Winners from HOTBC Prelims #1!

The first night of competition for the Heart of Texas Blues Challenge has concluded – all five artists represented the Texas blues tradition in fine fashion!

In the solo/duo competition, Spencer & Thomas will be advancing to the finals held on July 30th. In the band competition, The Jacqui Walker Band and Cold Snap will be advancing to the semi-finals on July 23rd.

Congratulations to this round's winners, and many thanks to the competitors – everyone contributed to a fantastic evening of blues music! A special shout-out to this round's judges:

• Nancy Brinson

• Jack Edery

• Scott French

• Johnny LaTouf

• Mary Ellen LaTouf

There's two more nights of competition before the finals on July 30th – get your tickets now!