Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society is a non-profit organization that started in 2003 to keep the history of blues alive.
With numerous ties to other groups in the city of Santa Clarita and the state of California this local organization has achieved success on a national level.
Many talented musicians and bands associated with SCV Blues Society have placed in IBC’s “World’s Top 10” in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Their 2008 best self produced CD won the Blues Foundation’s “World’s Best Produced CD” competition in 2010.
Holding a monthly open blues jam on the second Sunday at Vincenzo’s Pizza in Newhall gives people a chance to play and hear blues music live. From kids, teenagers, adults, male and female are all welcome to sign there name up to perform with professional guitarist, bassists, vocalists and all different skill level players.
“It gives opportunities to inexperience players to play with experience players,” said Secretary of SCV Blues Society Jennifer Dier.
Open to the public for all ages free of charge the great turnout crowd gets to enjoy the sound of original and popular blues music while enjoying a slice of pizza.
Blues being the first American music art form President of SCV Blues Society Lynn Wollverton-Parker continues to make people aware of blues music. “We want to teach kids where the music came from because that’s where it started,” said Wollverton-Parker.
While their open blues jam rolls on into second Sunday of October SCV Blues Society will hold a battle of the blues band competition on Oct. 6 at the Arcadia Blues Club in Arcadia where the winners will have a chance to compete in Memphis, Tenn. at the 2013 International Blues Challenge on Jan. 30 through Feb. 2.
To know more about SCV Blues Society follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scvblues.