Monday, September 20, 2010

The 2010 Living Blues Awards

Congratulations to all of the 2010 Living Blues Awards recipeints. This years awards honor the following:

Blues Awards Readers' Poll
Blues Artist of the Year (Male): Buddy Guy
Blues Artist of the Year (Female): Shemekia Copeland
Hard BelieverBest Blues Album of 2009: Tommy Castro - Hard Believer - Alligator
Best Blues Album of 2009: (Historical Recording) Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters - Hip-O Select
Best Blues DVD of 2009: Floyd Lee - Full Moon Lightnin'
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar): B.B. King
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica): Charlie Musselwhite
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard): Pinetop Perkins
Best Live Performer: Buddy Guy
Most Outstanding Blues Singer: John Nemeth

The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967)Blues Awards Critics' Poll
Blues Artist of the Year (Male): John Primer
Blues Artist of the Year (Female): Ruthie Foster
Most Outstanding Blues Singer: Bobby Jones
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar): Joe Louis Walker
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica): Billy Branch
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard): Henry Gray
Most Outstanding Musician (Bass): Bob Stroger
Most Outstanding Musician (Drums): Kenny Smith
Most Outstanding Musician (Horns): Big James Montgomery
Chicago Blues - A Living HistoryMost Outstanding Musician (Other): Sonny Rhodes - Lap steel
Best Live Performer: Chick Willis
Comeback Artist of the Year: Eddie C. Campbell
Artist Deserving More Attention: Johnnie Bassett

Best Blues Albums of 2009
Album of the Year Various Artists - Chicago Blues: A Living History
New Recordings/ Southern Soul Johnny Rawls - Ace Of Spades -
New Recordings/ Best debut Marquise Knox - Man Child - APO
Historical Reissue/ Pre-warV/A- Take Me To The Water - Dust-To-Digital
Historical Reissue/ Post-war Barbara Lynn - The Jamie Singles - Jamie

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