Like Wise Boomer Chics, you just gotta love the “Blues”. Jacqueline Robinson, Wise Boomer Chic, along with TO, young Tim Owens, joined her friends from the Trinity River Blues Society (TRBS) as they hosted the North Texas Blues Challenge at the famous Keys Lounge. If you live in Fort Worth, Texas then you know about this Blues joint, Keys! It was good Blues music, food and fun for Wise Boomer Chics at the Trinity River Blues Society Challenge!
Hosting Venue – Keys Lounge – Forth Worth, Texas
I live on the East side of Dallas and rarely, if ever get to the West side. Sunday afternoon was a good day to venture out to a Blues joint! The hosting venue, Keys Lounge, is a live-music/neighborhood bar that’s been around in one form or another for about 30 years. Keys Lounge owner and veteran bluesman Danny Ross has expanded the Southside venue by including acts such as Doyle Bramhall, Fort Worth’s Tejas Brothers, and Gary Nicholson, a.k.a. Whitey Johnson.
The 2nd Annual Trinity River Blues Society IBC Challenge featured:
The band challenge started at 1:00pm. There were a couple of really good warm up bands before the real challengers took to the stage. With exactly 20 minutes each these groups brought their best talent, playing 3-4 songs within the time-frame, as the audience swayed, thumbed and bumped to their music. Local musicians served as judges to select the baddest Blues band to represent Dallas at the next International Blues Challenge in Memphis!
We recognized one judge, Jackson Eli, a Dallas Athletic Club band favorite. Other judges included Aimee Pietzch, a musician; Darrell Chumley, an internet personality and actor and The host of Barside Jive; Brad Springs owns the venue Six Springs Tavern; and, James “Blues Hound” Nagel, Producer and Programmer for 90.1FM KPFT Houston.
Winner of the 2018 Trinity River Blues Society Band Challenge
Congratulations to Shake Anderson Winners of The 2018 North TX Blues Challenge!!!
Shake Anderson, multi-instrumentalist, gold/platinum songwriter, producer, etc, was joined by legendary bassist, Chuck Rainey, the “baddest” keyboard/organ player & vocalist Taylor & Cleon Edwards, phenomenal drum player at The 2018 N. TX Blues Challenge. They now advance to the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis!and to be held in February 2019.
Wise Boomer Chics plan to be in Memphis to support this fabulous collaboration of Shake Anderson and famous and talented musicians.
Wise Boomer Chic At The Trinity Blues Competition
The Trinity River Blues Society
This was our first summer event in support of the Trinity River Blues Society. The members of the organization are dedicated to the promotion of Blues in Dallas, Texas and world wide!
Thanks Linda, David, Lisa, Virginia, Angela, Ralph and Gordan. It was a wonderful event, we had a great time and congratulations the winner!
Thanks to Tim who attended the event with me and helped to take pictures. You were great to hang out with!
SUPPORT THE BLUES
Support the Trinity River Blues Society – Become a Patron