Sunday, January 29, 2023

Canada's Adam Karch Wins at the 2023 International Blues Challenge + Footage from Frank Cosentino & Garnetta

Unfortunately, no local artists won at the 2023 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Canada was represented though with Montreal's Adam Karch bringing home the Memphis Cigar Box Guitar Award (Best Solo/Duo Guitarist) 

Here's a complete list of winners. 

Frank Cosentino, who represented the Grand River Blues Society, took some wonderful video of his travels as he competed in the contest.

Hamilton's Garnetta of Garnetta and the Groovmasters, who represented the Toronto Blues Society at the competition had this to say online:
My road to Memphis
Was quite intense
Performed on Beale Street
And made new friends

Visit the Lorraine
Which caused too much pain
I too have a dream
Like Martin Luther King

Went to Aretha's place
And felt her soul
To me this journey
Was worth more than gold.

Heading home you all, see you in Canada!
See you sooner rather than later, Memphis TN.
She also had some videos and photos to share: Photos, Videos

If we find more videos/photos from the event, we will post it here.

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