Monday, June 21, 2010

Blues Blast Music Awards Nominees Announced

Blues Blast Magazine has announced the names of artists nominated in the following eight categories:

Best Contemporary Blues CD

• Joe Louis Walker – Between A Rock And the Blues

• Mike Zito – Pearl River

• Nick Moss – Privileged

• Sean Costello – Sean’s Blues

• The Holmes Brothers – Feed My Soul

• Tommy Castro – Hard Believer

Best Traditional Blues CD

• Dave Riley & Bob Corritore – Lucky To Be Living

• David Maxwell & Louisiana Red – You Got To Move

• Eddie C. Campbell – Tear This World Up

• Fiona Boyes – Blues Woman

• The Kilborn Alley Blues Band – Better Off Now

• Mississippi Heat – Let’s Live It Up

Best Blues Song

• Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers – How Much Woman Can You Stand?

• Joe Louis Walker – I’m Tide

• Mike Zito & Cyril Neville – Pearl River

• Pete Anderson – Still In Love

• Quintus McCormick – Hey Jodie

• The Kilborn Alley Blues Band – Better Off Now

Best New Artist Debut Release

• Alabama Mike – Day To Day

• Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers – How Much Woman Can You Stand?

• Marquise Knox – Man Child

• Quintus McCormick – Hey Jodie

• Shaun Murphy – Livin The Blues

Best Male Blues Artist

• Bobby Rush

• Joe Bonamassa

• John Németh

• Magic Slim

• Nick Moss

• Tommy Castro

Best Female Blues Artist

• Candye Kane

• Fiona Boyes

• Janiva Magness

• Ruthie Foster

• Shemekia Copeland

• Zora Young

Best Blues Band

• Magic Slim & The Teardrops

• Nick Moss & The Flip Tops

• Rick Estrin & The Night Cats

• The Holmes Brothers

• The Mannish Boys

• Tommy Castro Band

Sean Costello Rising Star Award

• Cash Box Kings

• Damon Fowler

• The Insomniacs

• Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers

• Joanne Shaw Taylor

• Marquise Knox

In early May, a group of Blues music industry professionals including music writers, managers, musicians, Blues Blast Magazine staff and other industry professionals nominated the best of 2010 Blues music in eight categories. Complete list of nominees is below.

Voting to determine the winners begins July 8th, 2010 and continues until August 31st, 2010 on our website at Voting is open to anyone who is a Blues Blast Magazine subscriber. Subscriptions are FREE and you can sign up as part of the voting process on our website.

The 2010 Blues Blast Music Awards ceremonies will be held at Buddy Guys’ Legends in Chicago, Illinois on October 28th, 2010. The awards ceremony will feature music by some of the artists nominated. Tickets for the event will go on sale in mid August at Blues Blast Magazine.

The 2010 Blues Blast Music Awards are presented by Blues Blast Magazine. Blues Blast Magazine is the fastest growing FREE weekly internet Blues publication with over 15,000 Blues fan subscribers located in all 50 states and in more than 70 countries.

Our partner public radio station WGLT has set up a web page where you can play music samples of the 2010 Blues Blast Music Award nominees. To hear these great Blues artists on GLT’s 2010 Blues Blast Music Awards Artist Listening site visit

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