IBC Winner

Thanks to Billy the Kid and The Regulators, Gary Prisby and Matt Barranti for representing the BSWPA in the 30th International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Congratulations to Billy the Kid and the Regulators for winning 3rd place in the 30th IBC.

“The 30th International Blues Challenge (IBC)–the world’s largest gathering of blues acts—concluded its five-day run on world famous Beale Street in downtown Memphis with a full day of performances before a full house at the Orpheum Theatre. Narrowed read more

What’s a girl to do???

Dear Blues Family,

Ahhh, mid January and it is that time again!  Preparations are in full swing for getting people to Memphis, TN for the International Blues Challenge.  Billy the Kid and the Regulators, the BSWPA’s band entry, are gearing up…the horns, the guitars, the keys and the vocals are working on a zesty performance. Gary Prisby and Matt Barranti, our duo entry, have been fine tuning what they do. Our youth act, Zoe Zielinski, has been hard at work to deliver a great performance at read more

UPDATE: Blues Challenge 2014

BealeStMemphisThe Blues Society of Western PA is proud to announce that the following acts are registered for their upcoming 10th Annual Blues Challenge. The following is NOT in the order that they will play. The lineup will be determined at a later date. We, the BSWPA, are thrilled that the slots filled early. There is now a wait list…just in case.

We invite you to join us at our new location on April 5, 2014 at the Cornerstone at Tonidale, 7011 Steubenville Pike Oakdale, PA.

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Happy New Year from the BSWPA!

Dear Blues Family,

The Blues Society of Western PA wishes all of you a very happy 2014 and that you enjoy a world filled with good blues!

Last night was our 5th Annual New Year’s Eve party….and it was a great night shared by many. There were a few complications with the check in at the hotel….but, it was a small price to pay for such a great evening of music. Undoubtedly, everyone got their money’s worth. Billy the Kid and the Regulators opened the evening…and what a start we had! read more