International Blues Challenge (IBC) is an annual event hosted by the Blues Foundation where different Blues communities across the world can sign up to be voted for in the challenge. It takes place in Memphis on the historic Beale Street and usually lasts around a week. Blues musicians sign up to participate in the events and are then judged by the seasoned professionals in the genre.
This year’s IBC Winners are:
Gold – Eddie Cotton
Silver – Noah Wotherspoon
Bronze – Nico Wayne Toussaint
Best Guitarist in a Band (Gibson & Category 5) was given to Noah Wotherspoon
Gold – Randy McQuay
Silver – Brian Keith Wallen
Best Guitarist – Solo/Duo (St. Blues Guitars) Ben Rice
Category: Best Self-Produced CD
Cryin’ Mercy – Altered Five Blues Band
Category: Lee Oskar Harp Award
Nico Wayne Toussaint
Congratulations to all finalists!