From fuBAR (2nd Floor)

at The Rum Boogie Cafe On Beale Street

Bringing The IBC To You LIVE

2020 IBC

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HUGE NEWS!
GOING BACK TO fuBAR AT RUM BOOGIE CAFE!

After a 2 year absence, I will be casting from fuBAR once again.  The room where we began...a more intimate setting, NON-SMOKING and a place for y'all to come and hangout when you need a break from the intensity that is the IBC.

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2020 IBC Show Schedule

ALL TIME SHOWN ARE EASTERN TIME ZONE

01/06 - Preview Show #1 - 9:00pm

01/13 - Preview Show #2 - 9:00pm

01/20 - Preview Show #3 - 9:00pm

01/28 - LIVE FROM fuBAR - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

01/29 - LIVE FROM fuBAR - 01:00pm - 04:00pm

01/29 - LIVE FROM fuBAR - 06:00pm - 09:00pm

01/30 - LIVE FROM fuBAR - 01:00pm - 04:00pm

01/30 - LIVE FROM fuBAR - 06:00pm - 09:00pm

01/31 - LIVE FROM fuBAR - 01:00pm - 04:00pm

01/31 - LIVE FROM fuBAR - 06:00pm - 09:00pm

01/03 - Wrap-Up Show With Interviews - 9:00pm 

Sponsorships Available!
Pre-recorded Ad that runs on all 11 IBC shows, Graphic Link that stays forever on my website and more!
Four levels of sponsorship available! Send an email to 2020ibc@musiconthecouch.com for details)
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IBC SHOWS

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SHOW #495 - 01/05/20

IBC PREVIEW SHOW #1

ANGEL FORREST – IBC 2018 – FINALIST

Angel spoke about her experiences with the IBC and how making the final stage has impacted her career.

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TAS CRU – COUCH KID NEW MUSIC – WORLD PREMIER

Tas came by to discuss his new album Drive On, and we premiered some of the songs. We also talked about his IBC experiences as both a Challenger, as a judge and and in running his jam for the last 11 years.

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JON SHAIN – IBC 2019 – SOLO/DUO WINNER
What has Jon's year been like since he took home the win last year? What advice does he give to those of you coming this year? Listen in to find out that and more.

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Ms. HY-C & FRESH START - 2019 BAND WINNER
They came to Memphis last year and went home as winners of the Band Challenge. How has their journey changed? What would they do the same? Different? We'll speak with Jacinta and find it all out.

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SHOW #496 - 01/13/20

IBC PREVIEW SHOW #2

MICK KOLASSA - WORLD PREMIER - COUCH KID NEW MUSIC

Mick came by with his latest release The Blind Lemon Sessions and we played some of the tunes while talking about the music AND Mick gave his advice from a judge's standpoint

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DR. JANICE JOHNSTON - Segment Begins At The 45:57 Mark

Dr. Janice, who leads The HART FUND for the Blues Foundation joined me to discuss the opportunities musicians have during the IBC to help with their health and much more about the H.A.R.T. Fund

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VENUE COORDINATOR ROUNDTABLE - Segment Begins At The 1:03:40 Mark

Our panelists talked about the role of the venue coordinator, gave advice on how to act and how not to act, spoke about the fans and how they can impact an act and so much more...:

David Hughes: David has been a venue coordinator for about 12 years.  He was president of Spa City Blues Society for years.  He is deeply involved during the BMA ceremony.

Tony Frederickson: Tony has been president for the Washington Blues Society for many years.  He has also been a top venue coordinator for about 14 years.

Sandy McCann: Sandy served as secretary for the Ozarks Blues Society and has been in charge of venues at the IBC for about 8 years. 

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SHOW #497 - 01/20/20

IBC PREVIEW SHOW #3

JOE WHITMER

Joe cames by to give his advice, thoughts and cautions prior to your arrival in Memphis

 

JUDGES ROUNDTABLE - Segment Begins At The 37:01 Mark

Three long-time judges joined me to talk about the scoring system, the reason bands lose points, how they rate each scoring category and more

Ms. Amanda Gresham

Amanda runs delta music experience, a real cool company that is dedicated to producing unique musical trips and events on rivers, roads and railways that give musicians and guests the opportunity to experience music and travel together up close & personal in an intimate setting and promotes an appreciation for and support of Louisiana and gulf coast music, art, culture and cuisine.

And they are actually coming up with a group by rail from New Orleans to Memphis to arrive in time for IBC – thanks Amanda

Ricky Stevens

Ricky is associate member of the board of Shriner’s Hospitals For Children - Shreveport.  He also teaches cardiovascular technology at Northwest Mississippi Community College and is a man who knows his blues.

Michael “Hawkeye Herman”

Michael is a performer for some 50 plus years, received a keeping the blues alive award for his work in blues education in 1998 and has been sharing his blues non-stop

 

 

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SHOW #498 - 01/28/20

IBC LIVE SHOW #1

GUESTS INCLUDED: (exact times to come)

HOLLY HARRIS - Blues DJ/MC, Founder Boston Blues Society

JC CLEMENTS BAND - South Central Blues Society - Band Entrant

ILANA KATZ KATZ - Musician & Fan

ANGEL FORREST & DENIS COULOMBE - Musicians & Fans, Former IBC Finalist

ALFONZO & FRIENDS - Mile High Blues Society - Youth Showcase Band

MICHAEL DELANO - Western NY Blues Society - Youth Showcase & Solo/Duo Entrant

TWEEDLE & THE DEE - Blues Society Of The Ozarks - Solo/Duo Entrant

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SHOW #499 - 01/29/2020

IBC LIVE SHOW #2

GUESTS INCLUDED: (exact times to come)

VANITY BOX - Blues Society Of The Ozarks - Band Entrant

AAYAN NA'IM - Black Swamp Blues Society - Solo/Duo Entrant

INNOCENT JOE KOPICKI - Phoenix Blues Society - Solo/Duo Entrant

AVEY/GROUWS BAND - Central Iowa Blues Society - Band Entrant

CROS - Phoenix Blues Society - Band Entrant

SIR HARRISON BAND - Northern Arizona Blues Alliance - Band Entrant

BONNIE TALLMAN & CHARLIE LOCKARD - Billtown Blues Association Leaders

BEVERLY DAVIS BAND - Memphis Blues Society - Band Entrant

CORY LUETJEN & THE TRAVELING BLUES BAND - Triangle Blues Society

KERN PRATT - Musician & Fan 

KAT RIGGINS - Musician & Fan

LEWIS MASHBURN - Owner Capitol Oyster Bar/IBC Judge/Fan

KIM DOOLITTLE & ROB QUAIL - Royal Blues Fellowship - Solo/Duo Entrant

JESSE FINKLESTEIN & AUDREY MICHELLE - Blues Radio International

EVEN TWITTY - South Central Indiana Blues Society - Youth Showcase Entrant

CHRIS & CHRISTINA ALEXANDER - Musicians & Fans

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SHOW #500 - 01/29/2020

IBC LIVE SHOW #3

GUEST INCLUDED (exact times to come)

RONN REEGER - Tall City Blues Fest Talent Curator

SIX STRING ANDREW w/ GRACE KUCH - Blues Society Of The Ozarks - Youth Showcase Entrant

CARNES & SHEW - Kentuckiana Blues Society - Solo/Duo Entrant

CHAD HARRIS & THE BLUE HERONS - Charlotte Blues Society - Band Entrant

TOMMY BENTZ BAND - Paramount Music Society - Band Entrant

MARK & SHERI CAMERON - Musicians & Fans

FOG BLUES - Grand River Blues Society - Band ENtrant

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SHOW#501 - 01/30/2020

IBC LIVE SHOW #4

GUESTS INCLUDED (exact times to come)

9th AVENUE TRIO - Colorado Blues Society - Youth Showcase Entrant

BLUEZY TRIO - Croatian Blues Force - Band Entrant

FEW MILES ON - Smokey Mountain Blues Society - Band Entrant

NIKKI "D" & THE SISTERS OF THUNDER - Black Swamp Blues Society - Band Entrant

CROOKED EYE TOMMY & JIM GUSTIN & TRUTH JONES - Santa Clarita Blues Society - Solo/Duo & Band Entrant - appeared together

WADE PARX - Member Six String Andrew Band & Pinetop Perkins Youth

GARRETT COLLINS PROJECT - Atlanta Blues Society - Band Entrant

ONE SHOT JOHNNY - Huntington Blues Society - Band Entrant

RON BATES - Connecticut Blues Society Member & Blues Promoter

THE TUFFENUFFS - Colorado Blues Society - Solo/Duo Entrant

SLIM & THE PERCOLATORS - Central Delaware Blues Society - Band Entrant

VICTORIA GINTY, GLENN BROWN, GRACE LOUGEN - Musicians & Fans

DSU FILM CREW - Filming a documentary on the Blues

BILLY THE KID - Blues Society Of Western Pennsylvania - Musician & Fan and 2014 IBC Finalist

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SHOW #502 - 01/30/2020

IBC LIVE SHOW #5

GUESTS INCLUDED (exact times to come)

MARCIA & MARK ADAMS - Villages Blues Society Founders

MARK TELESCA - Musician & Fan

NOBBY REED PROJECT - Vermont Blues Society - Band Entrant

PATRICK MONAGHAN - DJ - Buckslide Blues Cruise Canoe FM

CORT DUGGINS - Musician & Fan

HOROJO TRIO - Ottawas Blues Society - Band Entrant

DOUG McLEOD - Musician & Fan - 2020 BMA Nominee for Acoustic Artist

BOBBY BLACKHAT - Nachel Blues Network - Musician & Fan & 2016 IBC Band Finalist

LYNN CHWYL BAND - Edmonton Blues Society - Band Entrant

ADAN VOSDING - Fan - 1st time IBC'er

VERONICA LEWIS - Boston Blues Society - Youth Showcase Entrant

JOHNNY WHEELS & THE SWAMP DONKEYS - Cascade Blues Society - Band Entrant

J.P. REALI - D.C. Blues Society - Solo/Duo Entrant

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