Blues Foundation announces 2014 Keeping The Blues Alive Award recipients!

Keeping The Blues Alive Award 2014 

Blues Foundation announces 2014 Keeping The Blues Alive Award recipients! Congratulations to those individuals and organizations who will be recognized by the Blues Foundation for significant contributions to blues music. The KBA class of 2014:

Affiliated Organization: Crossroads Blues Society of Illinois – Rockford, Illinois

Art: Cristen Craven Barnard – Senatobia, Mississippi

Club: Kingston Mines – Chicago, Illinois

Education: Tas Cru – Chaumont, New York

Festival (International): BluesCazorla – Cazorla, Spain

Festival (U.S.): Mississippi Valley Blues Festival – Davenport, Iowa

Film, Television, and Video: Stefan Grossman – Sparta, New Jersey

Historical Preservation: George Mitchell – Fort Myers, Florida

International: Royal Mail Hotel – Goodna, Queensland, Australia

Journalism: Gene Tomko – Lafayette, Louisiana

Literature: Gerard Herzhaft – Lyon, France

Manager: Marcia Weaver – Jackson, Mississippi

Photography: Dick Waterman – Oxford, Mississippi

Producer: Tom Hambridge – Nashville, Tennessee

Promoter: Myron Mu – San Francisco, California

Publicist: Frank Roszak – North Hills, California

Photo: Frank Roszak and Pinetop Perkins in Memphis, TN 

Radio (Commercial): Jerry Schaefer – East Islip, New York

Radio (Public): Larry Lisk – St. Petersburg, Florida

Record Label: Stony Plain Records – Edmonton, Alberta

Special Committee Award: Blue Star Connection – Winter Park, Colorado

The 2014 Keeping the Blues Alive Awards will be presented in Memphis during the week of the International Blues Challenge at a recognition luncheon Friday, January 24, 2014.

For more information about the Blues Foundation, the KBA Awards, and the International Blues Challenge, at Blues Foundation's site.

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