What a great party! Thanks so much to Tio Leo’s for the use of the room; to the ChrisFast Band, Chet & the Committee, The Little Kings, Charles Burton Band and The Holla Pointe for volunteering their time to help replenish the IBC fund; to our intrepid volunteers Richard Farrell and Kathy McLean; To Al Gardner and Peter Oliver for filming the whole show; and to all who showed up to help us celebrate! AND a very special thanks to those who joined, renewed their membership or bought a T-shirt. That is Blues Lovers United of San Diego‘s main source of income, allowing us to continue to operate the IBC competition, our Blues in the Schools program, our Blues Summer Camp and our annual Member Appreciation Party. Can’t wait for the next event!
Unfortunately, The Holla Pointe did not advance to the finals, but they left a big impression on Memphis! We are extremely proud of them!
BLUSD congratulates Solo/Duo winners Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons from the Washington Blues Society and Band winners The Delgado Brothers from the Ventura County Blues Society! There were a total of 257 acts registered this year, so this is an amazing honor for all. Sure is great to have the winning band from California again!
3rd-Place Band: Norman Jackson Band, Lake of the Ozarks Blues
2nd-Place Band: Paul DesLauriers Band, Montreal Blues Society
2nd-Place Solo/Duo: InnerVision, Columbus Blues Alliance
Cigar Box Guitar Award to Bing Futch, Orange Blossom Blues Society
Gibson Guitar Award to Joey Delgado, Ventura County Blues
Harmonica Award: Sam Shepherd of InnerVision, Columbus Blues
Best Self-Produced CD: Blues in a Bottle by Rob Lumbard,
Central Iowa Blues Society