• The 2011 IBC winners of the band competition for the 27th IBC are:
1st Place: The Lionel Young Band (Colorado Blues Society) 2nd Place: The Mary Bridget Davies Group (Kansas City Blues Society) 3rd Place: Rob Blaine's Big Otis Blues (Windy City Blues Society)
Rob won the Best Guitarist Award which is a custome Gibson 335 and a Category 5 amp.
Stephane Bertolino won the first ever Best Harmonica Player Award presented by Lee Oskar. Stephane is in the French band AWEK, sponsored by Blues Sur Seine.
The Solo/Duo results are:
1st Place: George Schroeter & Marc Breitfelder, from Germany, sponsored by Baltic Blues.
2nd Place: Harrison Kennedy, representing Canal Bank Shuffle in Ontario, Canada. 2.6.11