35th Blues Music Award Winners of the Blues Foundation -- The winners are ...

"The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding." -- Willie Dixon

35th Blues Music Award Winners

The 35th annual Blues Music Awards Winners announced last night from the Blues Foundation at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists, and close to 100 nominees in various categories are present for the memorable event. Jay Sielman, President of the Blues Foundation announced that they’ve raised enough money to begin construction on the Blues Hall of Fame starting June 1st!

Congrats to Nominees & Award Winners... and the winners are...

Album

Remembering Little Walter - Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman

Instrumentalist-Bass

Danielle Schnebelen

Contemporary Blues Album

Badlands - Trampled Under Foot

Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Rock Blues Album

Made Up Mind – Tedeschi Trucks Band

Contemporary Blues Female Artist

Susan Tedeschi

Best New Artist Debut

Daddy Told Me - Shawn Holt & the Teardrops

Soul Blues Male Artist

John Nemeth

Instrumentalist-Drums

Cedric Burnside

Song

“Blues in My Soul” – Lurrie Bell

Soul Blues Album

Down In Louisiana – Bobby Rush

Instrumentalist-Guitar

Ronnie Earl

Acoustic Artist

Doug MacLeod

Instrumentalist-Harmonica

Charlie Musselwhite

Acoustic Album

There’s a Time - Doug MacLeod

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player

Victor Wainwright

Historical

The Sun Blues Box (Various Artists) - Bear Family

Instrumentalist-Horn

Eddie Shaw

Soul Blues Female Artist

Irma Thomas

Traditional Blues Male Artist

James Cotton

Contemporary Blues Male Artist

Gary Clark, Jr.

DVD

Ruf Records - Songs from the Road (Royal Southern Brotherhood)

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)

Diunna Greenleaf

B.B. King Entertainer

Buddy Guy

Traditional Blues Album

Remembering Little Walter – Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman

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