Congratulations to the Quay Thomas Duo, winner of the 2014 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo / Duo competition held at Zimm’s Food and Spirits on Sunday, August 24. The second place and only solo act went to Rob Lumbard of Des Moines.
Prize package to the winner is $250 cash, 8 hours recording time courtesy of Junior’s Motel in Otho, IA, opportunity for paid performances at 2015 Winter Blues Fest & 2015 Bottoms Up Blues Bash, among others, and entry into and $300 travel expenses for 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN.
Special thanks to all the competing acts and sponsors – Budweiser, Summit Brewing, Cityview, Junior’s Motel, Zimm’s Food & Spirits, House of Bricks, The Muddy Waters, Central Iowa Blues Society, Mississippi Valley Blues Society, South Skunk Blues Society, Southeast Iowa Blues Society and Lizard Creek Blues Society. For more information go to www.cibs.org.