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29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis

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While those of you in New Orleans are dealing with all the fun that comes with Super Bowl, I will be in Memphis (most likely freezing) and participating in the Blues Society's International Blues Challenge.

The 2013 International Blues Challenge will be the 29th year of Blues musicians from around the world competing for cash, prizes, and industry recognition. The Blues Foundation will present the 29th International Blues Challenge January 29-February 2, 2013 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. In 2012, 119 bands and 86 solo/duo acts entered, filling the clubs up and down Beale Street for the quarter-finals on Wednesday and Thursday, the semi-finals on Friday and the finals at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday. We will have at least that many in 2013.

Have a super weekend and I will see you next week.

 

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One act advances, one does not.

The Voodoo Blues Krewe's two acts performed in the quater finals Wednesday and last night. Very late last night we found out the results. Our solo act Kenny Acosta did not advance to the semi-finals while our band, Jonathon 'Boogie' Long and Blues Revolution will advance to the finals.

I have not heard yet where or when Jonathon will perform tonight but we will be there to support him.

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