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29th International Blues Challenge Winners Crowned February 3, 2013

Posted by David W. King in Blues, Blues Awards, Blues Music Awards, Blues Piano, Blues Radio, Blues Rock, Blues-Punk, Music News, Music News Updates.
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The Blues Foundation’s 29th International Blues Challenge concluded Saturday with an afternoon twin bill at the Orpheum Theatre.

The solo/duo winner was Little G Weevil, sponsored by Atlanta Blues Society and second place honors went to Suitcase Brothers a from the Blues Society,

The top prize in the Band competition was awarded to Selwyn Birchwood Band of the Suncoast Blues Society. Second place honors were earned by Michael van Merwyk Bluesoul, German Blues Network, and the third spot went to Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band w/ Erica Brown, hailing from the Colorado Blues Society.

A beautiful custom Gibson ES-335 guitar featuring The Blues Foundation’s logo and a Category 5 amp was awarded to Selwyn Birchwood Band of the Suncoast Blues Society as the band finals top guitarist.

In the Best Self-Produced CD contest, the judges determined the best to be :
Montreal Blues Society
Solo Recordings
Steve Hill

Blues societies all over the world will soon be starting all over again as they begin their own competitions to determine who they will send to the 30th International Blues Challenge, the finals of which will be staged February 1, 2014.

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Bloyatop – Waiting For The Buzz (DVD) December 29, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Blues Rock, New Releases.
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Raw, special, straight from the heart and after 26 years on the road, finally caught in the act on march 12, 2010 at The Woodowl (De Bosuil), Weert, The Netherlands.

After almost 27 years, BloYaTop, one of the hardest working ZZTop coverbands in The Netherlands and possibly in the whole West European bluesrock scene, is still alive and kicking…

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Vincent Hayes Project’s “Reclamation” Earns Blues Music Award Nomination-Best New Artist Debut December 19, 2010

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West-Michigan based, The Vincent Hayes Project’s debut CD, “Reclamation” earns one of five coveted nominations – from The Blues Foundation’s prestigious 2011 Blues Music Awards – for Best New Artist Debut.

East Lansing, Michigan – The Vincent Hayes Project’s debut CD, “Reclamation” earns one of five coveted Best New Artist Debut nominations from The Blues Foundation’s 2011 Blues Music Awards. After reaching the #4 position as a “Pick to Click” B.B. King’s Bluesville on Sirius/XM Radio Channel 74, and spending two months on the National Living Blues Chart, “Reclamation” claims its appointed position in the top ten selling CDs on CDBaby, continues to garner attention of Blues Lovers worldwide – and garners a nod from The Blues Foundation.

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Atlanta Blues Rocker Liz Melendez Subject of a New Documentary, “Unknown Rockstar” November 22, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Blues, Blues Guitar, Blues Rock, Documentary, Female Blues Performers, Female Blues Vocalists.
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Atlanta blues rocker Liz Melendez, is the subject of a new documentary, “Unknown Rockstar” by Emmy award winning photojournalist Bill Rich for his new independent film company William Rich Films.

Make certain to catch this documentary

Gregg Allman Teams Up With T Bone Burnett For Low Country Blues November 5, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Americana, Blues, Blues Guitar, Blues Rock, Southern Rock.
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His first in 14 years, Low Country Blues stands as a high water mark in an already remarkable body of work

Gregg Allman will release his first solo record in 14 years on January 18, 2011.

Called Low Country Blues for the coastal Georgia region Allman calls home, the record was produced by T Bone Burnett, recorded at his Village Recorder studio in Los Angeles and features Dr. John on piano, guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, and Burnett’s brilliant go-to rhythm section: bassist Dennis Crouch and drummer Jay Bellerose.

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