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The Blues Music Awards 2017 Nominees

The Blues Music Awards 2017 Nominees

The Blues Music Awards 2017 are Coming scheduled to hold on the 11th of May 2017 at the Cook Convention Center - MEMPHIS.

The BMA's which is actually the highest honor given to a Blues Musician is been voted by members of the Blues Association and brings together Fans from all over the world to Celebrate and Appreciate the best Blues Recordings ones every year.

Nominees For This Year's BMA's are

👉 Acoustic Artist

Doug MacLeod
Eric Bibb
Fiona Boyes
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes
Luther Dickinson

👉 Acoustic Album

Eric Bibb – The Happiest Man in the World
Fiona Boyes – Professin’ the Blues
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes – Live at Briggs Farm
John Long – Stand Your Ground
Luther Dickinson – Blues and Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook) Vol I and II

👉 Album

Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat
Kenny Neal – Bloodline
Nick Moss Band – From the Root to the Fruit
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones – Seeing is Believing
Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way
William Bell – This Is Where I Live

👉 Band

Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
Nick Moss Band
Sugar Ray and the Bluetones
Tedeschi Trucks Band

👉 B.B. King Entertainer

Joe Bonamassa
John Nemeth
Lil’ Ed Williams
Sugar Ray Norcia
Sugaray Rayford

👉 Best Emerging Artist Album

Corey Dennison Band – Corey Dennison Band
Guy King – Truth
Jonn Del Toro Richardson – Tengo Blues
Terrie Odabi – My Blue Soul
Thornetta Davis – Honest Woman

👉 Contemporary Blues Album

Al Basile – Mid Century Modern
Kenny Neal – Bloodline
Nick Moss Band – From the Root to the Fruit
The Record Company – Give It Back To You
Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way

👉 Contemporary Blues Female Artist

Alexis P Suter
Ana Popovic
Janiva Magness
Shemekia Copeland
Susan Tedeschi

👉 Contemporary Blues Male Artist

Albert Castiglia
Kenny Neal
Mike Zito
Sugaray Rayford
Toronzo Cannon

👉 Historical Album

Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, A Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw, Bear Family Records
B.B. King, More B.B. King: Here’s One You Haven’t Heard, Ace Records
Bobby Rush, Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush, Omnivore Recordings
Doug MacLeod – Live in Europe, Under the Radar and Doug MacLeod
Michael Burks, I’m A Bluesman, Iron Man Records
Pinetop Perkins & Jimmy Rogers,Genuine Blues Legends, Elrob Records

👉 Instrumentalist-Bass

Biscuit Miller
Bob Stroger
Michael “Mudcat” Ward
Patrick Rynn
R W Grigsby

👉 Instrumentalist-Drums

Cedric Burnside
Jimi Bott
June Core
Tom Hambridge
Tony Braunagel

👉 Instrumentalist-Guitar

Bob Margolin
Joe Bonamassa
Kid Andersen
Monster Mike Welch
Ronnie Earl

👉 Instrumentalist-Harmonica

Dennis Gruenling
Jason Ricci
Kim Wilson
Mark Hummel
Sugar Ray Norcia

👉 Instrumentalist-Horn

Al Basile
Nancy Wright
Sax Gordon Beadle
Terry Hanck
Vanessa Collier

👉 Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)

Annika Chambers
Diunna Greenleaf
Inetta Visor
Shaun Murphy
Trudy Lynn

👉 Pinetop Perkins Piano Player

Anthony Geraci
Barrelhouse Chuck
Henry Gray
Jim Pugh
Victor Wainwright

👉 Rock Blues Album of the Year

Albert Castiglia – Big Dog
Mike Zito – Keep Coming Back
Moreland & Arbuckle – Promised Land or Bust
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By
Walter Trout – Alive in Amsterdam

👉 Song

“Blues Immigrant” written by Matthew Skoller & Vincent Bucher and performed by Matthew Skoller on Blues Immigrant
“I Gotta Sang The Blues” written and performed by Thornetta Davis on Honest Woman
"Seeing Is Believing” written by Ray Norcia and performed by Sugar Ray & The Bluetones on Seeing Is Believing
“Walk A Mile In My Blues” written by David Duncan, Curtis Salgado & Mike Finnigan and performed by Curtis Salgado on The Beautiful Lowdown
"Walk it Off” written and performed by Toronzo Cannon on The Chicago Way

👉 Soul Blues Album

Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat
Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown
Johnny Rawls – Tiger in a Cage
Wee Willie Walker – Live! Notodden Blues Festival
William Bell – This Is Where I Live

👉 Soul Blues Female Artist

Bettye Lavette
Lara Price
Mavis Staples
Terrie Odabi
Vaneese Thomas

👉 Soul Blues Male Artist

Curtis Salgado
Johnny Rawls
Wee Willie Walker
William Bell

👉 Traditional Blues Album

Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore –House Party at Big Jon’s
Bob Margolin – My Road
Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue –Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue
Lurrie Bell – Can’t Shake This Feeling
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones – Seeing is Believing

👉 Traditional Blues Male Artist

Bob Margolin
John Primer
Lil’ Ed Williams
Lurrie Bell
Sugar Ray Norcia

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