I recently won the Boston Blues Challenge, so I'll be headed down to Memphis to compete in the 2019 International Blues Challenge, coming up January 22-26th! If you wanna help me get there, please check out my GoFundMe page and put a few bucks in my virtual tip jar. This year I'm competing as a solo act for the very first time, and I can't tell you how thrilled I am to bring my solo acoustic finger-style blues to the Memphis for this great event! It's a great opportunity, and I can't wait to showcase my acoustic side in Memphis, and share it with you too! In fact I've shared a video (below) of my winning set from the Boston Blues Challenge, watch it now. I've also got a few other things I've put together including a little video I made recently and a fun video about the International Blues Challenge (IBC) below with music by the fabulous Jontavious Quon Willis. Enjoy! And I thank you very much for your support!!!
Attend the IBC and cheer me on in person!
Check out the Blues Foundation and the 2019 International Blues Challenge!
The International Blues Challenge is pretty much the best time to visit Memphis, the Home of the Blues – when the best up and coming as well as established bands from around the world gather and perform up and down Beale Street for 5 days. One ticket gets you in to all of the shows, and there are parties every night with more entertainment including many world-renown artists that come through town for the event! The IBC represents the worldwide search for those Blues Bands and Solo/Duo Blues Acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each Affiliate of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and a solo/duo act to represent its organization at the IBC. Click here to find out about tickets, schedule, info and hotel reservations!
Here's (most of) my winning set from the 2018 Boston Blues Challenge:
And a little preview of the International Blues Challenge (set to music from my friend Jontavious Willis!):
Photo (top) by Bibiana Huang Matheis.