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Showing posts with label Blues Music Awards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blues Music Awards. Show all posts

Monday, May 5, 2014

2014 BMA Artist of the Year Nominee and Accepting 2014 Requests



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TEENY TUCKER WILL BE ATTENDING THE 35th BLUES MUSIC AWARDS IN MEMPHIS
Teeny Tucker is FuN, FreSH, and FASCINATING!
Columbus, Ohio’s Teeny Tucker nominated for Best Traditional Female Blues Artist
35th Blues Music Awards to be held in Memphis, TN in May

(Columbus, OH)- The Blues Foundation has nominated Columbus Ohio Blues singer, Teeny Tucker, for the 2014 Best Traditional Female Blues Artist Award (Koko Taylor Award). The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade presented to Blues musicians.
 
Teeny is the daughter of Tommy Tucker, who penned, and recorded the 1964 classic hit “Hi Heel Sneakers”. Teeny is a gifted songwriter who has twice been top five in the International Song Writing Competition. Teeny’s music can be heard playing in heavy rotation on many major blues stations in the US and abroad. She has released five CDs, three of which were recorded in the past six years under her current label TEBO Records in Columbus, Ohio.
 
“Just to be considered for this award is a honor,” said Teeny Tucker. “I have spent two decades singing the Blues. This music is who I am. Of course, I want to win! But win or not, I feel blessed and compelled to sing the Blues. This award? Well, that would be the high note in the compilation of awesome experiences that has been my career.”
 
Teeny’s road to Blues music’s highest award has been full of other accolades. She was awarded the 2010 Monterey Bay Blues Artist of the Year at the acclaimed Monterey Bay Blues Festival and is a two-time winner of the International Blues Challenge, held annually in Memphis, TN. This is Teeny’s second nomination for the Best Traditional Female Artist Blues Music Award. She was previously nominated in 2011 and 2013. Teeny was also nominated three times for “Artist of the Year” by Blues Blast magazine in 2008, 2011, and 2013.
 
The 35th annual Blues Music Awards will be held Thursday, May 8,2014 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, TN.
 
To schedule an interview or appearance by Teeny Tucker and her band, contact Robert Hughes at 614-488-2769 or email roberthughes@ameritech.net
For more information or to see where she is playing, go to www.teenytucker.com. To learn more about The Blues Foundation and the Blues Music Awards, go to www.blues.org.
Teeny Tucker 2013 CD (Voodoo To Do You) reaches #5 on the Living Blues Radio Chart
Teeny Tucker is #5 on (TOP 50) Internet Radio Airplay chart
Purchase Teeny Tucker CD "Voodoo To Do You" by clicking on the cdBaby link below
~ Teeny in Clarksdale MS ~
Teeny Tucker "live TV "in Burghausen Germany.
Teeny caused "CROWD FRENZY" as you can see!
TEENY TUCKER DELIVERS HER "WOMEN IN BLUES AND OVERCOMING OBSTACLES" WORKSHOP/SEMINAR AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY. SHE RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION FROM EVERY SINGLE ATTENDEE AT THE PENN STATE FORUM SERIES . 
CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO SEE TEENY TUCKER FULL SUN STUDIO "SUN SESSIONS" TV EPISODE WHICH WAS AIRED ON ALL PBS MAJOR MARKETS
CONTACT AND BOOKING: roberthughes@ameritech.net - 614.488.2769
IMAGINE A CROWD THIS EXCITED?
WITH TEENY TUCKER THEY WILL BE!
TEENY TUCKER WEBSITE



Off To Memphis For The BMAs!

 
 
 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Vote NOW for Blues Music Awards - Candye Kane, Little G Weevil & more!

NEWS FROM THE VIZZTONE LABEL GROUP
VOTE NOW for our 2014
Blues Music Awards Nominees!
(voting ends March 1, 2014!)





CANDYE KANE
Contemporary Blues Female Artist




LITTLE G WEEVIL
Acoustic Blues Artist
RUFF KUTT BLUES BAND

That's When The Blues Begins
- JAMES GOODE, Writer
Song of the Year

ANSON FUNDERBURGH
Traditional Blues Male Artist
Instrumentalist, Guitar


PHANTOM BLUES BAND

TONY BRAUAGEL
instrumentalist - Drums



PHANTOM BLUES BAND


MIKE FINNIGAN
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player

...and Vizzable Music artists:



GRACIE CURRAN & the High Falutin' Band
Proof of Love
Best New Artist Debut


DIUNNA GREENLEAF
Traditional Blues Female
Koko Taylor Award


And big congrats to VizzTone artists who have gone on to other labels — you're ALWAYS part of the family!

TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT - Band of the Year, Contemporary Blues Album
DANIELLE SCHNEBELEN - Instrumentalist, Bass
TERRY HANCK - Instrumentalist, Horn
       


VOTE NOW!!!
Voting for the BLUES MUSIC AWARDS is happening NOW!
If you're already a member of the Blues Foundation, click HERE to vote!
If you're not a member yet, click HERE to join! 
You'll be glad you did!


And BIG NEWS:
Coming very, very soon....
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Get ready, you're gonna love it!  ;-)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2012 Blues Music Awards - Delta Groove

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The Blues Foundation has just announced the nominations for the 2012 Blues Music Awards and we are proud to let you know that 10 Delta Groove artists picked up a total of 14 nominations in 12 categories! The 33rd annual award ceremony will take place at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN on May 10th, 2012. 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 Delta Groove artists, please visit the Blues Foundation website at www.blues.org.

2012 Blues Music Award Delta Groove Nominees are:




TRACY NELSON
"VICTIM OF THE BLUES"

Album featuring Angela Strehli, Marcia Ball, John Cowan, and more!
NOMINATIONS:
- Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)
- Traditional Blues Album
"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





ANA POPOVIC
"UNCONDITIONAL"

Album featuring Sonny Landreth, Jason Ricci, and more!
NOMINATIONS:
- Contemporary Blues Album
- Contemporary Blues Female Artist
"Her Strat-driven blues variations range from high octane SRV-style throwdowns to electric slide-and-wah excursions to Ronnie Earl-inspired jazziness and acoustic Delta stomps." – Guitar Player Magazine
"…her playing is a melting pot in the best sense, combining jazzy inflections, rockier stylings, fluent runs and muscular string bends to impressive effect." – Guitarist Magazine
"Ana Popovic is a fine example of a blues artist who takes new directions while remaining true to the essence of the genre" – Blues Revue Magazine





CANDYE KANE
"SISTER VAGABOND"

Album featuring Laura Chavez, James Harman, Nathan James, and more!
NOMINATIONS:
- B.B. King Entertainer
- Contemporary Blues Female Artist
"A Blues Diva of the 20th century who can liven up any party without shedding a stitch." – People Magazine
"This tough cookie wails with a rousing confidence, affirmation of identity, the courage of her convictions and wisdom beyond her years." - Downbeat Magazine
"Laura Chavez is not just a rising star. She's already arrived." - Vintage Guitar
"A voice that is a natural wonder – like the Grand Canyon." – The Washington Post





BIG PETE
"CHOICE CUTS"

Album featuring Johnny Dyer, Kim Wilson, Paul Oscher, Al Blake, Kirk Fletcher, Kid Ramos, Shawn Pittman, Rusty Zin, John Marx, Mojo Mark, Rob Rio, and more!
NOMINATIONS:
- Best New Artist Debut
"…Holland's best kept secret…" – Blues In The Northwest
"…harmonica influences of William Clarke, Al Blake, and Lester Butler, and a sweet, full-toned natural voice." – American Blues Blog
"The sessions were simply incredible. A lot of deep blues got put down." – Alex Schultz





MIKE ZITO
"GREYHOUND"

Album featuring Anders Osborne!
NOMINATIONS:
- Rock Blues Album
"…his fiery Strat playing elevates each and every song, as do the swallow-your-emotions vocals." – Vintage Guitar
"…one of the finest, most creative musicians on the competitive blues-roots scene." – Blues Revue Magazine
"His music flows into the veins and moves the body in ways that can only be described as free and wild…" – Jazz Times
"The lyrics are great, the musicianship is superb, but Zito's voice is the real surprise. Gritty, thick, and expressive, Zito delivers his lyrics with heart and soul…" – The Celebrity CafĂ©





TERRY HANCK
"LOOK OUT!"

Album featuring Chris "Kid" Andersen, Johnny "Cat" Soubrand, and more!
NOMINATIONS:
- Song of the Year - "What You Got"
- Instrumentalist-Horn
"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


KIRK FLETCHER
Gibson Guitar Award

LARRY TAYLOR (HOLLYWOOD BLUE FLAMES)
Instrumentalist-Bass

JIMI BOTT (THE MANNISH BOYS)
Instrumentalist-Drums

TONY BRAUNAGEL (PHANTOM BLUES BAND)
Instrumentalist-Drums










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Acoustic Album
Conversations in Blue – David Maxwell & Otis Spann
Brand New Eyes – Doug MacLeod
Troubadour Live – Eric Bibb
Misery Loves Company – Mary Flower
Shake ‘Em on Down – Rory Block

Acoustic Artist
David Maxwell
Doug MacLeod
Eric Bibb
Guy Davis
Mary Flower
Rory Block

Album of the Year
Chicago Blues A Living History The (R)evolution Continues – Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson
Rock and a Hard Place – Eugene Hideaway Bridges
The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too – Johnny Sansone
Evening – Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
Medicine – Tab Benoit
Revelator – Tedeschi Trucks Band

B.B. King Entertainer
Candye Kane
Lil’ Ed
Ruthie Foster
Tab Benoit
Tommy Castro

Band
Bo-Keys
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Tommy Castro Band
Trampled Under Foot

Best New Artist Debut
Choice Cuts – Big Pete
Bad Girl – Demetria Taylor
Runaway – Samantha Fish
Leave the Light On – Sena Ehrhardt
The Mighty Mojo Prophets – The Mighty Mojo Prophets

Contemporary Blues Album
Unconditional – Ana Popovic
Don’t Explain – Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
The Skinny – Ian Siegal & the Youngest Sons
The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too – Johnny Sansone
Medicine – Tab Benoit
Tommy Castro Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue–Live! – Various Artists

Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Ana Popovic
Bettye LaVette
Candye Kane
Janiva Magness
Susan Tedeschi

Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Joe Louis Walker
Johnny Sansone
JP Soars
Tab Benoit
Tommy Castro

DVD
An Evening at Trasimeno Lake – Ana Popovic (ArtisteXclusive)
Live at Montreux 2010 – Gary Moore (Eagle Rock)
Live At Antone’s – Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn)
The Emporium to the Orpheum – Trampled Under Foot (Redwood)
All Jams on Deck - Various Artists (Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise & Mug-Shot Productions)
Play the Blues – Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton (Rhino)

Gibson Guitar Award
Derek Trucks
Duke Robillard
Kirk Fletcher
Lurrie Bell
Michael Burks

Historical Album
Bear Family – Texas Flyer 1974-76 (Freddie King)
Chess – Smokestack Lightning/The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 (Howlin’ Wolf)
Delmark – Hoodoo Man Blues (Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy)
Electro-Fi – Teardrops Are Falling – Live in 1983 (George “Harmonica” Smith)
Virgin – The Essential Modern Records Collection (Etta James)

Instrumentalist-Bass
Biscuit Miller
Danielle Schnebelen
Larry Taylor
Michael “Mudcat” Ward
Patrick Rynn

Instrumentalist-Drums
Chris Layton
Jimi Bott
Kenny Smith
Robb Stupka
Stanton Moore
Tony Braunagel

Instrumentalist-Harmonica
Charlie Musselwhite
Kim Wilson
Lazy Lester
Rick Estrin
Sugar Ray Norcia

Instrumentalist-Horn
Al Basile
Doug James
Keith Crossan
Sax Gordon
Terry Hanck

Instrumentalist-Other
Ben Prestage, diddley bow
Lionel Young, violin
Otis Taylor, banjo
Rich Del Grosso, mandolin
Sonny Rhodes, lap steel guitar

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)
Diunna Greenleaf
Maria Muldaur
Nora Jean
Ruthie Foster
Tracy Nelson

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
David Maxwell
Eden Brent
Jon Cleary
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Marcia Ball
Victor Wainwright

Rock Blues Album
2120 South Michigan Avenue – George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Dust Bowl – Joe Bonamassa
Greyhound – Mike Zito
Shiver – Too Slim and the Taildraggers
Man in Motion – Warren Haynes

Song
“Appreciate What You Got” – Terry Hanck (Look Out! – Terry Hanck)
“Back to the Blues” – Hadden Sayers (Hard Dollar- Hadden Sayers)
“Memphis Still Got Soul” – Bob Trenchard & Johnny Rawls (Memphis Still Got Soul – Johnny Rawls)
“Thank You for Giving Me the Blues” – Grady Champion, Zac Harmon & Chris Troy (Dreamin’ – Grady Champion)
“The Lord is Waiting the Devil is Too” – Johnny Sansone (The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too – Johnny Sansone)
“The Older I Get the Better I Was” – Joe Shelton (The Older I Get the Better I Was – Big Joe Shelton)

Soul Blues Album
Got to Get Back! – Bo-Keys
Show You a Good Time – Bobby Rush
Rock and a Hard Place – Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Dreamin’ – Grady Champion
Memphis Still Got Soul – Johnny Rawls

Soul Blues Female Artist
Alexis P. Suter
Denise LaSalle
Jackie Johnson
Sharrie Williams
Sista Monica Parker

Soul Blues Male Artist
Bobby Rush
Curtis Salgado
Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Johnny Rawls
Otis Clay

Traditional Blues Album
Chicago Blues A Living History The (R)evolution Continues – Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson
Trying To Hold On – Diunna Greenleaf
You Better Listen – Lazy Lester
Evening – Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
Victim of the Blues – Tracy Nelson

Traditional Blues Male Artist
Charlie Musselwhite
John Primer
Lazy Lester
Mac Arnold
Magic Slim