2018 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner: Alex Paul

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Thank you to all the talented artists that entered this year's competition and congratulations to the winner of the 2018 Telluride Blues Challenge - Alex Paul! Paul competed against five other finalists at the festival's Telluride Blues Challenge during our annual Blues for Breakfast at the Back Porch Stage at the Elks Lodge on Saturday, September 15th. His winning performance earned him a premium Martin 00X1AE guitar provided by Telluride Music Company, along with two performances at this year's and next year's Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, a spot on the 2019 Durango Blues Train and more!

Alex Paul

With guitar prowess and vocal aesthetic that nail the blues format, Alex's biggest strength is his careful song-writing. Rich in wit and thoroughly deep in meaning, his songs are relatable and fresh but evocative of the great blues songsmiths.
Also, a big congratulations to the runner-up Scott Peters from Nashville, TN.

Telluride Blues Challenge

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 Wednesday, April 10, 2019. For more info, click here.