In the Best Self-Produced CD contest, the judges determined the best to be : Montreal Blues Society Solo Recordings Steve Hill Unfortunately we are unable to obtain Steve’s tour schedule.
Archive for Category: "International Blues Challenge"
The top prize in the Band competition was awarded to the Selwyn Birchwood Band of the Suncoast Blues Society. Second place honors were earned by Michael van Merwyk and Bluesoul, German Blues Network, and the third spot went to Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band w/ Erica Brown, hailing from the Colorado Blues Society. The Selwyn Birchwood [...]
The solo/duo winner was Little G Weevil, sponsored by Atlanta Blues Society and second place honors went to the Suitcase Brothers a from the Barcelona Blues Society in Spain. If you want to check out Little G Weevil, you can find him here: Upcoming events Thursday, February 77:00 pm Little G Weevil – Tamara Nicolai [...]
Scoring Criteria The Blues Foundation recommends that all Affiliated Organizations in their competition use our established scoring criteria. Categories include Talent, Vocal, Blues Content, Stage Presence and Originality.1. Blues Content: Everyone has his or her own interpretation of what is and is not Blues. Thus, any given three-judge panel will include members with varying opinions [...]
Congratulations to all the IBC Contestants, who all winners before they even get there!
Self Produced CD Submissions Congratulations to the acts listed below for advancing to the Final Round of the Best Self-Produced CD competition. The judges reported some very strong discs submitted for 2013. The winner will be announced at the International Blues Challenge on February 2, 2013 at Finals in the Orpheum Threatre. Thank you to [...]
Travel and Lodging There are taxis from the airport to our downtown host hotels (about $30), but Blues Foundation corporate member Alonzo Grant operates the Tennco Express Airport Shuttle. Check them out at Tenncoexpress.com or call 901-864-0485. This is a new number!!!1. The host hotel–the Downtown Memphis Doubletree–is sold out. 2. Holiday Inn Select Downtown [...]
IBC Schedule Schedule subject to change–check back from time to time as seminars, workshops and more events are added. Sunday, January 27 5:00pm New Orleans Hornets v. Memphis Grizzlies NBA action (FedEx Forum) Tuesday, January 29 5:30pm FedEx International Showcase hosted by the Beale Street Merchants Association. Performances by a dozen international acts (New Daisy [...]
Even with The Grammy’s cutting down the size of their Blues awards…The International Blues Challenge proves The Blues Are Alive and BIGGER than ever!
Sunday, February 6 11:00am Blues Brunch (The Majestic Grille)
The winner of the solo/duo competition is: Ray Bonneville (Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas) 2nd Place: Dr. Don’s Double Dose (Sydney Blues Society)
And the winner is…The WIRED! Band (Washington Blues Society) Second Place: The Bart Walker Band (Nashville Blues Society) Third Place: Paula Harris (The Golden Gate Blues Society)
What does one do after a night of competition on Beale Street? First, you shake off the “competition” mode that you were in all day. You head out to all of the clubs to find out what is happening or what has happened. You ‘walk the talk’…the blues people are always eager to share what [...]
The semi finals at the 2012 International Blues Challenge had finally ended. The clubs were packed…. the fans and their bands were anxiously awaiting the results. A cry resounded in B.B. King’s around 10:30 pm. The acts that were moving on to the finals were announced. The gasps, the whoops, the cheers, the tears….it was [...]