2012 Blues Blast Music Awards

2012 Nominees

(Winners in Bold w/yellow Highlight)

(There was No Lifetime Achievement award in  2012)

Contemporary Blues Recording
Eugene Hideway Bridges – Rock And A Hard Place
Toronzo Cannon – Leaving Mood
Janiva Magness – Stronger For It
Billy Thompson – A Better Man
Johnny Sansone – Lord Is Waiting the Devil Is Too
Joe Louis Walker – Hellfire

Traditional Blues Recording
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues – Blues Revival
The Cash Box Kings- Holler & Stomp
Chicago Blues: A Living History – (Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell with Ronnie Baker Brooks, Magic Slim, James Cotton, Buddy Guy) – The (R)evolution Continues
Big James & The Chicago Playboys – The Big Pay Back
Mud Morganfield – Son Of The Seventh Son
Bernie Pearl – Sittin on Right Side Of The Blues
Sugar Ray & The Bluetones – Evening

Song Of The Year
“Holler And Stomp” – Joe Noseck (Holler & Stomp -The Cash Box Kings)
“Thank You for Giving Me the Blues” – Grady Champion, Zac Harmon & Chris Troy (Dreamin’ – Grady Champion)
“Blinded By The Darkness” – Matthew Curry (If I Don’t Got You – Matthew Curry & The Fury)
“That’s How A Woman Loves A Man” – EG Kight (Lip Service – EG Kight)
“I Won’t Cry” – Janiva Magness & Dave Darling (Stronger For It – Janiva Magness)
“Back to the Blues” – Hadden Sayers (Hard Dollar – Hadden Sayers)

New Artist Debut Release
Ivan Appelrouth – Blues & Instrumental
Matthew Curry & The Fury – If I Don’t Got You
Mary Bridget Davies – Wanna Feel Somethin’
Sena Ehrhardt Band – Leave The Lights On
Big Pete – Choice Cuts
Andy Poxon Band – Red Roots

Male Blues Artist
Lurrie Bell
Tab Benoit
Bob Corritore
John Primer
Bobby Rush
Johnny Sansone
Joe Louis Walker

Female Blues Artist
Shemekia Copeland
Ruthie Foster
Diunna Greenleaf
EG Kight
Janiva Magness
Ana Popovic

Blues Band of The Year
The Cash Box Kings
Big James & The Chicago Playboys
Kilborn Alley
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
Sugar Ray & The Bluetones
Trampled Under Foot

Sean Costello Rising Star Award
Toronzo Cannon
Matthew Curry & The Fury
Mary Bridget Davies
Sena Ehrhardt
Mud Morganfield
Victor Wainright