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 and wide. “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 a lot.” 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 Courtesy photo Bill Sibley, right, and guitarist Bill Hudson, recently won the Trinity River Blues Society competition in Dallas. Community Life 29