34 TH BLUES MUSIC AWARDS

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The nominees for the 34th Blues Music Awards have now been announced, and once again Delta Grooveand its artists continue to make their presence felt. This year you can find our artists acknowledged in 9 categories including the prestigious Album of the YearTraditional Blues Album of the YearBand of the Year, and the Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female). The 34th Blues Music Awards will be Thursday May 9, 2013 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

Show your support for your favorite artists and releases by voting today! To register and become a member of The Blues Foundation and be eligible to vote for your favorite artists, please visit the Blues Foundation website at www.BLUES.org.


34TH BLUES MUSIC AWARDS – DELTA GROOVE NOMINEES ARE:


THE MANNISH BOYS
“DOUBLE DYNAMITE” (2 CDS)

Album featuring Finis TasbySugaray Rayford, Randy Chortkoff, Kirk FletcherFrank GoldwasserWillie J. CampbellJimi Bott, and more!

Special Guests: James HarmanElvin BishopMud MorganfieldMike FinniganJackie PayneRod PiazzaKid RamosJunior WatsonJason Ricci, and many many more!

NOMINATIONS:
– Album of The Year
– Band of The Year
– Traditional Blues Album of The Year

“With personnel ranging from duets up to horn-fired big-band charts, this quintessential backup band takes center stage on their way to deserved recognition as a premier blues group in their own right.” – All Music Guide

“…an infectious revival of both ’40s jump and ’50s to ’60s Chess-like styles from a band that lives inside the music…” – Wall Street Journal

“The Mannish Boys’ dedication to preserving the past is matched only by their musical aptitude.” – Living Blues Magazine


TRACY NELSON
“VICTIM OF THE BLUES” & “THE BLUES BROADS”

NOMINATIONS:
– Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)

“Tracy Nelson isn’t so much a singer as she is a force field — a blues practitioner of tremendous vocal power and emotional range.” – Alanna Nash, Entertainment Weekly

“…a bad white girl…” – Etta James, from her autobiography, Rage To Live

“Tracy Nelson proves that the human voice is the most expressive instrument in creation.” – John Swenson, Rolling Stone


ELVIN BISHOP
“THAT’S MY THING: ELVIN BISHOP LIVE IN CONCERT”

NOMINATIONS:
– DVD of The Year

“Before Eric Clapton was old enough to shave, Elvin Bishop was hanging out in Chicago with the first generation of electric bluesmen.” – Guitar World

“Forever a crusader for fun blues and rock ‘n’ roll, Bishop gives his cherry red 1959 Gibson ES-345 a hug and places emphasis on his terrific slide guitar chops…” – Downbeat

“It’s impossible not to like Bishop (his lyrical persona is not just for show). He’s always singing something lowbrow and uplifting…” – Chicago Sun Times

“…Bishop’s muscular guitar provides the sets pulse, as his soulful slide ripples through R & B classics and rowdy blues alike.” – Relix


BOB CORRITORE
“LONGTIME FRIENDS IN THE BLUES”

Album featuring Tail DraggerKirk Fletcher, and more!

NOMINATIONS:
– Instrumentalist-Harmonica

“…a damn good harmonica player (Bob Corritore) with a lively sense of history.” – Downbeat

“If Phoenix, Arizona, had a blues mafia, then Bob Corritore just might be its resident godfather.” – Living Blues Magazine

“An incredible harmonica player.” – Hohner Harmonica’s Easy Reeding Magazine


TERRY HANCK
“LOOK OUT!”

Album featuring Chris “Kid” AndersenJohnny “Cat” Soubrand, and more!

NOMINATIONS:
– Instrumentalist-Horn

“Terry Hanck is a fine vocalist, an amazing showman and my favorite sax player.” – Elvin Bishop

“Tenor sax player Terry Hanck sings like he blows — sweetly, with a touch of grit…” – Blues Revue

“… he’s one of the most formidable saxophonists in the blues and soul business.” – Lee Hildebrand


WILLIE J CAMPBELL

Willie J. CAMPBELL (THE MANNISH BOYS)
NOMINATIONS:
– Instrumentalist-Bass
JIMI BOTT (THE MANNISH BOYS)
NOMINATIONS:
– Instrumentalist-Drums

Jimi Bott: The most nominated blues drummer in history…but no award yet! Vote in the Blues Music Awards and help Jimi finally win!

Although this is his 14th nomination, Jimi Bott has YET to bring home the award. That is 14 nominations in the 18 years there has been a drummer category, and 12 in a row. His 14 nominations now make him the MOST nominated drummer in the history of the awards! That is more nominations than legendary drummers, Willie “Big Eyes’ Smith (Muddy Waters) and Sam Lay (Howlin Wolf, Little Walter, Muddy Waters). But yet a lot of people still do not know who he is. My purpose of this is not necessarily to get you to vote for him, even though he truly is one of the most talented, deserving, and humble musicians around. It is to bring awareness of who he is and what he has done, for those of you who might not be familiar with him, so you can make an educated choice when it does come time to vote.

Jimi has one of the most impressive resumes around as he has spent nearly three decades touring the world with The Fabulous ThunderbirdsThe Mannish BoysRod Piazza, and Mark Hummel. He has over 70 recordings to his credit including William ClarkeBilly Boy Arnold, and James Harman.

But this is not about his past resume…this is about what Jimi has done just THIS year! He recorded on numerous CD’s including The Mannish Boys “Double Dynamite” which is nominated for three 2013 Blues Music Awards, and Smokin Joe Kubek and BNois King’s “Close To The Bone”. In 2012 he performed over 150 shows in the U.S. and Europe, including the 2012 Blues Music Awards Ceremony (Memphis, TN), Notodden Blues Festival(Norway), Zouk Mikael International Music Festival (Lebanon), Cazorla Blues Festival (Spain), Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival (Simi Valley, CA), and The Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland, OR).

JIMMI BOTT


VOTING ENDS FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST 2013!



TO HEAR AUDIO CLIPS FROM ALL THE NOMINATED ARTISTS VISIT:
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