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And now, here are the winners…

The Blues Foundation’s 32nd Annual International Blues Challenge was a HUGE success. Thanks to all of our affiliates, members, volunteers, musicians and fans for being a part of 2016 IBC.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 33rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE – January 31 – February 4, 2017
And now, here are the winners………
Best Self-Produced CD – Rob Lumbard, Blues in a Bottle, Central  Iowa Blues Society
Best Harmonica Player Award – InnerVision, Columbus Blues Alliance
Solo Guitar– Bing

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Barbara Newman takes the helm!

“The Blues Foundation is very excited to welcome our new President and CEO, Barbara B. Newman” offers Board Chairman Paul E. Benjamin. “She will be a great leader who will help us move forward, taking The Blues Foundation to new heights. We all look forward to working together creating a great team.”
She was raised in the world of music, with many family members working in the music industry. Her introduction to the blues occurred when

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The Blues Foundation Selects New President & CEO

Memphis, TN (August 19, 2015) Barbara B. Newman has been selected to succeed Jay Sieleman as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Blues Foundation, the Memphis-based, international music organization dedicated to preserving blues music history, celebrating recording and performance excellence, supporting blues education and ensuring the future of this unique art form. She will take the helm October 1.
Ms. Newman is a fourth-generation Memphian with deep ties to the city that annually hosts the

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