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International Blues Challenge 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MUSICIANS WHO GET A CHANCE TO HIT BEALE STREET!

THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN BLUES SOCIETY, as an official Affiliate organization of The Blues Foundation, proudly invites the music loving public to its annual presentation of the East Tennessee Regional portion of the 35th  International Blues Challenge (IBC).

The winning artists in each category of Band, Solo/Duo will represent East Tennessee at the 35th International Blues Challenge on January 22-26, 2019 in Memphis, TN. The world’s largest gathering of Blues acts represents an international search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Act ready to take their act to the international stage.  See more at: https://blues.org/international-blues-challenge/

 

 

 

The winners of the solo/duo category are:

Fillibilly Duo, Jen Wolery and Rey Pineda

 

 

 

 

 

The winners of the band category are:

The Jonny Monster Band, Jonny Monster (guitar), Kevin Redding (drums), David Yoakum (bass)

 

 

 

 

Photos by Tom Hurwitz

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