Dziś nad ranem w Memphis zakończyła się ceremonia rozdania najważniejszych nagród w bluesowej branży. Oto lista laureatów tegorocznych Blues Music Awards:

 

B.B. King Entertainer: Shemekia Copeland

Band of the Year: Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

Best Emerging Artist Album: “Harlem” King Solomon Hicks

Blues Rock Album: “Mike Zito and Friends – Rock ‘n’ Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry” Mike Zito

Soul Blues Album: “That’s What I Heard” Robert Cray Band

Traditional Blues Album: “100 Years of Blues” Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite

Contemporary Blues Female Artist: Shemekia Copeland

Soul Blues Female Artist: Bettye LaVette

Traditional Blues Female Artist: Rory Block

Instrumentalist – Bass: Danielle Nicole

Instrumentalist – Guitar: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Instrumentalist – Horn: Jimmy Carpenter

Album of the Year: “100 Years of Blues” Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite

Song of the Year” “All Out of Tears” Walter Trout, Marie Trout, Teeny Tucker

Acoustic Blues Album: “Rawer Than Raw” Bobby Rush

Contemporary Blues Album: “Uncivil War” Shemekia Copeland

Acoustic Blues Artist: Keb’ Mo’

Blues Rock Artist: Mike Zito

Contemporary Blues Male Artist: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Soul Blues Male Artist: Curtis Salgado

Traditional Blues Male Artist: John Primer

Instrumentalist – Drums: Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

Instrumentalist – Harmonica: Kim Wilson

Instrumentalist – Piano: Anthony Geraci

Instrumentalist – Vocals: Ruthie Foster