That’s right, The Bush League is now a Corporate Member of The Blues Foundation! We did this to show our support for the organization that has been dedicated to preserving blues music history (The Blues Hall of Fame, The HART Fund), celebrating recording and performance excellence (The Blues Music Awards, The International Blues Challenge), supporting blues education (Website, Worldwide Blues Society Affiliates, Blues in the Schools) and ensuring the future of this uniquely American art form for 32 years now! As corporate members, we get to vote on this years nominees for the Blues Music Awards, a link to our website located on the The Blues Foundations website, and we get membership cards, decals and a lapel pin!
Through our participation in our local and many close by blues societies’ blues challenges for participation in the International Blues Challenge (2010 Sleepy Eyed Jay & Chicago Slim - Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, 2011 The Bush League - Sedalia Blues Society, 2012 The Bush League - Natchel’ Blues Network) we’ve had many opportunities to share our music and our love for blues music that we would not have had otherwise. We’ve also made some great friends, had many unique experiences and grown a greater appreciation for live music in general, blues music and its far reaching influence specifically!
Currently, The Bush League is also a member in good standing with the Natchel’ Blues Network Blues Society, the DC Blues Society and Richmond, VA’s River City Blues Society (card shown above), of which our bassist, Royce Folks was voted onto the Board of Directors in December 2011. All of the blues societies mentioned in this post are just a few of the 180+ affiliate organizations of The Blues Foundation from around the world! If this sounds like something that YOU would like to support also contact your local blues society or join the The Blues Foundation directly to help Keep Blues Alive!