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The Ty Curtis Band recently earned 2nd place in the prestigious 2009 International Blues Challenge. The Challenge started with more than 2,000 bands in nine countries and 36 states. One hundred bands earned the right to come to Memphis, ten made it to the Finals and The Ty Curtis Band was voted 2nd place by a panel judges made up of industry professionals. Playing a mix of blues, blues-rock, funk and swing the band keeps audiences attention with a multi-talented line-up. The band's performances feature passionate vocals and driving guitar from Ty Curtis, masterful harmonica and powerful vocals of Hank Shreve and three part harmonies with the added voice of bass player Milo Fultz. Milo's tasteful bass lines coupled with Davis 'Super D' Brown on drums lock in the rhythm that ties everything together. Joe Whitmer, the coordinator of the International Blues Challenge, said, "I think they are a pretty tight and polished band. They are young, they do have a traditional feel about them, so I think they advanced because they play some damn good blues." As Paul DeLay said, Ty plays it like a young man should, straight ahead and from heart.