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New recording offers glimpse of what you’ve been missing at annual International Blues Challenge

You may have seen that the 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC) took place in Memphis recently, with the Dawn Tyler Watson Band (Montreal Blues Society) and Al Hill (Nashville Blues Society) taking top honors in the band and solo categories, … Continue reading

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All new! The BluesPowR Radio Hour, Episode 2

Thanks to those of you who checked out the inaugural edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour over the past month. We hope you enjoyed listening to it as much as we did recording it. Today, we’re pleased to bring you … Continue reading

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International Blues Challenge winners; Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival finalizes line-up

The Blues Foundation’s annual International Blues Challenge took place in Memphis over the weekend, with the Selwyn Birchwood Band capturing the top band honor as well as Birchwood also being recognized as the competition’s best guitarist. Here’s the band doing “I Got Loaded” at last summer’s White … Continue reading

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Local blues champions

A quick congratulations to Ron Yarosz and the Vehicle and Carnegie’s Gary Prisby, who last night won the honors of representing the Western Pennsylvania region in the band and solo performer categories at next year’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Gregg Krupa of Jill West and … Continue reading

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Blues on the Pittsburgh stage

Evidently “still alive and well,” international blues guitar legend and producer Johnny Winter will be in Pittsburgh this Thursday, April 8 for a performance at Diesel Club Lounge. The subject of an upcoming biography (Raisin’ Cain: the Wild and Raucous Story of … Continue reading

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