Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gill Street Duo Wins 2nd Place

Chris Gill and Stan Street placed 2nd in the 11th Annual Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge – Solo/Duo Competition.  The Challenge was held at The Blue Biscuit in Indianola.  Photo: Ricky Stevens, Chris Gill, Shelley Ritter.  Not pictured: Stan Street. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bernie Jenkins Band Wins

The 11th Annual Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge band competition was held at Club Ebony in Indianola on Sunday, October 19th.  Bernard Jenkins and his band from Ridgeland, MS won the Challenge.  A total of seven bands competed.  The other groups came from Pearl, Clarksdale (Big A-2nd Place), Sumner, Booneville, Petal, and Brandon.

Bernard will represent MDBSI at The Blues Foundation’s 31st Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis January 21-24, 2015. See www.blues.org for more information and updates.

2nd Place Band Winner

Anthony “Big A” Sherrod and his band came in 2nd Place in the Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge.  This competition was held at Club Ebony on Sunday, October 19th.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Solo Challenge Winner, Libby Rae Watson!

The Indianola blues society’s solo/duo competition was held on Sunday, October 26th at The Blue Biscuit across from the B.B. King Museum.  Libby Rae Watson from Pascagoula won this Challenge.  Other competing acts came from Oxford, Sumner, Houlka, Leland, McComb, and Jackson-Clarksdale.    Libby Rae now advances to the 31st Annual International Blues Challenge – January 21-24, 2015 in Memphis.