Office Of President:
Office Of Vice-President:
MICHAEL "HONEYCOMB" HENIGHAN
Office Of Secretary:
Office Of Treasurer:
At-large Board Member:
DIANE PETRUSKA MOCNIAK
Sad news learned this evening that one of our 1st Class of Hall of Fame Inductee's has passed on. Bill Mr. Stress Miller passed peacefully in his home. It is hard to begin to quantify the impact of this news. So many bluesman have come and gone. Each has touched the souls of their fans in their travels. Cleveland Blues was synonymous with Mr. Stress. Not only did he play the blues but lived the blues right next to the rest of us. He was a part of our lives and community. He challenged us to be more than we were. He berated us that we could never compare to the ones that he played with and deprecated himself in his song and banter.
Tomorrow is Robert Jr.s Birthday! He would be 100 years young! Robert Jr's Music touched and inspired so many. His legacy lives in every blues musician that plays his music or emulates his style. Tonite the Lockwood Allstars assemble at the Beachland Ballroom to celebrate his life and music, as they do each year.
There are streets named for him, and Feb 3 was declared Robert Lockwood day, documentaries have been done on his life, his music lives on today through the continued play. Cleveland is a town of many influences and many factions. As the Cleveland Blues Society, our mission is to build awareness of this great art form, and the music and musicians. We are honored to be a part of this treasure.
March is a special month for CBS, Not only is it Robert Jr. Lockwood's Birthday! he would have been 100 years old this year! We were blessed to have him playing with us for so long. We are continually blessed with Hall of Famer's Guitar Sliim and Glen Swartz whose Birthday's are also in March. Happy Birthday Robert, Slim and Glen!
By Teri Pealer
Blues Lovin’, Shutter Buggin’ Trio Lloyd Braun, Debra Eberly, & Martha Gunn Andrus
I chose this talented trio because they have shown their dedication and love for the blues time and time again by volunteering at numerous CBS events snapping literally thousands of photos.
1) How long have you been involved with CBS? What brought you to it?
Lloyd: 3+ years. It was an easy decision. While already active in photographing and shooting videos at many different clubs and meeting members of CBS, I decided to become involved with the organization.
Deb: Since 2009, 1st Blues Challenge. Ro Found me at Cebar’s (Alan’s Sunday Blues Jam) and recruited me!
Martha: I’ve been involved with CBS for the last 4 years, and I am card carrying member #227. My friend Ro Daley introduced me to...
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