Michele Eastland & Becky Blake
Joe Ryan, Lead Guitar & Vocals
Billy Arnold, Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
Terry Jones, Bass Guitar
Dale Massee, Keys, Harp & Vocals
Bruce Guy, Sax
Joseph Young, Sax
Michele Eastland, Trumpet
Paul Simpson, Acoustic Drums
Lloyd Blake, Hand Percussion
Wednesday, May 1, 2019. 7:00pm-10pm. Willi B's on Chinden Blvd. No Cover. 21 and older. Featuring Michele Eastland and Becky Blake
Saturday, May 4, 2019. 8:30-12:00am. Ironwood Social on Glenwood Blvd. No Cover. 21 and older.
Saturday, May 11, 2019. 7:00pm-10pm. Albertson's Broadway on the Rocks. No Cover Charge. Family Friendly.
Saturday, May 18, 2019. 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Special Needs Benefit by Southwest Idaho Business Alliance. Blake Haven Park, Star, ID. No Cover. Family Friendly.
Saturday, May 25, 2019. 7:00-10:00pm. Albertson's Broadway on the Rocks. No Cover Charge. Family Friendly.
Friday, May 31, 2019. 8:00-11:00pm. Willi B's on Chinden Blvd. No Cover. 21 and older.
Saturday, June 1, 2019. Plein Air Arts Festival Opening Party: https://www.eaglepleinair.com/art-in-the-garden/, 5:00 - 7:00pm. Underhill Garden, Eagle, ID. 21 and over. Ticketed Event $35 with complimentary wine glass. Tickets on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-in-the-garden-tickets-43914636861?
Thursday, June 6, 2019. Gazebo Concert Series, City of Eagle Heritage Park. 6:30pm - 9:00pm. No Cover Charge. Family Friendly.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Sandbar at Riverside Hotel. 6 - 9pm. No Cover Charge. Family Friendly.
Saturday, June 15, 2019. Korah Shrine. Boise, ID. Private Event. 7:00pm-10:00pm. By Invitation only.
Sunday, June 23, 2019. BoiseRadio Blues Cruise on Lake Payette, McCall, ID. 21 and Older. Tickets on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radio-boise-blues-cruise-tickets-60144637229?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete
Friday, July 19, 2019. Bill Wade's Cottonwood Beach on Peacock Creek, Boise, ID. 7:00pm -10:00pm. $10 Donation. 21 and Older.
Saturday, July 20, 2019. Mile High Marina, McCall, ID. 6:00-9:00pm. No Cover Charge. Family Friendly.
Sunday, July 28, 2019. Sunday Blues Brunch. Riverside Hotel. 9:00am - 12:15 pm. No Cover Charge. Buffet fee. Family Friendly.
Saturday, August 3, 2019. 6:30-9:30pm. Hidden Springs Park Concert. No Cover Charge. Family Friendly.
Saturday, August 10, 2019. Nampa Arts Festival, Lakeview Park on Garrity Blvd. 4:30pm - 5:45pm. No Cover, Family Friendly.
Sunday, August 11, 2019. Sandbar at Riverside Hotel. 6:00-9:00pm. No Cover Charge. Family Friendly.
Saturday, August 17, 2019. Big Al's Patio at the Village in Meridian. 7:00-10:00pm. No Cover Charge. Family Friendly.
Saturday, August 31, 2019. Mile High Marina, McCall, ID. 6:00-9:00pm. No Cover Charge. Family Friendly.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Big Al's Patio at the Village in Meridian. 7:00pm - 10:00pm. No Cover Charge. Family Friendly.
Michele covering the song originally performed by Shemekia Copeland, which was recognized and nominated by the Blues Foundation as one of the best Songs of the Year in 2019. We received a standing ovation from a sold out show at the Sapphire Room, January, 2019.
Becky Blake covering Your House is Burning, Sapphire Room, January, 2019
Lead Guitarist and Vocalist, Joe Ryan, covering I'm Tore Down January, 2019
Love me Like a Man performed by Becky Blake
Hurts So Bad performed by Michele Eastland (video clip)
We were so excited last night to get to witness the world premiere performance of our BBS Board member Billy Arnold's new band, Billy Blues Band!!
Many of you know these musicians and will remember Becky Blake from when she showed up at a jam session at The Drink a while back and just blew everyone away with her awesome, passionate performances. Michele Eastland is also well known to us for the same reasons, incredible voice, passionate delivery. Put those two together with a great group of musicians like this and you're gonna have an amazing sound.. one our sold-out crowd at the Sapphire was certainly thrilled to hear and has been asking "where are you playing next?"
Stay tuned, we're pretty sure we'll be seeing this group again soon and we'll have more video for you soon as well.
Look for the band's page here and on Facebook and let 'em know how much you enjoy their music. by Ron Gardner
Blues E-News Interview April 2018
IndiePulse Music Interview March 2018
Mixalis Blue Interview May 2018