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Our Mission is to provide for the study, research, and preservation of the blues culture and music unique to Houston, Texas, and the Texas Gulf Coast and for the continued development of the blues tradition in Houston, Texas, and increased public awareness of the existence and value of that tradition.

HBS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2023-2024

President:    Kirky TG 

Vice President:    Vacant | Volunteers Welcome!     

Treasurer:    Robin McCord

Secretary:    Colleen Sheahan

Parliamentarian:     Jack Henderson


2-Year Directors:

Joe Peine

Adrian Pretz


1-Year Directors:

Rozzy Shorter

Zia Galt

Anthony Terry



Wonder what HBS does?

This is the short list:

  • Manage, grow & appropriate the Jimmy "T-99" Nelson Scholarship
  • Blues 2.0 - first of its kind in the nation, a for-credit 9 week mini course, in partnership with the Clear Creek School District
  • Hopkins House Community Service Projects - facelift & minor repair projects for aging musicians
  • Keep blues music alive by putting live BLUES MUSIC in front of people who would not normally see it!
  • Put out a weekly Blues Blast newsletter via email with a view of the Blues scene
  • Keep our extensive Blues Music and Event Calendar updated and current
  • Sponsor a band and solo/duo act to represent Houston in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis each January. In 2018, Houston's own Keeshea Pratt Band won FIRST PLACE beating out 140 other blues society competition winners!
  • Support "Blues In Schools" at local schools
  • Host a monthly jam the LAST THURSDAY of each month at the Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club on Kirby Drive
  • Help host a youth jam
  • AND MUCH MORE! Volunteer today!

Our Former Presidents

  • Terry "Sonny Boy" Jerome
  • Nuri Nuri
  • Steve Sucher
  • Diunna Greenleaf
  • Sandy Hickey
  • Terry Wizig
  • Linda Kirschbaum
  • Boyd Bluestein
  • Gail Singer
  • Glyn Westcott
  • Anni Eason
  • Anthony Terry
  • David Silverman
  • Kristen Egan
  • ​Sandra Scott
  • Shironda White

HBS Proudly Recognizes and Appreciates Our Lifetime Members:

  • ​Jeff Abrams
  • Donovan Allen
  • Sandra Berger
  • Ed "Poppa" Berry (deceased)
  • Boyd Bluestein
  • Art Dietz
  • Don Derouin (deceased)
  • Jack Henderson
  • Johnnie Henderson (deceased)
  • Steve Howell
  • Ken Dennard
  • Paula & Phillip LaGrappe
  • Terry McClurg
  • Thomas McLendon
  • Erin Norris
  • Larry Nunnery (deceased)
  • Gail Singer & Mark McGrath
  • Ron Parks
  • Jomonica Phoenix
  • Kyle Soltis
  • Charles K. White (deceased)
  • Val & Glyn Westcott
  • Bruce H. Meshell
  • David Silverman
  • Patricia Waughtal
  • ​Gary and Gia Lee
  • Jeffrey and Renee McClure
  • Sandra Scott
  • Gary Huntsman (deceased)
  • Elbert Lano "Pops" Stewart (deceased)
  • Richard Young
  • Russell Wolfe
  • Linda Kirschbaum
  • Ann Paget
  • Genie Mims
  • Jo & James Vaughn
  • Nuri Nuri
  • James & Colleen Nagel
  • Buddy Love
  • Nancy McAfee
  • Duane Bradley
  • Mickey & Amy Suhl
  • Terry "Sonny Boy" Jerome
  • Steve Sucher
  • Diunna Greenleaf
  • Sandy Hickey
  • Terry Wizig
  • Anthony Terry
  • Anni Eason
  • Darla Tidwell Brazell
  • Susan Rouse
  • ​Kristen Egan
  • Jack Melton
  • James Matujec
  • ​Joe Clayton

GET IN TOUCH WITH hbs

INFO@HOUSTONBLUESSOCIETY.ORG

HOUSTON BLUES SOCIETY

P. O. BOX 272868

HOUSTON, TEXAS 77277

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