2020 Colorado Blues Challenge Winners
Representing CBS in the International Blues Challenge in 2020!
Solo/Duo: The TUFFENUFS
This iconic duo merge powerful vocals with masterful blues on the keys; Stacey’s vocal range is blaring when she sings in baritone and gut-wrenchingly beautiful when slaying the highest of soprano notes. It is a simple elegance at its finest while being the perfect storm.
Danny Haynes and Stacey Turpenoff are genuine staples in our blues society; their compassion for music, the appreciation of performing, and musical talent are all that anyone can ask for from musicians.
The combination of Stacey’s beautiful vocals and Danny’s skills on the keys allow for their performance to operate in utter peace; every single soul who witness this duo are in awe and know that the bar has been set.
Band: THE MOVERS and SHAKERS
The Movers & Shakers are a dynamic collaboration of family and friends. Their live performances have become the stuff of legend in the Rocky Mountain region. The band’s energy and chemistry are the result of longstanding friendships and family members. Each member is either related or has one or more friendships in the group which date back a decade or more. Their style is rock and soul straight from the heart. They come to play!
Youth Showcase Selection- 9th Avenue Trio
9th Avenue Trio turns it up & down in Denver - featuring Eric Jones (keys) Laine Ford (upright bass) & Cole Betancourt (drums)
CBS IBC Band Winners:
Note: The years are based on the Year of the Memphis IBC Finals.CBS holds our IBC in the Spring to select our entries in Memphis for the following January IBC competition.
2020 Band- The Movers and Shakers
2019 Band- Mojomama
2018 Band - Mojomama
2017 Band - The John Weeks Band
2016 Band - Rex Peoples and X Factr
2015 Band - Eef and the Blues Express
2014 Band - Bad Brad and the Fat Cats (Bad Brad &The Fat Cats advanced to the Blues Foundation Finals of the 2014 IBC Band Competition)
2013 Band – Dan Treanor & Afrosippi featuring Erica Brown
(Dan Treanor & Afrosippi fea. Ercia Brown took 3rd Place in the Blues Foundation 2013 Band Finals Competition)
2012 Band - Delta Sonics
2011 Band - Lionel Young Band
(The Lionel Young Band was the overall winner in the Blues Foundation 2011 Band Competition)
2010 Band - Boa & The Constrictors
2009 Band - The Johnny O Band
2008 Band - The Erica Brown Band
CBS IBC Solo/Duo Winners:
2020 Solo/Duo- Stompit -Stompit broke up afterwards and were replaced by The Tuffenuffs
2019 Solo/Duo - Scott "Shack" Hackler
(Shack advanced to the 2019 Blues Foundation Solo/Duo Finals)
2018 Solo/Duo - Jack Hadley
2017 Solo/Duo - A.J. Fullerton
2016 Solo/Duo - Dan Treanor and Randall Dubis
2015 Solo/Duo - Cary Morin
2014 Solo/Duo - Cary Morin
2013 Solo/Duo – Jack Yoder
2012 Solo/Duo - Johnny O.
2011 Solo/Duo - Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen
( Big Jim & John advanced to the 2011 Blues Foundation Solo/Duo Finals Competition)
2010 Solo/Duo - Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen
2009 Solo/Duo - Ben Stevens
2008 Solo/Duo - Lionel Young
(Lionel Young took 1st place in the 2008Blues Foundation Solo/Duo Competition)
CBS IBC Youth Showcase Performers:
2020 Solo/Duo-9th Avenue Trio
2019 Solo/Duo- no selection
2018 Solo/Duo - Colorado Blues Squad
2017 Solo/Duo - Grace Kuch Band
2016 Solo/Duo - Grace Kuch
2015 Solo/Duo - Coleman Dickson
2014 Solo/Duo - Jack Gaffney
2013 Solo/Duo – Jake and the Thunderbolts
2012 Solo/Duo - Bad Brad and the Fat Cats
2011 Solo/Duo - Taylor Marvin & the Golden Boys
2010 Solo/Duo - Taylor Marvin
2009 Solo/Duo - Michaela Rae
More info on the Blues Foundation and the IBC