Christone “Kingfish” Ingram at Union Colony, March 4, 2023 photos by Audiovore's Michael McGrath

Hailing from Clarksdale, Mississippi, Christone "Kingfish" is truly the future of the blues. And that future is NOW! He showed the large crowd of Union Colony Civic Center Blues fans what the blues is all about with a sizzling performance March 4, 2023. Kingfish is a combination of incredible guitar work and soulful vocals that evolves into his own very special charismatic and spiritual blues that kept the Civic Center crowd entranced.  Thank you Audiovore’s Michael McGrath for sharing these powerful photos of the show with us!

DAVID BOOKER BENEFIT March 5,2023 at The Oriental Theater photos by Michael McGrath and Ken Arias

This was the biggest event of the Colorado Blues Community in many a year. A wealth of fans and musicians showed up to support one of its own at the Benefit for David Booker on March 5 at the Oriental Theater. David Booker, one of the true Colorado Blues legends and fathers of Colorado blues, has been battling a cancer diagnosis for the past several years. As bills mounted, his blues friends, Kyle Borthick and Al Chesis, stepped up to help with a spectacular benefit  that packed the stage with a who’s who of musicians and a packed house of blues fans for the show. Colorado blues fans always support their local musicians in sickness and in health, and at last count had raised over $23,000!! Here are a couple collections of awesome photos of the event from two amazing photographers, Michael McGrath and Ken Arias. Enjoy and feel the joy of the event!

The first section of photos from the Booker Benefit (below) are from talented Michael McGrath of Audivore. Micheel is also the photographer for the Greeley Blues Jam and has been doing amazing work photographing musical events in the area for years and his passion shows in his work.

This second set of photos from the David Booker Benefit (below) is from another of my favorite photographers, Ken Arias. Ken is one of the finest blues photographers I have come across. He does a great job capturing the music on film!

FoCo Blues Society Holiday Jam

by Maggie Daniel

On December 27, 2019 the Fort Collins Blues Society hosted another successful showcase, which we called the FCBS Holiday Jam. It took place at Avogadro's and featured several local blues musicians (over 20 of them!) who began the evening with a variety of tunes -- and ended with an enthusiastic performance by a Fort Collins favorite, the Blues Dogs. The event drew such a crowd that some had to be turned away, and over the course of the evening, close to 200 people attended! FCBS also had a membership table, signing up 14 new members that night.

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