2019 Band Members


Lead Vocalists

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

Joseph Young


Paul Simpson, Acoustic Drums

Lloyd Blake, Hand Percussion

The Billy Blues Band


2019 Currently Scheduled Shows

Friday, January 11, 2019.  Est: 9:30-10:15pm.  Boise Blues Society Winter Blues Festival.  Riverside Sapphire Room.  Ticheting through Eventbrite when available.  Family Friendly.

Saturday, January 26, 2019.  8:30pm-12:30am. Ironwood Social, Glenwood in Garden City. No Cover Charge. Family Friendly.

Saturday, February 9, 2019.  2:00pm-2:30pm.  Broadway on the Rocks at Albertsons, Boise.  Mini-concert.  No Cover Charge.  Family Friendly.

Friday, February 22, 2019.  8:00pm-11:00pm.  Willi B's on Chinden Blvd.  No Cover Charge. 21 and Older.

Saturday, April 6, 2019.  8:00pm-11:00pm.  Willi B's on Chinden Blvd. No Cover Charge. 21 and Older.

Sunday, April 21, 2019. Sapphire Room Blues Brunch, Riverside Hotel.  9:00am-12:00pm.  No cover but Buffet fee applies. Family Friendly.

Thursday, June 6, 2019. Gazebo Concert Series, City of Eagle Heritage Park.  6:30pm - 9:00pm. No Cover Charge.  Family Friendly.

Saturday, June 15, 2019.  Korah Shrine.  Boise, ID. Private Event.  7:00pm-10:00pm.   By Invitation only.

Saturday, August 10, 2019.  Nampa Arts Festival, Lakeview Park on Garrity Blvd.  4:30pm - 5:45pm. No Cover, Family Friendly.

Michele Eastland Covering Ain't Got Time for Hate

Michele covering the song originally performed by Shemekia Copeland, which has been nominated by the Blues Foundation as Song 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

Past 2018 -2019 Shows

2018 Shows

Tuesday, February 12, 8:30-9:30pm.  Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Benefit for Boise Blues Society, Sapphire Room at Riverside Hotel, Boise.  Ticketed Event. Family Friendly.

Monday, April 23, 2018.  8-9 pm.  Radiothon, Radio Boise KRBX 89.9FM (outside of Boise); 93.5 FM (downtown) and streaming online.  Live Broadcast.

Friday, April 27, 2018.  7-10pm.  Destination 112, Nampa.  No Cover Charge.  Family Friendly.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018. 7-10pm. Willi B's.  Boise on Chinden Blvd.  No Cover Charge. Age 21 and older.

Thursday, May 31, 2018. 6:30-9pm. City of Eagle Gazebo Concert Series at Heritage Square. Cancelled by the City due to the weather.  Rescheduling.

Sunday, June 10, 2018.  3-6pm Showcase Band (3-3:30pm), Boise Blues Society Jam, Playhouse Boise.  No Cover Charge.  Family Friendly.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018. 6-9pm, Sandbar at the Riverside Hotel.  No Cover Charge.  Family Friendly.

Saturday, June 30, 2018.  8-11pm. Willi B's.  Boise on Chinden Blvd.  No Cover Charge.  Age 21 and older.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018. 7-10pm Willi B's Boise on Chinden Blvd.  No Cover Charge. Age 21 and older.

Saturday, July 28, 2018, Time 5:00-8:00 pm.  Ironwood Social on Glenwood Blvd.  No Cover Charge.  Family Friendly.

Sunday, August 12, 2018. 11:45-1:00pm Nampa Festival for the Arts.  Lakeview Park, Garrity Blvd, No Cover Charge.  Family Friendly.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018. 7-10pm. Willi B's Boise on Chinden Blvd.  No Cover Charge. Age 21 and older.

Friday, September 7.  8:30-11:30 pm.  Ironwood Social on Glenwood Blvd.  No Charge.  Over 21.

Saturday, September 15, 2018. 10am-2pm.  City of Eagle Saturday Market at Heritage Square Gazebo.  No Cover Charge. Family Friendly.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018. 7-10pm.  Willi B's. Boise on Chinden Blvd.  No Cover Charge.  Age 21 and Older.

Saturday, September 29, 2018. 1:00-2;00pm.  Wiping Away the Blues Benefit Festival, JUMP Center, Boise.  No Cover Charge.  Family Friendly.

Saturday, October 31, 2018, 8:00-11:00 pm. Halloween Costume Party at Willi B's on Chinden Blvd.  No Cover Charge.  21 and older.

Friday, November 9, 2018. 7:30-11:30 pm. Riverside Sapphire Room.  Billy Blues Band followed by Smooth Avenue. Ticketing through Eventbrite.  Family Friendly.

Sunday, December 30, 2018.  Sapphire Room Sunday Brunch, Riverside Hotel. 9:00am-12:00pm.  No Cover, but Buffet fee applies.  Family Friendly.  Music by Billy Blucoustics.

Our First Show in February 2018

Love me Like a Man performed by Becky Blake

Hurts So Bad performed by Michele Eastland (video clip)

Reviews & Interviews


Boise Blues Society Review 

We were so excited last night to get to witness the world premiere performance of our BBS Board member Bill 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


For Booking Questions or Comments

Billy Blues Band and the Billy Blucoustics

(208) 724-9001 (Voice or Text)