IBC Preview (Episode 1604)

The International Blues Challenge is known as the world’s largest battle of the bands, because more than 100 acts from across the earth (12 countries in 2016) descend upon Memphis, Tennessee to play music, in an effort to determine the year’s top undiscovered Blues talent. There are two competition categories, bands and solo/duo; but the event also plays host to numerous showcases, a health fair, award ceremonies, and networking opportunities.

This week’s playlist serves to build excitement for the 2016 IBC, scheduled January 26-30th. You’ll hear music from 14 of this year’s competitors, all coming off recent releases by the artists and bands. There is a mix of styles here, obviously, but a mix of the band and solo/duo competitors, as well. You can find complete information about the IBC, the schedule, and much more, on the Blues Foundation website Come back to http://www.fulltimeblues.com often, because we’ll be posting updates on the semi-finalists, finalists, and performance videos from the event!

1. Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea – What Happened To Me – On The Rocks
2. Chris Yakopcic – Sweet Time Blues – The Next Place I Leave
3. Johnny Max Band – Song of New York – It’s A Long Road
4. The Steve Cal Band – Outside Woman Blues – Room To Move
5. Eight O’ Five Jive – Insect Ball – Too Many Men
6. Altered Five Blues Band – Stay Outta My Business – Cryin’ Mercy
7. Arsen Shomakhov – Don’t Miss Your Train – Dangerous
8. Markey Blue – I Can’t Let You Go – Hey Hey
9. Davis Coen – Get Back In – Get Back In
10. Vanessa Collier – Learn How to Love – Heart Soul & Saxophone
11. Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats – The Vivone Song – The Avenue
12. Little Boys Blue – Treat Me Like You Used To Do – Bad Love
13. Corey Lueck and the Smoke Wagon Blues Band – Ain’t No Use – It Ain’t Easy
14. Blind Dog – Voodoo Bottoms – Ashbrooke Sessions

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