JOSH HOYER & THE SHADOWBOXERS
for taking first place in the Nebraska Blues Challenge FINALS on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at The 21st Saloon! As the winner of the Nebraska Blues Challenge, they will represent the BSO at the 2014 International Blues Challenge presented by the national Blues Foundation. The event is January 21-25, 2014, in Memphis. For more information see www.blues.org/ibc.
For more information on the Blues Society of Omaha see www.omahablues.com or visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/BluesSocietyOfOmaha
Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers, BSO's 2014 International Blues Challenge band www.joshhoyerandtheshadowboxers.com
CONGRATULATIONS ALSO to the HECTOR ANCHONDO BAND for taking second place
and the BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND for taking third place!
www.back-alley-blues.com Thank you to all the participating bands, hosting venues, sponsors, judges, volunteers and everyone who came out to support this celebration of Nebraska blues music.
Our hosting venues this year were The 21st Saloon, Lincoln's Zoo Bar and McKenna's. We have some great local musicians. Get out and support them! Here's a list of the prizes awarded with special thanks to our generous prize sponsors Moose Lodge Recording Studio www.mooselodgestudio.com and Richard Allen Photography www.allensphoto.net NBC 1st Place Prizes *$1200 in Travel Expense money to compete in the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, January 21 through January 25, 2014 – visit www.blues.org/ibc for complete details *$400 Cash Prize *12 Hours of Studio Time at Moose Lodge Recording Studio *Promotional Photo Package from Richard Allen Photography Package valued at $360. The prize includes a studio session for the band and each member. *Several paid gigs in the region representing the Blues Society of Omaha as the Nebraska Blues Challenge winner including the Central Iowa Blues Society’s Winter Blues Fest in Des Moines NBC 2nd Place Prizes *$300 Cash *6 Hours of Studio Time at Moose Lodge Recording Studio NBC 3rd Place Prizes *$200 Cash *4 Hours of Studio Time at Moose Lodge Recording Studio Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's 3rd annual NEBRASKA BLUES CHALLENGE the biggest yet!