2015 Heart of Texas Blues Challenge

The 2015 Heart of Texas Blues Challenge has concluded, and our winners this year are Trimmed and Burning in the solo/duo category, and Matthew Robinson and the Jelly Kings in the band category.


Each winner received a $500 prize and the privilege of representing the Austin Blues Society at The Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge January 26th through January 30th, 2016 in Memphis, TN.


Heart of Texas Blues Challenge (HOTBC) competitors who advance to the international competition have an unparalleled opportunity to showcase their music to recording industry representatives, music festival organizers, talent scouts, and promoters.