Tuesday, December 25, 2012

34th Blues Music Award Nominees Announced

The Blues Foundation  has announced the nominees for their 34th annual Blues Awards, set to take place in Memphis, Tennessee on May 9, 2013.

It's a huge list so bear with me here, after the jump.

Acoustic Album
Billy Boy Arnold Sings Big Bill Broonzy - Billy Boy Arnold
Blues on Solid Ground - John Primer Deeper in the Well - Eric BibbNot Alone - Ann Rabson w/ Bob Margolin
Talking Guitar - Paul Rishell

Acoustic Artist
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Doug MacLeod
Eric Bibb
Harrison Kennedy
Paul Rishell

And Still I Rise - Heritage Blues Orchestra
Double Dynamite - The Mannish Boys
Show of Strength - Michael Burks
Son of the Seventh Son - Mud Morganfield
Stronger For It - Janiva Magness  
B.B. King Entertainer
Curtis Salgado
Janiva Magness
Joe Louis Walker
John Nemeth
Rick Estrin

Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
Phantom Blues Band
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
Tedeschi Trucks BandThe Mannish Boys

Best New Artist Debut
24 Hour Blues - Charles "CD" Davis
They Call Me Big Llou - Big LLou Johnson
Turning on the Naughty - Paula Harris
Uphill from Anywhere - Brad Hatfield
Wanna Feel Somethin' - Mary Bridget Davies  
Contemporary Blues Album
Blak & Blu - Gary Clark, Jr.Blues Live - John Nemeth
Candy Store Kid - Ian Siegal & the Mississippi Mudbloods
Hellfire - Joe Louis Walker
Show of Strength - Michael Burks
Stronger For It - Janiva Magness

Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Bettye LaVette
Janiva Magness
Shakura S'Aida
Shemekia Copeland
Susan Tedeschi

Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Gary Clark, Jr.Joe Louis Walker
Michael Burks
Robert Cray
Tab Benoit

Blackbird Music/55 for Arts Club Production for The Lucky Peterson Band feat. Tamara Peterson: Live at the 55 Arts Club Berlin by Lucky Peterson Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art/Broke & Hungry Records for We Juke Up in Here! Mississippi's Juke Joint Culture at the CrossroadsDelta Groove Music for That's My Thing - Elvin Bishop Live in Concert by Elvin BishopEagle Rock Entertainment for Live at Checkerboard Lounge by Muddy Waters & The Rolling StonesJ&R Adventures for Beacon Theatre - Live from New York by Joe Bonamassa
Gibson Guitar
Derek Trucks
Joe BonamassaJoe Louis Walker
Kid Andersen
Michael Burks

Historical AlbumBear Family Records for Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues by Various ArtistsReal Gone Music for Complete Hit Singles A's & B's by Little Willie John Rock Beat Records for Raw Blues: Magic Sam Live 1969 by Magic Sam Silk City Records for Someday... by Otis Spann Universal Music Group for Ladies & Gentlemen... Mr. B.B. King by B.B. King

Cedric Burnside
Cody Dickinson
Jimi Bott
Kenny Smith
Tony Braunagel

Bill Stuve
Bob Stroger
Patrick Rynn
Richard Cousins
Scot SutherlandWillie J. Campbell
Billy Boy Arnold
Bob Corritore
John Nemeth
Kim Wilson
Mark HummelRick Estrin

Al Basile
Big James Montgomery
Eddie Shaw
Sax Gordon
Terry Hanck

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)
Diunna Greenleaf
Jewel BrownMaria Muldaur
Ruthie Foster
Tracy Nelson

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Barrelhouse ChuckChuck Leavell
David Maxwell
Deanna Bogart
Mike Finnigan
Victor Wainwright

Rock Blues Album
Blues for the Modern Daze - Walter Trout
Driving Towards the Daylight - Joe Bonamassa
Everybody's Talkin' - Tedeschi Trucks Band
Here I Am - Nick Moss
Royal Southern Brotherhood - Royal Southern Brotherhood 
"I Won't Cry"- Janiva Magness & Dave Darling - Stronger for It - Janiva Magness"Lemon Pie"- John Hahn & Oliver Wood - 33 1/3 - Shemekia Copeland “She Didn’t Cut Me Loose” written by Curtis Salgado, Marlon McClain & Dave Duncan on Soul Shot by Curtis Salgado“The Devil Ain't Got No Music” written by Matthew Skoller on The Devil Ain't Got No Music by Lurrie BellToo Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey) written by Sam McClain & Pat Herlehy on Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey) by Mighty Sam McClain
Soul Blues Album
Blues Heart - Dorothy Moore
Soul Live - John Nemeth 
Soul Shot - Curtis Salgado
Soul Survivor - Johnny Rawls
Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey) - Mighty Sam McClain 
Soul Blues Female Artist
Barbara Carr
Denise LaSalle
Dorothy Moore
Irma Thomas
Sista Monica

Soul Blues Male Artist
Bobby Rush
Curtis Salgado
John Nemeth
Johnny Rawls
Mighty Sam McClain

Traditional Blues Album
And Still I Rise - Heritage Blues Orchestra
Double Dynamite - The Mannish Boys
Milton Hopkins with Jewel Brown - Milton Hopkins with Jewel BrownSon of the Seventh Son - Mud Morganfield
Spider Eating Preacher - Eddie C. Campbell

Traditional Blues Male Artist
Bob Margolin
John Primer
Lil' Ed
Magic Slim
Mud Morganfield

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