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And The Winners Are...

SPICE CAKE (Solo/Duo Winner)

Photo Credit: Pat Bransford

Mama Moon & The Rump Shakers (Battle of the Bands Winner)

Photo Credit: Eva K. Graham

Thanks to everyone who attended the DCBS Annual Solo/Duo Competition and Battle of the Bands, which was held on Oct. 23.  The competition this year was superb, with 7 solo/duo acts and 3 bands competing.  A big thank you goes to the DCBS Board members who produced the event, plus volunteers Ms. Anne and Gayle Cinquegrani, and sound man Clarence "The Bluesman" Turner.  Thanks also to our volunteer judges:  Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark, Ida Campbell, Lady Myrrh, Charles Solomon,  and Steve Levine.  And thank you to Westminster Presbyterian Church, for permitting DCBS to use their wonderful venue.

Congrats to everyone who performed.  First place Solo/Duo Winner was Spice Cake (Miles Spicer & Yaya Patterson), 2nd place was Sam O'Hare & Danny Garrett, and 3rd place was Johnny Never & John Colgan-Davis (The Two Johns).  First place Band winner was Mama Moon & The Rump Shakers, 2nd place was The Gayle Harrod Band, and 3rd place was Reggie Right Eye & The Missing Pieces.

Spice Cake and Mama Moon & The Rump Shakers won the opportunity to represent DCBS at the 2023 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN, Jan. 24-28, 2023.   Note:   There is nothing like local fans going to the IBC to cheer on their home winners.  IBC tickets and hotel information are now available on The Blues Foundation website,  Consider attending the IBC to cheer on Spice Cake and Mama Moon & The Rump Shakers!

DCBS also submitted the following entry to The Blues Foundation for 2023 Best Self-Produced CD, which is another IBC category:

Karl Stoll & The Danger Zone

The Workhouse

Good luck to all three of these DCBS entries!

The DC Blues Society on TV!

The program ARTICO filmed our January Happy Hour featuring The Rogue Johnsen Trio with Lady D. The Rogue Johnsen Trio with Lady D were the winners of The DC Blues Society's most recent Battle of the Bands and they represented The DC Blues Society proudly in the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. IT IS NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE! Here are the links:  segment link   show link

Stacy Brooks Happy Hour

Tax deductible donations can also be mailed to:

The DC Blues Society

5335 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.

Suite 440

Washington, DC 20015-2052


Donations support DCBS's general operations unless the donor specifies otherwise. Please contact us at for more information or to discuss a targeted donation, a large donation or a bequest.
Of course, we welcome any donation, large or small, at any time.  We're proud to help carry on our area's remarkable heritage in blues music. Thank you for your support.  Have a safe and successful New Year! 

Please Support DCBS!

Thank you all for your support. Whether coming out to a 1st Sunday jam, a 4th Friday Blues Happy Hour or coming out to one of our special event shows this year, we really appreciate YOU!

We work hard to present free monthly jams and blues happy hours and terrific concerts at low prices. We need help to keep our ticket prices down, so that our shows are accessible to as many people as possible. We are a small organization, and ticket sales and donations from individuals make a significant difference to us. 
Please consider making a donation to the DCBS. We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the blues and are recognized as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation with the Internal Revenue Service. You can make an on-line donation:

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