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The 4th Annual Wyoming Blues Challenge

2014 Winners

In The Solo Division

D.J. Haley

D.J. Haley

D.J. comes from Worland,Wyoming. He began playing guitar at the age of 12 with aspirations of becoming a Beatle.
At age fourteen the discovery of Son House put D.J. on a far less lucrative but far more fulfilling path.
D.J. has been a regular at the Nowoodstock festival in Tensleep,Wyoming for several years.
Besides occasionally busking, most of D.J.'s performances lately have been on his front porch
with his dog Django in attendance.

In The Band Division

Gary Small & the Coyote' Bros.


Gary Small is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist, raised in Wyoming and a member of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Nation. His music spans a vast variety of blues styles,as well as other genres and includes a Native American connotation. Small's blues guitar playing style is often compared to B.B. King and Albert Collins.No stranger to the music profession, Small has won four Native American Music Awards, including Male Artist of the Year. For 15 years Small led his group of outstanding musicians through a myriad of music styles, including blues, funk, and world beat. His rhythm section members included Graham Lear of Santana and Bobby Torres of the Joe Cocker Band.

Musicians:Gary Small (guitar and vocal), Michael Gillan (drums), Jobe Jennings (bass)