Estonian Blues Challenge Winners

The Estonian Blues Challenge 2017 was organized by Blues Estonia. The winning band of the first-ever challenge was Tammepõld, Roots & Kadakas. The trio features multi-award-winning guitarist Andres Roots, whose skills can be heard on over 50 LPs, singles and other releases, while his music has received airplay on five continents. Joining forces with Roots is singer Mikk Tammepõld, a local favorite previously known for his band Dramamama. The professional jury included Enn Vei (Tartu Blues Club), Henrik Ehte (Estonian Funk Embassy) and Peep Kallas (Blues Estonia).
Second place was awarded to old-school blues rock group Hilbert’s Problems. 
The evening also featured special guest The Queen of Spades, lead by Oskar Malleus (guitar & vocals), who participated in EBC2017 as a member of Rene Paul Blues Band.

Dutch Blues Challenge

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

UK Blues Awards

The UK Blues Federation, member of European Blues Union is pleased to announce that they are putting in place the UK Blues Awards to commence in 2018 to give the blues community in the UK the opportunity to recognise and applaud those involved with the blues in the UK.

EBC 2018 Participant Countries

At this moment countries have already confirmed their participation at 2018 European Blues Challenge in Hell and most of them are now running the band selection process. Here is the list of participant countries:

1.- Netherlands
2.- Poland:
3.- Luxembourg
4.- Spain
5.- Romania
6.- France
7.- Finland
8.- Estonia
9.- Italy
10.- Belgium
11.- Sweden
12.- Hungary
13.- United Kingdom
14.- Germany
15.- Norway
16.- Austria
17,. Portugal
18.- Slovakia
19.- Switzerland
20.- Denmark
21,. Czeck Republick