Thursday, May 10, 2012

2012 Blues Music Awards Winners - Florida's Terry Hank brings one home!

Blues Music Award Winners
Memphis TN May 10, 2012
Best New Artist Debut- Runaway, Samantha Fish
Best Instrumentalist Harmonica- Charlie Musselwhite
Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist - Susan Tedeschi
Best Contemporary Blues Male Artist - Tab Benoit
Best Historical Album - Chess, Howlin Wolf
Gibson Huitar Award - Derek Trucks
Best Traditional Blues Album - Chicago Blues A Living History
Best Traditional Blues Male Artist- Charlie Musselwhite
Koko Taylor Best Traditional Female Artist - Ruthie Foster
Best Instrumentalist Other - Sonny Rhodes
Pinetop Perkins Piano - Marcia Ball
Best DVD - Live at Antone's Ruthie Foster
Best Soul Blues Female Artist - Denise LaSalle
Best Soul Blues Male Artists - Curtis Salgado
Best Soul Blues Album - Show You A Good Time, Bobby Rush (good pick Famous Frank!)
Best Acoustic Artist - Eric Bibb
Best Acoustic Album - David Maxwell & Otis Span w/Conversations in Blue
Best Instrumentalist Bass - Biscuit Miller!
Best Instrumentalist Drums - Chris Layton
Best Instrumentalist Horn - Terry Hanck!
Best Rock Blues Album - Joe Bonamassa
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Medicine, Tab Benoit
B.B. King Entertainer - Tab Benoit
Best Band - Tedeschi Trucks Band
Best Album of the Year - Revelatory, Tedeschi Trucks Band
Song of the Year - Johnny Sansone. The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too

From our blues friend, Peter "BLEWZZMAN" Lauro:

Hello Friends of the Blewzz,
I just returned from the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN and I am extremely happy to announce that one of our local favorites took home one of the trophies.  Please join me in wishing a very big...
2012 WINNER   OF A
Terry was also nominated in the "Song Of the Year" category for his song titled "Appreciate What You've Got"
Several South Florida musicians have won International Blues Challenge Awards in the past and now, with this win, Terry has taken our area to the next level......make that the TOP LEVEL in the blues world.
BTW, although this is after the fact, I'd like to share an article that appeared in the Sun Sentinel the day before the Blues Music Awards took place.  It was written by Deborah Ramirez who was part of our group of 30 that attended the awards......,0,2615390.story
Additional congratulations also go out to several other of South Florida's finest muisicains - J P Soars who also was on the BMA ballot in the "Best Contemporary Blues Male Artist" category and Matt "Guitar" Murphy who was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame.
As Chip Eagle, the editor of Blues Revue Magazine just discovered and wrote about in this month's issue says, "The blues are really happening in Florida".
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Fort Pierce, FL 34979-2285
Blues Editor @
2011 "Keeping The Blues Alive" Award Recipient

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