LIVING BLUES AWARDS 2013

05 agosto, 2013
Living Blues

Divulgada a premiação da vigésima edição do
Living Blues Awards.

Foram duas frentes de votação, uma pela crítica especializada e outra aberta aos leitores da revista. Mais de 5000 votos e um destaque para Buddy Guy, o grande vencedor desta edição, premiado como artista do ano, melhor vocal, melhor album e melhor livro de Blues que conta sua biografia; e Lurrie Bell, premiado como artista do ano e guitarrista.

Confira os premiados da edição 2013 -

Critics’ Poll

Blues Artist of the Year (Male) : Lurrie Bell
Blues Artist of the Year (Female) : Ruthie Foster
Most Outstanding Blues Singer : Bobby Bland
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar) : Lurrie Bell
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica) : Billy Boy Arnold
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) : Ironing Board Sam
Most Outstanding Musician (Bass) : Bob Stroger
Most Outstanding Musician (Drums) : Kenny Smith
Most Outstanding Musician (Horns) : Eddie Shaw
Most Outstanding Musician (Other) : Dom Flemons - Banjo
Best Live Performer : Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials
Comeback Artist(s) of the Year : Jewel Brown and Milton Hopkins
Artist Deserving More Attention : Blind Boy Paxton

Best Blues Albums of 2012

Album of the Year : Mud Morganfield, Son of the Seventh Son (Severn Records)
New Recordings/Contemporary Blues : Joe Louis Walker, Hellfire (Alligator Records)
New Recordings/ Southern Soul : Barbara Carr, Keep the Fire Burning (Catfood Records)
New Recordings/ Best debut : Heritage Blues Orchestra, And Still I Rise (Raisin Music)
New Recordings/ Traditional & Acoustic : Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leaving Eden (Nonesuch Records)
Historical Pre-War : Various Artists, The Return of the Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of  (Yazoo Records)
Historical Post-War : Various Artists, Plug It In! Turn It Up! A History of Electric Blues (Bear Family Records)
Producer of the Year, New Recording :
     Larry Skoller, Heritage Blues Orchestra - And Still I Rise (Raisin Music)
     Bill Dahl, Plug It In! Turn It Up! A History of Electric Blues (Bear Family Records)
Blues Book of the Year : Ernie K-Doe, The Emperor of New Orleans, Ben Sandmel (Historic New Orleans Collection)

Readers’ Poll

Blues Artist of the Year (Male) : Buddy Guy
Blues Artist of the Year (Female) : Janiva Magness
Most Outstanding Blues Singer : Buddy Guy
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar) : Robert Cray
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica) : Charlie Musselwhite
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) : Marcia Ball
Best Live Performer : Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials
Best Blues Album of 2012 (New Release) : Buddy Guy, Live at Legends (RCA/Silvertone)
Best Blues Album of 2012 (Historical Recording) : Albert King, I’ll Play the Blues for You (Stax Records)
Best Blues DVD of 2012 : Muddy Waters & Rolling Stones, Checkerboard Lounge Live Chicago (Eagle Vision)
Best Blues Book of 2012 : When I Left Home: My Story, Buddy Guy and David Ritz (Da Capo Press)

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