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THE ROAD TO MEMPHIS FOR BANDS

Article by Judy Cedar

ROCKIN' DADDY & THE ROUGH CUTS ADVANCE TO THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE, MEMPHIS FEBRUARY 3-5, 2005!!!!

The Rough Cuts, photo by Tom Asp, GTCBMS

The Rough Cuts (photo by Tom Asp)

The Road to Memphis for Bands was held at Floyd's Bar this past June. Rockin' Daddy & the Rough Cuts were chosen from six bands to represent the Society in Memphis, February 3-5, 2005, during the Blues Foundation's 21st International Blues Challenge. A huge thank you to all who volunteered and participated in the Road to Memphis for Bands. Judges included Paul Jaszczak (blues fan), Dave Lawrence (Coffee Grounds owner), Larry England (KFAI DJ), Corey Rae White (producer, musician and instructor at American Guitar Boutique), Doug Shoop (Dark Waters Entertainment), Clay Moore (musician and instructor at MusicTech College), and Pat Casello (music fan). Other volunteers include Christina Marlatt, Tom Asp, Shannon Hebert, Tom ????? (you took photos on June 20th!!), Mary Kay & Gregg Harcus, and Floyd's Bar owner Lois Plocher.

GTCBMS 2005 Road to Memphis Judges Paul Jaszczak, Doug Shoop and Corey Rae White, photo by Tom ?????

Judges Paul Jaszczak, Doug Shoop
and Corey Rae White,
photo by Tom ?????

Zen Garage, photo by Tom Asp, GTCBMS

Zen Garage
photo by Tom Asp

BBQ meatwagon – Marty the bartender kept the crowd fed

Jake's Obsession
photo by Tom Asp

Dee Miller Band, photo by Tom Asp, GTCBMS

Dee Miller Band
photo by Tom ?????

Flash Flood, photo by Tom ?????

Flash Flood
photo by Tom ?????

Volunteers and Finalists, photo by Tom Asp, GTCBMS

Volunteers and Finalists
Photo by Tom Asp

Judges Dave, Paul and Larry 6-6-04(Photo by Tom Asp), GTCBMS

Judges Dave, Paul and Larry 6-6-04
Photo by Tom Asp

The acts were judged in 5 categories: 1) blues content, 2) originality, 3) talent, 4) stage presence and 5) overall impression.

You can read about the IBC by going to the foundation's website at www.bluesfoundation.org.

Support local musicians and visit the GTBMS and Blues Foundation websites in February to see how Scott fared against artists from across the country.


 

 

 


 

 

 

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