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Local Comps for IBC?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:40 am
by jbone1
we decided tonight, we're going to compete in the local blues society's competition for the IBC. we've been working on some new material, and along with some songs we've been doing for a while, we feel like we have as good a shot as anyone else. we have about 7 weeks to polish our stuff up and put on a good 25 minute show for the judges and our peers.

last year was a disappointment on one hand, and some real validation from friends old and new on the other. we didn't place last year. we made a couple of errors like i forgot my harp mic and had to deal with a vocal p.a. mic, and we were a bit late, and we had to sit down for health reasons instead of standing up and jumping around and all that. the judges seemed to prefer a more distorted blues/rock approach that time, which we don't do, we're pretty dang traditional. but to me that's only part of the reason to do a competition.
the major part is to play in front of peers and friends, and maybe bring some folks we've never met into the blues fold. we met some of our best blues friends last year at the same competition, and we're working out some details and getting each other into a few places now. so let the judges do what they do, and we may luck out, but the other reasons for doing this weigh out much better in my book.

how bout you cats? anyone going to compete for a shot at memphis this year?

Re: Local Comps for IBC?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:44 am
by gdudiv
My band competed in the Magic City Blues Society BOBB on July 26th. Killer bands and solo/duos this year - best yet I think. We brought our A game and did some new stuff in a more traditional style (kinda) on all Handmade instruments and A Suitcase drumkit.

here's a link to a vid of part of our set http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8812CpHl6nw

maybe we'll see some of you guys (and gals?) on Beale. We won. 8) :D


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Re: Local Comps for IBC?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:12 pm
by dcblues
Congrats! Have fun in Memphis.

I don't know if we're entering eiher of our local contests. I guess I'll find out in the next month or so, but for now it looks like we're not.

Re: Local Comps for IBC?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:34 pm
by maxx england
Ooohh, got to put some work in if the British Invasion (Jakey can swim, I'll sit in the boat while we tows it across) is going to get on a stage with you lot. Nice work.

Re: Local Comps for IBC?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:12 am
by jbone1
y'all look like a fun bunch gd! hope we at least place this time but the bottom line is we're gonna go do our best stuff and have a great time. fingers crossed.

Re: Local Comps for IBC?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:18 am
by gdudiv
That's the ticket!! You just never know what will happen when you let loose and make it fun. Good luck, and let us know how it turns out.