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Monday, May 18, 2009

Avey Brothers Win 2009 Iowa Blues Challenge

Congratulations to the Avey Brothers winner of the Iowa Blues Challenge. Here is the press release from the Central Iowa Blues Society.


Press Release-2009 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

Congratulations to The Avey Brothers, winners of the 2009 Iowa Blues Challenge held May 16th at the Hotel Fort Des Moines. This Quad-Cities band received $500 cash plus $1,200 travel expenses to Memphis as our local representative at the International Blues Challenge in January 2010. The Avey Brothers also receive 8 hours of studio time from Junior’s Motel as well as several paid gigs including the Mississippi Valley Blues Fest, Simply The Blues Fest and more. Matt Woods & the Thunderbolts placed second, earning them $400 cash. The Blues Explosion placed third, earning them $300 cash. Rounding out the competition was Trouble No More, earning $200 cash.

The Iowa Blues Challenge features one of the finest prize packages, for a contest of this kind, in the country. Prizes are awarded to the top bands, including---cash, travel expenses, recording time, as well as spots in the 2009 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport, IA, 2010 Simply The Blues Fest in Ft. Madison, IA and the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee in 2010.

The 2009 Iowa Blues Challenge is proudly sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society, Mississippi Valley Blues Society, Lizard Creek Blues Society, Budweiser, Citadel Broadcasting/94.9KGGO & 98.3WOW, Junior’s Motel and Rieman Music.

Check out www.cibs.org for more information.

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