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The 2015
Wyoming Blues Challenge
Winners Are:

In The Solo/Duo Division:
Down In The Roots

Down In The Roots


When you think of Wyoming blues is not the first thing that comes to mind, but don't be fooled, this duo authentically rocks the blues. Bob Greenspan is one of the better electric blues/rock guitar players out there. Add in his stomp board, his smoky vocals and Mama T (Teresa Bollermann) holding a steady lowdown groove on the bass guitar and what you get is a sound that will make you want to get up and dance. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Bob's formative years were spent playing in Chicago blues clubs with many blues legends. He is a published songwriter with both Polygram-Universal and EMI and had a song that went to #1 on a french internet radio station in 2006.

 

In The Band Division:
Melissa-B-Band

Melissa B Band


Melissa B. is a powerful singer with a confident, nuanced and evocative voice. She is
both classically trained and steeped in American roots music.
A Wyoming native, Melissa has been gigging regularly across the region since the late
90's. She is backed by blues veterans Gary Small on guitar and Rick Davis on blues
harp. A rock-solid rhythm section of Fred Serna (drums) and Jobe Jennings (bass)
provide a killer groove.

Thank you very much for competing in the challenge
and good luck to you both in Memphis!

 


Check Out Current and Former Wyoming Blues Challenge Winners Below

Wyoming Blues Challenge 2012

Wyoming Blues Challenge 2013

Wyoming Blues Challenge 2014

Wyoming Blues Challenge 2015

 


Thanks To All Those That Participate and Support Blues and Jazz Music!

We have a new Blues Challenge album in the Photos page of the website.
If you have any pictures that you would like to see there, please contact the webmaster and we'll smuggle them aboard!