Illinois BLUES BLAST AWARD WINNERS Announced…
Press Release – Blues Blast Magazine is proud to announce the results of the 2012 Blues Blast Music Awards.
In May of this year 30 Blues music industry professionals nominated their choices in the fifth annual Blues Blast Music Awards. The Blues Blast Music Awards honor the years best in Blues music in eight categories. Voting began on July 1st and continued until August 31st. Voting was open to the public and more than 5,000 Blues fans from all over the world voted in this years awards.
The winners were:
Contemporary Blues CD Of The Year – Janiva Magness – Stronger For It
Traditional Blues CD Of The Year – Mud Morganfield – Son Of The Seventh Son
Song Of The Year – “I Won’t Cry” – Janiva Magness & Dave Darling (Stronger For It – Janiva Magness)
Male Blues Artist Of The Year – Tab Benoit
Female Blues Artist Of The Year – Janiva Magness
Blues Band Of The Year – Trampled Under Foot
New Artist Debut Release – Sena Ehrhardt Band – Leave The Light On
Sean Costello Rising Star Award – Mud Morganfield
Congratulations to this years winners!
The complete list of 2012 Nominees follows. (* indicates the winner)
Contemporary Blues CD: Eugene “Hideway” Bridges – Rock And A Hard Place Toronzo Cannon – Leaving Mood *Janiva Magness – Stronger For It Billy Thompson – A Better Man Johnny Sansone – Lord Is Waiting The Devil Is Too Joe Louis Walker – Hellfire
Traditional Blues CD: Mac Arnold & Plate Full Of Blues – Blues Revival The Cash Box Kings- Holler And Stomp Chicago Blues A Living History (Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell with Ronnie Baker Brooks, Magic Slim, James Cotton, Buddy Guy)- The (R)evolution Continues Big James & The Chicago Playboys – The Big Payback *Mud Morganfield – Son Of The Seventh Son Bernie Pearl – Right Side Of The Blues Sugar Ray And The Bluetones – Evening
Song Of The Year: “Holler And Stomp” – Joe Noseck (Holler & Stomp -The Cash Box Kings) “Thank You for Giving Me the Blues” – Grady Champion, Zac Harmon & Chris Troy (Dreamin’ – Grady Champion) “Blinded By The Darkness” – Matthew Curry (If I Don’t Got You – Matthew Curry & The Fury) “That’s How A Woman Loves” – EG Kight (Lip Service – EG Kight) *“I Won’t Cry” – Janiva Magness & Dave Darling (Stronger For It – Janiva Magness) “Back to the Blues” – Hadden Sayers (Hard Dollar – Hadden Sayers)
Female Blues Artist Of The Year: Shemekia Copeland Ruthie Foster Diunna Greenleaf EG Kight *Janiva Magness Ana Popovic
Male Blues Artist Of the Year: Lurrie Bell *Tab Benoit Bob Corritore John Primer Bobby Rush Johnny Sansone Joe Louis Walker
Blues Band Of The Year: The Cash Box Kings Big James & The Chicago Playboys Kilborn Alley Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials Sugar Ray & The Bluetones *Trampled Under Foot
Best New Artists Debut: Ivan Appelrouth – Blue & Instrumental Matthew Curry & The Fury – If I Don’t Got You Mary Bridget Davies – Wanna Feel Somethin’ *Sena Ehrhardt Band – Leave The Light On Big Pete – Choice Cuts Andy Poxon Band – Red Roots
Sean Costello Rising Star Award: Toronzo Cannon Matthew Curry & The Fury Mary Bridget Davies Sena Ehrhardt *Mud Morganfield Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots