2017 Blues Blast Music Award Honorable Mentions Announced

July 10, 2017

The 2017 Blues Blast Music Awards nominees were announced recently. Our nominators were amazed at the number of artists and labels who submitted their recordings to the nominators. It was a record year for the number of submissions with a plethora of great Blues music recordings.

 

A common complaint from the nominators this year was that the process of selecting the nominees was very difficult because of so many high quality releases. Many expressed frustration that after they were done submitting their nominations this year there were many artist they wanted to nominate but there were no available slots for nominees in many categories.

 

So this year in recognition of this great blessing of wonderful Blues music, we are announcing our first ever “BBMA Honorable Mentions” to recognize some of the excellent artist releases that did not get nominated that could have in a less bountiful year

So here they are:

 

2017 Blues Blast Music Awards - Honorable Mentions

 

Contemporary Blues Album

  • Eight O'Five Jive - Swing Set

  • Hurricane Ruth - Ain’t Ready For the Grave

  • Liz Mandeville - The Stars Hotel

  • Matthew Skoller - Blues Immigrant

  • Kate Lush Band - Let It Fly

Traditional Blues Album

  • Harpdog Brown - Travelin' with the Blues

  • Joey Gilmore Band - Respect The Blues

  • Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

  • Lurrie Bell - Can’t Shake This Feeling

  • Big Bill Morganfield - Blood Stains On The Wall

Soul Blues Album

  • Nancy Wright - Playdate!

  • Bobby Rush - Porcupine

  • Sharon Lewis - Grown Ass Woman

  • Grady Champion - One of a Kind

Rock Blues Album

  • Tinsley Ellis - Red Clay Soul

  • Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Wish - Champagne Velvet

  • Devon Allman - Ride Or Die

  • Mark May - Blues Heaven

  • Popa Chubby - The Catfish

Acoustic Blues Album

  • Catfish Keith - Mississippi River Blues

  • Big Dave McClean - The Devil You Know

  • Eric Bibb - The Happiest Man In The World

  • Rory Block - Keepin’ Outta Trouble: A Tribute to Bukka White

Live Blues Recording

  • Rebekhah Meldrun & Paul Holdman - Live at the Slippery Noodle

  • Eddie Turner & Trouble Twins - Naked in Your Face

  • Billy Price Band - Alive and Strange

  • Wee Willie Walker & The Greaseland All Stars - Live! Notoden Blues

New Artist Debut Album

  • Alley Venable - No Glass Shoes

  • Rochelle & The Sidewinders - Live In Austin, TX

  • BlueHouse Project - BlueHouse Project

  • Dave Orban - I Heard You Twice The First Time

Contact Information: Bob Kieser (309) 267-4425 or info@bluesblastmagazine.com

 

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