Rainy Day Blues Society

Rainy Day Blues Society


Rainy Day Blues Society Presents:  2016-17 International Blues Challenge

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CALL For Blues Acts - 2016-17 Blues Challenge

The Rainy Day Blues Society will hold its annual Blues Challenge finals competition on:

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Place: Mac's at the Vets Club, Eugene OR

This is the final "Call for Blues Acts" in both the BAND and SOLO/DUO categories. Winners of these two categories are eligible to compete in the International Blues Challenge, and will represent The Rainy Day Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee on Jan 31 - Feb 4, 2017.

You must be a current member of Rainy Day Blues Society to compete in this event. 

For more information on submission requirements and to receive an entry form, please send an email to: ibc@rainydaylues.org

The 33rd International Blues Challenge (IBC 2017) will be January 31 – February 4, 2017 in downtown Memphis, TN taking place in the Historic Beale Street Entertainment District.

Music Releases by Eugene Area Blues Artists

Wicked Cool - Joanne Broh Band

Loosen Up - Hank Shreve Band

Deep South Alive - Jimmy Haggard

Still Want To Go - Peter Giri

 UPDATE on Rainy Day Blues Society ANNUAL MEETING

It was a GREAT Night at the Rainy Day Blues annual meeting.  The Rooster Award winners were announced, the first step IBC competition was held for solo/duo, and there was a great night of blues music with Dos Henry's and an all-star jam.  

Rooster Award Winners

Best Blues Supporter
Best Male Vocalist
Best Females Vocalist
Best Recording
Best Act
Best Drums
Best Bass
Best Guitar
Best Keyboards
Best Reed
Best Brass
Best Harmonica
Best New Act
Best Blues Radio Host
Skip Jones
Hank Shreve
Deb Cleveland
Wicked Cool" Joanne Broh Band
The Hank Shreve Band
GT Albright
Scoop McGuire
Jerry Zybach
Skip Jones
Paul Biondi
Dana Heitman
Hank Shreve
Brad "the broken down Old Man" Cook

 International Blues Challenge (IBC) NEWS

The first round of semi-finals for the International Blues Challenge in the Solo/Duo category was held during the Rainy Day Blues Society Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 23 2016 at Macs.

Solo/Duo first round semi-final acts included: Nattybone and Froggy.  The winner of the first round semi-final solo/duo chalenge:  Nattybone