the Membership tab. You will be able to see your membership status and expiration date. Click on the Extend link to renew. 

If you're having further trouble, you can always contact us at membership @ cincyblues.org.

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