Lubbock man finalist in worlds largest guitar competition - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/23/10

Lubbock man finalist in worlds largest guitar competition

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -  A Lubbock man is a finalist in the world's largest guitar competition called the King of the Blues.

Dustin LeRoy Garrett and other store finalists will gather on June 24th at one of 25 district final competitions at Guitar Centers across the country to perform in front of a panel of judges and compete for a slot in the regional finals that take place on July 15th. If Dustin LeRoy Garrett makes it all the way to the finals and is crowned Guitar Center's King of the Blues, he will receive:

$25,000 cash · Endorsement Deals from Gibson, Ernie Ball, Boss and Egnater · A Feature in Guitar World Magazine · Gibson 1960 50th Anniversary ES-335 · Epiphone 1965 Elitist Casino · Egnater Renegade full-stack amplifier · Boss GT-10 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor and effects pedals.

Continuing its support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center is searching the nation for the next great undiscovered blues guitar player.

King of the Blues is one of many Guitar Center initiatives created to foster growth and success within the music community, including its annual On-Stage, Your Next Record, Guitar Center Sessions, and Drum-Off undiscovered artist programs.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 is speaking with Dustin LeRoy Garrett and we will bring you his story about his effort to become King of the Blues.

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