Thursday, May 9, 2019

2019 Blues Music Award (BMA) Winners

*Indicates Category Winner

Best Emerging Artist Album:
*Free, Amanda Fish
Burn Me Alive, Heather Newman
Heartland And Soul, Kevin Burt
Tough As Love, Lindsay Beaver
Wish The World Away, Ben Rice

Instrumentalist – Vocals:
*Michael Ledbetter
Beth Hart
Danielle Nicole
Janiva Magness
Shemekia Copeland

Contemporary Blues Male Artist:
*Kenny Neal
Rick Estrin
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Selwyn Birchwood
Toronzo Cannon

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female Artist):
*Ruthie Foster
Fiona Boyes
Lindsay Beaver
Sue Foley
Trudy Lynn

Acoustic Album:
*Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues, Joe Louis Walker/Bruce Katz/Giles Robson
A Woman’s Soul, Rory Block
Black Cowboys, Dom Flemons
Global Griot, Eric Bibb
Wish The World Away, Ben Rice

Instrumentalist – Harmonica:
*Dennis Gruenling
Billy Branch
Bob Corritore
Kim Wilson
Mark Hummel

Instrumentalist – Guitar:
*Monster Mike Welch
Anson Funderburgh
Christoffer “Kid” Andersen
Laura Chavez
Ronnie Earl

Instrumentalist – Drums:
*Cedric Burnside
Jimi Bott
June Core
Tom Hambridge
Tony Braunagel

Instrumentalist – Bass:
*Danielle Nicole
Michael “Mudcat” Ward
Patrick Rynn
Scot Sutherland
Willie J. Campbell

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player (Instrumentalist – Piano):
*Marcia Ball
Anthony Geraci
Bruce Katz
Jim Pugh
Mike Finnigan

Instrumentalist – Horn:
*Vanessa Collier
Doug James
Jimmy Carpenter
Kaz Kazzanof
Mindi Abair
Nancy Wright

Acoustic Artist:
*Rory Block
Ben Rice
Guy Davis
Hadden Sayers
Harrison Kennedy

Contemporary Blues Female Artist:
*Danielle Nicole
Beth Hart
Samantha Fish
Shemekia Copeland
Vanessa Collier

Soul Blues Album:
*I’m Still Around, Johnny Rawls
Back In Business, Frank Bey
Every Soul’s A Star, Dave Keller
Love Makes A Woman, The Knickerbocker All-Stars
Reckoning, Billy Price

Blues Rock Album:
*The Big Bad Blues, Billy F Gibbons
High Desert Heat, Too Slim and the Taildraggers
Live At The ’62 Center, Albert Cummings
Poor Until Payday, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Winning Hand, Tinsley Ellis

Traditional Blues Male Artist:
*Nick Moss
Anthony Geraci
Cedric Burnside
James Harman
Lurrie Bell

Soul Blues Female Artist:
*Annika Chambers
Barbara Blue
Candi Staton
Thornetta Davis
Whitney Shay

Traditional Blues Album:
*The Blues Is Alive And Well, Buddy Guy
The High Cost Of Low Living, Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling
The Luckiest Man, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
Tribute to Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell & the Bell Dynasty
Why Did You Have To Go, Anthony Geraci

Blues Rock Artist:
*Eric Gales
Billy F Gibbons
J.P. Soars
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Tinsley Ellis

Soul Blues Male Artist:
*Sugaray Rayford
Frank Bey
Johnny Rawls
Wee Willie Walker
William Bell

Contemporary Blues Album:
*America’s Child, Shemekia Copeland
Belle Of The West, Samantha Fish
Chicago Plays The Stones, The Living History Band
Hold On, Kirk Fletcher
Wild Again, The Proven Ones

B.B. King Entertainer:
*Michael Ledbetter
Beth Hart
Bobby Rush
Lil’ Ed Williams
Sugaray Rayford

Song of the Year:
*“No Mercy In This Land,” written by Ben Harper
“Ain’t Got Time For Hate,” written by John Hahn and Will Kimbrough
“Angelina, Angelina,” written by Anthony Geraci
“Cognac,” written by Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
“The Ice Queen,” written by Sue Foley

Band of the Year:
*Welch-Ledbetter Connection
Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars
Larkin Poe
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Nick Moss Band

Album of the Year:
*America’s Child, Shemekia Copeland
The High Cost Of Low Living, The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling
Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues, Joe Louis Walker/Bruce Katz/Giles Robson
Rough Cut, Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager
Why Did You have To Go, Anthony Geraci

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