It was a cold IBC (International Blues Challenge) in Memphis this time for sure! But everyone had a great time. 6 bands couldn’t make it and many people got stranded due to the weather, canceled flights etc…… I did see loads of friends on the streets, got to sit in and check out many of the competitors playing….

Marie and Walter Trout, Me and Doug Macleod!

Annika Chambers

Teeny Tucker

Gil Anthony from wwnt radioradio, Mark Thompson, president of the Suncoast Blues Society

Me, Cleve Baker from Confessing The Blues, and Bobby Messano

Al Hill, maestro on the Piano…..

And, It wouldn’t be a trip to Memphis without a trip to Gus’s World Famous Chicken!!!!

So many more friends were there, even though the streets seemed more quiet than usual, due to the freezing temps and the folks that couldn’t make it…..See y’all next year, I know there’ll be even cooler talent competing…..

More Later,
Shaun