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Monday, July 2, 2012

Blues Blast Award Voting

Press Release - 2012 Blues Blast Music Award Voting Is Now Open

From Blues Blast Magazine -  Contact: Bob Kieser (309) 267-4425 or

Voting for the 2012 Blues Blast is now open and continues until August 31st, 2012 on our website at Voting is free and open to anyone who is a Blues Blast Magazine subscriber. Blues Blast Magazine subscriptions are FREE and you are automatically signed up as part of the voting process on our website. To vote now, CLICK HERE
Be an informed voter!  Listen to the nominees BEFORE you vote.
Not familiar with some of the 2012 nominees? Our partner, public radio station WGLT FM in Normal, IL has set up a web page where you can play selected songs of the 2012 nominees. To hear samples of these great Blues artists on WGLT’s 2012 Blues Blast Music Awards Artist Listening site visit: wttp://
Hear music by these great artists NOW on WGLT's Blues Blast Awards Listening Site  CLICK HERE
When you get there, click on one of the nominees links to listen. A complete list of the 2012 Blues Blast Music Award nominees follows:

2012 Blues Blast Music Award Nominees
Contemporary Blues Album
•  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 Album
•  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” - 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 - Blue & Instrumental
•  Matthew Curry & The Fury - If I Don't Got You
•  Mary Bridget Davies - Wanna Feel Somethin'
•  Sena Ehrhardt Band - Leave The Light 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 Wainwright & The WildRoots

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