Blues Music Awards

May 8, 2014

The 35th annual blues music awards recognizes the top blues artists and recordings of the previous year.

Nominees are announced on December 10, 2013. Winners are voted on by Blues Foundation members between December and March, and announced at the awards ceremony. The ceremony features performances by nominees for the awards at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis.

The 35th annual blues music awards ceremonies are held in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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2014 35th Blues Music Awards Winners

The winners of the 2014 awards are:

Song

"Blues in My Soul" Lurrie Bell

Album

Remembering Little Walter Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman

Best New Artist Debut

Daddy Told Me Shawn Holt & the Teardrops

Contemporary Blues Album

Badlands Trampled Under Foot

Acoustic Album

There's a Time Doug MacLeod

Traditional Blues Album

Remembering Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman

Rock Blues Album

Made Up Mind Tedeschi Trucks Band

Soul Blues Album

Down in Louisiana Bobby Rush

Historical

The Sun Blues Box Various Artists (Bear Family)

DVD

Songs from the Road, Royal Southern Brotherhood (Ruf Records)

B.B. King Entertainer

Buddy Guy

Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Acoustic Artist

Doug MacLeod

Contemporary Blues Female Artist

Susan Tedeschi

Contemporary Blues Male Artist

Gary Clark, Jr.

Traditional Blues Male Artist

James Cotton

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)

Diunna Greenleaf

Soul Blues Female Artist

Irma Thomas

Soul Blues Male Artist

John Nemeth

Instrumentalist - Bass

Danielle Schnebelen

Instrumentalist - Drums

Cedric Burnside

Instrumentalist - Guitar

Ronnie Earl

Instrumentalist - Harmonica

Charlie Musselwhite

Instrumentalist - Horn

Eddie Shaw

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player

Victor Wainwright

 

35th Blues Music Awards Nominees

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

Song

Album

Best New Artist Debut

Contemporary Blues Album

Acoustic Album

Traditional Blues Album

  • Driftin' From Town To Town Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson's Blues All-Stars
  • Remembering Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman
  • Cotton Mouth Man, James Cotton
  • Blues in My Soul, Lurrie Bell
  • Black Toppin The Cash Box Kings

Rock Blues Album

Soul Blues Album

Historical

DVD

B.B. King Entertainer

  • Bobby Rush
  • Buddy Guy
  • John Németh
  • Kim Wilson
  • Rick Estrin

Band

  • Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials
  • Rick Estrin & the Night Cats
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • The Mannish Boys
  • Trampled Under Foot

Acoustic Artist

  • Doug MacLeod
  • Guy Davis
  • Harrison Kennedy
  • Little G Weevil
  • Rory Block

Contemporary Blues Female Artist

  • Ana Popovic
  • Beth Hart
  • Bettye LaVette
  • Candye Kane
  • Susan Tedeschi

Contemporary Blues Male Artist

  • Buddy Guy
  • Gary Clark, Jr.
  • Johnny Sansone
  • Kim Wilson
  • Otis Taylor

Traditional Blues Male Artist

  • Anson Funderburgh
  • Billy Boy Arnold
  • James Cotton
  • John Primer
  • Lurrie Bell

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)

  • Diunna Greenleaf
  • Lavelle White
  • Teeny Tucker
  • Trudy Lynn
  • Zora Young

Soul Blues Female Artist

  • Barbara Carr
  • Denise LaSalle
  • Dorothy Moore
  • Irma Thomas
  • Sista Monica

Soul Blues Male Artist

  • Bobby Rush
  • Frank Bey
  • John Nemeth
  • Johnny Rawls
  • Otis Clay

Instrumentalist - Bass

  • Bill Stuve
  • Bob Stroger
  • Danielle Schnebelen
  • Larry Taylor
  • Patrick Rynn

Instrumentalist - Drums

  • Cedric Burnside
  • Jimi Bott
  • Kenny Smith
  • Tom Hambridge
  • Tony Braunagel

Instrumentalist - Guitar

  • Anson Funderburgh
  • Gary Clark, Jr.
  • Kid Andersen
  • Lurrie Bell
  • Ronnie Earl

Instrumentalist - Harmonica

  • Brandon Santini
  • Charlie Musselwhite
  • James Cotton
  • Kim Wilson
  • Rick Estrin

Instrumentalist - Horn

  • Big James Montgomery
  • Eddie Shaw
  • Jimmy Carpenter
  • Sax Gordon
  • Terry Hanck

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player

  • Barrellhouse Chuck
  • Dave Keyes
  • Marcia Ball
  • Mike Finnigan
  • Victor Wainwright

 

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