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02/04/13 IBC Show 8 - The Wrap-up

Posted by Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, February 4, 2013 0 Comments

We reviewed our week at the International Blues Challenge and the highlights for the week.

During the show, we had the following callers:

Jim Laban, - Alex Wilson Band - Grafton Blues Society - Winner of the Lee Oskar Best Harmonica Player Award

Chefjimi Patricola - for his IBC perspective

Little G Weevil - Atlanta Blues Society - Winner Solo/Duo Challenge and Winner of the Inaugural Saint Blues Cigar Box Guitar for Best Guitarist (Solo/Duo)

Steve Hill - Montreal Blues Society - Winner Best Self-Produced CD

Mike Knott - Blues fan

Lucy Hammond - Musician and Blues Fan

Unfortunately, there was a time mix-up with Selwyn Birchwood - Suncoast Blues Society - Winner Band Challenge and Winner Gibson Guitar Best Guitarist Award (Band)

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02/01/13 IBC Show 7

Posted by Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, February 1, 2013 0 Comments

We went heavy on the Youth Showcase this evening...

Wyatt Lowe & The Youngbloods - Blues Lovers United of San Diego - Youth
Southern Halo - Crossroads Blues Society of Rosedale MS - Youth
Rio & The Ramblers - Cincy Blues Society - Youth
Sad Sam Blues Jam - Indiana Blues Society - Youth
Ronn & Lisa from Tall City Blues Festival
Josh Rowand - Blues Alliance of The Treasure Coast - Band
Firebelly - Ottawa Blues Society - Band
Natalie B of Natalie B Band - Musician & Blues Fan
Kevin Sutton - Wired! Band - 2012 IBC Band Challenge Winners
Jay & Ty - Blues Fans 
Kelli from The Sean Costello Fund
The Casanovas - Charlotte Blues Society - Band

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02/01/13 IBC Show 6

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Wonderful guests all show long

Back Pack Jones - Illinois Central BluesClub - Band
TJ Sullivan (Two Guys named Moe) - Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society - Solo/Duo
The Mojo Roots - Blues Society of The Ozarks - Band
JT Coldfire - Austin Blues Society - Band
Sweet Willie Tea - Detroit Blues Society - Solo/Duo
Andrew Brasfield - 2012 Finalist with The Lefty Collins Band
Brighter Side Band - Northeast Ohio Blues Association - Band
Jackson Thatcher - Nashville Blues Society - Youth Showcase
Theo D Boogieman - Owner Rok & Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS
Michael Vincent Band - Gulf Coast Blues Society - Band
The Deals - Detroit Blues Society - Band
Chase Walker Band - Los Angeles Blues Society - Band
Debra Devi - Author "The Language Of The Blues"
Lloyd Johnson - Owner, Teddy's Juke Joint
Shaun Murphy - Singer and Blues Fan
Blues Expression - Decatur blues Society - Band
Sista Jean's Blues Machine - Southern California Blues Society
Mark Robinson - Guitarist and Blues Fan

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01/31/13 IBC Show 5

Posted by Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, January 31, 2013 0 Comments

Tremendous show!  Thank you to those who came in to chat and those who hung in the chat room throughout the show

On this show:
Bosco-Gee Blues Band - Kalamazoo Valley Blues Society - Band
Michael Van Merwyk & Bluesoul - German Blues network - Band
DieDra & The Ruff Pro Band - Magic City Blues Society - Band
PettCrow - Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society - Youth Showcase
The Muddy Sons- Cascade Blues society - Solo/Duo
Grace Curran & The High Falutin' Band - Boston Blues Society - Band
38th Parallel - Atlanta Blues Society - Youth Showcase
Used Blues Band - Sacramento Blues Society - Band
Franco Paletta & The Stingers - Cascade Blues Society - Band
JoE Fingas - Blues Society Of NW Florida - Solo/Duo
Paula Harris - Musician - 3rd Place Finisher in 2012
Steve Suen - Owner, Biscuits & Blues - KBA Recipient
Chefjimi Patricola -

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01/31/13 IBC Show 4

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Full show...from start to finish we had guests.

On this show:
Fat Bastard Blues Band - Cape Fear Blues Society - Band
Selwyn Birchwood Band - Suncoast blues Society - Band
Olga - Musician - Blues Foundation Board Member - Educators & Educational Institutions
Anthony & The Conqueroos - Natchel' Blues Network - Band
Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders - Minnesota Blues Society - Band
Frank LaTorre - Long Island Blues Society - Solo/Duo
Dominic Benecasa - Daytona Blues Festival Organizer
Michele Seidman - Musician & Women In Blues Showcase Organizer
Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils - Loyal Fellowship Society Inc. - Band
Mo' Pie - Kentucky Blues Society - Youth Showcase
The unXpected Band - D.C. Blues Society - Youth Showcase
Mark May Band & the Soul Saytr Horns - Columbus Blues Alliance - Band
Cumberland Blues Band - Nashville Blues Society - Youth Showcase
J.D. Optekar & Smokey from Tweed Funk
Tas Cru - Musician & IBC Judge

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01/30/13 IBC Show 3

Posted by Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, January 30, 2013 0 Comments

With the Challenge in full-swing, we had a number of entrants and others come by to chat.

During this show:
Charlie Keating Band - Massachusetts Blues Society - Band
Jeff Jensen - Memphis Musician - Member of Brandon Santini Band
Lit'l Chicago - Great Lakes Blues Society - Band
Brave New Voice Agency - IBC Seminar Hosts - "Your Band's Promo Sucks"
Blues Women International - Recording album in Clarksdale MS
Jack Rowell Jr Band - Sonny Boy Blues Society - Band
Brandon Santini- Memphis Musician - Past IBC Entrant
April Mae & Catfish - Lehigh Valley Blues Network
Pat Pepin - Musician
Sonny Rock - Musician & IBC Judge
The Rickey Godfrey Band - Nashville Blues Society - Band
Mojo-Theory - W. Virginia Blues Society - Band
Kelli Stripling - Sean Costello Memorial Fund For Bipolar Research

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01/30/13 IBC Show 2

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First afternoon when entrants must begin registering and go through rules meetings, so we played music from a number of entrants and spoke to a few and also had some fans stop by to chat

Guests Included:
Sandy Atkinson & Carroll St. Clair - Suncoast Blues Society - Solo/Duo
Ozark Mountain Oysters -Lake Of The Ozarks Blues Society - Solo/Duo
Juke Rickets Blues Band - Maine Blues Society - Band
Mary-Jo Travis & Charlie Fans from Milwaukee
Little Boys Blue - Memphis Blues Society - Solo/Duo
Dan Randall - Memphis Blues Fan

Winner of the International Blues Music T-Shirt was Tim from the The Juke Rockets 

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