2023 WAS A BANNER YEAR!!
In the Solo/Duo division of the Blue Foundation's International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, in JAN 2023,
Scott was the only California artist to compete in the competition and out of hundreds of domestic and international competitors,
he emerged as one of the top 24 (twenty-four) semi-finalists in the blues world.
This is a huge accomplishment and he was very proud to have represented Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society at the event.
(For more information about the event, visit blues.org).
IN CELEBRATION OF SD'S IBC ACHIEVMENT, DETWEILER RECORDS RELEASES 2 (TWO) NEW SCOTT DETWEILER ALBUMS !!
"MEMPHIS BOUND", a 10 (ten) song album of original blues performed with band and "SEVEN SOLO SONGS", a 7 (seven) song album of original blues songs performed solo on acoustic guitar, are both streaming worldwide and are available for download and limited CD purchase on this website.
('Memphis Bound' was nominated for the 2023 Album of The Year in the Blues category)
LOS ANGELES LIVING BLUES LEGEND AWARD RECIPIENT
On February 16, 2023, Scott was awarded the prestigious JazzZone Jazzabration's Living Blues Legend
Hall of Fame Award, from Mayor Karen Bass and the City of Los Angeles, along with bandmate,
Bill Johnston, and Cleveland Jones (Temptations) and Norman Carter (Delfonics).
The event was held at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.
"MEMPHIS BOUND" IS NOMINATED FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Detweiler's 2023 album, "Memphis Bound", was one out of 5 (five) albums nominated for
Album of The Year for the prestigious Josie Music Awards (JMA), in the Blues category.
The awards ceremony was held at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
Congratulations to Justine Blazer for receiving the award.
LONG BEACH (CA) PUBLIC RADIO CATBLUZ RADIO HOUR INTERVIEW IS NOW STREAMING
Scott was interviewed by Catfish on the Catbluz Radio Hour on KLBP RADIO 99.1 FM, Long Beach Public Radio.
This is one of the most in-depth and personal, Scott Detweiler interviews in recent memory. In the full-hour interview,
they explore a wide range of topics, including SD's own theory about the origins of the N.O. Second Line Groove,
his own musical influences, how he met and studied privately with the legendary Ellis Marsalis,
the 2023 IBC and much more. The interview is now streaming. CLICK HERE