2018 International Blues Challenge   Memphis, Tennessee.

IBC GUIDELINES
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Seven bands and two single/duo performers have qualified for the battle

of the bands. Each is determined to play in Memphis, but they will first compete at the American Legion hall in Newhall, California, on October 14, 2017.

 

The performances are as follows:

 

CELSO SALIM.........................................1:25-1:50pm

 

JIM GUSTIN AND TRUTH JONES....................2:00-2:25pm

 

SANDYSCOTT AND BLUES TO THE BONE.....2:35-3:00pm

 

KELLY Z AND PERRY.................................3:10-3:35pm

 

MEL BOOKER AND KING...........................3:45-4:10pm

 

INTERMISSION........................................4:10-5:20pm

 

Dallas Hodge and the "Memphis Allstars" will

be entertaining during the judges break!

 

JT BUTLER..............................................5:20-5:45pm

 

ARTUR MENEZES.....................................5:55-6:20pm

 

SIDNEY AND THE DETOURS......................6:30-6:55pm

 

BLUEDEVILS...........................................7:05-7:30pm

 

JUDGING AND WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT TO FOLLOW.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR MEMBER ACHEVEMENTS

                 Artur Menezes

            2016 Winner of the

      "Battle Of The Blues Bands"

   2017 Representative at the IBC

Mr. So and So

2017 Solo/Duo Performers

2014 / 2015 WINNERS OF THE SCVBS BEST BLUES BAND AWARD
 

CHUCK STRONG AND SRBQ

2015 and 2016 Memphis Competitors

WINNER OF THE 2010 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE AWARD FOR THE WORLD'S BEST SELF PRODUCED CD, "FIRE IT UP"
 

THE LAURIE MORVAN BAND

THIS WAS ONE HUGE

9-HOUR LONG COMPETITION FOR BANDS AND SOLO/DUO ARTISTS. LAST YEAR'S WINNER, THE ALAN WRIGHT BAND OPENED THE EVENT AND THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES WAS MICHAEL JOHN, OUR 2005 BATTLE OF THE BANDS WINNER WHO PROGRESSED TO THE "WORLD'S TOP 10" AT THE 2006 IBC IN MEMPHIS. WHAT A GREAT EVENT THIS WAS, FILLED WITH GREAT BLUES ARTISTS, GREAT FOOD, GOOD FRIENDS, AND TONS OF FUN! 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNING BAND FROM 2009


ARTWORK JAMAL (RIP) AND THE ACID BLUES

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2009 WINNING DUO

 

THELONIOUS JAMES AND

GREGOR WALNUM

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN PHIL GATES, BLUES BAND WINNER OF THE 2009 PRINCE OF BEALE STREET AWARD 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN ALAN WRIGHT. Winner of the 2008 BEST BLUES BAND

 

THE ALAN WRIGHT BAND

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2008 BEST SOLO ARTIST WINNER

 

BRYAN CHAN

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN TONI DODD & SOUTHBOUND BLUES, WINNER OF THE 2008 ROCK CITY MUSIC AWARDS BEST BLUES BAND OF THE YEAR 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN TERESA JAMES FOR HER NOMINATION FOR THE 2008 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR BEST CONTEMPORARY FEMALE BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN JOHN PARKER (RIP)

 

WINNER OF THE 2008 LOS ANGELES REGIONAL BEST SELF PRODUCED CD

 

2008 ROCK CITY MUSIC AWARDS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN BLUES

 

2007 ROCK CITY MUSIC AWARDS BEST BLUES BAND OF THE YEAR

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2007 BEST BLUES BAND WINNER, THE LAURIE MORVAN BAND, WHO FINISHED IN THE TOP 10 AT THE IBC FINALS IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE. THEIR CD, "CURES WHAT AILS YA" MADE IT INTO THE TOP 5 IN THE BLUES FOUNDATION'S BEST SELF PRODUCED CD CONTEST.  

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2007 BEST SOLO ARTIST WINNER 

 

CODY LEPOW 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN MICHAEL JOHN, WINNER OF THE 2007 ALL ACCESS MUSIC AWARDS BEST MALE VOCALIST - ALL GENRES

 

2006 TOP 10 FINALIST AT THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE WITH HIS BAND "MICHAEL JOHN & THE BOTTOM LINE"

 

2005 BATTLE OF THE BLUES BANDS WINNER

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN JEFF JENSEN, WINNER OF THE 2006 BATTLE OF THE BLUES BANDS

 

WINNER OF THE 2004 BATTLE OF THE BLUES BANDS"

 

CHARTING IN THE LIVING BLUES TOP 20 CHARTS WITH HIS SELF TITLED CD

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN

TONI DODD AND SOUTHBOUND BLUES,

Winner of the 2003 Battle Of The Blues Bands

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