Nominados a los Blues Music Awards 2018

The Blues Foundation presentará la 39ª entrega anual de los Blues Music Awards el jueves 10 de mayo a las 7 p.m. en el Memphis Cook Convention Center en Memphis. Este año, entregarán 26 premios ya que han agregado un par de nuevas categorías. Ahora hay un premio al Artista de Blues Rock del año, junto con el álbum del año de Blues Rock.

La lista completa de los nominados al 39º Blues Music Award, así como mis favoritos resaltados en negritas, se pueden encontrar a continuación. Fuente:


1.       Álbum Acústico

Catfish Keith – Mississippi River Blues

Doug MacLeod – Break the Chain

Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi – Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train

Harrison Kennedy – Who U Tellin’?

Mitch Woods – Friends Along The Way

Rory Block – Keepin’ Outta Trouble

2.       Artista Acústico

Doug McLeod

Guy Davis

Harrison Kennedy

Rory Block

Taj Mahal

3.       Álbum

Don Bryant – Don’t Give Up on Love

Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter – Right Place, Right Time

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland

TajMo – TajMo

Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra – After a While

4.       Banda

The Cash Box Kings

Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter

Nick Moss Band

North Mississippi Allstars

Rick Estrin & the Nightcats

5.       Artista del año, premio B.B. King

Bobby Rush

Michael Ledbetter

Rick Estrin

Sugaray Rayford

Taj Mahal

6.       Álbum de Artista Emergente

Altered Five Blues Band – Charmed & Dangerous

Larkin Poe – Peach

Miss Freddye – Lady of the Blues

R.L. Boyce – Roll and Tumble

Southern Avenue – Southern Avenue

Tas Cru – Simmered & Stewed

7.       Álbum de Blues Contemporáneo

Beth Hart – Fire on the Floor

Corey Dennison Band – Night After Night

Ronnie Baker Brooks – Times Have Changed

Selwyn Birchwood – Pick Your Poison

TajMo – TajMo

8.       Artista Mujer de Blues Contemporáneo

Beth Hart

Karen Lovely

Samantha Fish

Shemekia Copeland

Vanessa Collier

9.       Artista Hombre de Blues Contemporáneo

Keb’ Mo’

Michael Ledbetter

Ronnie Baker Brooks

Selwyn Birchwood

Toronzo Cannon

10.       Álbum Histórico

Jimmy Reed, Mr. Luck: The Complete Vee-Jay Singles – Craft Recordings

John Lee Hooker, King of the Boogie – Craft Recordings

Luther Allison, A Legend Never Dies – Ruf Records

The Paul deLay Band, Live at Notodden ’97 – Little Village Foundation

Various, American Epic: The Collection – Sony Legacy

11.       Bajista

Benny Turner

Bob Stroger

Larry Fulcher

Michael “Mudcat” Ward

Patrick Rynn

12.       Baterista

Jimi Bott

June Core

Kenny Smith

Tom Hambridge

Tony Braunagel

13.       Guitarrista

Anson Funderburgh

Chris Cain

Christoffer “Kid” Andersen

Monster Mike Welch

Ronnie Earl

14.       Armonicista

Billy Branch

Dennis Gruenling

Jason Ricci

Kim Wilson

Rick Estrin

15.       Metales

Al Basile

Jimmy Carpenter

Nancy Wright

Trombone Shorty

Vanessa Collier

16.       Pianista, premio Pinetop Perkins

Anthony Geraci

Henry Gray

Jim Pugh

Mitch Woods

Victor Wainwright

17.       Vocalista

Beth Hart

Don Bryant

John Németh

Michael Ledbetter

Sugaray Rayford

Wee Willie Walker

18.       Mujer de Blues Tradicional, premio Koko Taylor

Annika Chambers

Diunna Greenleaf

Janiva Magness

Miss Freddye

Ruthie Foster

19.       Álbum de Rock Blues

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – Lay It On Down

Mike Zito – Make Blues Not War

North Mississippi Allstars – Prayer for Peace

Savoy Brown – Witchy Feelin’

Walter Trout – We’re All In This Together

20.       Artista de Rock Blues

Eric Gales

Jason Ricci

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Mike Zito

Walter Trout

21.       Canción

“The Blues Ain’t Going Nowhere” – written by Rick Estrin

“Don’t Give Up On Love” – written by Scott Bomar and Don Bryant

Don’t Leave Me Here” – written by Kevin R. Moore, Taj Mahal, and Gary Nicholson

“Hate Take a Holiday” – written by Willie Walker, Anthony Paule, and Ernie Williams

“Prayer for Peace” – written by Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, and Oteil Burbridge

22.       Álbum de Soul Blues

Don Bryant – Don’t Give Up on Love

Johnny Rawls – Waiting for the Train

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm

Sugaray Rayford – The World That We Live In

Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra – After a While

23.       Artista Mujer de Soul Blues

Bettye LaVette

Denise LaSalle

Mavis Staples

Trudy Lynn

Vaneese Thomas

24.       Artista Hombre de Soul Blues

Curtis Salgado

Don Bryant

Johnny Rawls

Sugaray Rayford

William Bell

Wee Willie Walker

25.       Álbum de Blues Tradicional

The Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

Kim Wilson – Blues and Boogie Vol. 1

Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter – Right Place, Right Time

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland

Various Artists – Howlin’ At Greaseland

26.       Hombre de Blues Tradicional

John Primer

Kim Wilson

Lurrie Bell

R.L. Boyce

Rick Estrin