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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Harrison Kennedy Nominated for Blues Music Awards

Local blues legend Harrison Kennedy just keeps on collecting more and more accolades for his latest amazing CD, Soulscape.  This time, he's been nominated for two Blues Music Awards.

On May 8, 2014 the talented Bluesman will be up the for the Acoustic Album and Acoustic Artist categories.  The event will take place in Memphis. GOOD LUCK HARRISON!

Veterans James Cotton and Lurrie Bell lead the list with 5 nominations each.  The legendary Buddy Guy received 4 nods.

The Blues Music Awards are run through the Blues Foundation, a Memphis based organization dedicated to preserving blues music.



Links: Harrison KennedyMore Harrison Kennedy StoriesVideo courtesy of William Mehlenbacher

Below is a complete list of nominees.

Acoustic Album
  • There's a Time - Doug MacLeod
  • Juba Dance - Guy Davis featuring Fabrizio Poggi
  • Soulscape - Harrison Kennedy
  • Avalon - Rory Block
  • Unleashed - The Hound Kings
Acoustic Artist
  • Doug MacLeod
  • Guy Davis
  • Harrison Kennedy
  • Little G Weevil
  • Rory Block
Album
  • Get Up! - Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
  • Remembering Little Walter - Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman
  • Rhythm & Blues - Buddy Guy
  • Cotton Mouth Man - James Cotton
  • Blues in My Soul - Lurrie Bell
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
Best New Artist Debut
  • Double Crossing Blues - Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters
  • Rooster - Clay Swafford
  • Proof of Love - Gracie Curran & the High Falutin' Band
  • What's the Chance... - Paul Gabriel
  • Daddy Told Me - Shawn Holt & the Teardrops
  • Pushin’ Against a Stone - Valerie June
Contemporary Blues Album
  • Get Up! - Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
  • This Time Another Year - Brandon Santini
  • Rhythm & Blues - Buddy Guy
  • Magic Honey - Cyril Neville
  • Badlands - Trampled Under Foot
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
DVD
  • High John Records - Time Brings About a Change (Floyd Dixon)
  • J&R Adventures - An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House (Joe Bonamassa)
  • Shake-It-Sugar Records – Live (Murali Coryell)
  • Ruf Records - Songs from the Road (Royal Southern Brotherhood)
  • Blue Star Connection - Live at Knuckleheads (The Healers)
Historical 
  • The Sun Blues Box (Various Artists) - Bear Family
  • The Original Honeydripper (Roosevelt Sykes) - Blind Pig Records
  • The Jewel/Paula Blues Story (Various Artists) - Fuel Records
  • Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (Various Artists) - Legacy Recordings 
  • The Complete King/Federal Singles (Freddie King) - Real Gone Music
Bass
  • Bill Stuve
  • Bob Stroger
  • Danielle Schnebelen
  • Larry Taylor
  • Patrick Rynn
Drums
  • Cedric Burnside
  • Jimi Bott
  • Kenny Smith
  • Tom Hambridge
  • Tony Braunagel
Guitar
  • Anson Funderburgh
  • Gary Clark, Jr.
  • Kid Andersen
  • Lurrie Bell
  • Ronnie Earl
Harmonica
  • Brandon Santini
  • Charlie Musselwhite
  • James Cotton
  • Kim Wilson
  • Rick Estrin
Horn
  • Big James Montgomery
  • Eddie Shaw
  • Jimmy Carpenter
  • Sax Gordon
  • Terry Hanck
Traditional Blues Female
  • Diunna Greenleaf
  • Lavelle White
  • Teeny Tucker
  • Trudy Lynn
  • Zora Young
Traditional Blues Male Artist
  • Anson Funderburgh
  • Billy Boy Arnold
  • James Cotton
  • John Primer
  • Lurrie Bell
Rock Blues Album
  • Gone to Texas - Mike Zito & the Wheel
  • Made Up Mind - Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Can't Get Enough - The Rides
  • John the Conquer Root - Toronzo Cannon
  • Luther's Blues - Walter Trout
Piano
  • Barrellhouse Chuck
  • Dave Keyes
  • Marcia Ball
  • Mike Finnigan
  • Victor Wainwright
Song
  • “Blues in My Soul” - Lurrie Bell
  • “He Was There” – James Cotton, Tom Hambridge & Richard Fleming
  • “That's When the Blues Begins” - James Goode
  • “The Entitled Few” - Doug MacLeod
  • “The Night the Pie Factory Burned Down” - Johnny Sansone
Soul Blues Album
  • Down In Louisiana - Bobby Rush
  • Soul Changes - Dave Keller
  • Soul for Your Blues - Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band
  • Remembering O. V. - Johnny Rawls
  • Truth Is (Putting Love Back Into the Music) - Otis Clay
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
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
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