WHAT: Guitar Center's Battle of the Blues, the search for the nation’s top undiscovered blues guitar player is a grassroots music program dedicated to providing aspiring and emerging guitar players the opportunity to be recognized for their talent. A celebration of the blues, the grand finals event held on August 18th, 2012 at the Club Nokia in LA, features the top six finalists plus legends and artists of the blues community.
Out of thousands of aspiring blues guitarists who entered the nationwide competition, only 6 remain. They will battle it out at the Grand Finals where they will perform in front of a live audience and a panel of celebrity judges. The night will also feature performances by acclaimed bluesmen Joe Bonamassa, Dr. John, and more. One of these six finalists will be named Guitar Center’s 2012 Battle of the Blues Champion and receive a grand prize package valued at more than $50,000.
WHO: World-renowned blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Grammy Award Winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Dr, John, six of the nation’s greatest undiscovered blues guitarists from the sixth annual Battle of the Blues competition, and a panel of celebrity judges.
Daniel Newell (Hometown – Murrietta, CA)
Jason l. Christensen (Hometown - Marion, IA)
Rebecca Laird (Hometown – Katy, TX)
Daniel T France JR. (Hometown – Madisonville, KY)
James Anthony Sims (Hometown – Marietta, GA)
Edward Ricco – (Hometown – Boston, MA)
WHEN: August 18, 2012 at 7pm
Club Nokia at L.A. Live
800 W Olympic Blvd # 335
Los Angeles, CA 90015