From fuBAR (2nd Floor)

at The Rum Boogie Cafe On Beale Street

Bringing The IBC To You LIVE

2017 IBC

                                                                                                                   Click On Image To Listen To Show

2017 IBC SHOW SPONSOR PARTNERS

THANK YOU to each of these wonderful people who helped to support the IBC Shows in Memphis in 2017!

CLICK ON GRAPHIC TO LISTEN TO EPISODE

SHOW #352 - 01/09/17 - IBC PREVIEW SHOW #1

BEN HUNTER & JOE SEAMONS 2016 Solo/Duo Winners

Ben, Joe & I discussed their getting to Memphis, what they felt were the most important parts of their trip and the opportunities they have received over the last year. We also spoke about their forthcoming album"Black & Tan Ball".

WEB SITE       FACEBOOK PAGE

 

TRACY K - 2013 Band Semi-Finalist / 2014 Solo/Duo Semi-Finalist / 2015 Judge

Segment Begins At The 35:30 Mark

Tracy was able to bring you her perspective on the IBC from all three situations. She offered some great advice on how you can make your IBC experience even better. 

WEB SITE       FACEBOOK PAGE

BILLY EVANOCHKO - 2014 Band Third Place - Billy The Kid & The Regulators

Segment Begins At The 1:09:00 Mark

Listen in as Billy talks about the local challenge and then the national challenge and the obstacles you will encounter along the way.  He also gives great advice on how to make allow you to benefit from your IBC experience even more.

WEB SITE       FACEBOOK PAGE

 

LUCIOUS SPILLER - 2012 Finalist Solo/Duo / 2014 2nd Place Solo/Duo

Segment Begins At The 1:33:00 Mark 

Lucious gave us a little insight into the IBC back in the '90's when he came as a band member.  We also talked about his two visits to Memphis for 2012 and 2014 and what he learned along the way

WEB PAGE       FACEBOOK PAGE

SHOW #353 - 01/16/17 - IBC PREVIEW SHOW #2

MATT ISBELL - Bandleader of Ghost Town Blues Band

2013 Band Finalist / 2014 2nd Place Band

Matt and I discussed his thoughts on the IBC and the rules you need to follow.  Matt also talked about the result of GTBB appearing in the IBC and the things he found most beneficial.

WEB SITE       FACEBOOK PAGE

VENUE COORDINATOR ROUNDTABLE - Segment Begins At The 34:00 Mark

We sat with three venue coordinators who talked about the issues which effect both bands and the fans at the IBC...some great advice from Pat Pepin, world-known sax player and three-time IBC Challenger;  Kyle Deibler, a 2-time Keeping The Blues Alive Recipient who acted as venue coordinator at Rum Boogie Cafe for over 10 years and Greg "Slim Lively" Johnson, President of the Cascade Blues Association, a KBA Recipient and venue coordinator at Club 152 for over 10 years.  

PAT PEPIN WEB SITE       PAT PEPIN FACEBOOK

KYLE DEIBLER FACEBOOK       GREG 'SLIM LIVELY' JOHNSON FACEBOOK

CASCADE BLUES ASSOCIATION WEB SITE

DR. JANICE JOHNSTON - Executive Committee Member / H.A.R.T. Fund Liaison

Segment Begins At The 1:37:00 Mark

Dr. Janice came by to talk about the Free Health Clinics available to all Blues Foundation Members during IBC Week. We discussed how these have helped numerous musicians over the last 4 years. She also talked about the H.A.R.T. Fund and all it does to help the Foundation Membership.

H.A.R.T. FUND WEBSITE

SHOW #354 - 01/23/17 - IBC PREVIEW SHOW #3

JOE WHITMER - COO BLUES FOUNDATION

We began with a conversation with Joe Whitmer.  Joe is COO of The Blues Foundation and he is THE MAN when it comes to making sure the entire IBC Experience is the best it can be.  Joe talked about the things that most acts forget, the things you need to understand and remember and also how fans should act to help their acts.  

BLUES FOUNDATION WEB SITE

JUDGES ROUNDTABLE - Segment Begins At The 34:45 Mark

We brought together four long-time IBC Judges for a Roundtable discussion.  This was a fabulous discussion with KBA Recipient, Suzanne Swanson, Mick Kolassa, Julia Magness & Ricky Stevens. Subjects included the worst mistakes, the best way to impress, the meaning of the different categories you will be scored on and so much more.

JULIA MAGNESS FACEBOOK PAGE      RICKY STEVENS FACEBOOK PAGE

SUZANNE SWANSON WEB SITE             MICK KOLASSA WEB SITE

MICHELE SEIDMAN - WOMEN IN BLUES

Segment Begins At the 1:51 Mark

We could not connect with The Delgado Brothers on the LRBC, so Michele stepped in to discuss the Women In Blues Showcase, now in its 5th year.  We discussed the acts going to perform and more.

WOMEN IN BLUES WEB SITE       WOMEN IN BLUES FACEBOOK PAGE

SHOW #355 - 01/31/17 - LIVE FROM fuBAR - SHOW #1
We opened the show with an interview with Bobby Blackhat, and then went downstairs to cover the Tas Cru Generation Blues Jam from the stage of The Rum Boogie Cafe.  Listeners informed us the sound was "underwater" and when we tracked down the issue, we ended that show (and destroyed it, sorry Bobby!), and began a new show.  The sound quality is not the best, we are reconsidering how to do this next year. But this is the jam from about 10:00pm until Midnight. Over $2,000 was raised to support Generation Blues!

SHOW #356 - 02/01/17 - 11:00am - LIVE FROM fuBAR - SHOW #2

Interviews on this show included (time stamps are approximate):

Roadhouse Redeemed - Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society Of The Ohio River Valley - Band Challenger - 04:30

BluedogMusicians In Town For Networking - 15:40

Ray Goren & The Soul Fixers- Musicians In Town For Networking - Blind Raccoon Showcase - 21:00

The Grace Kuch Band- Colorado Blues Society Youth Showcase - 58:20

The Frank Ace Band- Topeka Blues Society Band Challenge - 1:10:10

Mike Gallucci- Volusia County Blues Society - New Affiliate - 1:16:45

Ronn Reeger- Talent Curator, Tall City Blues Fest - 1:26:20

Little Eddie (Ryan Bladen)- SW Florida Blues Society Solo/Duo Challenger - 1:48:25

Billtown Giants- Billtown Blues Association Band Challenger - 1:58:00

Andrew & The Rhythm Hounds-Steel City Blues Society Band Challenger-2:09:20

Lee Delray Band - 2nd Story Blues Alliance Band Challenger - 2:21:20

Christian DeWild & Mike PavisichSacramento Blues Society Solo/Duo Challenger - 2:33:00

Gil Anthony - KBA Recipient, Radio DJ, Music Fan - 2:46:45

Eef & The Blues Express - Pike Peak Blues Community Band Challenger - 2:51:10

SHOW #357 - 02/01/17 - 6:00pm - LIVE FROM fuBAR - SHOW #3

Interviews on this show included (time stamps are approximate):

Sunday Wilde & Reno Jack - Acoustic Showcase Hosts & Fans - 03:45

Johnny Mac Band - Long Island Blues Society Band Challenger - 19:10

Lisa Grissom - Producer, Tall City Blues Fest - 30:30

Campfire Soul - Houston Blues Society Youth Showcase - 52:50

Hurricane Ruth LaMaster - Galaxie Showcase, Fan - 1:14:55

Paul DesLaurier Band - 2016 IBC 2nd Place Band, Fans - 1:28:50

Seth Williams & Terry V - Piedmont Blues Preservation Society Solo/Duo Challenger - 1:37:10

Richard L'Hommedieu - Publisher, Making A Scene, Fan - 1:46:15

Jon Spear Band - Sedalia Blues Society Band Challenger - 2:07:30

Bobby Hurricane Spencer - Musician, Fan - 2:20:35

Barbara Newman/Paul Benjamin- CEO & Board Chair, The Blues Foundation - 2:39:30

SHOW #358 - 02/02/17 - 11:00am - LIVE FROM fuBAR - SHOW #4

Interviews on this show include (time stamps are approximate):

Marie Trout - Author "The Blues, Why It Still Hurts So Good" - 04:45

Crossroads Duo - 2nd Story Blues Alliance Solo/Duo Challenger - 23:00

Tim Candyman Woitowitz - Past IBC Challenger, Fan - 43:45

David Smash Band - Orange Blossom Blues Society Band Challenger - 1:12:00

Deep Pocket Thieves - Mile High Blues Society Band Challenger - 1:22:35

Keith Johnson & The Big Muddy- Vicksburg Blues Society Band Challenger- 1:34:55

Carson Lamm - River City Management, Fan - 1:44:00

Radka Kasparcova - Central Delaware Blues Society Youth Showcase - 1:56:35

The Old No. 5's - Wichita Blues Society Band Challenger - 2:06:25

Dan Bliss - Topeka Blues Society Solo/Duo Challenger - 2:16:35

Randy Oxford Band - South Sound Blues Society Band Challenger - 2:24:00

James Buddy Rogers - Fraser Valley Blues Society Band Challenger - 2:37:00

Andrew Wheeler Band - Capital Region Blues Network Band Challenger - 2:49:30

The Sassy Brown Band - Music Preservation Society Band Challenger - 3:00:45

SHOW #359 - 02/02/17 - 6:00pm - LIVE FROM fuBAR - SHOW #5

Interviews on this show include (time stamps are approximate):

Bear & Robert - Suncoast Blues Society Solo/Duo Challenger - 04:08

Laura Blackley & The Wildflowers - Piedmont Blues Preservation Society Band Challenger - 14:05

Heidi Paquet & Kelly Striping - Blues Pro Talent, Sean Costello Fund, Fans - 24:58

Kenny Neal - BMA & Grammy Nominee, Fan - 33:50

Dudley Taft - Musician & Fan - 42:00

Guy King - Musician & Fan - 50:35

Arthur James - Granite State Blues Society Solo/Duo Challenger - 59:10

Pierce Dipner - Blues Society Of W. PA Youth Showcase - 1:12:00

Shaun Murphy - Musician & Fan - 1:19:10

Shari Puorto & Frank Scarpelli - Musicians & Fans - 1:30:25

Kyle Deibler - 2 time KBA Recipient , Fan - 1:38:40

Benny Turner & Real Blues - Blind Raccoon Showcase, Fans - 1:42:50

Mark Telesca - Blues Alliance Of The Treasure Coast Solo/Duo Challenger - 1:52:20

Mississippi Bigfoot - W. Tennessee Blues Society Band Challenger - 2:03:05

A Soul Purpose Band - Central Illinois Blues Society Youth Showcase - 2:12:33

Chris Sutton - Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society Solo/Duo Challenger - 2:24:20

Mary Jo Curry & Michael Rapier - Musicians & Fans - 2:32:15

Shonn Hinton & Shotgun - Paramount Music Association Band Challenger - 2:41:40

Route 111 - Long Island Blues Society Youth Showcase - 2:47:41

Nacomi & The Blues Temple w/Michele Seidman - Women In Blues Showcase - 2:55:50

Jeff Jensen Band - Musicians & Fans - 3:06:00

SHOW #360 - 02/03/17 - 11:00am - LIVE FROM fuBAR - SHOW #6

Interviews on this show include (time stamps are approximate):

Mary Ann Casale & Tas Cru - Musicians & Fans - 03:10

Steven Suen & Alvon Johnson - Owner Biscuits & Blues, Musician, Fans - 13:50

Detonics - Dutch Blues Foundation Band Challenger - 24:35

Jake Kulak & The Lowdown - CT Blues Society Youth Showcase - 36:30

Jim Drake - Owner Drake Guitars, Fan - 46:35

Kim Reteguiz & Shawn Pfaffman - First Coast Blues Society Solo/Duo Challengers - 54:50

Eight O'Five Jive - Nashville Blues Society Band Challenger - 1:36:40

JuJu Junction - North Central Illinois Blues Society -Band Challenger - 1:14:20

Amanda Fish, Band Challenger; Brody Buster, Solo/Duo Challenger; Danny Powell, President - Kansas City Blues Society - 1:22:30

Rebecca Meldrum & Paul Holdman - South Central Indiana Blues Society Solo/Duo Challenger - 1:31:10

John Weeks Band - Colorado Blues Society Band Challenger - 1:39:35

Dave Muskett - Past IBC Finalist, Fan - 1:48:30

Pam & Charles Carbiener - Daytona Blues Festival - 1:57:25

The Bush League - Central Virginia Blues Society Band Challenger - 2:05:15

Bridget Kelly Band - Past IBC Challenger, Fans - 2:18:00

RB Stone - Musician, Fan - 2:31:45

Blue Crew - Croatian Blues Force Youth Showcase - 2:39:30

Anni Piper Band - Blues Alliance Of The Treasure Coast Band Challenger - 2:48:00

Eric Ramsey - Phoenix Blues Society Solo/Duo Challenger - 2:57:20

Polly O'Keary & The Rhythm Method - Washington Blues Society Band Challenger - 3:08:20

SHOW #361 - 02/03/17 - 6:00pm - LIVE FROM fuBAR - SHOW #7

Interviews on this show include (time stamps are approximate):

Shawn Jones Trio - Southern California Blues Society Band Challenger - 03:35

Bing Futch - Past IBC Finalist, Fan - 11:00

Spencer MacKenzie - Toronto Blues Society Band Challenger - 20:40

Sammy Eubanks -Best Self-Produced CD Nominee, Fan - 31:00

Dos Blues Guys - Atlanta Blues Society Solo/Duo Challenger - 40:20

Noah Wotherspoon - Past IBC Finalist - 49:40

Garrett Collins - Atlanta Blues Society Youth Showcase - 58:05

Tweed Funk - Musicians & Fans - 1:07:40

Mark Cameron Band - Minnesota Blues Society - 1:21:20

Joyann Parker & Mark Lemoine - Musicians & Fans - 1:32:55

Willie Stradlin - Fortsmith Riverfront Blues Society Solo/Duo Challenger - 1:42:35

Mike Munson & Mikkel Beckman - Minnesota Blues Society Solo/Duo Challengers - 1:53:25

Allie & The Kats - First Coast Blues Society Youth Showcase - 2:04:40

Sonny Rock - Musician & Fan - 2:13:20

Felix Slim - Asociacion Musical Blues Hondarribia Solo/Duo Challenger - 2:22:30

Tom Craig & Soul Patch - Central Delaware Blues Society Band Challenger - 2:33:10

King Bee - Magic City Blues Society Band Challenger - 2:43:00

Toots Lorraine & The Traffic - First Coast Blues Society Band Challenger - 2:53:20

Mick Kolassa & Taylor Made Blues - Musicians & Fans - 3:04:40

SHOW #362 - 02/06/17 - WRAP-UP SHOW

Interviews on this show include (time stamps are approximate):
JW Jones - Best Self Produced CD - 27:00
Bobby BlackHat Walters - 2016 Finals Band, 2017 Fan - 39:0
Al Hill - 1st Place Solo/Duo Challenge - Solo/Duo Best Guitar (Memphis Cigar Box) - 42:25 
Michele Seidman - National Women In Blues Showcase - 1:01:50
Rae Gordon - 3rd Place Band Challenge - 1:13:50
The Souliz Band - 2nd Place Band Challenge - 1:36:15
Ben Racine - Band Best Guitar (Gibson) - 1:54:00
Dawn Tyler Watson - 1st Place Band Challenge - 2:07:30

2017 IBC ENTRANTS

PROUD MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING:

MONDAY SHOW SPONSORS

ad.jpg
2019TasCru.gif
2019 FESTIVAL PARTNERS
2019-TCBF.gif
poster.png

FRIENDS OF THE COUCH

CAUSES WE SUPPORT

10145 Briar Circle

Hudson, FL 34667

Call

Cell: 609.731.3034

 

Show Info: 

Tas Cru Management: