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."

Click here to see the full results of the "Rising Star Guitar" poll.

Click here to view Michael's advertisement in DownBeat's August 2015 issue.