"Waiting For The World To End" by Los Angeles-based guitarist Dave Widow is one of five Finalists in the "Best Self-Produced CD" contest being touted by the Blues Foundation, with the winner to be announced Saturday, February 2 at the 29th IBC (International Blues Challenge) Finals at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Tennessee.
Widow's acclaimed album -- which has received international radio airplay and charted on the Roots Music Report - represents the Ventura County Blues Society in the Blues Foundation competition (Dave also sits in with Michael John And the Bottom Line at the 8th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival on Saturday, April 27).
Prior to leaving for Memphis, Widow performs at the 2013 NAMM Conference at the Eminence Speakers Booth with fellow axe ace Coco Montoya on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 (1 p.m.) and January 27 (12 noon). Dave is also front and center on guitar, backed by harp great Stanley Behrens (from the group War) at the Sonic Core Booth on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Dave Widow and the Lineup also appear at the House of Blues in Anaheim on Thursday, February 7 in the Voodoo Lounge. Dave has also been invited to be part of the prestigious "Down To The Crossroads" Blues Guitar and Bass Camp in Clarksdale, Mississippi from May 28 through June 1.