D.C. Minner

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D.C. Minner
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D.C. Minner at his Dusk 'til Dawn Blues Festival.
Background information
Born (1935-01-28)January 28, 1935,
Rentiesville, Oklahoma, United States
Died May 6, 2008(2008-05-06) (aged 73)
Oklahoma, United States
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, bass guitar
Years active 1950–2008
Associated acts D.C. & Selby Minner, BLUES ON THE MOVE, Larry Johnson, NEW BREED, Tony Mathews, Redwoods band, Home Cookin'. D. C.[1]
Website The Official D.C. Minner Site

D.C. Minner (January 28, 1935 – May 6, 2008)[2] was an American blues musician, teacher, and philosopher who was known for sharing music with children and adults alike throughout Oklahoma and beyond.

Born in Rentiesville, Oklahoma, he performed with O. V. Wright, Freddie King, Chuck Berry, Eddie Floyd and Bo Diddley, and was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in 1999. He owned the 'Down Home Blues Club' in Rentiesville, where he and his wife Selby Minner held a long-running annual blues festival, the 'Dusk 'til Dawn Blues Festival'.[2][3] The couple had won an international KBA from the Blues Foundation in Memphis for their BITS (Blues in the Schools) work with children.[4]


Date Events
1950-60s Played with Larry Johnson and the NEW BREED and other musical artists.[1]
1970 switched from bass to guitar and moved north to Berkeley.[1]
1976 formed BLUES ON THE MOVE.[1]
1979 D.C. and Selby married [4]
1990 BLUES ON THE MOVE was added to the OK Arts Council Rosters [1]
1991 Founded Dusk 'til Dawn Blues Festival.[1]
1999 D.C. and Selby Minner received an international KBA from the Handy People (Blues Foundation in Memphis) for their BITS (Blues in the Schools) work with school children.[5]
1999 Inducted into the OK Jazz Hall of Fame.[1]
1999 street next to the Blues Club named after him. Coordinates: 35°31′17″N 95°29′15″W / 35.52131°N 95.48752°W / 35.52131; -95.48752 [1]
2003 inducted into the OK Music Hall of Fame and (by popular vote) the Payne County Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j [1] Archived January 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 2008 January to June". Thedeadrockstarsclub.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  3. ^ [2] Archived September 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b [3] Archived September 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Search | The Blues Foundation". Blues.org. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 

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