Gainesville's Used Blues band captures Best Blues Song award


The Used Blues band, or UBb, as they also are known, was recognized this week by the Independent Music Awards.

Photos courtesy of Alan Yeatter
Published: Friday, January 29, 2010 at 11:44 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 29, 2010 at 11:44 a.m.

Gainesville's Used Blues band, an Ocala nightlife staple, captured the Best Blues Song award at the ninth annual Independent Music Awards this week.

The band won for its song “Palm Reader Blues” from its CD “Deep Down in Florida,” released last year and recorded at Gainesville's Taylor Made Music.

Thousands of musicians from around the world sent in entries for 50 IMA categories, including album, song, music video and design categories. Judges included Tom Waits, The Black Keys, Ricky Skaggs, Pete Wentz, Mark Hoppus, Aimee Mann, The Apples in Stereo, David Garrett, Suzanne Vega, Judy Collins, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward.

This was the first time the band had entered the IMA contest, said guitarist Alan Yeatter, who lives in Marion County.

“The IMAs celebrate artists who follow their own muse and the true music fans who support them,” noted Martin Folkman, IMA executive director.

Used Blues band — or UBb, as they also are known — is scheduled to perform at Tin Cup's Tavern in downtown Ocala on Feb. 11.

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