Jeff Norwood and Dan Wright & The New Beat won this year’s Lowcountry Blues Challenge for the best solo performer and band categories.

Organized by the Lowcountry Blues Club, the month-long series of shows came to a conclusion on Sun. Sept. 26 with a grand finale at Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ. Both acts will travel to Memphis in early Feb. to represent Charleston and compete in the 2010 International Blues Challenge, presented by The Blues Foundation.

Stay tuned for more gigs and fundraising events hosted by the blues club. Visit for more info.