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Enriching the community through the power of Blues

The Washmo Blues Society is a non-profit organization located in Washington, MO, USA that's centered on an exciting venture of bringing together musicians, enthusists, and other lovers of the Blues. We promote and participate in some of the best Blues music in the area, and we welcome Blues musicians of all levels. We are dedicated to promoting the Blues through education, public performance and volunteerism.

Join us in promoting the Blues and providing support to the Blues culture in our area.


Congratulation's to two recipients of the WashMo Blues Society Music Education Fund. Gracie Sperry and Chloe Weiss each received a $500 grant.

Gracie is pursuing her musical career in music production. Chloe is pursuing education.

Pictured with Gracie and Chloe are WBS President Paul Cockrum and WBS Vice President Mike Edsel.

The winner of the WashMo Blues Society guitar raffle from the Blumenhof Weekend of Blues Event. 
Bobby Mayer!!!! Put your hands together folks!! 
Thank you to everyone for participating, helping and attending this event!!

Congratulations to Bob Bowman, winner of the Fender guitar that was raffled at the WashMo BBQ, Bikes & Blues Festival in Downtown Washington. Bowman picked up his new guitar at River City Music in Washington. River City Music supports the efforts of the Washmo Blues Society and graciously donated the instrument. Proceeds from the raffle go to the WBS Music Education Fund. Left to right, Cris Brough, River City Music; Paul Cockrum; Fred (Doc) Gardner; Bob Bowman; Clay Veninga. Photo credit Jeanne Miller-Wood.

Pictured with Bob Bowman, winner of the Fender guitar were some of the members of the Washmo Blues Society that were on hand to congratulate him. Left to right, Paul Cockrum; Walter Jung; Chris Brough; Dave Raub; Fred (Doc) Gardner; Gary Alfermann; Bob Bowman; Clay Veninga; J. R. Jones and Gailand Bay. Photo credit Jeanne Miller-Wood.

The 2019 Washmo Blues Society, Officers for 2019: Left to right back row, Gary Alfermann, Treasurer; Mike Edsel, Vice President; front row, J.R. Jones, Chairman; Paul Cockrum, President; Fred (Doc) Gardner, Secretary. Photo credit Amanda Postma, The Missourian.

The 2019 Washmo Blues Society, Board of Directors: Left to right back row, Clay Veninga; Gary Alfermann; Mike Edsel; Walter Jung; middle row, Dave Raub; Gailand Bay; J.R. Jones; Paul Cockrum; Fred (Doc) Gardner; front row, Krista Knott; Chuck Butler; Keith Sells; Gavin Woolley. Photo credit Amanda Postma, The Missourian.