Nancy Edwards bluesfestivalguide@TAMPABAY.RR.COM
Thu Feb 9 08:14:57 EST 2012

Well said!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stan Erhart" <stan@ERHART.NET>
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 10:03 PM
Subject: IBC

> I've never been big on contests, but this year I was more involved as a
> board member of The Golden Gate Blues Society. Most of my role was behind
> the scenes - such as putting announcements and paypal stores on the
> website to help promote the contests. And showing up to contests when I
> wasn't gigging myself.
> I have to say that it was overall a very positive experience. There's
> disappointment when bands don't win, but it also brings everyone together
> for a common cause. I think it's one of the most visible things a blues
> society can do. Of course the quality of playing and singing and blues
> content is all over the board, but it gets people out there trying to
> improve their craft, or showcasing what they already have.
> Our society has felt very good about the entrants we've sent for the last
> two years. I'm not sure if I'll change my mind and enter a challenge one
> of these days, but I do believe it's a good thing for the blues in
> whatever form it ends up taking - and a lot of fun. In some cases it's
> even launched careers.
> Basically I'm just saying I support the IBC, and I appreciate the big
> efforts so many people put into it.
> Stan Erhart

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