Sunday, January 12, 2014

Florida Leads the World in Representation to Blues Foundation's 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis




2014 Contenders

Florida is fielding 13 competitors this year.

Detailed information on FLORIDA representation to the 2014 IBC can be seen at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2013/07/florida-blues-societies-2013-local-ibc.html 

Band
Arkansas River Blues Society - Bluesboy Jag & the Juke Joint Zombies
Ashland Blues Society - In The Pocket
Atlanta Blues Society - The Cazanovas
Austin Blues Society - Rafael Espinoza
Baltic Blues - Mike Seeber Trio
Billtown Blues Association - The Porkroll Project
Black Swamp Blues Society - The Good The Bad And The Blues
Blue Ridge Blues Society - Anthony and the Conqueroos
x Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast - The Rockin' Jake Band
Blues Association of Geneva - The Bacon Fats
Blues at Bridgetown Incorporated - Flamin' Crows
Blues Lovers United of San Diego - THE LENNY "FUZZY" RANKINS BAND (aka FUZZY AND THE BLUESMEN)
x Blues Society of Northwest Florida - Fatty Waters
Blues Society of Omaha - Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers
Blues Society of the Ozarks - Sister Lucille
Blues Society of Tulsa - James Groves Blues Machine
Blues Society of Western New York - The Tommy Z Band
Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania - Billy the Kid & The Regulators
Boston Blues Society - The ThrowDown Band
Bruce County Blues Society - The MacKenzie Blues Band
Buffalo River Blues Society - Low Society
Calgary Blues Music Association - The Mike Clark Band
Canada South Blues Society - BK Smith Blues Band
Cape Fear Blues Society - The Charlley Ward Band
Capital Area Blues Society - Kev Nichols & Blue Tuesday
Capital Region Blues Network - Holly & Evan Trio
Cascade Blues Association - Ben Rice an the iLLamatics
Central Mississippi Blues Society - Jarekus Singleton
Charlotte Blues Society - Skinny Velvet
Cincy Blues Society - The Juice
Cleveland Blues Society - Mark May & the Soul Satyr Horns
Collingwood Jazz and Blues Society - Lisa Hutchinson Blues Band
Colombian Blues Society - Carlos Elliot Jr. & The Cornlickers
Colorado Blues Society - Bad Brad & The Fat Cats
Columbus Blues Alliance - Mojo Theory
Connecticut Blues Society - Danny Draher Band
Croatian Blues Forces - Zamba
Crossroads Blues Society of Illinois - Alex Wilson Band
Dayton Blues Society - The Doug Hart Band
DC Blues Society - The Stacy Brooks Band
Detroit Blues Society - Dirty Basement Blues Band
Dutch Blues Foundation - John F. Klaver Band
East Coast Blues Society - Dan Doiron Band
Edmonton Blues Society - Boogie Patrol
Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Society - Jigsaw Mud
France Blues - BLUES POWER BAND
Grafton Blues Association - The Katz Sass
Grand River Blues Society - Pappy Johns Band
Granite State Blues Society - Blues Tonight Band
Great Lakes Blues Society - Lit'l CHICAGO
Gulf Coast Blues Society - The Lucky Doggs
Houston Blues Society - Brad Absher & Swamp Royale
Illinois Central Blues Club - Brooke Thomas and the Blue Suns
Indiana Blues Society - Wayne Watson & Bluescake
Israel Blues Society - Joe Elbaz & the Blues angels
Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation - Jimmy Pritchard Band
Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association - Seventh Son Blues Band
Kansas City Blues Society - Katy Guillen and The Girls
Kentuckiana Blues Society - HooDoo Blues Band
Kentucky Blues Society - Boscoe France Band
Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society - Brenda Meyer Band
Lehigh Valley Blues Network - Lee Delray Band
Long Island Blues Society - BLUE RUIN
Lowcountry Blues Club - Tastes Like Chicken
Loyal Blues Fellowship - Kim Pollard Band
Magic City Blues Society - DieDra and The Ruff Pro Band
Maine Blues Society - Juke Rockets Blues Band
Massachusetts Blues Society - The Triple Threat Blues Crusade
Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society - Rod Paines Fulltime Lovers
Memphis Blues Society - Ghost Town Blues Band
Minnesota Blues Society - Annie Mack
Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola - A Different Shade Of Blue
Mississippi Valley Blues Society - Rock Island Rollers
Nashville Blues Society - The Miss Jackie Wilson Band
x North Central Florida Blues Society - The R.Mutt Blues Band
North East Ohio Blues Association (NEOBA) - The Juke Hounds
Oklahoma Blues Society - BLU FONK
x Orange Blossom Blues Society - Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl
Ottawa Blues Society - Wicked Grin
Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas Inc. - Brick Fields and The Chosen Ones
Paris Blues Society - Billion Dollar Blues Band
Philippine Blues Society - Brat Pack
Phoenix Blues Society - The Paul CruiZe Blues Crew
Piedmont Blues Preservation Society - Lawyers Guns & Money
Pikes Peak Blues Community - 11 Mile Band
Polish Blues Association - Boogie Boys
Pomeroy Blues + Jazz Society - Chaz Humley and the Effects
Prairie Crossroads Blues Society - Back Pack Jones
Rainy Day Blues Society - Rae Gordon Band
Reno Blues Society - The Rick Hammond Blues Band
River Basin Blues Society - Doug Wright & the Nomads
River City Blues Society (IL) - Bret Bunton Project
River City Blues Society (VA) - Herbie D And The Dangermen
San Angelo Blues Society - Jennifer B and the Groove
Santa Barbara Blues Society - Crooked Eye Tommy
Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society - Mikey Mo Band
Second Story Blues Alliance - The Octavia Blues Band
Sedalia Blues Society - Clarence "The Blues Man" Turner Band
Smoky Mountain Blues Society - GRITS From Dumplin Valley
Sonny Boy Blues Society - The Memphis Blues Revue
x South Florida Blues Society - David Shelley & Bluestone
South Sound Blues Association - The Randy Oxford Band
Southern California Blues Society - Gregg Wright
x Southwest Florida Blues Society - The Pitbull of Blues Band
Spa City Blues Society - Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain
St. Louis Blues Society - Big Mike Aguirre & the Blu-City All-Stars
Steel City Blues Society - The Downtown Shimmy
x Suncoast Blues Society - The Lauren Mitchell Band
Sydney Blues Society - Mal Eastick and Milena Barrett Blues Project
T.B. King Blues Club - The Jan Galach Band
The Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society - The Michael Gough Group
The Golden Gate Blues Society - Terrie Odabi and Evolution Blues
Thunder Bay Blues Society - The Chain
Topeka Blues Society - The Old No. 5's
Toronto Blues Society - Jerome Godboo
Triangle Blues Society - Red Dirt Revelators
Ventura County Blues Society - Lightnin’ Willie
Vicksburg Blues Society - Mr. Sipp "The Mississippi Blues Child"
Voodoo Blues Krewe New Orleans Blues Society - The Will Wesley Band
Washington Blues Society - BAKIN'PHAT
West Virginia Blues Society - Ron and The Rumpshakers
White Rock Blues Society - Arsen Shomakhov Band
Wichita Blues Society - Ms. Lady Dee Me & The Boyz
Windy City Blues Society - Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners
Wyoming Blues & Jazz Society - Gary Small & the Coyote Brothers

Solo/Duo
Arkansas River Blues Society - J J Rue
Ashland Blues Society - Pete Herzog
Atlanta Blues Society - The Timo Arthur Duo
Austin Blues Society - Pickett Searcy Coalition
Baltic Blues - Tim Lothar & Holger Daub
Barcelona Blues Society - Felix Slim
Billtown Blues Association - Greg Burgess
Black Swamp Blues Society - T-Bone Lightnin'
x Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast - Big Jim Adam
x Blues Society of Northwest Florida - Michael McCarthy
Blues Society of the Ozarks - The Kentucky Gentlemen
Blues Society of Tulsa - Scale House
Blues Society of Western New York - Bare Bones
Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania - Gary Prisby and Matt Barranti
Boise Blues Society - Mississippi Marshall & Mojo Foots
Boston Blues Society - SATORU NAKAGAWA
Buffalo River Blues Society - Zakk and Big Papa Binns
Calgary Blues Music Association - Tim Williams
Cape Fear Blues Society - Lightnin' James
Capital Area Blues Society - John Latini & Jamie-Sue Seal
Capital Region Blues Network - Jimy Graham
Cascade Blues Association - Tevis Hodge Jr
Central Iowa Blues Society - Chad Elliott with Bonita Crowe
Central Mississippi Blues Society - Ms. Tabatha and Bobby
Charlotte Blues Society - Owen Poteat
Cincy Blues Society - Dave Muskett
Cleveland Blues Society - Micah Kesselring
Collingwood Jazz and Blues Society - Tim Bastmeyer
Colorado Blues Society - Cary Morin
Columbus Blues Alliance - Chuck and Leo
Connecticut Blues Society - SwampShaka Duo w/ Tony C
Croatian Blues Forces - Sanjin Banic Bane
Dayton Blues Society - Brian Keith Wallen
DC Blues Society - Wild Will Williamson
DeltaBlues - Naffis & Massarutto
Detroit Blues Society - Carl Henry and Tony Berci
Dutch Blues Foundation - Herbie and the Guitarguy
East Coast Blues Society - Leeboy
Edmonton Blues Society - Jenie Thai
Finnish Blues Society - Black River Bluesman & Bad Mood Hudson
France Blues - MANU LANVIN AND THE DEVIL BLUES
Grafton Blues Association - The Co-Dependents
Grand River Blues Society - Matt Weidinger
Granite State Blues Society - Erik Ray
Great Lakes Blues Society - Chuckee Zehr
Gulf Coast Blues Society - Andrew & Joel
Houston Blues Society - John Egan
Illinois Central Blues Club - Monica Morris
Indiana Blues Society - Gary Applegate
Israel Blues Society - Dani Dorchin
Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation - Gary Wright
Kansas City Blues Society - AJ Gaither
Kentuckiana Blues Society - D.J.Rice
Kentucky Blues Society - Alonzo Pennington
Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society - Ozark Mountain Oysters
Long Island Blues Society - Dirty Old Men
Loyal Blues Fellowship - Shawn Doré
Magic City Blues Society - Brewer & Stevo
Maine Blues Society - Between Dead Stations
Massachusetts Blues Society - Balkun Brothers
Memphis Blues Society - D&G Boogie Blues
Minnesota Blues Society - Tampa Spatz
Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola - Dunavent and Hood
Mojo Station - Adriano Viterbini
Nashville Blues Society - Matt Tedder
x North Central Florida Blues Society - Willie Green
North East Ohio Blues Association (NEOBA) - Colin John
Oklahoma Blues Society - Christine Jude Duo
Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas Inc. - Lucious Spiller
Piedmont Blues Preservation Society - Suitcase Brothers
Pikes Peak Blues Community - Boogie Shoes
Pomeroy Blues + Jazz Society - Sasha Colette
Rainy Day Blues Society - David Pinsky and Phil Newton
Reno Blues Society - King & Stiles
River Basin Blues Society - "The Preacher" Dale Alan Niehaus
Sacramento Blues Society - Lane Baldwin
San Angelo Blues Society - John Carl Escue
Second Story Blues Alliance - Johnny and Zep
Sedalia Blues Society - James Painter
Smoky Mountain Blues Society - Buck Hoffman and Paul McQuade
x South Florida Blues Society - Nico Wayne Toussaint & Michel Foizon
South Sound Blues Association - Arthur Migliazza
Spa City Blues Society - Little Roy Gene & Grayson Goff
St. Louis Blues Society - Bob "BumbleBee" Kamoske
Steel City Blues Society - Coco Butter Band
x Suncoast Blues Society - The Delta Swamp Rats
Sydney Blues Society - Chris O'Connor
T.B. King Blues Club - Hubert Szczesny & Kuba Kleinschmidt
The Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society - Chris Sutton
The Golden Gate Blues Society - Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Harwood
Thunder Bay Blues Society - Tracy K & Jamie Steinhoff Blues Duo
Topeka Blues Society - Dave Bostwick
Triangle Blues Society - RICK TOBEY playin' dem Chickenhead Blues
Vicksburg Blues Society - Sam Joyner Band
Voodoo Blues Krewe New Orleans Blues Society - Mark Pentone and Smoky Greenwell
Washington Blues Society - Sweet Danny Ray & Rafael Tranquillino
West Virginia Blues Society - Juke Joint Jackson
White Rock Blues Society - Brandon Isaak (Yukon Slim)
Wichita Blues Society - Cleveland Blue
Windy City Blues Society - Morry Sochat and Shoji Naito
Wyoming Blues & Jazz Society - Chad Lore

Youth Showcase
Atlanta Blues Society - Abe Lincoln and the Log Lawyers
Austin Blues Society - Brimstone
x Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast - Katie Schanze
Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania - Zoe Zielinski.
Colorado Blues Society - Jack Gaffney
Connecticut Blues Society - Jake Kulak and the LowDown
Croatian Blues Forces - Levonda Kids
Detroit Blues Society - The Social Bandits
France Blues - LUCAS BLUES PROJECT
Grafton Blues Association - Macyn Taylor
Granite State Blues Society - The Riddle 'n' Blues Band
Houston Blues Society - The White Lighnins
Indiana Blues Society - Old Soul
Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation - Crimson Sky
Kentuckiana Blues Society - Baldwin Street Blues
Kentucky Blues Society - MO' PIE
Long Island Blues Society - BX2
Los Angeles Blues Society - Detour 91
Memphis Blues Society - Stax Music Academy Rhythm Section
Minnesota Blues Society - The Understudies
Nashville Blues Society - Cumberland Blue
Norsk Bluesunion - Malvin Noesen & The Company
Orange County Blues Society - Chase Walker Band
Philippine Blues Society - Kingpin Trio
Pomeroy Blues + Jazz Society - Wholehearted Halfwits
River Basin Blues Society - The Sad Sam Blues Jam
River City Blues Society (VA) - In Layman Terms
San Angelo Blues Society - Peterson Brothers Band
Topeka Blues Society - I Am Jack's Band


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