Friday, June 20, 2014

2014 Blues Blast Music Award Nominations Announced - Florida Represented by Castiglia, Hanck, Chambers, Fowler, Coba & Tedeschi/Trucks

In early May, a group of Blues music industry professionals including music critics, journalists, festival promoters, music venue managers, producers, musicians and other Blues music industry professionals nominated the best in Blues music in twelve categories. The complete list of nominees is listed below and is also available at our website complete with links to all the artist websites at:

Voting Is Open To The Public 
Voting to determine the winners begins July 15, 2014 and continues until September 15, 2014 on our website at Voting is free and open to anyone who is a Blues Blast Magazine subscriber. You do not have to be a current subscriber to vote! You are automatically signed up as part of the voting process on our website if you are not currently a subscriber. Blues Blast Magazine subscriptions are FREE!

2014 Blues Blast Music Awards Ceremonies 
The 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards ceremonies will be held at The Fluid Events Center in Champaign, Illinois on October 23rd, 2014. The awards ceremony will feature music by the artists nominated. Tickets for the event will go on sale in mid August at

About Blues Blast Magazine 
The 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards are presented by Blues Blast Magazine. Blues Blast Magazine is the largest FREE weekly internet Blues magazine with over 26,000 Blues fan subscribers located in all 50 states and in more than 90 countries. Free subscriptions are available at:

A complete list of the 2014 Blues Blast Music Award nominees follows:

2014 Blues Blast Music Award Nominees:

Contemporary Blues Album
Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues
Cyril Neville - Magic Honey
Joe Louis Walker - Hornet’s Nest
Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown - Goin' To The Delta
Mike Zito & The Wheel - Gone To Texas
The Nick Moss Band - Time Ain't Free
Toronzo Cannon - John The Conquer Root

Traditional Blues Album
Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson's Blues All-Stars - Driftin' From Town To Town
Charlie Musselwhite - Juke Joint Chapel
James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man
John Primer & Bob Corritore - Knockin' Around These Blues
Lurrie Bell - Blues In My Soul
Various Artists - Remembering Little Walter

Soul Blues Album
Bobby Rush with Blind Dog Smokin’ – Decisions
Eddie Cotton – Here I Come
Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band – Soul For Your Blues
John Németh – Memphis Grease
JJ Thames – Tell You What I Know
The Terry Hanck Band – Bring It On Home To You
Tweed Funk – First Name Lucky

Rock Blues Album
Albert Castiglia – Solid Ground
Jim Suhler – Panther Burn
RB Stone – Loosen Up!
Sean Chambers – Rock House Sessions
Tommy Castro And The Painkillers – The Devil You Know
Too Slim And The Taildraggers – Blue Heart

Acoustic Blues Album
Bernie Pearl – Take Your Time
Dave Riley And Bob Corritore – Hush Your Fuss!
Lisa Biales – Belle of the Blues
Little G Weevil – Moving
Mark T Small – Smokin’ Blues
Norman Taylor – Blue Soul
Steve Dawson – Rattlesnake Cage

New Artist Debut Album
Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters – Double Crossing Blues
Annie Mack – Baptized in the Blues
Back Pack Jones – Betsy’s Kitchen
Brent Johnson – Set the World on Fire
Josh Hoyer And The Shadowboxers – Self Titled
Shawn Holt And The Teardrops – Daddy Told Me
Rachelle Coba – Mother Blues

Blues DVD Recording
Americana Women – Roots Musicians
Magic Slim – Just Magic
The Healers – Live at Knuckleheads
Royal Southern Brotherhood – Songs From the Road

Song Of The Year
“Another Murder in New Orleans” by Carl Gustafson and Donald Markowitz – Decidions (Bobby Rush with Blind Dog Smokin’)
“Blues In My Soul” by Lurrie Bell – Blues In My Soul (Lurrie Bell)
“Fare Thee Well” by Michael Ledbetter and Nick Moss – Time Ain’t Free (Nick Moss Band)
“Going to See Miss Gerri One More Time” by Billy Branch – Blues Shock (Billy Branch)
“He Was There” by James Cotton, Tom Hambridge and Richard Fleming – Cotton Mouth Man (James Cotton)
“Meet Me In Chicago” by Tom Hambridge and Robert Randolph – Rhythm & Blues (Buddy Guy)
“Old Fools and Barstools, And Me” by Damon Fowler – Sounds of Home (Damon Fowler)

Blues Band
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
Roomful Of Blues
The Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Mannish Boys
The Nick Moss Band
Tommy Castro And The Painkillers

Male Blues Artist 
Bob Corritore
Bobby Rush
Buddy Guy
Charlie Musselwhite
John Némethh
Sugaray Rayford

Female Blues Artist
Beth Hart
Candye Kane
Danielle Schnebelen
Samantha Fish
Shaun Murphy
Trudy Lynn

Sean Costello Rising Star Award
Brandon Santini
Brent Johnson
Damon Fowler
Jeff Jensen
Lisa Mann
Shawn Holt

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