2013 Blues Music Awards Winners Announced

Posted 10 May 2013 in Blues, Blues-Rock, Music + TV News
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34th Annual Blues Music Award Winners

Last Night the 34th annual Blues Music Award winners were announced at a ceremony at  Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. We have the nominees and winners listed below.

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  • **Not Alone – Ann Rabson w/ Bob Margolin** -** winners listed first**
  • Billy Boy Arnold Sings Big Bill Broonzy – Billy Boy Arnold
  • Blues on Solid Ground – John Primer
  • Deeper In The Well – Eric Bibb
  • Talking Guitar – Paul Rishell
Acoustic Artist
  • **Eric Bibb**
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Doug MacLeod
  • Harrison Kennedy
  • Paul Rishell
Album of the Year
  • **Show of Strength – Michael Burks**
  • And Still I Rise – Heritage Blues Orchestra
  • Double Dynamite – The Mannish Boys
  • 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
Band
  • **Tedeschi Trucks Band**
  • Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
  • Phantom Blues Band
  • Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
  • The Mannish Boys
Best New Artist Debut
  • **They Call Me Big Llou – Big LLou Johnson**
  • 24 Hour Blues – Charles “CD” Davis
  • Turning On the Naughty – Paula Harris
  • Uphill From Anywhere – Brad Hatfield
  • Wanna Feel Somethin’ – Mary Bridget Davies
Contemporary Blues Album
  • **Show of Strength – Michael Burks**
  • Blak & Blu – Gary Clark, Jr.
  • Blues Live – John Nemeth
  • Candy Store Kid – Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods
  • Hellfire – Joe Louis Walker
  • Stronger For It – Janiva Magness
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
  • **Janiva Magness**
  • Bettye LaVette
  • Shakura S’Aida
  • Shemekia Copeland
  • Susan Tedeschi
Contemporary Blues Male Artist
  • **Tab Benoit**
  • Gary Clark, Jr.
  • Joe Louis Walker
  • Michael Burks
  • Robert Cray
DVD
  • **Eagle Rock Entertainment – Muddy Waters & Rolling Stones, Live at Checkerboard Lounge**
  • Blackbird Music/55 Arts Club – The Lucky Peterson Band feat.Tamara Peterson Live at the 55 Arts Club Berlin
  • Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art/Broke & Hungry Records – We Juke Up in Here: Mississippi’s Juke Joint Culture at the Crossroads
  • Delta Groove Records – That’s My Thing: Elvin Bishop Live In Concert
  • J & R Adventures – Beacon Theatre – Joe Bonamassa Live From New York
Gibson Guitar Award
  • **Derek Trucks**
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Joe Louis Walker
  • Kid Andersen
  • Michael Burks
Instrumentalist-Bass
  • **Bob Stroger**
  • Bill Stuve
  • Patrick Rynn
  • Richard Cousins
  • Scot Sutherland
  • Willie J. Campbell
Instrumentalist-Drums
  • **Cedric Burnside**
  • Cody Dickinson
  • Jimi Bott
  • Kenny Smith
  • Tony Braunagel
Instrumentalist-Harmonica
  • **Rick Estrin**
  • Billy Boy Arnold
  • Bob Corritore
  • John Nemeth
  • Kim Wilson
  • Mark Hummel
Instrumentalist-Horn
  • **Eddie Shaw**
  • Al Basile
  • Big James Montgomery
  • Sax Gordon
  • Terry Hanck
Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)
  • **Ruthie Foster**
  • Diunna Greenleaf
  • Jewel Brown
  • Maria Muldaur
  • Tracy Nelson
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
  • **Victor Wainwright**
  • Barrelhouse Chuck
  • Chuck Leavell
  • David Maxwell
  • Deanna Bogart
  • Mike Finnigan
Rock Blues Album
  • **Everybody’s Talkin’ – Tedeschi Trucks Band**
  • Blues For The Modern Daze – Walter Trout
  • Driving Towards The Daylight – Joe Bonamassa
  • Here I Am – Nick Moss
  • Royal Southern Brotherhood – Royal Southern Brotherhood
Song
  • **“I Wont Cry” written by Janiva Magness & Dave Darling – Stronger For It (Janiva Magness)**
  • “Lemon Pie” written by John Hahn & Oliver Wood – 33 1/3 (Shemekia Copeland)
  • “She Didn’t Cut Me Loose” written by Curtis Salgado, Marlon McClain & Dave Duncan – Soul Shot (Curtis Salgado)
  • “The Devil Ain’t Got No Music” written by Matthew Skoller – The Devil Ain’t Got No Music (Lurrie Bell)
  • “Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey)” written by Sam McClain & Pat Herlehy – Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey) (Mighty Sam McClain)
Soul Blues Album
  • **Soul Shot – Curtis Salgado**
  • Blues Heart – Dorothy Moore
  • Soul Live – John Nemeth
  • Soul Survivor – Johnny Rawls
  • Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey) – Mighty Sam McClain
Soul Blues Female Artist
  • **Irma Thomas**
  • Barbara Carr
  • Denise LaSalle
  • Dorothy Moore
  • Sista’ Monica
Soul Blues Male Artist
  • **Curtis Salgado**
  • Bobby Rush
  • John Nemeth
  • Johnny Rawls
  • Mighty Sam McClain
Traditional Blues Album
  • **Double Dynamite – The Mannish Boys**
  • And Still I Rise – Heritage Blues Orchestra
  • Milton Hopkins with Jewel Brown – Milton Hopkins with Jewel Brown
  • Son of the Seventh Son – Mud Morganfield
  • Spider Eating Preacher – Eddie C. Campbell
Traditional Blues Male Artist
  • **Magic Slim**
  • Bob Margolin
  • John Primer
  • Lil’ Ed
  • Mud Morganfield

Posted by Larry Carta


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