This week on BSC we bring highlights from the finals of the Blues Foundation’s 2017 International Blues Challenge. For 33 years, Beale Street has opened it's hallowed music halls and bar rooms for one special week to hundreds of aspiring artists from around the globe. For many it's a shot at living the dream, for others it's the experience of coming to Memphis and playing the rooms and street corners that their heroes played. The level of talent is incredibly high, and the vibe and bustle on the street is electric. Listen in as we interview participants and air highlight performances from the finals.
Winner, Band Category - Dawn Tyler Watson, The Montreal Blues Society
Runner-up, Band Category - The Souliz Band featuring Sugar and Spice, Suncoast Blues Society
Winner, Solo/Duo Category - Al Hill, Nashville Blues Society
Runner-up, Solo/Duo Category - Brody Buster’s One Man Band, Kansas City Blues Society