International Blues Challenge is here...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Today it begins...Solo/Duos take stages at 8 different venues...beginning at 4:00pm and finally ending at midnight.

Bands play at 11 different venues and begin at 5:00pm and end aound 11:30pm

Each artists gets 25 minutes to show their stuff to the judges and then they all do it again tomorrow...the Semi-Finalists will be announced sometime around midnight tomorrow evening

Remember to follow all the action at AMERICAN BLUES NEWS INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE COVERAGE


Last night, the locals were featured on stages...here are some shots from that flurry of activity:
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 BB Kings
Blake Ryan Band
Rome McMinn-Bass, Chris Stephenson-Keys, Clinton Wiencken-Drums

 The band from the second floor, Blake Ryan


 Rum Boogie Cafe
Taz Cru Jam Session
Tommy Keys-Keys, Taz Cru-Guitar, Jeremey Walz-Guitar, Josh Vowell-Guitar, Emboyd Brown-Bass

 Jeremy Walz, Josh Vowell, Dave Spritzer-Drums, Emboyd Brown


Blues Hall
Brandon Santini Band
 Brandon Santini-Harp/Vocals, Greg Gumpel-Guitar


 Teo Bassman-Bass, Byron Cage-Drums
This next two days are going to R-O-C-K...well, B-L-U-E-S at least!


5 Of Your Sparks

  1. Coco Says:
  2. I can sense the revelry from here, Vinny - hope you are in the midst of it, where you most want to be.

     
  3. TechnoBabe Says:
  4. Enjoy and share. Sure wish we could be there.

     
  5. Dianne Says:
  6. looks like a grand old time!
    enjoy

     
  7. Coco Says:
  8. BTW, GREAT work on your articles and interviews - and Matt Andersen is on front page today. Loved reading it!

    http://www.ameriblues.com/2011/02/03/matt-anderson-the-2011-ibc-champ-one-year-later/

     
  9. TopChamp Says:
  10. wish I could be there too. Have fun!

     

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