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Best Blues Band

1st Place: Mojo Lemon
2nd Place: The Sue Orfield Band
3rd Place: Howard “Guitar” Luedtke

Like tectonic plates applying tremendous pressure upon each other yet hardly moving at all, the Chippewa Valley’s top blues juggernauts rarely move from their fixed spots on the podium. Consistent with our poll for the last six years, local voters have selected Mojo Lemon as their top blues dog. Sax savant Sue Orfield and her band emerged as new contenders in this category this year hot on the heels of SOB’s new album Fight the Good Fight. Chippewa Falls’ blues legend Howard and Blue Max place third after placing second for the last two years and third in 2010’s poll. –Tyler Griggs