2019 Telluride Blues Challenge Winner: Cary Morin

Congratulations to the winner of the 2019 Telluride Blues Challenge - Cary Morin competed against five other finalists at the Telluride Blues Challenge on Saturday, September 14 and won a premium Martin 00LX1AE guitar provided by Telluride Music Company, two performances at this year's and next year's Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, a spot on the 2020 Durango Blues Train and more!

Cary Morin

This is acoustic blues at its finest, and most deftly played. As compelling as is Cary Morin’s voice, it’s his fingerstyle guitar work that tells his stories. Through him flows blues, jazz, bluegrass, reggae and jam in a distinct style often characterized as Native Americana. A Crow tribal member from Montana, Cary Morin now calls Colorado home. In addition to solo recording and touring, he also performs with Young Ancients with John Magnie and Steve Amedée of The Subdudes. Catch Cary Morin on the Blues Stage.

Also, a big congratulations to the runner-up Johnny Boy Kunk!

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 8, 2020. For more info, click here.

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