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Blues Music Award Winners

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The winners of the 35th Blues Music Awards were announced in Memphis, May 8th. A Little Walter tribute album featuring harmonica masters Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, James Harman, Sugar Ray Norcia, and Mark Hummel received two awards, including album of the year. In various categories, John Németh, Shawn Holt & the Teardrops, Gary Clark Jr., Doug MacLeod, and Trampled Under Foot were all first time winners.  “Soul Queen of New Orleans” Irma Thomas won for best Soul Blues Female Artist and Bobby Rush was awarded Best Soul Blues Album for his recording “Down in Louisiana.” From Chicago, the legendary Buddy Guy took home the B.B. King Entertainer Award.

For a complete list of winners:

The Blues Foundation
http://www.blues.org/2014/05/35th-blues-music-award-winners-announced/

Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest

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If you’re still in town and want more blues, check out the nearby
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest. Now in its eighth year, the free festival is always held right after the Blues Music Awards. The line-up includes Super Chikan, Rip Lee Pryor, Robert “Wolfman” Belfour, Watermelon Slim, and Liz Mandeville.

Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
http://www.blues2rock.com/Blues2Rock/CCMF.html

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2014 Blues Music Awards

001-Blues-Music-AwardsPresented by the Blues Foundation, the annual Blues Music Awards are held Thursday, May 8th at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis. Now in its 35th year, the awards showcase the best in blues and a who’s who of artist will be in town to celebrate the music and take home some hardware.


This year, legends like Charlie Musselwhite, Lurrie Bell, Buddy Guy, and James Cotton will be attending but here is a full list of deserving nominees:
http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2013/12/35th-blues-music-award-nominees-announced/

If you are in Memphis (lucky you!), you can buy tickets for the evening’s event here:

The Blues Foundation
http://www.shopbluesfoundation.org/blues-music-awards/

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If you can’t be there in person, Sirius XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville radio show is covering the evening’s events.  They are sending  hosts Tony Colter and Big Llou to provide colorful coverage, interviews, and live performances during the ceremony.

Bluesville
http://www.siriusxm.com/bluesville