30th Annual Washington Blues Society “Best of the Blues Awards” Winners
(SEATTLE, WA) – The Washington Blues Society 30th annual “Best of the Blues Awards” were presented online April 18th and featured video performances and live award presenters.
Highlights among the award recipients were “The Real Lady A,” who received the Blues Female Vocalist award and her second consecutive Blues Performer award, KNKX “All Blues” host John Kessler received his 8th Blues DJ award, and the Stacy Jones Band received the top honors in the Blues Band category for the 4th year in a row; the Keeping The Blues Alive award was presented to The Winthrop Music Association. Much loved vocalist and keyboardist, the late Jimmy Holden was awarded the Blues Piano, Lifetime Achievement award and inducted into the Washington Blues Society “Blues Hall of Fame,” posthumously.
Here’s a partial list of the winners: – Mark DuFresne Male Vocalist Award Joel Astley – Blues Female Vocalist Lady A – Electric Blues Guitar Rafael Tranquilino – Slide Blues Guitar Rod Cook – Blues Bass Tim Scott – Chris Leighton Blues Drummer Award Tommy Cook – Blues Horn Mike Marinig – Paul Green Blues Harmonica Award Joel Astley – Blues Piano/Keyboard Jimmy Holden – Acoustic Blues Guitar Brian Butler – Blues Instrumentalist – Other Leanne Trevalyan – Blues Performer Lady A – Blues Songwriter Joel Astley – Washington Blues Recording Mad Bojo – “Mad Bojo” – Blues DJ John Kessler – Blues Writer Rick J Bowen – Blues Club Madison Avenue Pub – Blues Graphic Winthrop R&B Virtual Festival Poster 2020 (by Sean Donovan of Gator Boy Graphics) – Blues Photograph Dan Hill photo of Cook, Engelhart & Feist (Jan SSBA Newsletter) – Keeping the Blues Alive Award Winthrop Music Association – Lifetime Achievement Award Jimmy Holden – Blues Hall of Fame – Individual Jimmy Holden – Blues Jam Unbound Blues Jam at Madison Ave Pub …See all at the WBS