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Mark your calendars, Hurricane Ruth will be coming to a club near you very soon! Here are some dates for March: 3/23 Fourth Friday for the River City Blues Society @ Goodfellas in Pekin; 3/24 Crows Mill Pub in Springfield; and 3/31 Laurie's Place in Edwardsville. We look to forward to seeing all of our friends and fans soon!
I want to send out a thank you to everyone for the good thoughts and well wishes for Ruth. She is finally feeling a little better after a NASTY bout with the stomach flu. Bad, bad stuff!! Also a big thanks to all of our friends who stepped in on Monday!! They came to the rescue, on less than no notice, and put on a great show! I can't say thanks enough! Stay tuned everyone, because the Hurricane will be back on her feet soon!! In the meantime please check out the new CD (The Power of the Blues...Feels like a Hurricane).
Hurricane Ruth's debut CD "The Power of the Blues...Feels Like a Hurricane is here!!! After only being together for a few months the band compiled 6 originals and 2 covers for this explosive new CD. It's the epitome of power blues with a soft side too. HR is extremely proud of the this CD, and can't wait to share it with their fans!! The first CD release party is in Springfield on Monday 2/13 at The Alamo for the ICBC's Blue Monday. Show starts at 8, but you better get there early because the place will be packed!
Headed to Memphis this week to compete in the International Blues Challenge. WOW, what an honor! So excited for this opportunity, and thankful to the Prairie Crossroads Blues Society for the chance to represent them. We have worked hard and will give it our all. We are looking forward to hanging out with friends, and meeting many new ones. The atmosphere in Memphis will be electric and we intend to soak it all up!! Stay tuned, we look forward to sharing this experience with all of our fans, friends and family. Much Love HR
Crows Mill Pub this Saturday 1-21-12 is our last stop before heading to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge! We will be crankin' up the power blues at 8:30 and going 'til 12:30. We will be laying it all out there in preparation for Memphis. This is a can't miss show!! Get on board now, because we are just starting to roll! Summer 2012 is shaping up to be incredible!
We are continuing on our Road to Memphis with a stop at The Trading Post in Springfield this Saturday 1-14-12 9:00pm - 1:00am. Saturday will be our first time performing at The Trading Post, so help us make it a success. However, if you can't make it this weekend, you will have another chance to see us in Springfield. Our last stop before going to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge will be at The Crows Mill Pub. We will be there Saturday 1-21-12 from 8:30pm - 12:30pm. Help us pack the joint, and give us a great send off. So there it is, two chances to catch us in Springfield this month. These shows are on opposite ends of town, which should accommodate all of our fans! Come to one, or see us at both! You won't be disappointed!
Friday 1/6/12 is our Prairie Crossroads Blues Society fundraiser for the International Blues Challenge. We are heading to Memphis, TN on 1/31/12-2/4/12, to represent the PCBS in this challenge. We are in need of some funds to help us make this happen, and this is where we need the help of all of our friends and fans. Our fundraiser will be a huge party, and it's all happening at Memphis on Main in Champaign, IL. We go on stage at 10:00pm, but please come out early, because The Diva and The Dude will be there at 8:00pm. This is a MUST see event with two great bands! Help us make this a great night by coming out to Memphis on Main Friday night. Now, for those of you who can't make it out Friday night, here is another opportunity to hear Hurricane Ruth. We will be doing the show Blues Live on WEFT 90.1 from 8:15pm to 9:00pm on Friday (1/6/12). You can either tune in or get on WEFT.org and we will be streaming live. This show is going to be a blast and we can't wait to share some of our tunes from our upcoming CD with you!! WOW, what a ride it is shaping up to be this month. Jump on board, and join us at one of our shows on our road to Memphis!!
Prairie Crossroads Blues Society and Memphis on Main are hosting our fundraiser for our trip to Memphis for the IBC challenge. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.00 or $3.00 for PCBS members. This will be a great event. We are very excited to be back in Champaign, and to be headed to Memphis as the PCBS representative. Please come out to support us and we will do our best to put on a show you won't forget!
HR will be out and about a lot after the first of the year to bring their own brand of blues to the public. They will be tuning up to go to Memphis for the IBC challenge, and also promoting their new CD. It's always great to see everyone at the shows. Come and check us out in 2012.