Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2013 International Blues Challenge Winners and Finalists

Canadian musicians were in full force at the 29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.  The finals were held February 1 and 2, 2013.  The world got to see what Canucks are capable of.

Steve Hill, from the Montreal Blues Society won for Self-Produced CD.

Two other Canadians performers were finalists as well: Graham Guest (Edmonton Blues Society) and Suzie Vinnick (Toronto Blues Society)

Congratulations to everybody!
The winner of the solo/duo category was Little G Weevil (Atlanta Blues Society).  The Suitcase Brothers (Barcelona Blues Society) took second place

In the Band competition The Selwyn Birchwood Band (Suncoast Blues Society) won top prize with Michael van Merwyk and Bluesoul (German Blues Network) in second place and Dan Treanor's Afrosippi Band w/ Erica Brown (Colorado Blues Society) in third.

Click here for more of our IBC stories.

Links: Steve Hill, Video courtesy of Tommylevesk

Links: Graham Guest, Video courtesy of Raoul and the Big Time

Links: Suzie Vinnick, More Suzie Vinnick Stories, Video courtesy of CBC Music


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