BLUES MUSIC AWARDS 2011, A PREMIAÇÃO DO BLUES

12 setembro, 2011

The Blues Foundation é sediada em Memphis e organiza todos os anos a premiação do Blues, evento que ocorre há 32 anos - Blues Music Awards.
Neste ano, a festa aconteceu ontem, 5 de maio,  e como sempre tem a presença de diversos artistas que concorrem em diversas categorias em quase 7 horas de apresentação. E a apresentação é transmitida ao vivo pelas rádios locais e nos clubes de blues para quem não conseguiu acesso ao evento.
Para quem acompanha o mundo do Blues, é uma oportunidade de conhecer novos nomes e os lançamentos que estão mais em evidência.
E a festa este ano celebrou o pianista Pinetop Perkins, que faleceu em março último, além de Solomon Burke e Robin Rogers entre os homenageados.

Os vencedores de 2011 e as nomeações em todas as categorias –

Traditional Blues Album: Pinetop Perkins & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith, Joined At the Hip
concorreram: James Cotton – Giant;  Duke Robillard - Passport To The Blues; The Mannish Boys - Shake For Me; Charlie Musselwhite - The Well

Contemporary Blues Male Artist: Buddy Guy
concorreram:  Joe Louis Walker; John Nemeth; Kenny Neal; Nick Moss

Contemporary Blues Album: Buddy Guy, Living Proof
concorreram: Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Have Blues Will Travel; John Nemeth - Name The Day!; Karen Lovely - Still The Rain; Janiva Magness - The Devil Is An Angel Too

Traditional Blues Male Artist: Charlie Musselwhite
concorreram: Alabama Mike; James Cotton; Magic Slim; Super Chikan

Soul Blues Female Artist: Irma Thomas
concorreram: Barbara Carr; Claudette King; Denise LaSalle; Sista Monica Parker

Soul Blues Male Artist: Solomon Burke
concorreram: Bobby Rush; Curtis Salgado; Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges; Tad Robinson

Soul Blues Album: Solomon Burke, Nothing's Impossible
concorreram: Denise LaSalle - 24 Hour Woman; Tad Robinson - Back in Style; The Holmes Brothers - Feed My Soul; Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges - Live In San Antonio; Arthur Adams - Stomp the Floor

Contemporary Blues Female Artist: Robin Rogers
concorreram: Candye Kane; Janiva Magness; Karen Lovely; Shemekia Copeland

Acoustic Artist: John Hammond
concorreram: Doug MacLeod; Eric Bibb; Guy Davis; Paul Oscher

Acoustic Album of the Year: The Nighthawks - Last Train to Bluesville
concorreram:  Paul Oscher - Bet On The Blues; Eric Bibb - Booker's Guitar; South Memphis String Band - Home Sweet Home; Lucky Peterson - You Can Always Turn Around

Album: Buddy Guy, Living Proof
concorreram: Eden Brent - Ain't Got No Troubles; The Mannish Boys - Shake for Me; Janiva Magness - The Devil is an Angel Too; Charlie Musselwhite - The Well

B.B. King Entertainer: Buddy Guy
concorreram: Janiva Magness; Joe Louis Walker; Kenny Neal; Super Chikan

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues – Female Artist of the Year): Ruthie Foster
concorreram: Eden Brent; Reba Russell; Sue Foley; Teeny Tucker; Zora Young

Band: The Derek Trucks Band
concorreram: Magic Slim & the Teardrops; Nick Moss Band; Rick Estrin & the Nightcats; The Holmes Brothers; The Kilborn Alley Blues Band; The Mannish Boys

Best New Artist Debut: Matt Hill, On the Floor
concorreram: Chris O'Leary Band - Mr. Used to Be; Claudette King - We're Onto Something; Peter Parcek 3 - The Mathematics of Love; The Vincent Hayes Project - Reclamation

Song of the Year: Tom Hambridge/Buddy Guy, "Living Proof"
concorreram: Bruce Iglauer, Wyzard & David Kearney – "Please Mr. President" (Guitar Shorty - Bare Knuckle); Steve Gomes - "Rained All Night" (Tad Robinson - Back In Style); Charlie Musselwhite - "Sad and Beautiful World" (Charlie Musselwhite - The Well); Dennis Walker & Alan Mirikitani - "Still the Rain" (Karen Lovely - Still The Rain)

Rock Blues Album: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bryan Lee and Buddy Flett ; Live! In Chicago
concorreram: Steve Miller Band – Bingo; Walter Trout - Common Ground; Nick Moss – Privileged; Derek Trucks - Roadsongs

Historical Album: Bob Corritore & Friends, Harmonica Blues
concorreram: Little Smokey Smothers & Elvin Bishop - Chicago Blues Buddies; Various Artists - Jimmy Dawkins Presents the Leric Story; Junior Wells & the Aces - Live in Boston 1966; Luther Allison - Songs From The Road

DVD: Luther Allison, "Songs from the Road"
concorreram: Various Artists - The Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Concert; Tail Dragger - Live at Rooster's Place; Watermelon Slim & the Workers - Live at Ground Zero Blues Club; Mac Arnold - Nothing to Prove

Instrumentalist-Guitar: Derek Trucks
concorreram: Duke Robillard; Joe Louis Walker; Kirk Fletcher; Ronnie Earl

Instrumentalist- Harmonica: Charlie Musselwhite
concorreram: Bob Corritore; Charlie Musselwhite; James Cotton; Kim Wilson; Paul Oscher

Instrumentalist-Drums: Cedric Burnside
concorreram: Jimi Bott; Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith; Robb Stupka; Tony Braunagel

Instrumentalist-Horn: Eddie Shaw
concorreram: Big James Montgomery; Doug James; Keith Crossan; Terry Hanck

Instrumentalist-Bass: Bob Stroger
concorreram: Bill Stuve; Larry Taylor; Patrick Rynn; Steve Gomes

Instrumentalist-Other: Sonny Rhodes - lap steel guitar
concorreram: Gerry Hundt – mandolin; Johnny Sansone – accordion; Otis Taylor – banjo; Rich Del Grosso - mandolin

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player: Dr. John
concorreram: David Maxwell; Eden Brent; Henry Butler; Mitch Woods