Mojo Theory was selected as winners of the 2008 (BJFM Society) River
City Blues Competition in Marietta Ohio; they went on to perform at the
BB Kings Blues Club in Memphis TN in the International Blues Challenge
(IBC) in early 2009.
The IBC is a yearly competition sponsored by the Blues Foundation that
showcases the best blues acts in the United States and from around the
world, Bands compete for money, contracts, professional representations
and recognition in the blues community. A great feather in the hat for
struggling unknown blues bands, and this spectacular event takes place
on the famous Beale Street in Memphis "Home of the Blues".
Some past participants and winners include great acts like Tommy Castro,
Susan Tendeschi, and Sean Carney from Columbus. 2009 was the IBC's 25th anniversary which featured over 160 bands from around the world and Mojo
Theory was there as semi finalists!
The following year (2010) Mojo Theory won the regional challenge and
returned to Memphis representing the Pomeroy Blues Society in Pomeroy
Ohio. They performed as semi finalist at Alfred's and advanced to
Finalist! Mojo Theory was among the top ten acts that performed at the
Orpheum Theater that year. They did not win the competition, but they
did receive a well deserved national and international recognition.
In October 2012 Mojo Theory entered the West Virginia Blues Society blues competition and was selected the winners, they represented the West Virginia Blues Society in the International Blues Competition in Memphis TN in January 2013 , featuring over 125 acts from across the globe and Mojo Theory made the top nine in the band finalist at the Orpheum Theater once more! Mojo Theory is proving that they are a band to watch...
Mojo Theory consists of the showmanship and storytelling of gritty
vocalist Mark Richards, creative compositions of guitarist David
Warnock, the anchoring bass of Curtis Justus, power drummer Todd
Mollette, and the stimulating keyboards of Jeff Morris.
In Mojo Theory you will find 21st century blues at its best...