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Shawnee 3 classes Dan and Selby 2014
Blues on the Move residency at Shawnee Early Learning Center – 600 kids three days in a row – singing ‘Hey Hey The Blues Art All Right!’

Friends of Rentiesville Blues Inc. 501 C3
F.O.R.Blues     contact: Selby Minner
701 D.C. Minner Street
Rentiesville, OK 74459
email   dcminner@windstream.netOBHOF AD Pulse Mag (1)

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      FRIENDS OF RENTIESVILLE BLUES INC. is an non profit 501 c3 Corporation founded in 2003. Our highlight events of the year are the Inductions in May over Memorial Day Weekend and the Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues festival over Labor Day Weekend.

BOARD MEMBERS include  Donna McGurt, DW Moore,  Dan Ortiz Jr., Dr. Harold Aldridge, Harry Williams, Jayne Hutt

These EVENTS are held at the birthplace and family home of the late Oklahoma Blues legend D.C. Minner (6 halls of fame:  OK Music, OK Jazz, Tulsa World, Payne County On Line, OK Black Museum and OK Blues Halls of Fame) and his wife Selby is now executive producer. Selby also opens the Blues Club each week on Sunday to host an ongoing Blues Jam Session open to one and all.

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Ten weeks of lessons at Gore Community Center funded by donations collected by Gore Resident George Anthony.

There are also lots of LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES available through Selby and the Friends Of Rentiesville Blues. The Checotah Library hired Selby to teach free guitar and bass lessons for eight years from January through May. It is a program which meets weekly and ends in a performance. The levels vary from one finger chords for beginners to user friendly lead solo scales. She now does this series in various other places – Glenpool Muskogee at Studio B etc.

There is a JAM BAND  which meets often at the Blues Club in Rentiesville – call (918) 855-0978 for info. The Sunday jam sessions are very supportive to people trying to get onstage experience as well as to professional players. Fun with music!  DC hands car keys to Muries

As a fund raiser for years we held a golf tournament. One year Mr. Murie hit the winning hole-in-one. This photo is D.C. Minner handing the keys of a Nissan Altima to the couple at the Rentiesville Blues Club!



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We do have WISH LIST which includes funding the publishing of two books. – The Band Guide which is 80 pages and aimed at helping all musicians most particularly teens who have learned to play and do not know what to do next. Also the book on D.C> Minner Mama Said -This Boy Is Going To Be Somebody!




The Friends of Rentiesville Blues Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural and educational organization, with a mission to preserve and develop African American music(s) through education and entertainment. We put on the Rentiesville Blues festival and the OBHOF Inductions. There is also a lot of teaching and open jam sessions here in Rentiesville at the Blues Club/Hall of Fame.

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Blues on the Move donates time to Checotah HS

Leave Your Legacy

The Friends of Rentiesville Blues Inc. would appreciate you remembering the organization in your will.

If you are interested in leaving The Friends of Rentiesville Blues a charitable bequest, the language in your will should contain the following:

I/We give the Friends of Rentiesville Blues Inc. (EIN 27-0051206 , a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Corporation,

the following money or asset (described here) to benefit their charitable purpose. FOR Blues encourages

you to consult your planner, tax professional or attorney when preparing your charitable bequest.

Your donation, regardless of the amount, makes an impact on the cultural life of Oklahoma by keeping Friends of Rentiesville Blues Inc. programs alive and flourishing.



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Marjorie Moore