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The 2008 International Blues Challenge

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Kim Massie
Kim Massie
Darrein Safron and the Soul Sensations
Darrein Safron
and the Soul Sensations

Last weekend in Memphis was the world's largest gathering of blues bands, the 2008 International Blues Challenge. 3 St. Louis bands were scheduled to appear - Darrein Safron, Marquise Knox, and Kim Massie. Darrein Safron and the Soul Sensations packed the Club Superior on Beale, and delivered a set that drew a roaring ovation. Kim Massie gave her best, unfortunately suffering a bout of bronchitis that kept her from completing her sets - we're just glad she's feeling better. Marquise Knox was unable to attend this years IBC. The IBC is an incredible weekend of music, something you must add to your Blues agenda!

The 2008 IBC winners are...

Band Competition
1st place: Trampled Under Foot - Kansas City Blues Society
2nd place: Shakura S'Aida - Toronto Blues Society
3rd place: Lil' Ray Neal Blues Band - Baton Rouge Blues Society

Solo/Duo Competition
1st place: Lionel Young
2nd place: Ben Prestage

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