Tuesday, April 28, 2015
2015's recipient of the Mel Brown Award is Kitchener music veteran, Charity Brown. The honour (named after the late, legendary Blues musician Mel Brown) is bestowed upon those who make an important contribution to the Blues. Charity has been performing music for over 50 years.
The former Juno nominee remembers Mel fondly. She told the Kitchener Record: "When I first heard him play, I said to myself, 'I want to sing with this guy'. I sang with him a lot."
She joins a very illustrious list of winners:
2003 Mel Brown
2004 Glenn Smith (Ethyl's Lounge)
2005 Jackie Washington
2006 Cheryl Lescom
2007 Shawn Kellerman
2008 Andrew Galloway (Electro-Fi Records)
2009 Steve Strongman
2010 Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records)
2011 Jimmie Vaughan
2012 John McKinley
2013 Bobby Blue Bland
2014 Buddy Guy
2015 Charity Brown
Click here for the Kitchener Record story.
Video above courtesy of N Gamble
Video above courtesy of Nancy Alaimo
Links: Miss Angel, Video above courtesy of Dave Sloane
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Links: Charity Brown, More Mel Brown Award Stories
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