American blues News met up with Lionel Young, 2011 International Blues Challenge Best Band, and Mike Lange, voice of the Pittsburgh Penguins, to talk about the Blues. Lionel shares with those IBC contestants out there advice on how his band played the IBCs differently from other bands and won!
Archive for Category: "International Blues Challenge 2012 Feature"
Chosing a name to reflect his own unique style of rockin’ Chicago Blues, IBC award winner (Best Guitarist) Rob Blaine combined two of his nicknames- ”Otis” -a nickname from his football playing days- and “Big Rob” -his name about town- to create Big Otis Blues. Rob spoke with American Blues News about touring with Little Milton, driving 16 hours in [...]
We met up with Georg Schroeter and Marc Breitfelter, 2011 International Blues Challenge Acoustic Duo of the Year. During our interview they asked us to share a special note with all of you, as they are very grateful to all of you and the Blues Foundation, who so generously bestowed this Blues reality upon them.
Interview with IBC Harmonica Player of the Year 2011, Stephane Bertolino Not just filling space with sound, but knowing when..and when not to have something to say from your own Blues harp heart. Stephane Bertolino did just that at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, as he stole the award of the Best Harmonica Player. We [...]
IBC winner Joe McMurrian approaches his music in much the same way he approaches his artwork -with a sense of surrender to the moment. He found that spontaneity is the “real art” that provides that spark of magic in music. American Blues News spoke with Joe about the metaphors and archetypes in life, weird American [...]