LIVING BLUES AWARDS 2012

27 agosto, 2012

Living BluesDivulgada a premiação da décima nona edição do Living Blues Awards.

E foram duas frentes de votação, uma pela crítica especializada e outra aberta aos leitores da revista. Confira os premiados da edição 2012 -

Critics’ Poll

Blues Artist of the Year (Male) : Lurrie Bell
Blues Artist of the Year (Female) : Etta James
Most Outstanding Blues Singer : Shemekia Copeland
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar) : Buddy Guy
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica) : Lazy Lester
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) : Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Most Outstanding Musician (Bass) : Lee Allen Zeno
Most Outstanding Musician (Drums) : Kenny Smith
Most Outstanding Musician (Horns) : Terry Hanck
Most Outstanding Musician (Other) : Otis Taylor 
Best Live Performer : Bobby Rush
Comeback Artist of the Year : Ironing Board Sam
Artist Deserving More Attention : Blind Boy Paxton
Best Blues Albums of 2011 Album of the Year : Chicago Blues: A Living History. The (R)evolution Continues (Raisin Music)
New Recordings/ Southern Soul : Johnny Rawls, Memphis Still Got Soul (Catfood Records)
New Recordings/ Best Debut  : Little Joe Ayers, Backatchya (Devil Down Records)
New Recordings/ Traditional & Acoustic : Rev. John Wilkins, You Can’t Hurry God (Big Legal Mess Records)
New Recordings/Contemporary Blues : Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, An Old Rock on a Roll (Stony Plain Records)
Historical Pre-War : Barbecue Any Old Time, Blues From The Pit 1927-1942 (Old Hat Records)
Historical Post-War : Howlin’ Wolf, Smokestack Lightnin’: The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 (Geffen/Hip-O)
Blues Book of the Year : The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road To Rock’n’ Roll (Preston Lauterbach - Norton)
Producer of the Year - New Recording : Scott Bomar, Got To Get Back (Electraphonic Recordings)
Producer of the Year - Historical Recording : Andy McKaie, Howlin’ Wolf – Smokestack Lightnin’: The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 (Geffen/Hip-O)

Readers’ Poll

Blues Artist of the Year (Male) : Buddy Guy
Blues Artist of the Year (Female) : Marcia Ball
Best Blues Album of 2011 (New Release) : Marcia Ball, Roadside Attractions (Alligator Records)
Best Blues Album of 2011 (Historical Recording) : Howlin’ Wolf, Smokestack Lightnin’: The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 (Geffen/Hip-O)
Best Blues DVD of 2011 : Maxwell Street Blues (Facets Video)
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar) : Robert Cray
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica) : Bob Corritore
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) : Marcia Ball
Best Live Performer : Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials
Most Outstanding Blues Singer : Mavis Staples