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Meet Selby Minner-Queen of the Blues

Selby and her late husband DC Minner started the Dust til Dawn Blues Festival 20 years ago in his hometown of Rentiesville, OK. With 3 stages and over 30 bands playing for 3 days plus live streaming on JukeJoo, BBQ, dancing, play area for the kids, it's the place to be on Labor Day Weekend. Camp out or stay in a hotel, your choice. Look for us, we're the Video Team, projecting the up close and personal shots for a lively and appreciative audience. Rain or shine the event rocks! Country, Classical, Mississippi, Delta, Texas pick your style. Women, men and youth all play some awesome blues. Check out teenager Blue Fire Foley among others strum and hum, moan and groan. Friendly atmosphere to meet people and share your passion for the blues at the last Juke Joint in OK.

Posted by Sharon Ray on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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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Selby Minner Is busy keeping the music alive and kicking working both as a solo and fronting her band, Blues On the Move. She recently has added guitarist Dan Ortiz to the band. Dan is from Lawton OK, having had his own bands in Lawton, Zirndorf Germany, and Ocala Florida. He is an exciting guitarist, Selby is on the bass and the pair recently returned from a month tour to Southern Arizona – Tombstone, Bisbee, Green Valley, Patagonia… and plan to return in February. .

Track Record: Selby has performed on stage with Albert Collins at Mayfest in Tulsa, opened for Albert King at the OJHOF Juneteenth Festival for 20,000 people, Johnny Rawls at the Cimarron in Tulsa and in his band for several years at the Rentiesville Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival over Labor Day weekend, Drink Small, Hubert Sumlin, Lowell Fulsom in Tulsa at the Juneteenth on Greenwood Festival and in OKC at Traditions 89, Big Bad Smitty, Larry Davis, Smokey Wilson, Little Johnny Taylor, Tony Mathews, Harry and Debbie Blackwell, Lucinda Williams at the Cains and countless others. She has worked tirelessly to develop the music community and spread the good word about Oklahoma Blues.

OK Blues Hall of Fame Presents at the OK Jazz Hall of Fame – From Rentiesville to Tulsa!
The Photo exhibit of DC Minner’s Career and his Blues festivals entitled “From Black Town To Blues Festivals” opened at the OK Music Hall of Fame in Muskogee and soon after in Tulsa at the OK Jazz hall of Fame, Both events were actually eclipsed by the Show Ms Minner brought to these venues to celebrate the openings…17 count seventeen OK Blues Hall of Fame inductees and their bands put on resounding shows from 6 pm until 2 am…and Minner brought the entourage back to the OJHOF last fourth of July as Well!!
Background:
Minner was born in Providence RI in 1949 and attended art school there at the RI School of Design. Her friends dragged her to a concert by Janis Joplin in the school dining hall and her life was changed on the spot. All of a sudden the blues she had been finding and listening to seemed accessible, and Selby knew she had to try and sing the blues no matter what. Soon after a four hour Jimi Hendrix concert at Brown University in the old gym was another great inspiration.
She left Providence in 1971 with guitarist Jim Donovan. They formed the acoustic blues group Home Cookin’ and worked coffee houses in Chicago , DC , New Orleans and eventually gravitated to the flourishing Oakland – Berkeley – SF blues scene. They worked the clubs for 4 years. The group disbanded and Selby worked as a solo, also forming the Shady Ladies Blues Band. Longing to play electric blues she bought a bass from Peggy Mitchell and started the transition. Soon she met and grouped with D.C. Minner who had retired from 18 years as a bassist backing such luminaries as Freddy King and OV Wright…D.C. was now on guitar, needing a bassist, and a ‘match made in heaven’ got together and got busy. D.C. Minner, Selby and Blues on the Move. The band lived on the road for 12 years booking themselves from border to border and eventually to Europe . They worked as a three piece, finding local drummers along the way. The pair returned to D.C.’s birth place in Rentiesville and reopened his Grandmother Lura’s corn whiskey house as a blues club in 1988. They start5ed the Dusk til Dawn Blues Fest started in 1991. By this time the couple was on the Touring Arts and Artist in Residence rosters of the Oklahoma Arts Council. This led to lots of Blues in the Schools work, eventually garnering them the Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Handy people in Memphis ; An international Award in Education in 1999. D.C. passed away in 2008, and Selby, together lots of help from friends, and boyfriend Dan Oklahoma Slim Ortiz, and the non-profit Friends of Rentiesville (F.O.R.) Blues Inc., is keeping the Festival alive. There are great plans for the development of the OK Blues Hall of Fame.

 

, together with her husband of 32 years, Oklahoma Blues Legend D.C. Minner (  1935 – 2007)  was: 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.

The pair toured non-stop 12 years across the US and overseas, settling in the 80s  at his birthplace in the historic all black town of Rentiesville, OK. 

There they established the Down Home Blues Club, OBHOF , a non profit called Friend of Rentiesville Blues inc,  and the Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival. Selby still presents the  Inductions, and the three day Rentiesville Festival which attracts 200 musicians and 3,000 music lovers to the site. 

Selby herself is inducted into the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame, and the Oklahoma Black Museum and Performing Arts Center .  She has a Keeping the Blues Alive award in Education from the international Blues Foundation in Memphis,  She has been on the OAC Roster both as a touring and Artist-in-residence since 1990. She teaches guitar, bass and performance across the state and beyond. 

 Selby is a seasoned and fun blues singer/bassist who fronts her band Blues on the Move  with guitar slinger Dan Ortiz on lead. Classics – 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!

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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

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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 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

Meet Selby Minner-Queen of the Blues

Selby and her late husband DC Minner started the Dust til Dawn Blues Festival 20 years ago in his hometown of Rentiesville, OK. With 3 stages and over 30 bands playing for 3 days plus live streaming on JukeJoo, BBQ, dancing, play area for the kids, it's the place to be on Labor Day Weekend. Camp out or stay in a hotel, your choice. Look for us, we're the Video Team, projecting the up close and personal shots for a lively and appreciative audience. Rain or shine the event rocks! Country, Classical, Mississippi, Delta, Texas pick your style. Women, men and youth all play some awesome blues. Check out teenager Blue Fire Foley among others strum and hum, moan and groan. Friendly atmosphere to meet people and share your passion for the blues at the last Juke Joint in OK.

Posted by Sharon Ray on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stage Plot & Critical Info     two mics, two guitar amps and one bass amp and a drum set

Guitar Bass Drums Guitar

mic mic
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
Email Address :: dcminner@windstream.net

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