November 2012

This is usually a time of year with little to talk about. In the past I have provided some blues history and discography and/or another recap of events of the last year. I will do those again, too. Well, I’ll try not to get too nostalgic about the year gone by. The history and discography’s I really like. How about you guys? Give me some feedback about what you’d like to see more of in this column. Drop us a card or letter to:

Blues Notes
c/o GNP Report
PO Box 473
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Or go to

And click on the “send a note to the webmaster” link at the bottom of the page. I’m not the webmaster, but we’re good friends, and I’m pretty sure he’ll let me know what you had to say. While you’re there, check out the survey on the Tuesday Night Blues page and let us know what bands you think we should make sure to have next year, or what we can do to make it an even better event. We appreciate your comments!

We have gotten so many comments that the season is just too short and that folks would love to see more music through out the year, we decided to do something about it. Starting on Tuesday November 13th we will be presenting the first in a monthly series of concerts we have decided to call Tuesday Night Blues Unplugged.

It is a cooperative effort with the good folks at the Unitarian Universalist church we will present a schedule of seven concerts before the summer season begins. The UU has been putting on musical events for years, and it is a great venue for these acoustic style concerts. There is plenty of parking there with two public parking lots across both streets and easy access to downtown Eau Claire eateries. The “church” is located on the corner of 421 S. Farwell in Eau Claire and is easy to find.

We will kick off the first season of Tuesday Night Blues Unplugged November 13th with 22 oz. Porterhouse, a minimal version of Sparky & The Wipers (it could be all of them) which features the musical and vocal talents of Paul Hintz and Mike Schlenker. These guys have been around the Chippewa Valley a long time and put on a great show. As usual, the music will start at 6:30 p.m. and will go for a couple of hours.

From there we will put on another event every month through May. All of these events will be in the second Tuesday of each month. The schedule is set as follows.

December 11th  Mojo Lemon performs their first ever acoustic show

January 8th   we will kick off the new year with the a little heat from Left Wing Bourbon

February 12th   will feature those blues sweethearts Howard “Guitar” Luedtke & “Magic” Deb Klossner

March 12th  Davey J & The Jones Tones will keep us rocking our way in to the spring

April 16th   the Sue Orfield Band will keep things rolling with their special blend of tunes

May 14th   Code Blue will get us warmed up and ready for a summer full of blues and boogie

So, be sure to put these dates on your calendar and come join us the 2nd Tuesday of every month from November to May!

The website has been undergoing some changes lately. We have added the survey section and feedback can be provided. There are also new links for membership, mailing lists and even sponsor information for Tuesday Night Blues. We have the entertainment calendar on the home page and there are links to many of the bands (and there scheduled events) at the Chippewa Valley Blues Society website and the Tuesday Night Blues Facebook page for more info. Don’t forget to tune in to WHYS 96.3 Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. for Snapshot’s blues show.