30th Blues Music Award Winners Announced

Acoustic Album of the Year: Mississippi Number One – Eden Brent

Acoustic Artist of the Year: Eden Brent

Album of the Year: Skin Deep – Buddy Guy

Band of the Year: Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year: Janiva Magness

Best New Artist Debut: 2 Man Wrecking Crew – Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year: Skin Deep – Buddy Guy

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year: Buddy Guy

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year Janiva Magness

DVD: M For Mississippi: A Road Trip Through the Birthplace of the Blues – Broke & Hungry Records, Cathead Blues & Mudpuppy Recordings

Historical Album of the Year: Albert Collins Live at Montreux 1992 – Eagle Records

Instrumentalist-Bass: Mookie Brill

Instrumentalist-Drums: Willie “Big Eyes” Smith

Instrumentalist-Guitar: Sonny Landreth

Instrumentalist-Harmonica: Billy Gibson

Instrumentalist-Horn: Deanna Bogart

Instrumentalist-Banjo: Otis Taylor

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player: Marcia Ball

Rock Blues Album of the Year: Mess of Blues – Jeff Healey

Song of the Year: “Let Life Flow” – Kenny Neal

Soul Blues Album of the Year: Simply Grand – Irma Thomas

Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year: Etta James

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year: Bobby Rush

Traditional Blues Album of the Year: One Kind Favor – B.B. King

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year: B.B. King

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year Koko Taylor

Congratulations to all the winners!

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~ by thedark2 on May 8, 2009.

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