2014 International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalists

Courtesy Blues Foundation

Courtesy Blues Foundation

Here is the list of bands and solo/duo acts moving on to the next round of the International Blues Challenge.

The Semi-Finals will be held today, January 24.

10 out of the 13 bands featured in Full-Time Blues Radio’s IBC preview made it to the semis. Just sayin’.

Acts are listed in no particular order and are formatted by Entrant, Society.

Tim Williams, Calgary Blues Music Association
Monica Morris, Illinois Central Blues Club
Dirty Old Men, Long Island Blues Society
Boogie Shoes, Pikes Peak Blues Community
Tim Lothar & Holger Daub, Baltic Blues
Suitcase Brothers, Piedmont Blues Preservation Society
Nico Wayne Toussaint & Michel Foizon, South Florida Blues Society
Sweet Danny Ray & Rafael Tranquillino, Washington Blues Society>
Joel DaSilva & Midnight Howl, Orange Blossom Blues Society
Rae Gordon Band, Rainy Day Blues Society
Rick Hammond Blues Band, Reno Blues Society
Red Dirt Revelators, Triangle Blues Society
Doug Hart Band, Dayton Blues Society
The Paul CruiZe Blues Crew, Phoenix Blues Society
Gregg Wright, Southern California Blues Society
Kevin Purcell & Nightburners, Windy City Blues Society
Cazanovas, Atlanta Blues Society
Bad Brad & Fat Cats, Colorado Blues Society
Alex Wilson Band, Crossroads Blues Society of Illinois
Boogie Patrol, Edmonton Blues Society
Big Jim Adam, Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast
The Kentucky Gentlemen, Blues Society of the Ozarks
Mississippi Marshall, Boise Blues Society
Wendy DeWitt w/ Kirk Harwood, The Golden Gate Blues Society
The Good The Bad & The Blues, Black Swamp Blues Society
Jarekus Singleton Central, Mississippi Blues Society
Skinny Velvet, Charlotte Blues Society
11 Mile Band, Pikes Peak Blues Community
ThrowDown Band, Boston Blues Society
MacKenzie Blues Band, Bruce County Blues Society
Kev Nichols & Blue Tuesday, Capital Area Blues Society
Jimmy Pritchard Band, Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation
Crooked Eye Tommy, Santa Barbara Blues Society
Mal Eastick & Milena Barrett Blues Project, Sydney Blues Society
Jerome Godboo, Toronto Blues Society
Ms. Lady Dee “Me & The Boyz,” Wichita Blues Society
Annie Mack, Minnesota Blues Society
Mikey Mo Band, Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society
Randy Oxford Band, South Sound Blues Association
Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain, Spa City Blues Society
The Juice, Cincy Blues Society
Rock Island Rollers, Mississippi Valley Blues Society
David Shelley & Bluestone, South Florida Blues Society
Terrie Odabi & Evolution Blues, The Golden Gate Blues Society
Tommy Z Band Blues, Society of Western New York
Ben Rice and iLLamatics, Cascade Blues Association
Katy Guillen & Girls, Kansas City Blues Society
Boscoe France Band, Kentucky Blues Society
Erik Ray, Granite State Blues Society
Balkun Brothers, Massachusetts Blues Society
Matt Tedder, Nashville Blues Society
Morry Sochat & Shoji Naito, Windy City Blues Society
Billy the Kid & Regulators, Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania
Mark May & Soul Satyr Horns, Cleveland Blues Society
Brad Absher & Swamp Royale, Houston Blues Society
Ghost Town Blues Band, Memphis Blues Society
Dave Muskett, Cincy Blues Society
Cary Morin, Colorado Blues Society
Lucious Spiller, Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas Inc.
Brandon Isaak (Yukon Slim), White Rock Blues Society
Tevis Hodge Jr, Cascade Blues Association
Alonzo Pennington, Kentucky Blues Society
Colin John, North East Ohio Blues Association (NEOBA)
The Delta Swamp Rats, Suncoast Blues Society
Brat Pack, Philippine Blues Society
Jennifer B & Groove, San Angelo Blues Society
Lightnin’ Willie, Ventura County Blues Society
Mr. Sipp, Vicksburg Blues Society
Jenie Thai, Edmonton Blues Society
Chuckee Zehr, Great Lakes Blues Society
John Carl Escue, San Angelo Blues Society
Arthur Migliazza, South Sound Blues Association
Micah Kesselring, Cleveland Blues Society
Brian Keith Wallen, Dayton Blues Society
John Egan, Houston Blues Society
Chris Sutton, The Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society
DieDra & Ruff Pro Band, Magic City Blues Society
Pitbull of Blues Band, Southwest Florida Blues Society
Old No. 5’s, Topeka Blues Society
Arsen Shomakhov Band, White Rock Blues Society

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