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The nominees for the 34th Blues Music Awards have now been announced, and once again Delta Groove
and its artists continue to make their presence felt. This year you can
find our artists acknowledged in 9 categories including the prestigious
Album of the Year, Traditional Blues Album of the Year, Band of the Year, and the Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female). The 34th Blues Music Awards will be Thursday May 9, 2013 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
Show your support for your favorite artists and releases by voting today!
To register and become a member of The Blues Foundation and be eligible
to vote for your favorite artists, please visit the Blues Foundation
website at www.BLUES.org.
34TH BLUES MUSIC AWARDS - DELTA GROOVE NOMINEES ARE:
THE MANNISH BOYS "DOUBLE DYNAMITE" (2 CDS)
Album featuring Finis Tasby, Sugaray Rayford, Randy Chortkoff, Kirk Fletcher, Frank Goldwasser, Willie J. Campbell, Jimi Bott, and more!
Special Guests: James Harman, Elvin Bishop, Mud Morganfield, Mike Finnigan, Jackie Payne, Rod Piazza, Kid Ramos, Junior Watson, Jason Ricci, and many many more!
- Album of The Year
- Band of The Year
- Traditional Blues Album of The Year
"With personnel ranging from
duets up to horn-fired big-band charts, this quintessential backup band
takes center stage on their way to deserved recognition as a premier
blues group in their own right." – All Music Guide "…an infectious revival of both '40s jump and '50s to '60s Chess-like styles from a band that lives inside the music..." – Wall Street Journal "The Mannish Boys' dedication to preserving the past is matched only by their musical aptitude." – Living Blues Magazine
TRACY NELSON "VICTIM OF THE BLUES" & "THE BLUES BROADS"
NOMINATIONS: - Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)
"Tracy Nelson isn't so much a
singer as she is a force field — a blues practitioner of tremendous
vocal power and emotional range." - Alanna Nash, Entertainment Weekly "…a bad white girl…" - Etta James, from her autobiography, Rage To Live "Tracy Nelson proves that the human voice is the most expressive instrument in creation." - John Swenson, Rolling Stone
ELVIN BISHOP "THAT'S MY THING: ELVIN BISHOP LIVE IN CONCERT"
NOMINATIONS: - DVD of The Year
"Before Eric Clapton was old
enough to shave, Elvin Bishop was hanging out in Chicago with the first
generation of electric bluesmen." – Guitar World "Forever a crusader for fun
blues and rock 'n' roll, Bishop gives his cherry red 1959 Gibson ES-345 a
hug and places emphasis on his terrific slide guitar chops…" – Downbeat "It's impossible not to like
Bishop (his lyrical persona is not just for show). He's always singing
something lowbrow and uplifting..." – Chicago Sun Times "…Bishop's muscular guitar
provides the sets pulse, as his soulful slide ripples through R & B
classics and rowdy blues alike." – Relix
BOB CORRITORE "LONGTIME FRIENDS IN THE BLUES"
Album featuring Tail Dragger, Kirk Fletcher, and more!
"…a damn good harmonica player (Bob Corritore) with a lively sense of history." – Downbeat "If Phoenix, Arizona, had a blues mafia, then Bob Corritore just might be its resident godfather." – Living Blues Magazine "An incredible harmonica player." – Hohner Harmonica's Easy Reeding Magazine
TERRY HANCK "LOOK OUT!"
Album featuring Chris "Kid" Andersen, Johnny "Cat" Soubrand, and more!
"Terry Hanck is a fine vocalist, an amazing showman and my favorite sax player." – Elvin Bishop "Tenor sax player Terry Hanck sings like he blows — sweetly, with a touch of grit…" - Blues Revue "… he's one of the most formidable saxophonists in the blues and soul business." – Lee Hildebrand
WILLIE J CAMPBELL
Willie J. CAMPBELL (THE MANNISH BOYS)
JIMI BOTT (THE MANNISH BOYS)
The most nominated blues drummer in history…but no award yet! Vote in
the Blues Music Awards and help Jimi finally win!
Although this is his 14th nomination,
Jimi Bott has YET to bring home the award. That is 14 nominations in
the 18 years there has been a drummer category, and 12 in a row. His 14
nominations now make him the MOST nominated drummer in the history of
the awards! That is more nominations than legendary drummers, Willie "Big Eyes' Smith (Muddy Waters) and Sam Lay
(Howlin Wolf, Little Walter, Muddy Waters). But yet a lot of people
still do not know who he is. My purpose of this is not necessarily to
get you to vote for him, even though he truly is one of the most
talented, deserving, and humble musicians around. It is to bring
awareness of who he is and what he has done, for those of you who might
not be familiar with him, so you can make an educated choice when it
does come time to vote.
Jimi has one of the most impressive resumes around as he has spent nearly three decades touring the world with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Mannish Boys, Rod Piazza, and Mark Hummel. He has over 70 recordings to his credit including William Clarke, Billy Boy Arnold, and James Harman.
But this is not about his past resume…this is about what Jimi has done just THIS year!
He recorded on numerous CD's including The Mannish Boys "Double
Dynamite" which is nominated for three 2013 Blues Music Awards, and
Smokin Joe Kubek and BNois King's "Close To The Bone". In 2012 he
performed over 150 shows in the U.S. and Europe, including the 2012 Blues Music Awards Ceremony (Memphis, TN), Notodden Blues Festival (Norway), Zouk Mikael International Music Festival (Lebanon), Cazorla Blues Festival (Spain), Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival (Simi Valley, CA), and The Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland, OR).