37th Blues Music Awards Winners
A wonderful gathering of the Blues Framily, culminating in the 2016 Blues Music Awards Presentations. Great to see so many of our friends and met new ones. Every performance was exciting and each winner present was gracious.
Congrats to all who received nominations and extra sauce for those who won! Thank you for the music of our lives.
We have some pics to hold ya over of the two time winners who were present, Cedric Burnside, Victor Wainwright & Walter Trout.
More pics to come shortly. . .
Acoustic Album : Duke Robillard – The Acoustic Blues & Roots of Duke Robillard
Acoustic Artist: Doug MacLeod
Album: Buddy Guy – Born to Play Guitar
Band: Victor Wainwright & the Wild Roots
B.B. King Entertainer: Victor Wainwright
Best New Artist Album: Mr. Sipp – The Mississippi Blues Child
Contemporary Blues Album: Buddy Guy – Born to Play Guitar
Contemporary Blues Female Artist: Shemekia Copeland
Contemporary Blues Male Artist: Joe Louis Walker
Historical Album: Buzzin’ the Blues by Slim Harpo on Bear Family Records
Instrumentalist-Bass: Lisa Mann
Instrumentalist-Drums: Cedric Burnside
Instrumentalist-Guitar: Sonny Landreth
Instrumentalist-Harmonica: Kim Wilson
Instrumentalist-Horn: Terry Hanck
Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female): Ruthie Foster
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player: Allen Toussaint
Rock Blues Album of the Year: Walter Trout – Battle Scars
Song: “Gonna Live Again” written and performed by Walter Trout
Soul Blues Album: Billy Price & Otis Clay – This Time for Real
Soul Blues Female Artist: Bettye LaVette
Soul Blues Male Artist: Otis Clay
Traditional Blues Album: Cedric Burnside Project – Descendants of Hill Country
Traditional Blues Male Artist: John Primer
Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411