The Golden Gate Blues Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of The Blues Foundation, based in Memphis, Tennessee. The purpose of The Golden Gate Blues Society is to enhance the appreciation and understanding of the Blues, especially in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit our ABOUT page.
2014 Keeping the Blues Alive Awards
The Golden Gate Blues Society is proud to have nominated Myron Mu, who is now a 2104 KBA recipient. Here's what the Blues Foundation posted about Myron...
Promoter Myron Mu - San Francisco, California
For 30 years, Myron Mu has booked bands to perform seven nights a week at his iconic San Francisco club, the Saloon. That might add up to more than 10,000 shows. And then factor in the fact that most days there are two bands playing, one performing an afternoon show while the other handles the evening music. People may come to the Saloon because of its history; musicians play there because of Mu, who has booked artists such as Johnny Ace, Tommy Castro, Cathy Lemons, Nick Gravenities, and many others. According to Steve Freund, "Rather than having to make phone calls to book a show months in advance, Myron calls you each month. This is practically unheard of in this day and age, and harkens back to the days when musicians were appreciated and treated fairly." This is a lesson every promoter should take to heart.
TGGBS would also like to commend the KBA Committee, which includes TGGBS Board Member, Deb Lubin. More Info on KBA's can be found at the Blues Foundation's website: http://blues.org
2014 TGGBS IBC Results: SOLO/DUO Finale Winner!
Congratulations to Wendy DeWitt & Kirk Harwood! They won the Finale at Bobby G's, Berkeley, on 11/9/2013, and will represent TGGBS in the Solo/Duo category at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. This huge event spans the week of January 21-25, 2014. More info available at http://blues.org
We'd like to extend our sincere appreciation to Mighty Mississippi, Coyote Slim & Colin Teurfs, The Fritz Brothers, and Cleome for their participation and great performances. And thank you to Bobby G's for hosting this fun Finale!
2014 TGGBS IBC Results: BAND Finale Winner!
Congratulations to Terrie Odabi & Evolution Blues! They won the Finale at Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco, on 9/29/2013, and will represent TGGBS in the Band category at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. This huge event spans the week of January 21-25, 2014. More info available at http://blues.org
We'd like to extend our sincere appreciation to Scarry Larry & the Monsters, Amy Lou, and the Bornia Boys Blues Band for giving everyone such great performances. It was a great night for blues, and we're looking forward to more shows from all of these bands. And thank you to Biscuits & Blues for hosting the Band Finale again this year!