2016 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner: Steve Itterly

Thank you to all the talented artists that entered this year's competition and congratulations to the winner of the 2016 Telluride Blues Challenge - Steve Itterly! Itterly competed against five other finalists at the festival's Telluride Blues Challenge during our annual Blues for Breakfast at the Telluride Elks Lodge on Saturday, September 17th. His winning performance earned him a premium Martin D-1GT guitar provided by Telluride Music Company, plus he will also receive two performances at this year's and next year's Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and more! To check out photo highlights from the event, click here.

The Telluride Blues Challenge is an annual competition hosted by the Telluride Blues Society and the Colorado Blues Society. The competition showcases talented musicians who excel in the Blues genre and is open to any solo performer(s), acoustic and electric, who are not currently signed to a major record label or publishing deal.

Submissions for next year's Telluride Blues Challenge will open in early spring of 2017. For more info, click here.

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