The Deep Pocket Thieves are going to Memphis! On Sunday, August 7th the DPT was selected by the judges for the Mile High Blues Society (MHBS) to represent them at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in February 2017. After competing with many local bands in Colorado, the DPT emerged as the winner of the MHBS local competition.
2017 International Blues Challenge will be January 31-February 4, 2017. The International Showcase will open the event on January 31 with competition rounds February 1-4 in venues located on historic Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Registration will open October 1, 2016. Registration deadline is November 24, 2016.
The list of current blues artists that have competed in the International Blues Challenge over the years is impressive indeed: Barbara Blue, Fiona Boyes, Eden Brent, the late Michael Burks, Sean Carney, Albert Castiglia, Tommy Castro, Grady Champion, the late Sean Costello, Albert Cummings, Delta Moon, Larry Garner, Joey Gilmore, Diunna Greenleaf, Zac Harmon, Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Richard Johnston, Robin Rogers, Matthew Skoller, JP Soars, Super Chikan, Susan Tedeschi, Teeny Tucker, Trampled Under Foot and Watermelon Slim.
The DPT is very honored to represent the Mile High Blues Society at the IBC in Memphis in 2017. Along with winning acts from other Colorado Blues Societies we are proud to represent the Colorado Blues and Music Community.