Okay, so I have finally got to the end of my IBC trip. It was hard for it to end as so much went on.
Saturday was the Finals. While, no Connecticut band was in the running, I had a friend, Bobby Black Hat and his band playing,
I will supply a little taste of the acts. The program alternates between the Solo/Duo and the Bands.
Joe Whitmer welcomes the crowd.
BAND – 1st Place -The Delgado Brothers Ventura County Blues Society
SOLO/DUO – 1st Place -Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons -Washington Blues Society
In SOLO/DUO, 2nd Place went to InnerVision from Columbus Blues Alliance. I had met them earlier.
Well you don’t go to Memphis for Pizza but if you want a taste of the Northeast with a slice, try Aldo’s Pizza Pie. In looking at the menu last year I noticed a sandwich called “The Trenton Makes.” So I asked if the owner was from New Jersey. Yes.
This year I stopped in and met one of the Northeast connections, Quinto. We had a nice talk and I took some food back including the Trenton Makes.
I met Terri Robbins at the airport as we were on the same plane to Charlotte. As we were talking, a friend of Terri’s Franc Robert came by and chatted. He had competed in the Solo/Duo.
Then he took out his guitar and was playing. It attracted some onlookers.
One was Radka Kasparcova who played in the Youth Showcase.
Together they made the wait pass rather quickly.
Looking forward to my next trip. BMAs in May?