The winners of the German Blues Challenge & Awards have been determined

So after the mayor of Eutin had forced the cancellation of the German Blues Challenge and the presentation of the German Blues Awards in Eutin in violation of the contract, there could be no live challenge in front of jurors. Thus, in the short time available, there was really only one solution: the result of the Public Voting is also the final result of the Challenge. Through this voting, the winners of the awards were already determined. So all that was left was to find a place where a “small replacement event” could be held at a low cost. Eutin was not possible, because the cancellation of the event had already caused a minus of several thousand euros for the association.

Thankfully, the ChaBah in Kandern (Baden-Württemberg) had offered itself. So, certificates under the arm and off to Kandern to honor the award winners, as there are:

Winner German Blues Challenge

and thus Germany’s representative at the lnt. Blues Challenge in Memphis (USA in January) and the Europ. Blues Challenge in Braga (Portugal in April):

Blue Deal

In addition, as the highest scored solo/duo, is qualified for Memphis:

Boogie Royal Duo

The German Blues Awards 2023 go to:

Category Solo/Duo – Michael van Merwyk

Category Club – ChaBah in Kandern

Category Festival – Dreyland bluesfestival

Category Recording – The Bluesanaovas for the CD: The Moonshine Record

Category Drums – Micha Maass

Category Piano – Nico Dreier

Category Media – Bluesclubradio, Freiburg

Category Band – The Bluesanaovas