It happened again! This time Johnny O.’s solo set won first place in the Colorado Blues Society’s IBC competition. You may recall a few years ago the Johnny O. Band won this same competition in the band category. This means the Colorado Blues Society will be sending Johnny to the 28th International Blues Challenge in Memphis and for the first time Johnny O. will be performing on Beale Street as a solo.
Johnny also competed at the IBC in 2010 with his duo the Jelly Roll Bakers. So this makes the third time he’s made it to the IBC.
~“ this IBC competition is a huge event. There are over a hundred acts from all over the world all converging on Memphis with the goal of walking away with first place. I’ve learned a lot on my first few trips down there. I’m really looking forward to giving it my best.” ~ J.O.