Blues Music Awards

Just in case anyone has missed it, here are the BMA winners from the Blues Foundation website.  The ceremony in Memphis was Thursday.

Besides the Awards, this is a great night of music.  Each nominee is given 20 minutes to play and some incredible combinations are put together.

The complete list of 2012 Blues Music Award winners by category are:

  • Acoustic Album: Conversations in Blue – David Maxwell & Otis Spann
  • Acoustic Artist: Eric Bibb
  • Album: Revelator – Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • B.B. King Entertainer: Tab Benoit
  • Band: Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Best New Artist Debut: Runaway – Samantha Fish
  • Contemporary Blues Album: Medicine – Tab Benoit
  • Contemporary Blues Female Artist: Susan Tedeschi
  • Contemporary Blues Male Artist: Tab Benoit
  • DVD: Live at Antone’s – Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn)
  • Gibson Guitar Award: Derek Trucks
  • Historical Album: Chess Records – Smokestack Lightning/The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 (Howlin’ Wolf)
  • Instrumentalist-Bass: Biscuit Miller
  • Instrumentalist-Drums: Chris Layton
  • Instrumentalist-Harmonica: Charlie Musselwhite
  • Instrumentalist-Horn: Terry Hanck
  • Instrumentalist-Other: Sonny Rhodes, lap steel guitar
  • Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female): Ruthie Foster
  • Pinetop Perkins Piano Player: Marcia Ball
  • Rock Blues Album: Dust Bowl – Joe Bonamassa
  • Song: “The Lord is Waiting, the Devil is Too” – Johnny Sansone
  • Soul Blues Album: Show You a Good Time Bobby Rush
  • Soul Blues Female Artist: Denise LaSalle
  • Soul Blues Male Artist: Curtis Salgado
  • Traditional Blues Album: Chicago Blues A Living History the (R)evolution Continues – Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson
  • Traditional Blues Male Artist: Charlie Musselwhite
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Blues columnist writing a weekly column dedicated to the Blues. The only column of its kind in a commercial (paid subscription) newspaper. Column appears in the Middletown Press, Bristol Press, Torrington Register-Citizen, and the New Britain Herald. Forcella has served on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation representing the Journalism constituency. Served on the Board of Directors Connecticut Blues Society as Past President and Past Editor of newsletter. Recipient: Keeping the Blues Alive award in Journalism from the Blues Foundation. Has contributed both writing and photos to nationnal blues publications.

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