Community Life - Cleburne, TX June/July 2020 - Page 29
well have become a garage-rock classic.
Other tracks impart more genuine emotion
and longing heartache.
It’s a sound that’s won Sibley fans far
“I’ve got probably 35 or so songs and
about 15 on the radio,” Sibley said. “I get
played on the internet and streaming stuff
a lot and iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and all
that. But regular radio too. Got played on
KNON this morning. I also get played
probably three times as much in Europe as
hear. Some station in Germany I hear from
Sibley, along with guitarist Bill Hudson,
recently won a Trinity River Blues
Society competition in Dallas, which resulted
in a paid trip last week to Memphis
to compete in the International Blues
Challenge, an annual event that draws musicians
from all over the world.
“We were selected from several pretty
good groups to go their and represent
North Texas,” Sibley said. “It’s a competition.
But it’s more to represent your region.
But people from San Angelo, Houston,
Austin, rest of the country and all over
Europe, Australia, South Korea and other
places. I didn’t realize how huge a deal it
was till we got up there.”
Sibley laughs when asked if people
from South Korea get the blues.
“Yeah, I guess.”
Sibley said he was nervous early on.
“We didn’t win anything in the end,”
Sibley said. “We played two nights down
there and didn’t move on. But it was
strange cause all the other musicians, and
Bill Sibley, right, and guitarist Bill Hudson, recently won the Trinity River Blues Society
competition in Dallas.
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