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2018 IBC Results

Roger Stephenson  | Published on 2/13/2018


Our BOBB winners did us proud in Memphis! Both Chris Simmons and John Bull made the semifinals. About half of the bands and solo/duos were eliminated in the quarter finals, so our entrants were in the top 50%. They didn’t make the finals, but only eight bands and eight solo/duos ended up making the cut out of about 200 entries.

The results were:

1st place band: The Keesha Pratt Band (Houston Blues Society)


2nd place band: Fuzzy Jeffries & The Kings of Memphis (Memphis Blues Society)


3rd place band: Artur Menezes (Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society)


1st 
place solo/duo: Kevin “B.F.” Burt (Central Iowa Blues Society)


2nd place solo/duo: Daniel Eriksen (Oslo Bluesklubb)


Gibson Guitar Award for Best Band Guitarist Winner: Artur Menezes (Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society)

 

Best Solo/Duo Guitarist Winner: Kevin “B.F.” Burt (Central Iowa Blues Society)

 

Lee Oskar Harmonica Player: Winner: Kevin “B.F.” Burt (Central Iowa Blues Society)

 

Best Self-Produced CD Winner: Blue Metamorphosis, Jontavious Willis (Atlanta Blues Society)

 

Yes, that is correct, young Jontavious Willis who has been booked for our next BlueStages concert on April 11 won Best Self-Produced CD.

 

Also of note: Bruce Andrews and George Dudley competing as 2Blu for the Music Preservation Society made the finals despite George playing with broken bones in his hand!

 

 

1st Place Band: the Keesha Pratt Band



2nd Place Band: Fuzzy Jeffries & The Kings of Memphis





3rd Place Band: Artur Menezes




1st Place Solo/Duo: Kevin “B.F.” Burt




2nd Place Solo/Duo: Daniel Eriksen