Blues Challenge Recap!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWhat a weekend of live music!!!

Wow!!! Hands down, it was definitely a great weekend for live music and the blues!!! The last guest just departed and now on with a recap about the 11th Annual Blues Challenge hosted by the Blues Society of Western PA.

Congratulations to all the acts…every act did a great job. It was a difficult day to make choices, every act was that good. Congratulations to the following that the panel of judges chose.

Band winners…

1st Place…Stevie Wellons Band

2nd Place…Katie Simone and Soul Vaccination

3rd Place…Craig King



1st Place…Bill Weiner and Al Taylor

2nd Place…Karl Brandt


Jim Weber Guitarist of the Year Award

Cheryl Rinovato


As the day progressed yesterday, I thought back over the many challenges that we have hosted in the past. Each was a learning lesson for everyone. We, the BSWPA, have continued to tweak and adjust what we do. I am thrilled to say that over the years the challenges continue to get better. Every year, we read more