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ROCKIN' DADDY & THE ROUGH CUTS AND SCOTT MILLER LOADED UP THE VANS AND HEADED SOUTH, ON THE ROAD TO MEMPHIS. DESTINATION: BEALE STREET.

Scott Miller at the Tap Room
Scott Miller at the Tap Room

Finalist Scott Miller played Thursday and Friday nights in the Tap Room on Beale Street performed at the finals held at the Center for Southern Folklore on Saturday afternoon.

Scott finished his set on Friday night to the roar of exuberant applause from the enthusiastic blues fans packed into the Tap Room.

 

Exuberant audience at the Tap Room
Exuberant audience at the Tap Room

 

CD "It's You That's Got to Go" by the Brothers Curtis was one of 42 CDs considered for "Best Self Produced CD Award" which was a new award this year at the International Blues Challenge. The Greater Twin Cities Blues Music Society was so pleased to have local blues musicians represented in the IBC.

Rockin' Daddy and the Rough Cuts at Pat O'Brien's on Beale
Rockin' Daddy and the Rough Cuts
at Pat O'Brien's on Beale

 

Rockin' Daddy and the Rough Cuts played to a full house at Pat O'Brien's on Beale both Thursday and Friday nights. Steve's and Dan's solos generated spontaneous applause by the fans. One band's drummer, age 16, kept his eyes riveted on Marty as he sailed through the set.

 

Marty
Marty

Dan
Dan

Steve
Steve and Dave

 

Beale Street
Beale Street

The International Blues Challenge semi finals were held at all the various clubs and bars up and down Beale Street on Thursday and Friday nights. Blues Societies held workshops on Friday at the host hotel, Hilton Select in downtown Beale. Other events during the weekend included a keynote luncheon with Ben Manilla and the Keepting the Blues Alive Brunch and Ceremony. Board Members Tom, Roz and Judy attended the workshops, seminars, roundtables and keynote luncheon.

GTCBMS members at workshop
GTCBMS members at workshop

Minnesota was well represented in Memphis for the festivities. We are so proud of our musicians - they were truly a class act both on and off the stage. And, we are proud of all our musicians who have played on Beale or participated in the Handy's or IBC: Scott Miller; Rough Cuts; Renee Austin; Cook & Franken; and the Sonny Rodgers Blues Band.

 

Scott, Betty, Jodi, Marty, Dan, Dave, Tom, Kathy, Judy, Carrey Ann, Steve, Roz, Vern, Cheryl, Tom and Pat

 

The Minnesota contingent at this year's IBC included: Scott, Betty, Jodi, Marty, Dan, Dave, Tom, Kathy, Judy, Carrey Ann, Steve, Roz, Vern, Cheryl, Tom and Pat

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE FINALIST, SCOTT AND SEMI-FINALIST'S DAN, MARTY, DAVE & STEVE!

Scott, Dan, Marty, Dave and Steve
Scott, Dan, Marty, Dave and Steve

Scott, Dan, Marty, Dave and Steve
Musicians, wives and others

The Greater Twin Cities Blues Music Society will hold Road to Memphis Competitions for Bands Category and for Solo/Duo Category in 2005 to select our local representatives for the 2006 IBCs. We're checking into group travel rates for 2006. Let us know if you might be interested!

Thank you corporate members!

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