Music: Road to Memphis 2010 Blues Showcase

The “Road to Memphis 2010” showcase kicks off at 7 p.m. at Play by Play in Silverton and raises money to help some local musicians get to Memphis at the end of the month and battle in the International Blues Challenge against entries from around the worl

The Cincy Blues Society’s annual “Winter Blues Fest” is coming up at the end of January (two nights, three stages and 26 bands at the Southgate House, Jan. 29-30). But on Monday you can get your Blues fix via a stellar regional lineup at the Play By Play club in Silverton. And it’s for a good cause: helping area artists spread the good word of Midwestern Blues.

The “Road to Memphis 2010” showcase kicks off at 7 p.m. and raises money to help some local musicians get to Memphis at the end of the month and battle in the International Blues Challenge against entries from around the world.

Monday’s benefit show will feature IBC competitors Cheryl Renee with Them Bones (pictured, competing in the “Band” category and representing the Cincy Blues Society) and Ricky Nye (CBS rep in the “Solo/Duo” category), as well as Twelve-Eight (participating in the new Youth Showcase at the IBC) and Jimmy D. Rogers, who is the Columbus Blues Alliance’s entry in the “Solo/Duo” category (oddly, Cincinnati’s Sonny Moorman Group — not performing at the benefit — is the CBA’s “Band” competitor). Guitarist Noah Wotherspoon, who has competed at the IBC for CBS in the past, is also on the bill.

Get show details and Sound Advice here.


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