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!
and the Soul Sensations
The 2008 IBC winners are...
1st place: Trampled Under Foot - Kansas City
2nd place: Shakura S'Aida - Toronto Blues Society
3rd place: Lil' Ray Neal Blues Band - Baton
Rouge Blues Society
1st place: Lionel Young
2nd place: Ben Prestage