Blues Blast Music Awards

October 31, 2013

Every year the Blues Blast Magazine honors contemporary blues artists. The winners of the Blues Blast Music Awards are chosen by fans voting for their favorite nominees.

The 6th annual award ceremony with a lineup of top blues artists is held at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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2013 6th Blues Blast Music Awards Winners

The winners of the 2013 awards are:

Song Of The Year: "I Got A Right To Sing The Blues" Cee Cee James and Rob “Slideboy” Andrews

Contemporary Blues Recording: Ask for the Moon Shaun Murphy

Traditional Blues Recording: Black Toppin The Cash Box Kings

Blues Rock Recording: Living the Dream Albert Castiglia

Soul Blues Recording: Soul Shot Curtis Salgado

New Artist Debut Release: Easy Livin Southern Hospitality

Blues Band of The Year: Tedeschi Trucks Band

Male Blues Artist: Doug MacLeod

Female Blues Artist: Shaun Murphy

Sean Costello Rising Star Award: Doug Deming

Lifetime Achievement Award: Eddie Shaw & Bob Koester

6th Blues Blast Music Awards Nominees

The musicians, bands, and performers nominated for the 2013 awards are:

Song Of The Year

"Dreamin' or Dyin'" Sena Ehrhardt and Ed Ehrhardt
"A Woman Or The Blues" Curtis Salgado and Dave Duncan
"I Got A Right To Sing The Blues" Cee Cee James and Rob “Slideboy” Andrews
"Black Nights" Doug MacLeod
"Analyze'n Blues" Peter Karp and Sue Foley
"Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey)" Sam McClain & Pat Herlehy

Contemporary Blues Recording

Deal With It, 4 Jacks
Candy Store Kid, Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods
Show of Strength, Michael Burks
Ask For the Moon, Shaun Murphy
One Wrong Turn, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
Nothin' But Love, Robert Cray

Traditional Blues Recording

Still Riding High, Eddie Shaw & The 757 Allstars
Black Toppin', The Cash Box Kings
The Phoenix Sessions, The Kid Ramos & Bob Corritore
Double Dynamite, Mannish Boys
There's A Time, Doug MacLeod
Facebook Blues, Little Joe McLerran

Blues Rock Recording

Living The Dream, Albert Castiglia
Get It!, Tinsley Ellis
Blues For Modern Daze, Walter Trout
Royal Southern Brotherhood, Royal Southern Brotherhood
Tell You What, Jason Elmore And Hoodoo Witch
Crossing The Line, Simon McBride

Soul Blues Recording

Keep the Fire Burning, Barbara Carr
Soul Shot, Curtis Salgado
Soul Live, John Németh
Soul Survivor, Johnny Rawls
Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey), Mighty Sam McClain
You and I Together, Theodis Ealey

New Artist Debut Release

Easy Livin', Southern Hospitality
Drink Drank Drunk, Andy T & Nick Nixon Band
Turning on the Naughty, Paula Harris
You Don't Know Nothing, Frank Bey with the Anthony Paule Band
My Guitar is My Only Friend, James ‘Buddy’ Rogers
Self Made Man, Mike Wheeler
Boys & Girls, Alabama Shakes

Blues Band of The Year

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
Southern Hospitality
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
The Cash Box Kings
Mannish Boys
Tedeschi Trucks Band

Male Blues Artist

Curtis Salgado
Doug MacLeod
John Németh
Lucky Peterson
Mud Morganfield
Rick Estrin

Female Blues Artist

Deanna Bogart
Shaun Murphy
Janiva Magness
Shemekia Copeland
Teeny Tucker
Teresa James

Sean Costello Rising Star Award

Andy Poxon
Brandon Santini
Doug Deming
Kevin Selfe
Mike Wheeler
Paula Harris
Victor Wainwright
Sena Ehrhardt

Lifetime Achievement Award

Eddie Shaw
Bob Koester

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