Lionel Young (Boulder, CO) Violin meets the Blues. 2011 International Blues Challenge winner for the Lionel Young Band and winner of the 2008 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN for solo performer. Throughout his career, Lionel Young has won numerous awards including: The Young Artist Award (Pittsburgh Symphony); The Westword's Best of Denver in 1989 for his band the Last Fair Deal. In 1992 he won a position with the Denver Chamber Orchestra and premiered a solo piece by William Hill with them in 1994. Also, he won another award for Best Blues Band in the Westword's Best of of Denver in 1996 and 1997 for his current band the Lionel Young Band.