709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Cancelled: IBC Winner Jon Shain / with special guest Ruth Wyand

May 23, 2020  ·  Saturday * 8pm * $12/TBS members get a $2 merch coupon

Jon Shain, 2019 IBC Solo/Duo Winner, is a veteran singer-songwriter who’s been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style – combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Shain’s latest solo disc, Gettin’ Handy with the Blues – a Tribute to the Legacy of WC Handy, was released in January, 2018. Shain’s newest release is Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday Soon, with long-time collaborator FJ Ventre.

Jon has released twelve albums to date. See all releases.

He took first place in the solo/duo category of the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, besting over 260 competitors for the win. Watch video of Jon’s winning performance and read the News & Observer’s feature.

Jon won the 2018 Triangle Blues Society‘s Blues Challenge in the solo/duo category, sending him on to the International Challenge. The band Chicken Shack won in their category.

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Ruth Wyand & The Tribe Of One, a one woman band from Kill Devil Hills, NC that generate the energy of a four piece band. With her powerful yet intricate picking style, alternating thumb bass, bottleneck slide, multiple foot drums and raw blues vocals Ruth draws on her deep love of American roots music to showcase her strengths as a guitarist, singer and songwriter.