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November 27, 2017

On October 15, 2017, 7 acts competed in the CTBS Solo Duo Challenge. Media, fans, friends, family and musical piers joined the participants, in a day of music, food, drink and a good time. Admission was free, and the people who attended the event were treated to a variety of Blues styles, performed by premier CT musicians. The acts were judged by the criterion established by the Blues Foundation, in Memphis - blues content, vocals, talent, originality and stage presence. The winner will be awarded $600 to represent the Connecticut Blues Society, in the International Blues Challenge. They will get gigs at prestigious festivals, recording time,...

May 22, 2017

The highlight of the year for the Blues Foundation is the International Blues Challenge, which took place from Jan. 31st to Feb 4, 2017. Historically famous Beale Street was booming, with over 250 Blues Acts, from all over the world. In addition to the competition, Memphis featured music in the clubs (day and night), seminars, interviews, award ceremonies, and workshops for the professional musicians and the interested fans. There are also famous barbecue joints and tourist attractions (Sun Studios, Stax studios, Rock n Soul Museum, Gibson Guitar Factory, Blues Foundation Hall of Fame, Sports, Elvis’s Graceland and many other places of intere...

December 16, 2016

Each year the Blues Foundation releases the DVD/CD of the previous year’s BLUES MUSIC AWARD SHOW. The Foundation hits the jackpot in the recap of the 2015 Blues Music Awards show. This package comes with a nearly two-hour DVD of the performances and an accompanying 12-song CD. The DVD is divided into 3 sections: PBS Show, Additional performances and a scroll of nominations. DVDs of past years showcased spectacular evenings of never to be duplicated music, speeches, and jam-worthy pairings – and the 2015 film is no exception.


After the acoustic send off with Dave and Phil Alvin performing “Key to the Highway”, from their nominated album, Candi...

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