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Once again, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is proud to present the annual International Blues Challenge winner. The band took top honors this year in Memphis, besting 240 bands from around the world. Birchwood’s serious guitar chops also earned him the Albert King Award for "Best Guitarist" in the competition finals. The band’s brand of blues has been described as swampy – hot, steamy and potent. Those who feast on live blues music have seen the Florida band open for the likes of Buddy Guy (TBB 2003 & 2009), Robert Cray (TBB 2005 & 2011), John Lee Hooker Jr., Joe Louis Walker (TBB 2006) and other grizzled blues veterans. Looks like they’ve arrived!