2008 Blues Music Award Nominees

Posted on: Wednesday, Dec 17, 2008

http://www.blues.org/bluesmusicawards/nominees.php4

2009 – 30th Blues Music Awards

Acoustic Album of the Year
Eden Brent – Mississippi Number One
Rory Block – Blues Walkin’ Like a Man
Paul Rishell & Annie Raines – A Night in Woodstock
Hans Theessink & Terry Evans – Visions
Fiona Boyes, Mookie Brill & Rich Del Grosso – Live from Bluesville

Acoustic Artist of the Year
Doug MacLeod
Rory Block
Otis Taylor
Paul Rishell & Annie Raines
Eden Brent

Album of the Year
The Mannish Boys – Lowdown Feelin’
Curtis Salgado – Clean Getaway
Buddy Guy – Skin Deep
Janiva Magness – What Love Will Do
Elvin Bishop – The Blues Rolls On

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
Janiva Magness
Watermelon Slim
Bobby Rush
Lil’ Ed
Magic Slim

Band of the Year
Magic Slim & the Teardrops
Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
The Mannish Boys
Watermelon Slim & the Workers
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

Best New Artist Debut
Chris James and Patrick Rynn – Stop and Think About It
Delta Highway – The Devil Had a Woman
Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm – 2 Man Wrecking Crew
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band- Pay Me No Mind
Eden Brent – Mississippi Number One

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
Elvin Bishop – The Blues Rolls On
Watermelon Slim & the Workers – No Paid Holidays
Janiva Magness – What Love Will Do
Sean Costello – We Can Get Together
Buddy Guy – Skin Deep

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year
Gaye Adegbalola
Marcia Ball
Robin Rogers
Bettye LaVette
Janiva Magness

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year
Michael Burks
Elvin Bishop
Sean Costello
Watermelon Slim
Buddy Guy

DVD
Broke & Hungry Records, Cathead Blues & Mudpuppy Recordings – M For Mississippi: A Road Trip Through The Birthplace of the Blues
Eagle Eye Media – Albert Collins Live at Montreaux 1992
Eagle Eye Media – Carlos Santana Plays Blues At Montreux 2004
Stony Plain Records – Ronnie Earl & Broadcasters – Hope Radio Sessions
Delmark Records – Little Arthur Duncan Live at Rosa’s Blues Lounge

Historical Album of the Year
Eagle Records – Albert Collins Live At Montreaux 1992
Jamie Records – Barbara Lynn: The Jamie Singles 1962-1965
Delmark Records – On Highway 80 (Sleepy John Estes)
Ruf Records – Rich Man’s War: New Blues & Roots Songs of Peace and Protest (Various Artists)
TopCat Records – Hollywood Fats & The Paladins Live 1985

Instrumentalist-Bass
Bob Stroger
Mookie Brill
Larry Taylor
Bill Stuve
Jeff Turmes

Instrumentalist-Drums
Cedric Burnside
Richard Innes
Jimi Bott
Tony Braunagel
Kenny Smith
Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith

Instrumentalist-Guitar
Sonny Landreth
Lurrie Bell
Michael Burks
Kid Ramos
Ronnie Earl

Instrumentalist-Harmonica
Steve Guyger
Billy Gibson
Mark Hummel
Jason Ricci
Rick Estrin
Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith

Instrumentalist-Horn

Deanna Bogart
Kaz Kazanoff
Terry Hanck
Keith Crossan
Doug James

Instrumentalist-Other
Johnny Sansone – Accordion
Bob Brozman – Mandolin, Ukulele
Otis Taylor – Banjo
Rich Del Grosso – Mandolin
Gerry Hundt – Mandolin

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Henry Butler
David Maxwell
Eden Brent
Bruce Katz
Marcia Ball

Rock Blues Album of the Year
Jeff Healey – Mess of Blues
Sonny Landreth – from the REACH
Michael Burks – Iron Man
Gary Moore – Bad for You Baby
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Blood Brothers
Walter Trout – The Outsider

Song of the Year
Dave Duncan & Curtis Salgado – 20 Years of B. B. King (Curtis Salgado)
Kenny Neal – Let Life Flow (Kenny Neal)
Elvin Bishop – The Blues Rolls On (Elvin Bishop)
Albert Castiglia – Bad Year Blues (Albert Castiglia)
Sonny Landreth – Blue Tarp Blues (Sonny Landreth)

Soul Blues Album of the Year
Irma Thomas – Simply Grand
Curtis Salgado – Clean Getaway
Jackie Payne Steve Edmondson Band- Overnight Sensation
Clarence Spady – Just Between Us
Johnny Rawls – Red Cadillac

Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year
Sharrie Williams
Irma Thomas
Jean Shy
Etta James
Denise LaSalle

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year
Tad Robinson
Bobby Rush
Jackie Payne
Johnny Rawls
Curtis Salgado

Traditional Blues Album of the Year
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials – Full Tilt
B.B. King – One Kind Favor
Honeyboy Edwards – Roamin’ and Ramblin’
Eddy ‘The Chief’ Clearwater – West Side Strut
The Mannish Boys – Lowdown Feelin’

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
Koko Taylor
Maria Muldaur
Nora Jean Bruso
Diunna Greenleaf
Ruthie Foster

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year

B.B. King
Lurrie Bell
Magic Slim
Eddy ‘The Chief’ Clearwater
Honeyboy Edwards



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Grahame

December 17th, 2008 at 18:38
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Nice to see the Hollywood Fats & The Paladins Live 1985 cd get a nomination . . . . reviewed on this very site!