Monday, August 21, 2017

CONGRATS! Local 2017 Independent Blues Award Winners

GREAT NEWS! All the local musicians nominated for 2017 Independent Blues Awards won this year! Results were unveiled on August 13, 2017.

Hamilton's Smoke Wagon Blues Band earned 3 awards: Best Modern Roots CD (for Cigar Store), Best New Artist, and Best RnB/Soul Song (for Set Me Free). They were nominated for 5.

Frontman Corey Lueck had this to say:
"We know there's big awards like Grammys and Junos but being independent artists for our whole career and knowing the struggle, we are especially proud of theses awards and so honored to be listed among such great musicians and songwriters. We are ecstatic that "Cigar Store" has been so well received, thanks so much to blues fans and the the Independent Blues Awards - it means the world to us that folks are listening."

Links: Smoke Wagon Blues BandMore Smoke Wagon Blues Band StoriesVideo above courtesy of SoundofBlues (Alessandra)

The Best Blues Rock CD category went to Colin JamesBlue Highways (featuring work by Hamilton's own Steve Pelletier and Jesse O'Brien).

Links: Colin JamesMore Colin James StoriesSteve Pelletier, More Steve Peletier StoriesJesse O'Brien, More Jesse O'Brien StoriesVideo above courtesy of Blues Rock

The big winner of the year was Joe Bonamassa, with 5 awards, followed by Smoke Wagon and Bobby Rush with 3,


Here's a complete list of winners

Blast from the Past: Our Review of Smoke Wagon's Nominated Album

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