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2010 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE

Images of the 2010 International Blues Challenge by Kurt Swanson and Soulful Impressions
E-MAIL: kurtswanson@juno.com

THE BLUES FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE 2010 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE

The IBC has evolved into the nation's biggest and most respected showcase for Blues musicians ready to take their act to the national stage. The IBC is a judged "Battle of the Bands" in which competitors take the stage and play a short set for a panel of judges. The acts are judged based on an established set of criteria.


The IBC represents an international search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations (mostly blues societies) for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Act ready to perform on a national stage, but just need that extra break. Each Affiliate of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and solo/duo act to represent the organization at the IBC Semi-Finals on Beale Street in Memphis, TN.


Most Affiliates stage a regional preliminary IBC competition, with the winner of that competition representing the organization in the Memphis international competition. Usually, these preliminary rounds are held in clubs as part of a fundraiser or simply an excitement-building event. Each organization is free to structure the preliminary round as it sees fit, as long as a single band and/or solo/duo act is identified. However, since The Blues Foundation scoring criteria will determine the ultimate winner, we strongly encourage our Affiliates to use the same system in the preliminary competitions.~blues.org

The Blues Foundation Website: http://www.blues.org

**UNDER CONSTRUCTION** UPDATE 3/25/09
Buds
Buds
Zac Harmon and Candye Kane
Zac Harmon and Candye Kane
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WILL JACOBS and DIRTY DEAL
WILL JACOBS and DIRTY DEAL
ERIC GUITAR DAVIS
ERIC "GUITAR" DAVIS
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VOLKER
VOLKER
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ERIC SAFKA & MATT O'REE
ERIC SAFKA & MATT O'REE
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LAURA CHAVEZ
LAURA CHAVEZ
ERIC DAVIS
ERIC DAVIS
Micah Kesselring
Micah Kesselring
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Janis Bux Bukovskis
Janis "Bux" Bukovskis
TOM HOLLAND
TOM HOLLAND
MATT HENDRICKS
MATT HENDRICKS
ZAC HARMON
ZAC HARMON
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TOM HOLLAND
TOM HOLLAND
MIKE ZABRIN
MIKE ZABRIN
MIKE ZABRIN
MIKE ZABRIN
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DSC_0315-1a6x4 copy.jpg
WILL JACOBS
WILL JACOBS
RYAN HARTT
RYAN HARTT
CANDYE KANE
CANDYE KANE
GRANA LOUISE
GRANA LOUISE
GRANA LOUISE
GRANA LOUISE
TOM HOLLAND
TOM HOLLAND