2017 Colorado Blues Challenge Winners - Representing CBS in the International Blues Challenge in 2018!

Solo/Duo: Jack Hadley

The son of a Filipino mother and an African-American father, Jack was born in the Philippines. He grew up in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. His mother bought him an acoustic guitar at the age of twelve because she wanted to keep him busy. The family moved to Denver, Colorado, where he learned to play music by ear, playing music by everyone from Hendrix to Dylan, unaware that he was learning the foundation of American music — the blues.

In 2012 Jack became the first musician in the history of the Colorado Blues Society to qualify for the finals in both the solo and band categories for the IBC in the same year. He has recorded at the legendary Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. Jack has performed at Blues From The Top in Winter Park, BBs Jazz, Blues & Soups in St. Louis and the first Brighton Blues Blast. In 2013 Jack Hadley & the St. Louis Blues All-Stars headlined at the Rauma Blues Festival in Rauma, Finland. Jack’s latest release is “The St. Louis Sessions”.  Lear more about Jack at www.jackhadleymusic.com

Photo by Tarry Underwood

Band: Mojomama

Mojomama's brand of "Funked-up Blues" is inspired by many of the blues legends who have come before them, and contemporary artists who are forging into the future. Drawing on a lifetime of musical experiences on stage and in the studio Mojomama 's guitarist Bob Murnahan adds Rock riffs, Shredding guitar solos, Jessica Rogalski provides the powerful lead vocals,Paul Rogalski lays down the Groov'in Basslines and Paul Christiansen provides hard driving Drum beat that beckons the past but move you into the future. Mojomama will excite any crowd and bring them to their feet with their collective talent , musical prowess, and sing along melodies . Mojomama has been a mainstay on the Colorado music scene for more than a decade with 3 studio albums under their belts and too many shows to count, Check them out @ www.mojomama.net and get a taste of their "Funked-up Blues"

CBS IBC Past Band Winners:

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 - Competed in the IBC Finals

2013 Band – Dan Treanor & Afrosippi featuring Erica Brown
(Dan Treanor & Afrosippi fea. Ercia Brown took 3rd Place in the 2013 Band Finals Competition)

2012 Band - Delta Sonics

2011 Band - Lionel Young Band
(The Lionel Young Band was the overall winner in the 2011 Band Competition)

2010 Band - Boa & The Constrictors

2009 Band - The Johnny O Band

2008 Band - The Erica Brown Band

CBS IBC Past Solo/Duo Winners:

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 Solo/Duo Finals Competition)

2010 Solo/Duo - Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen

2009 Solo/Duo - Ben Stevens

2008 Solo/Duo - Lionel Young
(Lionel Young was the overall winner in the 2008 Solo/Duo Competition)

More info on the Blues Foundation and the IBC

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