Mark your calendars for our annual IBC Fundraiser. It will be held on Saturday, January 19 at the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville.
If you didn't get to catch the winner's
sets at the Blues Challenge, the fundraiser will give you another chance! We will feature both Tony Redman, our solo/duo winner as well as our band winner,
Vox Squadron. The band winner of our 2017 Blues Challenge, The Downtown Livewires, will also perform. Tickets will be on sale soon with a general admission price of $20. A limited number of reserved seats will be available for $25. Advance purchase sponsor tables (10 seats) are available for $400. Please email Liz Lottmann for more information on sponsor table availability. Please visit our website www.ozarkbluessociety.org
to access the link for ticket sales. Read on below for more information and bios of our winners.
This year's solo/duo winner for the second year in a row, was Tony Redman. Tony shook the rafters at his venue in Memphis at the 2018 IBC and we look for him to give the 2019 IBC crowd a strong dose of his unique heartfelt blues.
Tony Redman Bio: " Tony Redman is a blues guitarist/vocalist, living in Fayetteville Arkansas. Redman’s repertoire contains a mix of originals, and classic songs steeped heavily in delta blues. With a high energy live set, Tony Redman has proven to be one of the most expressive vocalists, and powerful slide guitarists in the blues scene today!"
Our band winner this year is Vox Squadron from Tahlequah, OK. This band competed in our 2016 Blues Challenge and returned this year for another try....for them, the second time was the charm. They will take their heavy hitting rock oriented blues to Memphis for the 2019 International Blues Challenge in January.
Vox Squadron Bio: "The Vox Squadron, formed in Tahlequah, OK in 2014, reflects a common love of electric and psychedelic blues. Members Jack Myers (guitar, vocals), Richard Wood (bass), and Aaron Lee (keys) were high school classmates in the 90’s. Jacob Martin (drums) was a welcome addition in 2017. In his spare time between raising 4 children and a busy surgical practice, Myers writes and arranges songs reflecting his youthful idols,
Jimi Hendrix and Ian Moore. Richard and Aaron are multi-instrumentalists in several bands in their locale. Jacob is a jazz scholar at Northeastern State University."