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Central Virginia Blues Society IBC Blues Challenge

The Southern Cafe, 103 1st St S , Charlottesville, VA

On Sunday, August 30, CVBS will host its 2nd Annual Blues Challenge at the Southern Cafe & Music Hall in Charlottesville. This is an event you won't want to miss because on the stage will be ten of the best blues bands and solo/duo acts you will find anywhere in the mid-Atlantic region, all competing for the opportunity to go to Memphis in January for the prestigious International Blues Challenge . For the $10 price of admission, you will rarely hear so much blues talent in one place at one time. So please come out, cheer for your favorite musicians, and enjoy the show.

The Competitors

In the Band category we will have:

★ Bell Hornets ★ Danny Goodson Band ★ Emma Leigh Band ★Llamas at Brunch ★ Moondog Medicine Show ★ Tanya K and Red Shoes ★ Vintage #18

In the Solo/Duo category, we will hear:

★ Adrian Duke and Theresa Richmond ★ Juke Joint Junkies AKA Jack Roy and Lisa Miller ★ Just Vinny
Oct6

Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society Battle of the Blues Bands

Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, Ca

Band and Solo/Duo winners will compete in Memphis, Tennessee, at the 2013 International Blues Challenge, January 30th to February 2nd. Entertainment by 11 of Southern California's hottest Blues Bands and Solo/Duos.  Doors open at 6:00 pm with food and drink service.  

Master of Ceremonies:  Ron Tanski (2011 Solo Winner)
Opening Band:  Ron Tanski Trio
House Band:  Bobby Bluehouse Band

6:00 - 6:20 - Bobby Bluehouse Band (House Band) 6:20 - 6:45 - Ron Tanski Trio (2011 Solo Winner) 6:45 - 7:00 - Opening Introductions , Announcements / Stage Changeover Bobby Bluehouse Band - 2 songs (10)
  7:00 - 7:25pm - Just Vinny (Solo)   7:40 - 8:05pm - B.Rad Blues Band (Band)   8:20 - 8:45pm - Jeff Thaler & Kevin Carmody (Duo)   9:00 - 9:25pm - Laurie Morvan Band (Band)   9:40 - 10:05pm - TJ Sullivan & Damon Van Buren (Duo)   10:20 - 10:45pm - Toni Dodd & Southbound Blues (Band)   11:00 - 11:25pm - Barbara Paul & Joe Bull (Duo)   11:40pm -12:05am - New Blues Revolution (Band)   12:20 - 12:45am - Michael Stanton (Solo)   1:00am - Announce Winners

All ages welcome. Children 12 and under $5.00. Adults $10.00 advance online, $15.00 at the door Age limit: All ages

Mar18

Variety Night

Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City CA 90230, (310) 398-2583

Opening March Variety Night at Boulevard Music

$4.00 Age limit: All ages

On the Road

After spending most of my life working in the Arts and Entertainment industries in California, taking care of a lot of people I thought were family, and turned out just to be relatives, my life in general burned to the ground.  So I am now doing something I have always wanted to do, and that is playing the blues wherever I can.  Touring the country in a vintage motor home. Maybe I'll find a home somewhere.  Maybe not.  Looking to play festivals, benefits, small gigs, whatever all over the South, Southeast and Texas.  

1976 Blues Liner

1976 Dream Liner - renamed Blues Liner.  Now in the Carolinas.

1976 Dream Liner - renamed Blues Liner. Now in the Carolinas.

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  • hollander blue

    hollander blue blk mtn

    hey vinny. just checking out your site :)

    hey vinny. just checking out your site smile

  • Mike

    Mike SCV

    We met at the SCV Blues Society Battle of the Bands. Love your site...I'm really getting into Maxwell Street. Keep up the good work...will contact soon...

    We met at the SCV Blues Society Battle of the Bands. Love your site...I'm really getting into Maxwell Street. Keep up the good work...will contact soon...

  • Just Vinny

    Just Vinny LA

    Definitely there had to be tons of out takes. Would be great to see them too.

    Definitely there had to be tons of out takes. Would be great to see them too.

  • Paul Petraitis

    Paul Petraitis south side Chicago

    Don't forget the great footage of Hooker with Muddy's band on Maxwell street in The Blues Brothers first movie...wonder if there were out takes?

    Don't forget the great footage of Hooker with Muddy's band on Maxwell street in The Blues Brothers first movie...wonder if there were out takes?

  • James Houlahan

    James Houlahan LA

    Hey Vinny, nice to meet you last night. Great set, I enjoyed it! And thanks for all the tips on where to play. If you get a chance, please visit my site at jameshoulahan.com.

    Hey Vinny, nice to meet you last night. Great set, I enjoyed it! And thanks for all the tips on where to play. If you get a chance, please visit my site at jameshoulahan.com.

  • Medka

    Medka Bakersfield

    Vinny! Great job on your site! Can't wait for the next show!

    Vinny! Great job on your site! Can't wait for the next show!