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BUCK69’s New CD "No Medicine Like The Blues"

It's Like Kenny Wayne Sheppard meeting Jonny Lang in a Juke Joint to talk about Eric Clapton.
16 new original songs by the Toledo Ohio based Blues, Roots Rock band WWW.BUCK69.NET
See The Video Here:
Buy the CD or Download MP3's Here:
Or Stream It At ITunes:

Memphis Tenn. 2012 IBC

Made it back to Toledo last night about 2 am. Memphis was awesum, and a great experiance for Alex & I. The 4 acts that moved forward from the group we competed with all played traditional blues (Robert Johnson style) and as you know Alex & I are more contemporary blues, but our music was well recieved and we got nothing but good feedback. Met alot of great musicians and made some professional contacts. Thanks so much to our family, friends and the N.W. Ohio Black Swamp Blues Society for all your support. Peace, Love & Music.

Here are some facts about the IBC this year to give you an idea of its size.
First time ever they are using 20 venues.
There are 226 acts
748 musicians with 575 performances from 40 states & 16 countries.
This takes 108 judges
AND several volunteers.

You can hear our radio interview along with one of our new songs at

We are like the 4th interview.

2012 International Blues Challenge (IBC)

It's Official. Alex and I have been selected to play at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. at the end of January. We'll be competing against about 90 other acts from around the world in the Solo/Duo catagory.
The dates for the 2012 International Blues Challenge (IBC) will be January 31 - February 4, 2012. The competition will be held in Memphis, TN in the Beale Street entertainme...nt district.
The IBC will begin with the FedEx International Showcase (Jan 31). The Challenge has been expanded to a four day format. Wednesday and Thursday night we will hold the quarter finals (Feb 1-2), Semi finals will be held Friday night (Feb 3) and concluding with finals in the Orpheum Theater (Feb 4).
The 2012 International Blues Challenge will be the 28th year of Blues musicians from around the world competing for cash, prizes, and industry recognition. The Blues Foundation will present the 28th International Blues Challenge January 31-February 4, 2012 in Memphis, TN. The world's largest gathering of Blues acts represents an international search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Act ready to take their act to the international stage. In 2011, 110 bands and 83 solo/duo acts entered, filling the clubs up and down Beale Street for the quarter-finals on Wednesday and Thursday, the semi-finals on Friday and the finals at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday. We will have at least that many in 2012.