Michael Blum is named DownBeat Magazine's "Rising Star" Guitarist
June 23, 2015
On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Michael Blum was named the "Rising Star" Guitarist in DownBeat Magazine's 63rd Annual Critics Poll. Says Michael, "I feel incredibly honored and grateful to receive this award. Thank you to DownBeat, the voting critics, and everyone who helped make this achievement possible: my mentor, Jim Stinnett, Scott Yanow, Dartmouth College, and most of all, my parents."