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Tour Manager Position Open

on May 6, 2014 - 4:22pm

Artrain, Inc. seeks an outgoing college graduate or equivalent to manage the Joybox Express 2014 Mississippi River Road Ride tour. Jazz and blues musician Mark "Mr. B" Braun, accompanied by three cyclists, will ride the Joybox Express piano bike the length of the Mississippi River over the course of 3 months, starting in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, and ending in New Orleans, Louisiana. The tour manager will travel the route as part of the JBE team, fostering consciousness about art and physical activity.

Now booking: Mr.B's JoyBox Express Mississippi River Road Ride!

on April 25, 2014 - 9:59am

Drawing on the powerful time-honored tradition of traveling shows, Mr. B’s Joybox Express Mississippi River Road Ride will ride the Blues Highwayfrom September through December. This epic 2,000-mile, 90-day bicycle trek begins at the Mississippi headwaters in Lake Itasca, Minnesota and concludes in New Orleans, Louisiana. It will visit cities, towns and villages along the Mississippi River Road to perform, educate, conduct group-rides and inspire blues, jazz and bicycling appreciation. Joybox Express is produced by Artrain, Inc.Interested in learning more? Click here to read more!

JBE gets some great help from Body Specs!

on December 7, 2013 - 8:46am

Sorry to all of you who've taken an interest in our project for being absent a while.  Here's why - under the heading of good news following bad. After starting my normal conditioning pursuits September 1, giving me a solid year to be ready for our undertaking, I crashed my motorcycle into a deer on October 6. I was pretty badly beaten up, with 6 broken ribs to show for it. After 4 nights in the hospital, and a couple very difficult weeks, I began healing. I've been warned that it will take a very long time to heal completely.

Thank you!

on May 20, 2013 - 8:53am

Yesterday was one of the finest days ever for our project!  Our fundraising concert at the ARK was an overwhelming success on every level. Very importantly, our new partnership with Artrain was formally announced, along with our new timeline. The magnitude of our ambition is more important than our timeline, and with Artrain's help, every single aspect of our vision has been restored and WILL BE DELIVERED-- in 2014.

Thanks to the incredible reception from those attending, the great job by emcee Steven Clark from channel 7, the phenomenal John U.