Blues Music Awards are the Blues’ Biggest Night

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(Memphis, TN) – Some of the Blues Festival Guide staff were so excited to be able to travel to Memphis and witness the May 12th 38th annual Blues Music Awards in person and also enjoy all the doings in the Delta during award week. Pictured is our publisher Kaati, sales associate Tom Andrews and sales Director Cheryl O’Grady-Yearnshaw. Here is the full list of The Blues Foundation’s 38th Annual Blues Music Awards Winners in case you missed our posts last week.

  • Acoustic Album: The Happiest Man In The World by Eric Bibb
  • Acoustic Artist: Doug Macleod
  • Album of the Year: Porcupine Meat by Bobby Rush
  • B.B. King Entertainer: Joe Bonamassa
  • Band of the Year: Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Best Emerging Artist Album: Tengo Blues by Jonn Del Toro Richardson
  • Contemporary Blues Album: Bloodline by Kenny Neal
  • Contemporary Blues Female Artist: Susan Tedeschi
  • Contemporary Blues Male Artist: Kenny Neal
  • Historical Album: Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush Omnivore Recordings
  • Instrumentalist: Bass Biscuit Miller
  • Instrumentalist: Drums Cedric Burnside
  • Instrumentalist: Guitar Joe Bonamassa
  • Instrumentalist: Harmonica Kim Wilson
  • Instrumentalist: Horn Terry Hanck
  • Koko Taylor Award/Traditional Female: Diunna Greenleaf
  • Pinetop Perkins Piano Player: Victor Wainwright
  • Rock Blues Album: Let Me Get By by Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Song of the Year: “Walk A Mile In My Blues” written by David Duncan, Curtis Salgado & Mike Finnigan, performed by Curtis Salgado
  • Soul Blues Album: The Beautiful Letdown by Curtis Salgado
  • Soul Blues Female: Mavis Staples
  • Soul Blues Male: Curtis Salgado
  • Traditional Blues Album: Can’t Shake This Feeling by Lurrie Bell
  • Traditional Blues Male Artist: Bob Margolin

Find more details about that special night here on the Blues Foundation Website

The photo of the awards crowd is by Brian Anderson courtesy of the Blues Foundation website.


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