Each year our members select a band, a solo/duo to represent us in Memphis, TN on Beale Street as part of the International Blues Challenge
2003 –The Kyle Daniel Band
2004 –The Kyle Daniel Band
2005 –Willie Smith and the Fender Benders (band), Andrea and Krawl (solo/duo)
2006 –C J Vaughn & Highway 58 (band), Brennan Graves (solo/duo)
2007 –Willie Smith and the Fender Benders (band), Michael Gough and John Martin(solo/duo)
2008 –Dirty Finger Blues Band (band), Brian Witty (solo/duo), Kenton Bryant and Aaron Holder (youth showcase)
2009 –Chuck Wells and Stone Cold Blues (band), Micah Kesselring (solo/duo), The Blues Teens (youth showcase)
2010 –Tee Dee Young and Scandalous (band), Wayne Harper (solo/duo), The Dipthongs (youth showcase)
2011 –Alonzo Pennington Band (band), R. B. Stone (solo/duo), Aaron, Trey & Ian (youth showcase)
2012-Them Bones (band), Randy Colvin (solo/duo), Mo’ Pie (youth showcase)
2013-Boscoe France Band (band), Alonzo Pennington (solo/duo), Mo’ Pie (youth showcase)
2014-Fat Box (band), Boscoe France and Ian Lovelace (solo/duo), Mo’ Pie (youth showcase)
2015-Everett and Delta Storm (band), Jesse Black (solo/duo), Kentucky Blues Crusade (youth showcase)
2016-Everett and Delta Storm (band), Jesse Black (solo/duo), Lew Jetton “Rain” (Best CD)
KY Blues plans to have musical representatives in two categories for IBC 2017. Band and solo/duo. Our selection process will use the same criteria as the IBC.
To find out more about IBC 2018, go to International Blues Challenge webpage.
To submit your band or solo/duo — contact email@example.com or call Kenny Lee at 270-784-0757
For bands or solo/duo submitting to be an entrant you must have recordings or video we can check out. Or we need to have heard you live. Due to the competitive nature of IBC, you must have the capability of scoring a category average of 7.1 or greater through the IBC scoring system.
Under the new IBC, we must have 2 Challengers in each category .. once we get 2 .. we will set a deadline and a date for the event.