Monday, December 19, 2011

Blues Music Foundation's Blues Music nominations for 2011

From our friends at the Blues Foundation in Memphis:
 
The 33rd Blues Music Awards will be Thursday May 10, 2012 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
Major funding is provided by ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The 33rd Blues Music Awards are sponsored by Blue Mountain Artists, BMI, Catfood Records, Eagle Rock Entertainment, FedEx, First Tennessee Foundation, Gibson Foundation, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Sony/Legacy Records.
Once again, The Blues Music Awards will be broadcast live in their entirety on Sirius XM's B.B. King's Bluesville. The next best thing to being there. They will be broadcast on public television later in the year.

The 2012 show will follow the format of the critically-acclaimed shows of recent years. Close to 100 nominees attend and the night is filled with their appearances and performances in a cabaret/dinner setting in the Convention Center's ballroom.

The event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. Each year, the Foundation presents The Blues Music Awards to the artists selected by its members. They are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. As always, a pre-party will immediately precede the Awards.

The Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Charter Members' Dinner will be held the night before on Wednesday, May 9. Contact The Blues Foundation about becoming a Charter Member in order to attend this star-studded event.
For more information, contact Jay Sieleman at (901) 527-2583 xt 12 or jay@blues.org.
For up-to-date information, visit http://www.blues.org/bluesmusicawards/nominees.php#ref=bluesmusicawards_index regularly.
Blues Music Awards Nominees
2012 - 33rd Blues Music Awards
The Blues Foundation will present the 33rd Blues Music Awards on May 10, 2012 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Performers, industry representatives and fans from around the globe gathered to celebrate the best in Blues recording and performance from 2011.
The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. The presenting sponsor will once again be The Gibson Foundation. 2012 Blues Music Awards sponsors include ArtsMemphis, BMI, Blue Mountain Artists, Catfood Records, Eagle Rock Entertainment, FedEx, First Tennessee Foundation, Gibson Foundation, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Sony/Legacy and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Acoustic Album
Brand New Eyes Doug MacLeod
Conversations in Blue David Maxwell & Otis Spann
Misery Loves Company Mary Flower
Shake 'Em on Down Rory Block
Troubadour Live Eric Bibb

Acoustic Artist
David Maxwell
Doug MacLeod
Eric Bibb
Guy Davis
Mary Flower
Rory Block

Album of the Year
Chicago Blues A Living History the (R)evolution Continues Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson
Evening Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
Medicine Tab Benoit
Revelator Tedeschi Trucks Band
Rock and a Hard Place Eugene Hideaway Bridges
The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too Johnny Sansone

B.B. King Entertainer
Candye Kane
Lil' Ed
Ruthie Foster
Tab Benoit
Tommy Castro

Band
Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Bo-Keys
Tommy Castro Band
Trampled Under Foot

Best New Artist Debut
Bad Girl Demetria Taylor
Choice Cuts Big Pete
Leave The Light On Sena Ehrhardt
Runaway Samantha Fish
The Mighty Mojo Prophets The Mighty Mojo Prophets

Contemporary Blues Album
Don't Explain Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
Medicine Tab Benoit
The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too Johnny Sansone
The Skinny Ian Siegal & the Youngest Sons
Tommy Castro Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue--Live! Various Artists
Unconditional Ana Popovic

Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Ana Popovic
Bettye LaVette
Candye Kane
Janiva Magness
Susan Tedeschi

Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Joe Louis Walker
Johnny Sansone
JP Soars
Tab Benoit
Tommy Castro

DVD
Live At Antone's Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn)
All Jams on Deck Various Artists (Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise & Mug-Shot Productions)
An Evening at Trasimeno Lake Ana Popovic (ArtisteXclusive)
Live at Montreux 2010 Gary Moore (Eagle Rock)
Play the Blues Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton (Rhino)
The Emporium to the Orpheum Trampled Under Foot (Redwood)

Gibson Guitar Award
Derek Trucks
Duke Robillard
Kirk Fletcher
Lurrie Bell
Michael Burks

Historical Album
Bear Family Texas Flyer 1974-76 (Freddie King)
Chess Smokestack Lightning/The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 (Howlin' Wolf)
Delmark Hoodoo Man Blues (Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy)
Electro-Fi Teardrops Are Falling - Live in 1983 (George "Harmonica" Smith)
Virgin The Essential Modern Records Collection (Etta James)

Instrumentalist-Bass
Biscuit Miller
Danielle Schnebelen
Larry Taylor
Michael "Mudcat" Ward
Patrick Rynn

Instrumentalist-Drums
Chris Layton
Jimi Bott
Kenny Smith
Robb Stupka
Stanton Moore
Tony Braunagel

Instrumentalist-Harmonica
Charlie Musselwhite
Kim Wilson
Lazy Lester
Rick Estrin
Sugar Ray Norcia

Instrumentalist-Horn
Al Basile
Doug James
Keith Crossan
Sax Gordon
Terry Hanck

Instrumentalist-Other
Ben Prestage, diddley bow
Lionel Young, violin
Otis Taylor, banjo
Rich Del Grosso, mandolin
Sonny Rhodes, lap steel guitar

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)
Diunna Greenleaf
Maria Muldaur
Nora Jean
Ruthie Foster
Tracy Nelson

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
David Maxwell
Eden Brent
Jon Cleary
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
Marcia Ball
Victor Wainwright

Rock Blues Album
2120 South Michigan Ave. George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Dust Bowl Joe Bonamassa
Greyhound Mike Zito
Man In Motion Warren Haynes
Shiver Too Slim and the Taildraggers

Song
Appreciate What You Got Terry Hanck (Look Out! - Terry Hanck)
Back to the Blues Hadden Sayers (Hard Dollar - Hadden Sayers)
Memphis Still Got Soul Bob Trenchard & Johnny Rawls (Memphis Still Got Soul - Johnny Rawls)
Thank You for Giving Me the Blues Grady Champion, Zac Harmon & Chris Troy (Dreamin' - Grady Champion)
The Lord is Waiting, the Devil is Too Johnny Sansone (The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too - Johnny Sansone)
The Older I Get the Better I Was Joe Shelton (The Older I Get the Better I Was - Big Joe Shelton)

Soul Blues Album
Dreamin' Grady Champion
Got to Get Back! The Bo-Keys
Memphis Still Got Soul Johnny Rawls
Rock and a Hard Place Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Show You A Good Time Bobby Rush

Soul Blues Female Artist
Alexis P. Suter
Denise LaSalle
Jackie Johnson
Sharrie Williams
Sista Monica Parker

Soul Blues Male Artist
Bobby Rush
Curtis Salgado
Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Johnny Rawls
Otis Clay

Traditional Blues Album
Chicago Blues A Living History the (R)evolution Continues Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson
Evening Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
Trying To Hold On Diunna Greenleaf
Victim Of The Blues Tracy Nelson
You Better Listen Lazy Lester

Traditional Blues Male Artist
Charlie Musselwhite
John Primer
Lazy Lester
Mac Arnold
Magic Slim

1 comment:

The Blues Moon Radio with Clair DeLune said...

So, I'd be interested in who YOUR favorites are... :)