Saturday, January 14, 2023

GOOD LUCK! 2023 Blues Music Award Nominees (including local & Canadian acts)

Below is a complete list of nominees

Click for the winners

* signed to Waterdown's Stony Plain Records

Acoustic Blues Artist

Acoustic Blues Album

Blues Rock Album
Traditional Blues Album
Traditional Blues Female Artist
Traditional Blues Male Artist
Emerging Artist Album


  • The Blues Don’t Lie, Buddy Guy
  • Hard Times, John Primer
  • Done Come Too Far, Shemekia Copland
  • May Be the Last Time, John Németh
  • Leave the Light On, The Love Light Orchestra

  • Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars
  • John Németh and the Blue Dreamers
  • Rick Estrin and the Nightcats
  • Southern Avenue
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Bob Stroger
  • Danielle Nicole
  • Larry Fulcher
  • Michael “Mudcat” Ward
  • Willie J. Campbell
Blues Rock Artist
  • Albert Castiglia
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor
  • Tinsley Ellis
  • Tommy Castro
  • Walter Trout
Contemporary Blues Album
  • Blues Without You, Larry McCray
  • Done Come Too Far, Shemekia Copeland
  • Hard to Kill, Janiva Magness
  • I Ain’t Playin’, Diunna Greenleaf
  • The Blues Don’t Lie, Buddy Guy
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
  • Beth Hart
  • Janiva Magness
  • Ruthie Foster
  • Teresa James
  • Vanessa Collier
Contemporary Blues Male Artist
  • Chris Cain                                                                                                                                  
  • Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  • Mr. Sipp (Castro Coleman)
  • Ronnie Baker Brooks
  • Selwyn Birchwood
  • Chris Layton
  • Cody Dickinson
  • Derrick D’Mar Martin
  • Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith
  • Tony Braunagel


  • Bobby Rush
  • Eric Gales
  • Mr. Sipp (Castro Coleman)
  • Sugaray Rayford
  • Tommy Castro

  • Chris Cain
  • Christoffer “Kid” Andersen
  • Joanna Connor
  • Kirk Fletcher
  • Laura Chavez
  • Billy Branch
  • Bob Corritore
  • Dennis Gruenling
  • Jason Ricci
  • John Németh
  • Deanna Bogart
  • Greg Piccolo
  • Jimmy Carpenter
  • Mark Kaz Kazanoff
  • Sax Gordon Beadle
  • “Great Minds Drink Alike” Written by Jeff Schroedl
  • “I Want My Crown” Written by Eric Gales, Joe Bonamassa, & James House
  • “The Blues Don’t Lie” Written by Tom Hambridge
  • “The Last Time” Written by John Németh
  • “Too Far To Be Gone” Written by John Hahn & Will Kimbrough
Soul Blues Album
  • Golden Girl, Trudy Lynn
  • Heartache by the Pound, Kirk Fletcher
  • In Too Deep, Sugaray Rayford
  • Leave the Light On, The Love Light Orchestra
  • Progeny, Kat Riggins
Soul Blues Female Artist
  • Annika Chambers
  • Kat Riggins
  • Thornetta Davis
  • Trudy Lynn
  • Vaneese Thomas
Soul Blues Male Artist
  • Billy Price
  • Curtis Salgado
  • Don Bryant
  • John Németh
  • Johnny Rawls
  • Curtis Salgado
  • Danielle Nicole
  • Diunna Greenleaf
  • John Németh
  • Shemekia Copeland

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