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The Best Self Produced CD Nominations are underway
Do you have a self produced CD that was released BETWEEN
November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015?

MHBS members with Band Memberships may submit your self produced CD for consideration. 
Entries must be received NO  LATER  THAN  5PM on WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER  30!
(Post marked or hand delivered by 5pm Sept. 30)

Provide 3 copies of your CD to MHBS, P. O. Box 12464, Denver, Colorado 80212-2464
or hand deliver them to Carla Jordan at Ziggies, 4923 W. 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212 
The Winning CD will be forwarded on to The Blues Foundation from MHBS for consideration in their Best Self Produced CD Award during the 2016 IBC week.

Note: The timing seems peculiar, but the Blues Foundation MUST have the winning CD's from all affiliates, e.g. MHBS, in their hands no later than November 1, 2015 so we require them in our hands by September 30th so a winner can be determined by a panel of judges.
The winner will have to provide 4 additional copies to MHBS to forward on to the Blues Foundation in Memphis for consideration.


About The Best Self-Produced CD: 
For thirty-four years, The Blues Foundation has celebrated and recognized established blues artists through the Blues Music Awards. For twenty-nine years, The Blues Foundation has encouraged future blues performers through the International Blues Challenge. The Best Self-Produced CD was established in 2005 to recognize excellence in independent Blues recordings.

 Best Self-Produced Official Rules and additional information can be found at: 
http://www.blues.org/international-blues-challenge/self-produced-cd-official-rules/

In a nutshell, the MHBS is limited to ONE NOMINATION for the Best Self-Produced CD.
The CD entered does not have to be performed by the band entered in the 2014 International Blues Challenge.
Compilations are not eligible.
The eligibility period is the same as for the Blues Music Awards-the CD must have been released during November 1, 2014 – October 31, 2015 time frame.
A performer who has previously been nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Blues Award) shall not be eligible for this competition. A CD issued in the name of an otherwise eligible performer which also includes the contributions of a Blues Music Award nominee may be ineligible, depending on the extent of the contribution.
A CD on a record label that has been previously nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Blues Award) shall not be eligible for this competition.
Recordings with established or “known” producers within the industry are eligible as long as the recording is on the artist’s independent label and NOT on an established blues label.
Singer, band, society or local producer may produce the actual CD as long as the performer is a singer, band or other individual entity.


 
MHBS  INTERNATIONAL  BLUES  CHALLENGE  (IBC)  WINNERS
YOU'RE GOING TO MEMPHIS
BAND - MICHAEL  HORNBUCKLE  BAND
SOLO / DUO - 50 SHADES OF BLUES
YOUTH SHOWCASE - AJ FULLERTON
Fifty Shades of Blues - the two on the left
Michael Hornbuckle Band - the four on the right


Michael Hornbuckle Band
Michael Hornbuckle is a third generation picker, son of legendary Denver blues guitarist Bobby Hornbuckle, who has played the blues since he was a small boy. The elder Hornbuckle had son Michael in his band at age 13 on drums. While Bobby’s journey ended in 1996, Michael, along with brother Brian on bass, grabbed the torch. Michael inherited Bobby’s old Gibson 335 along with an innate ability to play guitar.
 
In 2012 Hornbuckle spent time in Los Angeles doing session work for Universal Pictures Soundtracks, while also recording and releasing a new album under the family moniker “HORNBUCKLE” entitled Virtue and Vice.. Respected trade publication Music Connection Magazine selected Virtue And Vice – Top 25 CDs for 2014, while also recognizing Hornbuckle as one of America’s Hot 100 Artists for 2015. Virtue and Vice also won “Best Self Produced CD” as voted by the Mile High Blues Society.
 
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Golden, Colorado 80401
303-278-6800

 
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9225 W. 44th. Ave.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado USA 80033
Phone: 303-421-4515, 303-424-9393
 

 
 



 

 

Ziggies  Live  Music
4923 West 38th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80212
303-455-9930
 

THE MILE HIGH BLUES SOCIETY HAS A NEW MAILING ADDRESS
Mile High Blues Society
P. O. Box 12464
Denver, Colorado 80212-2464


THE BLUES STORE IS OPEN - MHBS T-SHIRTS ARE HERE
The Mile High Blues Society Store is Open for Business! You can order one of our very cool, high quality MHBS T-shirts. Prompt shipment via USPS Priority Mail. Show your colors; visit the store HERE
 

THE MILE HIGH BLUES SOCIETY JAM AT ZIGGIES
The MHBS presents Denver's award winning blues jam every Sunday night at Ziggies -- this is the award winning venue and winner of Denver's best blues jam by Westword, the local music and entertainment weekly.  The host band alternates between Doc Brown's Blues Band and Jodie Woodward & Special Guests.  Check the Shows calendar page to see who is hosting.  Blues starts at jams, and our jams are always free and fun. Bring yer axe n Let's Boogie!  Check out jams and gigs at the MHBS Shows calendar.



MHBS GIG ZONE
Are you a blues player looking for a gig, or a band looking for a player? Post a message in the Gig Zone! It's the best way to get hooked up with the right people in the Denver blues scene. Check it out.

 
SIGN UP NOW!  SUPPORT LIVE LOCAL BLUES
Membership has its benefits!  You will receive the "Blues Insider" newsletter, with news and reviews.  Members get a discount on tickets to shows and invitations to members-only events presented by The Mile High Blues Society, among other perks.  As an MHBS member you will be a strong supporter and advocate for local blues.  

Membership starts at only $15,  Please 
click here to get started.

 
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You may purchase your ad through our STORE link)

A MHBS Member Special Discount Event
THURSDAY - September 3, 2015
On their way to the Snowy Range Music Festival
One show at Ziggies
MHBS Members $8 per person







 
 
 

 


 

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P. O. Box 12464
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