Rusty Wright reports that The Rusty Wright Band has advanced to the semifinals of the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. The band, which is representing the Detroit Blues Society, includes Rusty Wright on vocals and lead guitar; his wife, Laurie Lacross-Wright, on vocals and guitar; Dave Brahce on keyboards; Andy Barancik on bass; and Pete Haist on drums and vocals.
A total of 44 bands have advanced to the semifinals and will compete in eight clubs today. One band from each of the eight venues will advance to the finals Saturday at the Orpheum Theater.
Travelin’ Blues represented the Detroit Blues Society in the solo/duo competition.