International Blues Challenge, Best Self Produced CD
The Blues Foundation Best-Self Produced CD 421 South Main Memphis, TN 38103
Submissions were submitted by November 1, 2011
* Judging will be in three stages. There will be two rounds of judging by radio/print people leading to the final judging.
The finalists will be announced prior to IBC weekend. Music professionals will judge the finalists and the winner will be announced at the IBC finals.
Judges will evaluate: (1) Blues Content (2) Musical Performance (2) Audio Quality of the Presentation (3) Cover Art and Design (4) Credits and Liner Information.
A performer who has previously been nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Blues Award) shall not be eligible for this competition. A CD issued in the name of an otherwise eligible performer which also includes the contributions of a Blues Music Award nominee may be ineligible, depending on the extent of the contribution. A CD on a record label that has been previously nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Blues Award) shall not be eligible for this competition.
Compilations are not eligible.
Singer, band, society or local producer may produce the actual CD as long as the performer is a singer, band or other individual entity.
Recordings with established or “known” producers within the industry are eligible as long as the recording is on the artist’s independent label and not on an established national blues label.
If a recording was produced independently but an established blues label has purchased the master for distribution, the recording is still eligible until such time as the established blues label releases the recording.
The affiliates are responsible for ensuring that their submission complies with these rules. If you have any doubts or questions, contact the Foundation office.
The CDs honored to date are: 2005-Crazy, Cryin’ Blues by Robin Rogers and Silver Bird by Collard Greens & Gravy (tie) 2006-Back in Bluesville by Roxy Perry 2007-We are Mighty Lester by Mighty Lester Band 2008-Sophisticated Ladies by Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra 2009-Hollerin’ by Nathan James & Ben Hernandez 2010-Crime Scene Queen by The Informants and Fire it Up! by Laurie Morvan Band 2011-Get Inside This House by Joe McMurrian – Cascade Blues Association -