BLUES MUSIC AWARDS 2015

08 maio, 2015

Anunciados os vencedores da edição 36 do Blues Music Awards, promovido pela Blues Foundation, organização fundada em 1980 dedicada e preservar a história do Blues.
A noite de premiação ocorreu em 7 de maio em Memphis, em uma semana de muitas apresentações.
Entre os premiados desta edição, destaque para Elvin Bishop e John Hammond; ainda Gary Clark Jr. e John Nemeth que, pelo segundo ano consecutivo, estão entre os premiados; e, mais que merecido, o nome de Joe Bonamassa como guitarrista destaque.
Este espaço também já dedicou artigos a alguns vencedores - Lisa Mann, Janiva Magnes, Deanna Bogart, Gary Clark Jr. e Joe Bonamassa; e aos nomeados Eden Brent e Beth Hart.

Confira a lista completa (e os nomeados) -

Band : Elvin Bishop Band
(John Németh & the Bo-Keys, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Sugar Ray & the Bluetones, The Mannish Boys)
Album : Can’t Even Do Wrong Right – Elvin Bishop
(Living Tear To Tear – Sugar Ray & the Bluetones; Memphis Grease – John Németh; Refuse to Lose – Jarekus Singleton; Wrapped Up and Ready – The Mannish Boys)
Contemporary Blues Album : BluesAmericana – Keb Mo
(Can’t Even Do Wrong Right – Elvin Bishop; Original – Janiva Magness; Refuse to Lose -Jarekus Singleton; Hornet’s Nest – Joe Louis Walker)
Soul Blues Album : Memphis Grease – John Nemeth
(Blues for My Father – Vaneese Thomas; Decisions – Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin; In My Soul – The Robert Cray Band; Soul Brothers – Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls)
Soul Blues Male Artist : Bobby Rush
(Curtis Salgado, John Németh, Johnny Rawls, Otis Clay)
Soul Blues Female Artist : Sista Monica
(Candi Staton, Missy Andersen, Sharon Jones, Vaneese Thomas)
Best New Artist Album : Don’t Call No Ambulance – Selwyn Birchwood
(Chromaticism – Big Harp George; Heavy Water – Fo’ Reel; Making My Mark – Annika Chambers & the Houston All-Stars; One Heart Walkin‘ – Austin Walkin’ Cane)
Harmonica : Charlie Musselwhite
(Kim Wilson, Mark Hummel, Rick Estrin, Sugar Ray Norcia)
GuitarJoe Bonamassa
(Anson Funderburgh, Johnny Winter, Kid Andersen, Ronnie Earl)
BassLisa Mann
(Bob Stroger, Michael “Mudcat” Ward, Patrick Rynn, Willie J. Campbell)
DrumsJimi Bott
(June Core, Kenny Smith, Tom Hambridge, Tony Braunage)
HornDeanna Bogart
(Al Basile, Jimmy Carpenter, Sax Gordon, Terry Hanck)
Contemporary Blues Female ArtistJaniva Magness
(Beth Hart, Bettye LaVette, Marcia Ball, Shemekia Copeland)
Traditional Blues Male ArtistLurrie Bell
(Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Sugar Ray Norcia, Sugaray Rayford)
Acoustic Album : Timeless – John Hammond
(Hard Luck Child: A Tribute to Skip James – Rory Block; Jericho Road – Eric Bibb; Jigsaw Heart – Eden Brent; Son & Moon: A Tribute to Son House – John Mooney)
Acoustic Artist : John Hammond
(Doug MacLeod, Eric Bibb, John Mooney, Rory Block)
Traditional Blues Album : A Tribute to Muddy Waters – Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson
(Common Ground: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy – Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin; Livin’ it Up – Andy T-Nick Nixon Band; Living Tear To Tear – Sugar Ray & the Bluetones; The Hustle is Really On – Mark Hummel; Wrapped Up and Ready – The Mannish Boys)
Contemporary Blues Male ArtistGary Clark Jr.
(Elvin Bishop, Jarekus Singleton, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Louis Walker)
Rock Blues AlbumStep Back – Johnny Winter
(Goin’ Home – Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band; Time Ain’t Free – Nick Moss Band; heartsoulblood – Royal Southern Brotherhood; The Blues Came Callin’ – Walter Trout)
Song“Can’t Even Do Wrong Right” (Elvin Bishop)
(“Another Murder in New Orleans”(Carl Gustafson & Donald Markowitz) por Bobby Rush, Dr. John with Blinddog Smokin; “Bad Luck Is My Name” (John Németh) por John Németh; Let Me Breathe” (Janiva Magness & Dave Darling) por Janiva Magness; “Things Could Be Worse” (Ray Norcia) por Sugar Ray & the Bluetones)
B.B. King EntertainerBobby Rush
(Elvin Bishop, John Németh, Rick Estrin e Sugaray Rayford)
Historical : Soul & Swagger The Complete 5 Royales 1951-1967 (Rock Beat)
(From His Head to His Heart to His Hands – Michael Bloomfield (Columbia/Legacy);
Live at the Avant Garde – Magic Sam (Delmark); The Modern Music Sessions 1948-1951 – Pee Wee Crayton (Ace); The Roots of it All-Acoustic Blues – Various Artists (Bear Family))
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player : Marcia Ball
(Barrelhouse Chuck, Bruce Katz, David Maxwell, Eden Brent)
Koko Taylor Award : Ruthie Foster
(Alexis P Suter, Diunna Greenleaf, EG Kight, Trudy Lynn)