Friday, February 1, 2013

Two Florida Bands Advance in International Blues Challenge Semi-Finals

The International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN wrapped up the quarter final competition last night and has announced the semi-finalists who will compete tonight for a slot in the finals to be held tomorrow, Saturday, Feb 2, 2013. 

Florida Advances!
South Florida Blues Society - Joel DaSilva & the Midnight Howl
Suncoast Blues Society - Selwyn Birchwood Band

The semi-finalists are:

Blues Society of the Ozarks - Mojo Roots
Blues Society of Tulsa - Dustin Pittsley Band
Blues Society of Western New York - Dive House Union
Bruce County Blues Society - MacKenzie Blues Band
Central Mississippi Blues Society - Jarekus Singleton Band
Charlotte Blues Society - The Cazanovas
Cincy Blues Society - Noah Wotherspoon Band
Colorado Blues Society - Dan Treanor's Afrosippi Band w/ Erica Brown
Columbus Blues Alliance - Mark May & the Soul Satyr Horns
Croatian Blues Forces - Delta Blues Gang
Crossroads Blues Society of Rosedale - Ghost Town Blues Band
Decatur Blues Society - Blues Expressions
Detroit Blues Society - Lady Sunshine & the X Band
Dutch Blues Foundation - Sugar Boy & the Sinners
European Blues Union - Meena Cryle & the Chris Fillmore Band
German Blues Network - Michael van Merwyk & Bluesoul
Grafton Blues Association - Alex Wilson Band
Houston Blues Society - Brad Absher & Swamp Royale
Illinois Central Blues Club - Back Pack Jones
Israel Blues Society - Ori Naftaly Band
Lehigh Valley Blues Network - Maria Woodford Band
Magic City Blues Society - DieDra & the Ruff Pro Band
Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society - Andrea Marr Band
Minnesota Blues Society - Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders
Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola - All Night Long Blues Band
Mojo Station - Davide Pannozzo & Loud Stuff
Nashville Blues Society - Rickey Godfrey Band
Natchel Blues Network - Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos
North East Ohio Blues Association - Brighter Side Band
Phoenix Blues Society - Sugar Thieves
Polish Blues Association - Blues Nightshift
River Basin Blues Society - Boscoe France Band
River City Blues Society (IL) - Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama
Sacramento Blues Society - Used Blues Band
San Angelo Blues Society - Mike Milligan & the Alter Boyz
Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society - Laurie Morvan Band
South Florida Blues Society - Joel DaSilva & the Midnight Howl
South Sound Blues Association - Blues Redemption
Suncoast Blues Society - Selwyn Birchwood Band
The Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society - Tee Dee Young
The Golden Gate Blues Society - HowellDevine
Toronto Blues Society - Shrimp Daddy & the Sharpshooters
Vicksburg Blues Society - Mr. Sipp & Kin Folk
Voodoo Blues Krewe New Orleans Blues Society - Jonathon "Boogie" Long & the Blues Revolution
Washington Blues Society - Sammy Eubanks
West Virginia Blues Society - Mojo Theory
White Rock Blues Society - Poppa Dawg
Windy City Blues Society - Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners

Atlanta Blues Society - Little G Weevil
Baltic Blues - Abi Wallenstein & Martin Roettger
Barcelona Blues Society - Suitcase Brothers
Blues Society of Central Pennsylvania - John "JT" Thompson & Andy Tolins
Blues Society of Tulsa - Wink Burcham & Kurt "Frenchie" Nielsen
Boston Blues Society - Erin Harpe & Richard "Rosy" Rosenblatt
Columbus Blues Alliance - Micah Kesslring
Connecticut Blues Society - Steve Balkun
Detroit Blues Society - Sweet Willie Tea
Dutch Blues Foundation - Robbert Fossen & Peter Struijk
Edmonton Blues Society - Graham Guest
France Blues - Oliver Gotti
Grand River Blues Society - Brendan J. Stephens
Gulf Coast Blues Society - Johnny Barbato & Dwight Everett
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival - Thom Swift
Houston Blues Society - John Egan
Illinois Central Blues Club - Robert Sampson
Kansas City Blues Society - Shinetop n Hudspeth
Massachusetts Blues Society - Satoru Nakagawa
Memphis Blues Society - Little Boys Blue
North East Ohio Blues Association - Colin John
Slovakblues - Lubos Bena & Charlie Slavik
Spa City Blues Society - Salt & Pepper
Sydney Blues Society - Doggn It
The Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society - Gary Applegate
Topeka Blues Society - Rachelle Coba
Toronto Blues Society - Suzie Vinnick
Washington Blues Society - Randy Norris & Jeff Nicely

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