May 11, 2007
Vol 2 Issue 16

Special Announcements
News Flash
House of Blues Radio Hour
About Us


This week's e-guide will be greatly abreviated. Your editor is in Memphis, basking in the after glow of last night's Blues Music Awards. Which by the way, were the best ever! And in just a few hours the action starts all over again, this time on Beale Street. So check out the list of this years winners, and we'll be back next week with news and photos. Nancy

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The Blues Foundation announced the winners of the 2007 Blues Music Award winners Thursday night in a gala event in Memphis. The big winner of the night was Charlie Musselwhite who took home four awards on the strength of his DELTA HARDWARE cd. The other multiple winner was Irma Thomas for her Soul Blues album AFTER THE RAIN. The complete list follows:

Comeback Album of the Year: Jerry Lee Lewis - Last Man Standing
Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year: Robert Lockwood, Jr.
Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year: Etta James
Acoustic Artist of the Year: David "Honeyboy" Edwards
Acoustic Album of the Year: Rory Block - The Lady and Mr. Johnson
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year: Marcia Ball
Instrumentalist-Guitar: Hubert Sumlin
Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year: Bobby Rush
Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year: Irma Thomas
Soul Blues Album of the Year: Irma Thomas - After the Rain
Historical Album of the Year: Shout! Factory - Hooker - John Lee Hooker
Contemporary Blues Album of the Year: Guitar Shorty - We the People
Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year: Janiva Magness
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year: Tab Benoit
Instrumentalist-Harmonica: Charlie Musselwhite
Instrumentalist-Bass: Mookie Brill
Instrumentalist-Drums: Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
Instrumentalist-Horn: Eddie Shaw
Instrumentalist-Other: Robert Randolph
Best New Artist Debut: Slick Ballinger- Mississippi Soul
Song of the Year: "Church is Out" - Charlie Musselwhite
Traditional Blues Album of the Year: Charlie Musselwhite - Delta Hardware
Album of the Year: Charlie Musselwhite - Delta Hardware
Band of the Year: Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
B.B. King Entertainer of the Year: Tab Benoit

JOHN MAYALL:Previews his new CD "In the Palace of the King"

British Blues Godfather John Mayall is back with his 57th album. IN THE PALACE OF THE KING is Mayall's tribute to Texas blues guitar legend Freddie King. Join Elwood Blues for music from John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Robben Ford and the late, great Freddie King, this weekend on the House of Blues Radio Hour.

Click on any festival title for a link to their website
For a complete list of all 2007 Blues Festivals
Friday-Saturday, May 11-12, 2007
Fort Madison, Iowa, U.S.
Hotline: 319-470-2082
Osceola Heritage Musicfest
Friday-Saturday, May 11-12, 2007
Osceola, Arkansas, U.S.
Website: n/a
Hotline: 870-563-6177
Woolacombe Bay Rhythm and Blues Weekend
Friday-Monday, May 11-14, 2007
Devon, United Kingdom
Hotline: n/a
Blues By the Sea
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Kiawah Island, South Carolina, U.S.
Hotline: 843-762-9125
Cotee River Seafood Festival Blues by the River Concert
Saturday, May 12, 2007
New Port Richey, Florida, U.S.
Hotline: 727-842-8066
Inland Northwest Int'l Blues & Brews
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Kennewick, Washington, U.S.
Hotline: 509-585-6387
Rosedale Heritage and Blues Festival
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Rosedale, Mississippi, U.S.
Hotline: 662-846-2601
Leasburg Dam Blues Festival
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Radium Springs, New Mexico, U.S.
Website: n/a
Hotline: 505-312-4685
Metro Fountain Blues Festival
Saturday, May 12, 2007
San Jose, California, U.S.
Hotline: 408-924-6262
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S.
Hotline: 901-605-8662
Spring Wine and Blues Festival
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Springfield, Nebraska, U.S.
Hotline: 402-253-2479

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Thomson, Georgia, U.S.
Hotline: 706-597-1000
Gator by the Bay Zydeco, Blues and Crawfish Festival
Saturday-Sunday, May 12-13, 2007
San Diego, California, U.S.
Hotline: 619-234-8612

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