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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Five Alligator Artists Receive Nine 2013 Blues Blast Award Nominations


Alligator Records artists Curtis Salgado, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Janiva Magness and the late Michael "Iron Man" Burks received a total of nine 2013 Blues Blast Award nominations. Salgado and Estrin each received three, while Burks, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials and Magness each received one.

The Blues Blast Awards are presented by Blues Blast magazine, a free weekly internet blues magazine. Winners are chosen by fan voting, which will begin at the Blues Blast website starting July 15. All Blues Blast subscribers are eligible to vote. Winners will be announced at the Blues Blast Awards ceremony at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago on Thursday, October 31.

Artists and nominations are below:

Curtis Salgado:
Male Blues Artist Of The Year
Soul Blues Album Of The Year - Soul Shot
Song Of The Year - A Woman Or The Blues (by Curtis Salgado and Dave Duncan)

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats:
Band Of The Year
Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year - One Wrong Turn

Rick Estrin:
Male Blues Artist Of The Year

Michael "Iron Man" Burks:
Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year - Show Of Strength
Band Of The Year

Janiva Magness:
Female Blues Artist Of The Year

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