Another year of the International Blues Challenge has been put in the record books. Our Blues Challenge winners represented Northwest Arkansas well, playing their hearts out as they joined over 200 acts from around the world at clubs up and down Beale Street. Though our sponsored band, Vox Squadron didn't advance beyond quarter-finals, our solo artist, Tony Redman made it to semi-finals. He played a great set for semis, but did not advance to finals.
Please put your hands together one more time for these artists. IBC is a BIG deal and they all pushed through like pros.
Read on for more information on our local winners!
Tony Redman is a guitar player/singer living
in Fayetteville Arkansas. Redman's show mixes old blues classics, with original songs steeped heavily
in delta blues.
Bootleggers of organic free-range gluten-free blues rock from just across the westward state line. Hand crafted original tunes that go down smoothly with just a hint of aromatic notes that are equal parts Vaughn, Hendrix, Wilco, and Madonna. Hailing from Tahlequah Oklahoma this 4-piece outfit is lead by Jack Myers on guitar; and accompanied by Richard Wood on bass, Aaron Lee on Keys, and Jacob Martin on Drums. Myers was edumacated at the University of Arkansas and is a semi-professional goat farmer who also practices surgery on humans in his free time. Wood is a living Rembrandt on stilts and scaffolds who has no fear of heights, or anything else for that matter. Lee is a professional wizard of computers and anything electronic. Martin is a collegiate jazz student drummer and if you’re wondering what a jazz drummer is doing with us... so are we. The Vox Squadron is on a mission to melt your face with blues infused dad rock... or die trying.
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About the Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas
Keeping the Blues Alive
in the Natural State
The Ozark Blues Society was formed in May 2001 and incorporated as the Ozark Blues Society of NW Arkansas, Inc., a non-profit organization, on 1/15/2002. The Society was approved as a 501(c)(3) public charity on 5/6/2002. The Ozark Blues Society is staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers.
The purpose of the Ozark Blues Society is to foster the development in the community of an appreciation of all types of blues music by promoting and producing meetings, lectures, seminars, concerts, musical productions and entertainment involving the blues; to promote public knowledge of local, national, and international blues music; and to promote historical research into blues music in order to perpetuate the memory, spirit, and music of blues artists who have not received just popular recognition.
Current Ozark Blues Society News
February 22, 2019
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