Recipients of the 2018 Chicago Music Award for Most Talented Teens, and representatives of the Canada South Blues Society in the Youth Division at the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, The Instinct has enjoyed a very exciting start to 2018. The remainder of the year promises to be equally exciting with incredible shows on the horizon, including The Jeff Burrows Drum Marathon, Bluesfest Windsor, The Bolingbrook Summer Concert Series and several more. The Instinct formed in 2016 when five young teens met at the Fernando Jones blues camp and immediately realized they had a musical connection. Despite their age, these kids have a musical maturity and energy that have been met with exceptional reviews. This high powered group has already won the 2017 Westmont Battle of the Bands and has played distinguished venues, including The Chicago Blues Fest, The McHenry Blues Brews and BBQ Festival, The Chicago Fire Soccer Pre-Game Show, The Jeff Burrows Drum Marathon and many others. These up and coming musicians are keeping the blues alive and are putting their own high energy and style into the blues.