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Courtesy Blues Foundation

Courtesy Blues Foundation

This week, Full-Time Blues Radio truly hears the future of the Blues – as we feature an hour’s worth of music by artists and bands competing at the 2013 International Blues Challenge! All of the music featured this week is by folks who will descend upon Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the “World’s Largest Battle of the Bands.” There’s also information about just what this event is, why it’s important, and what the winners walk away with.

Mixed into this great lineup of songs, you’ll find Full-Time Blues Radio exclusives, such as an in-studio performance from a past episode of the show by Jonas Cowan, one half of the duo Dos Hombres. Inside “Johnny’s Mailbox” this week, I’ve got an exclusive track from the Boscoe France Band that you can’t hear anywhere else! This is one of our best show’s of the year.

If you don’t know, the International Blues Challenge is a huge annual competition held in Memphis by the Blues Foundation. It’s easily the largest undertaking they put on each year, as they are responsible for organizing over 200 acts from around the globe into more than a dozen venues on Beale street that play for judges and thousands of fans. It’s all an effort to discover that next great undiscovered Blues talent that is ready to take their career to the next step! More info and ways to support the Blues Foundation are available at I encourage you to become a member!

1. J.T. Coldfire – Tired Man’s Blues – Always & Never
2. Dicky James and the Blue Flames – Bulldog Talkin’ – Hard Rain
3. Sista Jean & CB – Roll Me Over – Back To The Root
4. Jonas Cowan – Fishin’ Blues – F.T.B. Radio In-Studio Performance
5. Jason Vivone & The Billy Bats – The Nina, The Pinta, The Santa Maria – Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
6. Joel DaSilva & the Midnight Howl – Hard Time ft. Albert Castiglia – Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl
7. Rickey Godfrey – It’s A Good Night To Drink – Nasty Man
8. Ghost Town Blues Band – Dust the Dust – Dust The Dust
9. Little G Weevil – Dad`s Story – The Teaser
10. Dan Treanor – Mississippi Fred’s Dream – Highway 16
11. Dave Keller – Steppin’ Out – Coming From Where I’m From
12. Rick Taylor – By Myself – Lucky Room
13. Boscoe France Band – Worried Mind – F.T.B. Radio Exclusive Single

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