2013 Blues Music Awards WINNERS

The 34th annual Blues Music Awards WINNERS are being announced and this is the LATEST LIST!

Blues Music AwardsThe 34th annual Blues Music Awards WINNERS are being announced! The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists, and close to 100 nominees in various categories are present for the memorable event.

We’re in Memphis and we’ll be updating this list in real-time as all the winners are presented.

Winners are in BOLD and BLUE


Acoustic Album
Billy Boy Arnold Sings Big Bill Broonzy – Billy Boy Arnold
Blues on Solid Ground – John Primer
Deeper In The Well – Eric Bibb
Not Alone – Ann Rabson w/ Bob Margolin
Talking Guitar – Paul Rishell

Acoustic Artist
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Doug MacLeod
Eric Bibb
Harrison Kennedy
Paul Rishell

Album of the Year
And Still I Rise – Heritage Blues Orchestra
Double Dynamite – The Mannish Boys
Show of Strength – Michael Burks
Son of the Seventh Son – Mud Morganfield
Stronger For It – Janiva Magness

B.B. King Entertainer
Curtis Salgado
Janiva Magness
Joe Louis Walker
John Nemeth
Rick Estrin

Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Phantom Blues Band
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Mannish Boys

Best New Artist Debut
24 Hour Blues – Charles “CD” Davis
They Call Me Big Llou – Big LLou Johnson
Turning On the Naughty – Paula Harris
Uphill From Anywhere – Brad Hatfield
Wanna Feel Somethin’ – Mary Bridget Davies

Contemporary Blues Album
Blak & Blu – Gary Clark, Jr.
Blues Live – John Nemeth
Candy Store Kid – Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods
Hellfire – Joe Louis Walker
Show of Strength – Michael Burks
Stronger For It – Janiva Magness

Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Bettye LaVette
Janiva Magness
Shakura S’Aida
Shemekia Copeland
Susan Tedeschi

Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Gary Clark, Jr.
Joe Louis Walker
Michael Burks
Robert Cray
Tab Benoit

Blackbird Music/55 Arts Club – The Lucky Peterson Band feat.Tamara Peterson Live at the 55 Arts Club Berlin
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art/Broke & Hungry Records – We Juke Up in Here: Mississippi’s Juke Joint Culture at the Crossroads
Delta Groove Records – That’s My Thing: Elvin Bishop Live In Concert
Eagle Rock Entertainment – Muddy Waters & Rolling Stones, Live at Checkerboard Lounge
J & R Adventures – Beacon Theatre – Joe Bonamassa Live From New York

Gibson Guitar Award
Derek Trucks
Joe Bonamassa
Joe Louis Walker
Kid Andersen
Michael Burks

Bill Stuve
Bob Stroger
Patrick Rynn
Richard Cousins
Scot Sutherland
Willie J. Campbell

Cedric Burnside
Cody Dickinson
Jimi Bott
Kenny Smith
Tony Braunagel

Billy Boy Arnold
Bob Corritore
John Nemeth
Kim Wilson
Mark Hummel
Rick Estrin

Al Basile
Big James Montgomery
Eddie Shaw
Sax Gordon
Terry Hanck

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)
Diunna Greenleaf
Jewel Brown
Maria Muldaur
Ruthie Foster
Tracy Nelson

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Barrelhouse Chuck
Chuck Leavell
David Maxwell
Deanna Bogart
Mike Finnigan
Victor Wainwright

Rock Blues Album
Blues For The Modern Daze – Walter Trout
Driving Towards The Daylight – Joe Bonamassa
Everybody’s Talkin’ – Tedeschi Trucks Band
Here I Am – Nick Moss
Royal Southern Brotherhood – Royal Southern Brotherhood

“I Wont Cry” written by Janiva Magness & Dave Darling – Stronger For It (Janiva Magness)
“Lemon Pie” written by John Hahn & Oliver Wood – 33 1/3 (Shemekia Copeland)
“She Didn’t Cut Me Loose” written by Curtis Salgado, Marlon McClain & Dave Duncan – Soul Shot (Curtis Salgado)
“The Devil Ain’t Got No Music” written by Matthew Skoller – The Devil Ain’t Got No Music (Lurrie Bell)
“Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey)” written by Sam McClain & Pat Herlehy – Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey) (Mighty Sam McClain)

Soul Blues Album
Blues Heart – Dorothy Moore
Soul Live – John Nemeth
Soul Shot – Curtis Salgado
Soul Survivor – Johnny Rawls
Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey) – Mighty Sam McClain

Soul Blues Female Artist
Barbara Carr
Denise LaSalle
Dorothy Moore
Irma Thomas
Sista’ Monica

Soul Blues Male Artist
Bobby Rush
Curtis Salgado
John Nemeth
Johnny Rawls
Mighty Sam McClain

Traditional Blues Album
And Still I Rise – Heritage Blues Orchestra
Double Dynamite – The Mannish Boys
Milton Hopkins with Jewel Brown – Milton Hopkins with Jewel Brown
Son of the Seventh Son – Mud Morganfield
Spider Eating Preacher – Eddie C. Campbell

Traditional Blues Male Artist
Bob Margolin
John Primer
Lil’ Ed
Magic Slim
Mud Morganfield


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