30th International Blues Challenge Winners

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30th International Blues Challenge Winners

Finals were held at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN on January 25, 2014 . Here are the results:
 
Band
1st Place: Mr. Sipp – Vicksburg Blues Society 
2nd Place: Ghost Town Blues Band – Memphis Blues Society
3rd Place: Billy the Kid & Regulators – Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania
Gibson Guitarist (top guitarist among band finalists): Mr. Sipp Vicksburg Blues Society
 
Solo/Duo
1st Place: Tim Williams Calgary Blues Music Association
2nd Place: Lucious Spiller Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas Inc. 
St. Blues Guitarist (top guitarist among solo/duo finalists): Tim Williams Calgary Blues Music Association
Lee Oskar Harmonica Player (top harmonica player among semi-finalists): Jerome Godboo(Toronto Blues Society)
Best Self-Produced CD: Account to Me – Hank Mowery (West Michigan Blues Society)
 
 
The finalists in the order of their performance at the finals were:

Bad Brad & Fat Cats – Band – Colorado Blues Society
Arthur Migliazza -Solo/Duo – South Sound Blues Association
Ben Rice and iLLamatics – Band – Cascade Blues Association
Erik Ray – Solo/Duo – Granite State Blues Society
Billy the Kid & Regulators – Band – Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania
Lucious Spiller – Solo/Duo – Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas Inc.
Brad Absher & Swamp Royale – Band – Houston Blues Society
Matt Tedder – Solo/Duo – Nashville Blues Society
Brat Pack – Band – Philippine Blues Society
Nico Wayne Toussaint & Michel Foizon – Solo/Duo – South Florida Blues Society
DieDra & Ruff Pro Band -Band – Magic City Blues Society
Suitcase Brothers -Solo/Duo – Piedmont Blues Preservation Society
Ghost Town Blues Band – Band – Memphis Blues Society
Tim Williams – Solo/Duo – Calgary Blues Music Association
Katy Guillen & Girls – Band – Kansas City Blues Society
Wendy DeWitt w/ Kirk Harwood – Solo/Duo – The Golden Gate Blues Society
Mr. Sipp – Band – Vicksburg Blues Society

 

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