2020 Blues Blast Awards Nominees Announced 
In early May, a group of Blues music industry professionals including music critics, journalists, festival promoters, music venue managers, producers, musicians and other Blues music industry professionals nominated the best in Blues music in twelve categories.
Fan voting to determine the winners begins July 20, 2020 and continues until September 5, 2020. Voting is free and open to anyone. Subscribers can only vote one time. Blues Blast Magazine is free and you are automatically subscribed as part of the voting process on our website.
The nominees are…
Contemporary Blues Album
Victor Wainwright And The Train – Memphis Loud
Various Artists – Don’t Pass Me By, A Tribute To Sean Costello
Toronzo Cannon & The Chicago Way – The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp
The Jimmys – Gotta Have It
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – Contemporary
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish
Traditional Blues Album
The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling – Lucky Guy
Junior Watson – Nothin’ To It But To Do It
John Primer & Bob Corritore – The Gypsy Woman Told Me
Jimmy Johnson – Every Day Of Your Life
Cash Box Kings – Hail To The Kings!
Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues – Roots And Branches – The Songs Of Little Walter
Soul Blues Album
Tad Robinson – Real Street
Reverend John Lee Hooker Jr. – Testify
Frank Bey – All My Dues Are Paid
Bobby Rush – Sitting on Top of the Blues
Billy Price – Dog Eat Dog
Annika Chambers – Kiss My Sass
Rock Blues Album
Tinsley Ellis – Ice Cream In Hell
The Proven Ones – You Ain’t Done
Mike Zito and Friends – Rock N Roll – A Tribute To Chuck Berry
Jeremiah Johnson – Heavens To Betsy
Coco Montoya – Coming In Hot
Albert Castiglia – Masterpiece
Acoustic Blues Album
Mark Telesca – Higher Vibrations
Libby Rae Watson & Bert Deivert – She Shimmy
Hudspeth & Taylor – Folie a deux
Catfish Keith – Catfish Crawl
Bob Margolin – This Guitar & Tonight
Bai Kamara Jr. & The Voodoo Sniffers – Salone
Live Blues Album
Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps – Live
Ruthie Foster – Live at The Paramount
Linsey Alexander – Live At Rosa’s
Johnny Burgin – Live
Ben Racine Band – Live À Montréal
Albert Castiglia – Wild and Free
Historical Or Vintage Recording
Various Artists – Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records – The Definitive Collection
Johnny Shines – The Blues Came Falling Down – Live 1973
Jack Mack & The Heart Attack – Live from Centennial Park – Atlanta 1996
Dom Flemons – Prospect Hill: The American Songster Omnibus
11 Guys Quartet – Small Blues and Grooves
New Artist Debut Album
Slim And The Perkolators
Sister Lucille – Alive
Jose Ramirez – Here I Come
Hudspeth & Taylor – Folie a deux
Avey Grouws Band – The Devil May Care
Andrew Alli – Hard Workin’ Man
Blues Band
Roomful Of Blues
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling
Cash Box Kings
Billy Branch & The Sons Of The Blues
B.B. King Blues Band
Male Blues Artist
Toronzo Cannon
Nick Moss
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Bobby Rush
Billy Branch
Albert Castiglia
Female Blues Artist
Whitney Shay
Shaun Murphy
Ruthie Foster
Liz Mandeville
Beth Hart
Annika Chambers
Sean Costello Rising Star Award
The Mary Jo Curry Band
Ryan Perry
King Solomon Hicks
Jose Ramirez
Ben Levin
Andrew Alli
The Blues Blast Music Awards are presented by Blues Blast Magazine. Click here to find the links to visit nominee websites for more information and also to buy their music.
Voting begins July 20, 2020.

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