A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: February 1, 2016

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The 2016 International Blues Challenge is in the books. What an amazing week it is, the talent level is amazing, the support these musicians show for each other reinvigorates me every year. They are the reason Blues411 exists and why we urge you to buy their music, see them in concert, and listen only to music shows that pay royalties.


Every one of them is a winner for accepting the challenge  and giving their best. They win on the networking level, being able to connect with each other as well as festival promotes, label owners, radio hosts and fans – that will last a lifetime. Congrats to each of them, and we salute you.


Please check our facebook page for tons of photos, from ‘live in the streets & clubs’ shots, to stunning professional images from Leslie K. Joseph. Just scroll to see them on our timeline.


The winners are…

Best Self-Produced CD Rob Lumbard  Blues in a Bottle Central Iowa Blues Society


Lee Oskar Harp AwardInnerVision Columbus Blues Alliance


Cigar Box Guitar Award Bing Futch Orange Blossom Blues Society

Custom Gibson Guitar & Category 5 Amp Joey Delgado (The Delgado Brothers) Ventura County Blues Society


soloSolo/Duo 1st Place Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons Washington Blues Society


Solo/Duo 2nd PlaceInnerVision Columbus Blues Alliance








Band 1st Place – The Delgado Brothers Ventura County Blues Society



Band 2nd PlaceThe Paul DesLauriers Band  Montreal Blues Society



Band 3rd PlaceThe Norman Jackson Band Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society









On to the Baker’s Dozen, this week we see a band that we spent time with and Chef Jimi was fortunate enough to host their showcase in Memphis. The Andy T – Nick Nixon Band.

We have one new addition to the chart – Dudley Taft. 


Our Amuse Bouche this week features some of the bands who we saw at the this years IBC.


A Baker’s Dozen of Blues now on Blues411 Radio.

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Baker’s Dozen: Current Chart & Playlist on Radio Show

CW LW Artist Release Track#/Song
1 2 Andy T. – Nick Nixon Band Numbers Man 13. Gates Salty Blues
2 3 Wee Willie Walker If Nothing Ever Changes 6. Is That It?
3 4 Mudcat & the Atlanta Horns While You Were Away 7. The Devil Is Real
4 8 Nikki Hill Heavy Hearts Hard Fists 1. Heavy Hearts Hard Fists
5 7 Crooked Eye Tommy Butterflies & Snakes 5. Tide Pool
6 6 Webb Wilder Mississippi Moderne 3. It Ain’t Broke (Don’t Fix It)
7 8 Hurricane Ruth Winds of Change 2. Built For Comfort
8 9 Cedric Burnside Project Descendants of the Hill Country 4. Don’t Shoot The Dice
9 10 Bob Margolin My Road 6. Low Life Blues
10 11 Benny Turner When She’s Gone 2. Pity On The Lovesick Fool
11 12 Mike Zito & The Wheel Keep Coming Back 8. Get Out Of Denver
12 13 Joe Louis Walker Everybody Wants A Piece 10. Young Girl Blues
13 ~ Dudley Taft Skin & Bones 1. Skin & Bones*



Chef’s Suggestions: The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch

Artist Release Track#/Song
Jonn Del Toro Richardson Tengo Blues 4. Triple Lindig
The Jimmys Hot Dish 1. Lose That Woman
D’Mar & Gill Take It Like That 3. Song For Honeyboy
Scottie Miller Band Reciprocation 8. Too Far Gone
Eric Bibb & JJ Milteau Lead Belly’s Gold 13. Chauffer’s Blues
Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea On The Rocks 04. What Happened To Me
Billy The Kid & The Regulators I Can’t Change 2.Ain’t Gitta rove Nuthin’
Guy Davis Kokomo Kidd 1.Kokomo Kidd
Jimmi & The Band Of Souls The Graveyard Shift 3. I’m Blue
King Edward 50 Years of Blues 1. Bring Your Pretty Self Home



Amuse Bouche: 2016 IBC Participants

Artist Song
David Julia Justa Matter of time
In Layman Terms Heartbroken
Markey Blues Play Me
Paul DesLauriers Steady Rollin’ Man
Chris Yakopcic Preachin’ Blues
Altered Five Blues Band I’m In Deep
Chris O Stocking Feet Blues
Eight O’ Five Jive Feed Them Monkeys
Bridget Kelly Band Goin’ To Memphis
Mark Telesca Cross The Dog
Franc Robert These Lowdown Blues
Bobby Blackhat Band Cock A Doodle Do
Forrest McDonald Band Turnaround Blues
April Mae & The June Bugs Mistaken Identity Blues
Micah Kesseling Preachin’ The Blues
Davis Coen Moonshine In The Morning


Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
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