Tonight I was honored to compete in the Charlotte Blues Society's IBC Solo/Duo challenge at the infamous Double Door Inn in Charlotte, NC. I was so happy to win this challenge too and I'm now looking forward to representing the CBS in the Internatinal Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN on January 21, 2014.
This will be my third time competing in the IBC event in Memphis. Each previous challenge has taught me more and more about what I'm good at and also what I'm not. My first time going I represented the PBPS and even though I thought I was ready, I wasn't even close. In 2011 I represented the Blue Ridge Blues Society of Virginia and was so blown away to make it to the semi-finals that year.
My set at the CBS included 4 original songs with my old Gibson guitar, my harps and my suitcase foot drums. I was in a zone for sure and think I performed these 4 songs the best I've ever done them. And I was so happy when Jerri called my name. The best part about this night was meeting so many old and new friends and having all those folks join me on stage for an encore set. It was a blast performing at the Double Door Inn finally and it is a memory that is even sweeter with the first place finish. Memphis here we come again. I can't wait for January to get here. It means we have to delay our trip to Florida but it's for a good reason for sure.