Category Archives: Awards

Video: Rock Hall of Fame inductions for Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Paul Butterfield Blues Band featuring John Mayer, Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Doyle Bramhall II, Jason Ricci, Billy Boy Arnold, others

We can’t imagine a more fitting tribute to blues-rockers Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble than the one the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame assembled this past weekend to help celebrate the group’s induction in the Hall. … Continue reading

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Johnny Winter wins blues Grammy plus a few Lancaster Roots & Blues Fest pics

Aside from Johnny Winter‘s posthumous award for Best Blues Album for his Step Back – the late guitarslinger’s first Grammy win for his own music, despite three of the albums he produced for Muddy Waters having won Grammys a few … Continue reading

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Quadruple Maple Blues Award winner Steve Hill keeps blues to himself with Solo Recordings Vol. 2

Recently, we told you about the debut album from Canadian harmonica player Roly Platt entitled Inside Out. With a late fall release, that one came out just a bit too late to be eligible for this year’s Maple Blues Awards … Continue reading

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Sugar Ray Norcia, Elvin Bishop and John Nemeth lead latest Blues Music Awards nominations

Last week, we told you about this year’s nominees for the annual Grammy Awards, where the type of music on which this blog focuses is often confined to a handful of categories at best, with now just one dedicated blues … Continue reading

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Keb’ Mo’s BLUESAmericana gets three Grammy nods; Johnny Winter, Ruthie Foster, Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal, and Charlie Musselwhite among other nominees

We’re sure that Keb’ Mo’s decision to title his latest album BLUESAmericana had little, if anything, to do with looking to maximize his chances for a nomination in the annual Grammy Awards, where Best Blues Album and Best Americana Album … Continue reading

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Tedeschi Trucks Band, Charlie Musselwhite, Trampled Under Foot, Doug MacLeod big winners at 2014 Blues Music Awards

The annual Blues Music Awards took place in Memphis last night, and although the ceremony wasn’t broadcast live on SiriusXM as in years past and the results haven’t yet been posted to the Blues Foundation’s website, here are the winners … Continue reading

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Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite Get Up for Grammy win

Gary Clark Jr. wins for best traditional R&B performance Moments after performing “I’m In I’m Out & I’m Gone” from their Get Up! CD during tonight’s Grammy Awards pre-telecast, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite got back up to the stage … Continue reading

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International Blues Challenge winners; Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival finalizes line-up

The Blues Foundation’s annual International Blues Challenge took place in Memphis over the weekend, with the Selwyn Birchwood Band capturing the top band honor as well as Birchwood also being recognized as the competition’s best guitarist. Here’s the band doing “I Got Loaded” at last summer’s White … Continue reading

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Bonamassa, Trucks help celebrate crowning of a King

Blues guitar great Freddie King was among the new acts inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last weekend. Here’s a little musical tribute from the ceremony, performed by some other pretty fine guitarists in Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks, and ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons and … Continue reading

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Texas Cannonball Freddie King shoots into Rock Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2012 inductees on Wednesday, including one pretty terrific bluesman in Texas guitarist Freddie King. Nicknamed the “Texas Cannonball,” King is this year’s sole inductee in the Hall’s Early Influence category, which recognizes “artists whose music … Continue reading

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