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The Ottawa Blues Society (OBS) is an all volunteer organization committed to promoting blues music and the blues community in the Ottawa area. 


2019 Road to Memphis - Call for Entry 

OBS Road to Memphis - Local Blues Challenge 2019

The Ottawa Blues Society Road to Memphis Local Blues Challenge will hold both a Solo/Duo and Band challenge this year and one winner from each category will be chosen to represent the Ottawa Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2020.

The qualifying rounds are scheduled for Wednesdays, April 10, 17 and 24, with the finals scheduled for Friday, April 26.

All events will take place at the Overflow Brewing Company, 2477 Kaladar…

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OBS Update - February 2019 

The OBS Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday January 13, 2019 in the community room of Massine's Independent Grocer on Bank Street. President Liz Sykes, gave the 2018 'Year in Review' recap to all in attendance. A new Board of Directors was elected . Dave Brennan - President Debra Thornington Susan Gahrns Jocelyn Verdon Lloyd Hardy Mike Wilkie Marc Fortin - 1st term Keith Martin - 1st term The new Board looks forward to working together to ensure that the needs of the membership are met while working …Read more

DAWG`ON BLUES Previously Aired Shows 

Podcasts from the Blues Hall of Fame 

 As was announced from the stage at the IBC Finals, the newly produced series of podcasts has gone live. Each episode of the podcast, to be released every two weeks for the next year, will feature a different Hall of Famer.

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