The International Blues Challenge 2020


Anne Bello Productions Representing in Memphis #IBC2020

Brett Wellman & The Stone Cold Blues

Ruth Wyand & The Tribe of One

Brett Wellman has been performing music for audiences for the past 41 years!  Beginning on violin at the age of 5, he would perform up and down the East coast of the US as part of a group that, in 1985, spent two weeks touring Western Europe.

Since March 2017, Brett has hosted a weekly blues jam on Thursday nights in Tallahassee at Dreamland BBQ. Each week, people show up to perform and learn new songs and techniques. Some nights have had 25 performers! The rule of the jam is “any age, any instrument, any skill level”. It’s a part of Brett’s philosophy of giving back to the community through music.

Brett teams together with Chris Balding on Harp and vocals to the 2020 Challenge on behalf of the North Central Florida Blues Society. 

Booking and Promotion:

Anne Bello, TA1461

Anne Bello Productions, LLC



  • International Blues Challenge semifinalist 2018
  • International Blues Challenge finalist 2017

Ruth Wyand & The Tribe Of One is a one woman band from Kill Devil Hills, NC. that generate the power a full band, with her powerful yet intricate picking style, alternating thumb bass, bottleneck slide, multiple foot drums and raw blues vocals Ruth presents a full high-energy and engaging show playing an eclectic mixture of styles of blues & Americana originals.

 From juke joints to jazz clubs this award-winning blues fingerpicker, slide player and singer/songwriter draws on her deep love of American roots music to demonstrate her strengths as a guitarist, singer and songwriter.

Booking:  Bluezpik Media Group

Promotion:  Anne Bello Productions, LLC

Gainesville, FL – PR Congratulations to these regional finalists and thank you for putting your trust in us and letting us share in this special week!  See you at the finals!  #BLUES #IBC2020 #Memphis