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SELBY MINNER has been featured in Living Blues Magazine, on Black Entertainment Television, the Oprah Winfrey Show, OETA and NPR. She has performed with Albert Collins, Lowell Fulsom, Drink Small, Little Johnny Taylor, Hubert Sumlin, Tony Mathews, and opened for Koko Taylor, Albert King, Bobby Bland and Buddy Guy among others. Selby has been inducted into the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame housed in Rentiesville and the Oklahoma Black Museum and Performing Arts Center through the Larry Johnson Foundation. Selby is a seasoned and fun blues singer/bassist who is working with guitar slinger Dan Ortiz on lead. She toured non-stop for 12 years with blues legend D.C. Minner across the US and over to Belgium and Holland before settling at his birthplace of Rentiesville, Oklahoma. There they established the Down Home Blues Club and founded the Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival around 1990, both which continue on to this day. The Festival has gained national attention, and presents more than 200 blues musicians for three days every labor Day Weekend.
Selby grew up in East Providence RI and followed her passion for performing blues music to Berkeley CA where she first competed with and later joined forces with the older blues man. “You are my best student,” he said, years later. She is carrying on the tradition they forged together over 31 years, D.C. having worked as a bassist with legends Feddie King, O.V. Wright, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. The music is Blues, Rhythm and Blues and early Blues based rock. Johnny B Goode, The Thrill is Gone, Lean On Me, My Girl, Stand By Me – standards which have defined the blues – roll off the stage – Jimi Hendrix and originals as well.
Selby has been continuing on and running the Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival with the help of the non-profit FOR Blues Inc and lots of friends since 2008 when D.C. Minner passed. She continues to teach bass and guitar, and to do residencies in schools across the state together with Dan OK Slim Ortiz and her band. She and D.C. together won the KBA (Keeping the Blues Alive) in Education Award from the Memphis based international Blues Foundation in 1999.
Blues on the Move, with it’s warm and enthusiastic performances, is loved by people of all ages. The band covers a full range of beats, melodies and emotions.
Selby’s lead player DAN ‘OKLAHOMA SLIM’ – Julio Daniel Ortiz Jr.
is the guitarist for Selby and Blues on the Move out of Rentiesville OK. He is an inductee into the Oklahoma Black Museum and Performing Arts Center on Lincoln in OKC, through the Larry Johnson Foundation. Born in Chicago and raised in Lawton OK he had his band Starflight when he was stationed in Germany, where he married Dagmar and had a daughter, Angela, who was born in the States in Lawton at Fort Sill. . Starflight toured Army bases across that country. He returned to the US and also ran a home town version of Starflight in Lawton. Dan moved to Texas and later Florida. He played music there for 18 years. His guitar work is nuanced and powerful, and is influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Freddie King, B.B. King, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Leon Blue (keyboardist for BB King and on most Blues Cruises) says “That man can play that guitar!” Joe Mack wrote “Incredible guitar!!” contact: 918.680-0210 and 918-855-0978
Band Name :: Selby Minner and Blues on the Move with OK Slim
Hometown :: Rentiesville
Home State (2 character abbreviation) :: OK
Online streaming location of your band’s music SELBYMINNER.BANDCAMP.COM
Band’s Website http://www.dcminnerblues.com
Facebook Page : http://facebook.com/SelbyMinnerBand
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Primary Genre :: Deep blues , Hendrix r&b , Rock
SHORT Band Bio (1000 character limit) :: SELBY: in Living Blues Magazine, on Black Entertainment Television, the Oprah Winfrey Show, OETA and NPR. Has performed with Albert Collins, Lowell Fulsom, Drink Small, Little Johnny Taylor, Hubert Sumlin, Tony Mathews, opened for Koko Taylor, Albert King, Bobby Bland, Buddy Guy, more. Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Black Museum and Performing Arts Center inductee. Selby is a seasoned and fun blues singer/bassist who is working with guitar slinger Dan Ortiz on lead. Born In RI, toured non-stop 12 years with blues legend D.C. Minner across the US and overseas, settling in Rentiesville, OK. Established the Down Home Blues Club and Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival. Originals, Blues, R & B and rock… Johnny B Goode, The Thrill is Gone, Lean On Me, My Girl, Stand By Me roll off the stage – Jimi Hendrix as well. With it’s warm funky and enthusiastic performances, the band is loved by people of all ages. .
great VIDEO Selby talks, plays slide guitar
Stage Plot & Critical Info two mics, two guitar amps and one bass amp and a drum set
Guitar Bass Drums Guitar
What was your best/favorite gig in the last 6 months? :: The Rentiesville Dusk Til Dawn Blues Fest which we host, & King Biscuit in Helena in Oct.
Do you have a smoking limitation on the type of venue you’re able to play?: Any venue
Is your act limited to playing All Ages venues ONLY?: Any Venue
Contact Name :: Selby Minner
Phone Number :: 918 855 0978
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