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Blues Foundation

(MEMPHIS, TN) – In 2005, The Blues Foundation established an award for the Best Self-Produced CD, given out at the International Blues Challenge, as part of our mission to celebrate blues recording and to ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. Unlike our celebration of blues recordings and performances at the Blues Music Awards, or our recognition of up-and-coming musician performance via The International Blues Challenge, this award was created to recognize excellence in independent Blues recordings. CDs released between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019 were eligible for consideration as the 2020 Best Self-Produced CD.

The 2020 finalists were chosen from 52 Blues Foundation affiliated Blues Societies from around the globe

The 2020 Best Self-Produced CD Finalists in alpha-order of Society:

Adelaide Roots and Blues Association: Kicking Back the Blues The Streamliners

Cascade Blues Association: Salvation Road Rich Layton & Tough Town

The Golden Gate Blues Society: Son of the Seven Sisters Fillmore Slim

North Central Florida Blues Society: Live From Heartwood 21 Blue

River City Blues Society (VA): Sweet Thing Moonshine Society

The final results will be announced at the finals of the 36th International Blues Challenge on Saturday, February 1, 2020 held at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN.

You can also find the huge list of the 230 IBC 2020 Challengers at the Blues Foundation website and toggle their links to find each artist. You can also find the detailed IBC Schedule of events.

Blues Foundation Website

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