Victor Wainwright… Super Grateful and Super Busy

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“Hey everyone! This is Victor Wainwright and I would personally like to thank each and every one of you for your continued love and support. I would especially like to thank the many friends who voted during the Blues Music Awards, and also a very special thanks to the Blues Foundation Committee for selecting me. An enormous salute is also in order for all of this year’s nominees, each of whom have made incredible sacrifices and contributions to the worldwide blues music community.

Because of your support, we won the 2016 B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award and also The Band of the Year Award. This is a dream come true, and it’s both humbling and exciting to be a part of something so prestigious!

The list of past winners of the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award is extremely humbling. Luminaries like Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Luther Allison, Albert Collins, Little Milton, Koko Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Tab Benoit, Bobby ‘Blue” Bland” and of course, B.B. King have all won this Award in the past and it’s a huge honor for me to be in such great company!

To all my friends, fans and supporters; you are all a very big part of this and share in this honor! I could not have done it without each and everyone of you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

– Victor

Here’s Victor’s upcoming schedule. Check his website for more info.

  • JUN 10 Canton Blues Festival (Canton, Ohio)
  • JUN 11 Tinner Hill Blues Fest (Falls Church, VA)
  • JUN 14-16 Masterclass Pinetop Perkins Foundation Piano Workshops (Clarksdale, MS)
  • JUN 17 Ground Zero Showcasing the Kids (Clarksdale, MS)
  • JUN 18 Handy Blues & BBQ Festival (Henderson, KY)
  • JUL 9 Brigg Farms Festival (Nescopeck, PA)
  • JUL 10 Brigg Farms Festival – Gospel set (Nescopeck, PA)
  • JUL 12 Treasure Lake Ski Lodge (Dubois, PA)
  • JUL 14 Capital Ale (Richmond, VA)
  • JUL 15 Rives Theater (Martinsville, VA)
  • JUL 16 Roadhouse Blues Fest (Magnolia, DE)
  • JUL 29 The Strand Theater (Plattsburgh, NY)
  • JUL 30 Brickhouse (Portland, ME)
  • AUG 1 Time Out Pub (Rockland, ME)
  • AUG 4 Arts Jubilee Summer Concert Series (North Conway, NH)
  • AUG 5 Rusty Nail Brewery (Mifflinburg, PA)
  • AUG 6 Creative Alliance (Baltimore, MD)
  • AUG 13 Bayfront Blues Festival w- Soho (Duluth, MN)
  • AUG 19-20 Trois-Rivieres En Blues Festival w-Soho (Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada)
  • AUG 21 White Mountain Blues & Boogie Festival w-Soho (Thornton, NH)
  • AUG 27 Bean Blossom Festival (Nashville, IN)
  • SEP 2 Buddy Guy’s Legends (Chicago, IL)
  • SEP 3 Marquette Blues Festival (Marquette, MI)
  • SEP 7-11 Big Blues Bender Blues Festival (Las Vegas, NV)
  • SEP 15 Lizzie Rose Music Room (Tuckerton, NJ)
  • SEP 16 Chans (Woonsocket, RI)
  • SEP 17 2 Left Feet Blues Fest (Stamford, CT)
  • SEP 18 Blues In The 1812 Barn (Kingfield, ME)
  • OCT 9 Daytona Blues Fest (Daytona Beach, FL)

Victor tipping the keyboard Courtesy of Mike Samel

Victor Wainwright with his BMA’s Photo by Nate Dow





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