Monthly Archives: May 2015

More on Memphis

The winners…

36th Blues Music Awards
Acoustic Album
Timeless – John Hammond

Acoustic Artist
John Hammond

Album
Can\’t Even Do Wrong Right – Elvin Bishop

B.B. King Entertainer
Bobby Rush

Band
Elvin Bishop Band

Best New Artist Album
Don\’t Call No Ambulance – Selwyn Birchwood

Contemporary Blues Album
BluesAmericana – Keb\’ Mo\’

Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Janiva Magness

Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Gary Clark Jr.

Historical Album
Soul & Swagger: The Complete \’5\’ Royales 1951-1967 The 5 Royales (Rock Beat)

Instrumentalist-Bass
Lisa Mann

Instrumentalist-Drums
Jimi Bott

Instrumentalist-Guitar
Joe Bonamassa

Instrumentalist-Harmonica
Charlie Musselwhite

Instrumentalist-Horn
Deanna Bogart

Koko Taylor Award
Ruthie Foster

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Marcia Ball

Rock Blues Album
Step Back – Johnny Winter

Song
Cant Even Do Wrong Right written and performed by Elvin Bishop

Soul Blues Album
Memphis Grease – John Németh

Soul Blues Female Artist
Sista Monica

Soul Blues Male Artist
Bobby Rush

Traditional Blues Album
For Pops (A Tribute to Muddy Waters) – Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson

Traditional Blues Male Artist
Lurrie Bell

An interesting mix of time proven artists and relative newcomers, and covering a broad range of blues interpretation.

Journey to Memphis and Back

Driving to Mississippi and back from California is a great adventure. Stoppin in Memphis only made it better. Stay tuned for more on playing at Brandon Santini’s Beale Street Mess Around, the thrill of seeing people we love walk away with Blues Music Awards, and harrowing tales of… oh wait, nothing bad even came close to happening. There was that one semi drifting into our lane but the driver woke up just in time…Wide Open Road
Wide Open Road