We at the NCFBS are elated to announce that one of our own, Dr. Tim Fik, has received a 2018 Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation. This award is determined by a select panel of blues professionals to honor those who make significant contributions to the genre. From the Blues Foundation’s announcement: […]
I am often asked (and it is a question I appreciate): “How can I support the North Central Florida Blues Society?” There are a few ways. 1.Join or renew your membership. You can do so online at: http://ncfblues.org/support-us/ or using the Store function at ncfblues.org. Or you can join up in person at our events. […]
We at the North Central Florida Blues Society are deeply saddened by the loss of Eddie Jacoby. We will miss not only his fantastic music, but more importantly his kind heart – he had the heart of an artist. It was truly an honor to know Eddie. A person like Eddie that departs from this […]
A reminder to some, and news to those that may not be aware: If you are a North Central Florida Blues Society member and you have a band that plays Blues music, your band is eligible to host our monthly electric Blues jam typically held at The Dirty Bar on the third Sunday of every […]
Did you know that the North Central Florida Blues Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization and your membership dues are tax deductible? Help us preserve, cultivate, nurture, and promote the Blues in the Gainesville, Florida area by joining us. A single annual membership is only $20/year. Download our membership brochure at http://ncfblues.org/support-us/ and mail your […]
The North Central Florida Society is looking for musicians to help with Blues in the Schools. Anyone interested in helping should contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org. See more information about our Blues in the Schools program at https://ncfblues.org/blues-in-the-schools/.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner today announced the 2017 Florida Folk Heritage Award recipients. The 2017 awardees are Willie Green of McIntosh, Blues artist, David Peñaflor and Marilia Carrasquillo of Ocoee, Folk Advocates of Latin American culture; Haiqiong Deng of Tallahassee, traditional Chinese musician; and Pastor William Emerson of Tarpon Springs, performing artist and composer […]
Photos from the June 2016 NCFBS Monthly Blues Jam hosted by the Pete Karnes Blues Band are on the NCFBS Facebook page and can be found directly with this link: NCFBS June 2016 Monthly Blues Jam Photos p.s. Feel free to ‘tag’ yourself if you are in any of the photos!
One specific feature of ncfblues.org that I would like to remind our fantastic musicians about is that members of the North Central Florida Blues Society have the ability to have their concerts listed both on the website and in our weekly e-mails. This is done first by registering as a user of the website at […]
Q. Tell us a little about yourself. A. I am a 60-year-old blues singer and harmonica player that has been touring and recording since I was 25 years old, with the exception of the period from 2002 to 2011. During that time I chose to stay home and raise my children and take part in […]