On January 19th the European Blues Union received in Memphis the Keeping The Blues Alive award from the Blues Foundation.
During the ceremony, held by Art Tipaldi, Jay Sieleman, the previous president of the Blues Foundation, introduced our association describing the first steps since 2008 in Italy and the Blues Conferences in Notodden and Hondarribia.
A delegation of the EBU board was present to receive this prestigious award.
We are very proud of promoting the European Blues in USA!
The trophy will be presented at all the EBU members during the General Assembly in Hell on March 17th.
Credit Photo : Sylvie Bosc – www.sylbmonoeil.com
Radio Saint-Affrique had a special show Bandeboue Blues directed by Ben de Boue, of 51 minutes about the firts 11 finalists of next European Blues Challenge, those playing on March 16 in Hell!
To listen click here!
European Blues Challenge 2018
It’s time to go to Hell! In march 2018, the he most distinguished blues event of the year in Europe, the 8th European Blues Challenge, European Blues Challenge will be organized in the vikings part of Norway, in the the town of Hell, where a great festival, Blues in Hell is organized every year. The Blues Festival started back in 1992 and in 2018 it will be the 27th Blues Festival in Hell. Hell Blues Festival 1992-2005, Hell Music Festival 2006-2007, Blues in Hell 2008- Since the start the Festival has arranged close to 2000 concerts, blues in schools, workshops, seminars a.s.o Blues in Hell has more than 300 volunteers with a lot of experience that will be ready work to make the best and most compact EBC ever. The main EBC event will be held on March 16 and 17, 2018 at Scandic Hotel, where also the Blues Market and the General Assembly will take place.
Nearest airport isTrondheim. More information here: http://ebcinhell2018.no/
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Some members of the European Blues Union board, Davide, Pertti, Silvio and Roser, during last Lucerne Blues Festival 2017, had a very fruitful meeting with two visiting members of the Blues Foundation board, Paul and Jeff. Discussions about a more strict collaboration and some future projects to be followed together were made. Europe and America are working side by side for the Blues!
We are proud and happy to announce that the European Blues Union is recipient of the Keeping The Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis.
Keeping the Blues Alive Award
We will be present in Memphis on January 19 at the Official Ceremony to receive this prize, as a recognition of our work in the past years. European Blues and American Blues are getting closer and closer like brothers and sisters!
Congratulations to Ed & The Gators as winners of Belgium Blues Challenge 2017! They will represent Belgium at the 6th European Blues Challenge next March in Hell (Norway)
The Dutch Blues Challenge 2017 was organized by the Dutch Blues Foundation, proud member of the European Blues Union since the beginning
Karen with the EBU board representative (Kjell, Winne and Jorden)
Winner category solo/duo Mr. Boogiewoogie that will go to the IBC in Memphis
Winners Band category: The Ragtime Rumours