They were part of a 10-act slate who competed at the Blue Note Grill in Durham for the chance to advance to January’s 39th International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. Proceeds from ticket sales on Sunday and your TBS membership fees help fund their trips.
Greylan Hall emerged from the group category, which also featured Acisse Jay, beckwith, Busted Knuckle Blues Band and Mojo Collins and Triple Vision. Collins was named runner-up by a three-judge panel.
Eric “E-Train” Manning won the solo/duo category, which also featured Cory Luetjen and the Traveling Blues Band, Foster Wiley, Lynn Swisher Spears and Two Picky Guys. Leutjen came in second among these competitors.
Here’s a look back at the 2023 edition of this exciting annual event presented by the Triangle Blues Society. Follow us on YouTube for more: