The International Blues Challenge is the nation's most respected showcase for blues musicians. Help fund a documentary of the IBC.
As a 19 year old performing musician who has worked hard at forging a career in the music business for 9 years, I've always dreamed of getting that opportunity to get to the next level. The International Blues Challenge provides that, and I want to document what it is, and the impact it has on musicians like me, and others.
According to the International Blues Society's website, blues.org...
"The IBC has evolved into the nation's biggest and most respected showcase for Blues musicians ready to take their act to the national stage. The IBC is a judged "Battle of the Bands" in which competitors take the stage and play a short set for a panel of judges. The acts are judged based on an established set of criteria.
The list of current blues artists that have competed in the IBC over the years is impressive indeed: Slick Ballinger, Barbara Blue, Fiona Boyes, Eden Brent, Keith Brown, Michael Burks, Sean Carney, Albert Castiglia, Tommy Castro, the late Sean Costello, Albert Cummings, Delta Moon, Larry Garner, Joey Gilmore, Diunna Greenleaf, Zac Harmon, Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Richard Johnston, Joe Moss, Jason Ricci, Robin Rogers, Matthew Skoller, Super Chikan, Patrick Sweany, Susan Tedeschi, Teeny Tucker, Watermelon Slim, the late John Weston and Michelle Wilson."
Not only do I have an amazing opportunity to add my name to the list of those I just mentioned, but I also have an opportunity to do something that hasn't been done; to make a documentary of my journey to the IBC, and to share perspectives on the worlds most important blues showcase from people involved with it.
This documentary will be one part career biography, and one part challenge biography, and it could very well chronicle the launch of my career onto the international stage.
Your contribution will help me in both aspects. It will help me get to the next level, and it will also help me to document an event that has been so important to so many great artists over the years. If you'd like to be a part of that, I would really appreciate your donations.
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