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Friday, December 14, 2012

Harrison Kennedy Nominated for Blues Music Award

This year, veteran Hamilton bluesman, Harrison Kennedy,  has received nominations locally (Hamilton Music Awards) and nationally (Maple Blues Awards & the Junos).  Now, the international blues community has bestowed a nomination for the talented singer/songwriter.  He's in the running for Best Acoustic Artist at the Blues Music Awards (put on by the Blues Foundation).  Harrison will have some stuff competition against the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Doug MacLeod, Eric Bibb, and Paul Rishell in this category. The awards will be handed out on May 8th in Memphis, TN.  We wish him lots of luck!  Hamilton already knows that he's a world-class artist.

Below is a video of Harrison Kennedy, courtesy of Electro-Fi Records




Links: Harrison Kennedy, More Harrison Kennedy Stories

Complete list of nominations.
Acoustic Album
  • Billy Boy Arnold Sings Big Bill Broonzy - Billy Boy Arnold
  • Blues on Solid Ground - John Primer
  • Deeper In The Well - Eric Bibb
  • Not Alone - Ann Rabson w/ Bob Margolin
  • Talking Guitar - Paul Rishell
Acoustic Artist
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Doug MacLeod
  • Eric Bibb
  • Harrison Kennedy
  • Paul Rishell
Album
  • And Still I Rise - Heritage Blues Orchestra
  • Double Dynamite - The Mannish Boys
  • Show of Strength - Michael Burks
  • Son of the Seventh Son - Mud Morganfield
  • Stronger For It - Janiva Magness
Entertainer
  • Curtis Salgado
  • Janiva Magness
  • Joe Louis Walker
  • John Nemeth
  • Rick Estrin
Band
  • Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials
  • Phantom Blues Band
  • Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • The Mannish Boys

Best New Artist Debut
  • 24 Hour Blues - Charles "CD" Davis
  • They Call Me Big Llou - Big LLou Johnson
  • Turning On the Naughty - Paula Harris
  • Uphill From Anywhere - Brad Hatfield
  • Wanna Feel Somethin' - Mary Bridget Davies
Contemporary Blues Album
  • Blak & Blu - Gary Clark, Jr.
  • Blues Live - John Nemeth
  • Candy Store Kid - Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods
  • Hellfire - Joe Louis Walker
  • Show of Strength - Michael Burks
  • Stronger For It - Janiva Magness
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
  • Bettye LaVette
  • Janiva Magness
  • Shakura S'Aida
  • Shemekia Copeland
  • Susan Tedeschi
Contemporary Blues Male Artist
  • Gary Clark, Jr.
  • Joe Louis Walker
  • Michael Burks
  • Robert Cray
  • Tab Benoit
DVD
  • Blackbird Music/55 Arts Club - The Lucky Peterson Band feat.Tamara Peterson Live at the 55 Arts Club Berlin
  • Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art/Broke & Hungrey Records - We Juke Up in Here: Mississippi's Juke Joint Culture at the Crossroads
  • Delta Groove Records - That's My Thing: Elvin Bishop Live In Concert
  • Eagle Rock Entertainment - Muddy Waters & Rolling Stones, Live at Checkerboard Lounge
  • J & R Adventures - Beacon Theatre - Joe Bonamassa Live From New York
Guitar
  • Derek Trucks
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Joe Louis Walker
  • Kid Andersen
  • Michael Burks
Bass
  • Bill Stuve
  • Bob Stroger
  • Patrick Rynn
  • Richard Cousins
  • Scot Sutherland
  • Willie J. Campbell
Drums
  • Cedric Burnside
  • Cody Dickinson
  • Jimi Bott
  • Kenny Smith
  • Tony Braunagel
Harmonica
  • Billy Boy Arnold
  • Bob Corritore
  • John Nemeth
  • Kim Wilson
  • Mark Hummel
  • Rick Estrin
Horn
  • Al Basile
  • Big James Montgomery
  • Eddie Shaw
  • Sax Gordon
  • Terry Hanck
Traditional Blues Female
  • Diunna Greenleaf
  • Jewel Brown
  • Maria Muldaur
  • Ruthie Foster
  • Tracy Nelson
Piano Player
  • Barrelhouse Chuck
  • Chuck Leavell
  • David Maxwell
  • Deanna Bogart
  • Mike Finnigan
  • Victor Wainwright
Rock Blues Album
  • Blues For The Modern Daze - Walter Trout
  • Driving Towards The Daylight - Joe Bonamassa
  • Everybody's Talkin' - Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Here I Am - Nick Moss
  • Royal Southern Brotherhood - Royal Southern Brotherhood
Song
  • "I Wont Cry" written by Janiva Magness & Dave Darling - Stronger For It (Janiva Magness)
  • "Lemon Pie" written by John Hahn & Oliver Wood - 33 1/3 (Shemekia Copeland)
  • "She Didn't Cut Me Loose" written by Curtis Salgado, Marlon McClain & Dave Duncan - Soul Shot (Curtis Salgado)
  • "The Devil Ain't Got No Music" written by Matthew Skoller - The Devil Ain't Got No Music (Lurrie Bell)
  • "Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey" written by Sam McClain & Pat Herlehy - Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey) (Mighty Sam McClain)
Soul Blues Album
  • Blues Heart - Dorothy Moore
  • Soul Live - John Nemeth
  • Soul Shot - Curtis Salgado
  • Soul Survivor - Johnny Rawls
  • Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey) - Mighty Sam McClain
Soul Blues Female Artist
  • Barbara Carr
  • Denise LaSalle
  • Dorothy Moore
  • Irma Thomas
  • Sista' Monica
Soul Blues Male Artist
  • Bobby Rush
  • Curtis Salgado
  • John Nemeth
  • Johnny Rawls
  • Mighty Sam McClain
Traditional Blues Album
  • And Still I Rise - Heritage Blues Orchestra
  • Double Dynamite - The Mannish Boys
  • Milton Hopkins with Jewel Brown - Milton Hopkins with Jewel Brown
  • Son of the Seventh Son - Mud Morganfield
  • Spider Eating Preacher - Eddie C. Campbell
Traditional Blues Male Artist
  • Bob Margolin
  • John Primer
  • Lil' Ed
  • Magic Slim
  • Mud Morganfield
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