The talent and good vibes were through the roof at the PPBC's Colorado Springs IBC Competition at Southside Johnny's on Aug. 28. When the judges' final scores were tallied, Eef & The Blues Express won the Band competition and Plastic Mojo took the Solo/Duo category. The scores were extremely close as Blazz, Justus League and Mad Dog & Alley Cat played their hearts out, too.
Eef & The Blues Express and Plastic Mojo will now go on to compete at the International Blues Challenge in January in Memphis representing Colorado Springs. The PPBC will hold benefit concerts in the weeks ahead to raise funds to subsidize their travel expenses to Memphis. Venues and dates of the benefit shows will be announced soon.
Big "THANK YOU'S" go out to everyone who made the afternoon a success: the musicians, our judges, Southside Johnny's, the audience, Buddha Boys Audio, and Jim Sesters who organized and MC'd the competition. Fantastic job, Jim!
See more photos and videos of the IBC Competition at the PPBC Facebook page.
[Photo credits: Larry Hulst, Will Richardson. All rights reserved.]
Hi Everyone! Brenda, here, I'm still recovering from Blues Under the Bridge, but I wanted to take a moment and Thank some folks who helped make the 2016 Paint the Town Blue summer concert series the wonderful community event that it is.
First off, all you brave, crazy blues loving people who came out rain or shine. We sure had some rain, didn't we?! Nonetheless we mostly stayed dry and the shows went on. To all our very talented bands, we love ya and appreciate your gift of music. Thank You!!!!
A big Thank you to the Buddha Boys for your sound excellence! To our partner, KRCC, Thank You for helping us get the word out. To our behind the scene volunteers, Marc Quigley, who takes care of ours and the BUTB website, keeping you in the know and Marty Gordon, he's the guy hanging the banners and bringing the water, but more importantly, he's the one in charge of scheduling and booking the bands. Thanks, Marty!! And to all our volunteers who helped take donations, worked the table, helped tear down, took photos and spread the word. We appreciate you all very much!!
Hope to see ya around town listening to blues.