Photograph by Ed Conway
Our congrats go out to Andrew Wheeler and his bandmates, who took home the first place trophy at the Capital Region Blues Network’s International Blues Challenge on Saturday night at The Linda in Albany.
In addition to the cash and the music gear that comes with the win, the band will also be headed to Memphis to represent Greater Nippertown in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in January.
Actually, Wheeler – who recently released his debut CD, Stone Cross – heads to the big Blues Challenge for the second year in a row. Last year he represented the CRBN in the solo division, but in January he’ll be bringing along the whole band.
Congrats, and best of luck in Memphis!