Gainesville band wins blues award
Published: Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 29, 2010 at 1:41 p.m.
Gainesville's Used Blues band, a local 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. 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.
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.