Monday, June 12, 2023

Patrick Fockler to Represent the GRBS at the 2024 International Blues Challenge

Newmarket's Patrick Fockler (left) won the honour of representing the Grand River Blues Society in Solo/Duo category of the Memphis Blues Challenge. GRBS president Bruce Hall on right.
Photo courtesy of Marion G

On Sunday, June 11, 2023the Grand River Blues Society held their International Blues Challenge solo/duo competition. The Front Porch Southern Kitchen and Blues Joint in Langton was the place to be to see amazing blues musician competing for the honour. 

In the end it was Newmarket Bluesman Patrick Fockler who won the chance to go to Memphis and represent the society in January 2024.


Here's the announcement.

Video above courtesy of Marion G

Here's one the performances that put him over the edge.

Video above courtesy of Marion G

There was some stiff competition. Below are performances form the other incredible contestants.

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