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Monday, July 14, 2008

2008 Blues Bash Music Awards From Illinois Blues

The fine folks who bring you the Illinois Blues news via the Blues Bash. Have sent a reminder about their blues awards that you can vote on. Here is their latest press release.

Vote for your favorite artists today! See the nominees below. Everyone who votes will receive a FREE subscription to the Blues Blast E-magazine full of Blues news, CD reviews, pictures and more delivered right to your inbox each week. Tell your Blues friends to vote for their favorite artists and get the FREE Blues Blast too. (Current subscribers must enter the email address where they are receiving their Blues Blast!) Voting continues until August 31st!

Not familiar with some of the 2008 nominees?

Be an informed voter! Listen to the music of the nominees BEFORE you vote! Public Radio station WGLT has set up a web page where you can play music samples of the 2008 Blues Blast Music Award nominees. CLICK HERE to hear these great Blues artists NOW! When you get there, click on one of the nominees links to listen.

WGLT also has the Best FREE 24/7 Blues stream on the ENTIRE WORLDWIDE WEB! Great Blues music FREE anywhere, anytime right from your computer. The GLT Blues 24/7 web stream will play songs from the 2008 nominees at least twice per hour from 6am to 6pm beginning July 14th, 2008! CLICK HERE to listen to the GLT 24/7 Blues Music Stream now!

Best Contemporary Blues Recording

  • Too Slim and the Taildraggers – The Fortune Teller

  • Bryan Lee – Katrina Was Her Name

  • Mem Shannon – Live: A Night At Tipitina’s

  • Watermelon Slim & The Workers - The Wheel Man

  • Holmes Brothers - State Of Grace

Best Traditional Blues Recording

  • Omar Dykes & Jimmy Vaughan - On The Jimmy Reed Highway

  • Bobby Rush - Raw

  • Lurrie Bell - Let's Talk About Love

  • Dave Riley & Bob Corritore - Travelin’ the Dirt Road

  • David "Honeyboy" Edwards - Roamin’ & Ramblin’

Best Blues Song

  • Nick Moss - Mistakes From the Past

  • The National Debonaires - Ain't Gonna Happen Again

  • Sugar Ray Norcia - Little Green Talking Frog

  • Omar Dykes & Jimmy Vaughan - Jimmy Reed Highway

  • Watermelon Slim & The Workers - The Wheel Man

Best Blues Band

  • Nick Moss & the Fliptops

  • Kilborn Alley Blues Band

  • Bryan Lee & The Blues Power Band

  • Magic Slim & The Teardrops

  • Back Door Slam

Best Male Artist

  • Lurrie Bell

  • Buddy Guy

  • Bobby Rush

  • Nick Moss

  • Bryan Lee

Best Female Artist

  • Koko Taylor

  • Teeny Tucker

  • Diunna Greenleaf
    Betty Harris

  • Bettye LaVette

Best New Artist Debut Recording

  • Gina Sicilia - Allow Me To Confess

  • The Soul of John Black - The Good Girl Blues

  • Moreland & Arbuckle - 1861

  • Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy - Cottonfields to Coffee

  • John Nemeth - Magic Touch

Rising Star Award

  • John Nemeth

  • Homemade Jamz Blues Band

  • John-Alex Mason

  • Seth Walker

  • Eden Brent

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