Blues Blast Music Awards

October 23, 2014

Every year the Blues Blast Magazine honors contemporary blues artists by presenting the Blues Blast Music Awards.

The winners of the Blues Blast Music Awards are chosen by fans voting for their favorite nominees.

The 7th annual award ceremony with a lineup of 23 top blues artists is held at The Fluid Events Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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2014 7th Blues Blast Music Awards Winners

The winners of the 2014 awards is to be updated.

7th Blues Blast Music Awards Nominees

The musicians, bands, and performers nominated for the 2014 awards are:

Song Of The Year

“Another Murder in New Orleans” by Carl Gustafson and Donald Markowitz – Decisions (Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin’)
“Blues In My Soul” by Lurrie Bell – Blues In My Soul (Lurrie Bell)
“Fare Thee Well” by Michael Ledbetter and Nick Moss – Time Ain’t Free (Nick Moss Band)
“Going to See Miss Gerri One More Time” by Billy Branch – Blues Shock (Billy Branch)
“He Was There” by James Cotton, Tom Hambridge and Richard Fleming – Cotton Mouth Man (James Cotton)
“Meet Me In Chicago” by Tom Hambridge and Robert Randolph – Rhythm & Blues (Buddy Guy)
“Old Fools and Barstools, And Me” by Damon Fowler – Sounds of Home (Damon Fowler)

Blues DVD Recording

Roots Musicians, Americana Women
Just Magic, Magic Slim
Live at Knuckleheads, The Healers
Songs From The Road, Royal Southern Brotherhood

Contemporary Blues Album

Rhythm & Blues, Buddy Guy
Magic Honey, Cyril Neville
Hornet's Nest, Joe Louis Walker
Goin' To The Delta, Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown
Gone To Texas, Mike Zito & The Wheel
Time Ain't Free, The Nick Moss Band
John The Conquer Root, Toronzo Cannon

Traditional Blues Album

Driftin' From Town To Town, Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson’s Blues All-Stars
Juke Joint Chapel, Charlie Musselwhite
Cotton Mouth Man, James Cotton
Knockin' Around These Blues, John Primer & Bob Corritore
Blues In My Soul, Lurrie Bell
Remembering Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman, Mark Hummel

Acoustic Blues Album

Take Your Time, Bernie Pearl
Hush Your Fuss!, Dave Riley And Bob Corritore
Belle of the Blues, Lisa Biales
Moving, Little G Weevil
Smokin' Blues, Mark T Small
Blue Soul, Norman Taylor
Rattlesnake Cage, Steve Dawson

Rock Blues Album

Solid Ground, Albert Castiglia
Panther Burn, Jim Suhler
Loosen Up!, RB Stone
Rock House Sessions, Sean Chambers
The Devil You Know, Tommy Castro And The Painkillers
Blue Heart, Too Slim And The Taildraggers

Soul Blues Album

Decisions, Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin’
Here I Come, Eddie Cotton
Soul For Your Blues, Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band
Memphis Grease, John Németh
Tell Me What I Know, JJ Thames
Bring It On Home To You, The Terry Hanck Band
First Name Lucky, Tweed Funk

New Artist Debut Album

Double Crossing Blues, Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters
Baptized in the Blues, Annie Mack
Betsy's Kitchen, Back Pack Jones
Set the World on Fire, Brent Johnson
Self Titled, Josh Hoyer And The Shadowboxers
Daddy Told Me, Shawn Holt And The Teardrops
Mother Blues, Rachelle Coba

Blues Band of The Year

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
Roomful Of Blues
The Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Mannish Boys
The Nick Moss Band
Tommy Castro and The Painkillers

Male Blues Artist

Bob Corritore
Bobby Rush
Buddy Guy
Charlie Musselwhite
John Németh
Sugaray Rayford

Female Blues Artist

Beth Hart
Candye Kane
Danielle Schnebelen
Samantha Fish
Shaun Murphy
Trudy Lynn

Sean Costello Rising Star Award

Brandon Santini
Brent Johnson
Damon Fowler
Jeff Jensen
Lisa Mann
Shawn Holt


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