2004 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

2004 Living Blues Awards

Reader’s Awards:

Best Blues Artist—Male:
Otis Taylor

Best Blues Artist—Female:
Etta James

Best Musician—Guitar:
Alvin “Youngblood” Hart

Best Musician—Keyboard:
Pinetop Perkins

Best Musician—Harmonica:
Charlie Musselwhite

Best Live Performer:
Bobby Rush

Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
Alvin “Youngblood” Hart

Best New Album:
Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater (feat. Los Straitjackets), Rock ‘n’ Roll City (Bullseye Blues & Jazz)

Best Historical Album:
Howlin’ Wolf, Moanin’ At Midnight: The Memphis Recordings (Fuel 2000)

Critic’s Awards:

Best Blues Artist—Male:
Bobby Rush

Best Blues Artist—Female:
Bettye Lavette

Most Outstanding Musician:
Mighty Sam McClain (Vocals)
Snooky Pryor (Harmonica)
Sam Carr (Drums)
Calvin Owens (Horns)
Pinetop Perkins (Keyboards)
Michael Burks (Guitar)
Bob Stroger (Bass)
Robert Randolph (other instrument—Pedal Steel)

Best Live Performer:
Bobby Rush

Comeback Artist:
Howard Tate

Artist Deserving of More Attention:
Lil’ Joe Washington

Album of the Year:
Corey Harris, Mississippi to Mali (Rounder Records)

Historical Reissue/ Post-War:
Howlin’ Wolf, Moanin’ At Midnight: The Memphis Recordings (Fuel 2000)

New Recordings/ Soul-Blues:
Bobby Bland, Blues At Midnight (Malaco Records)

New Recordings/ Best Debut:
Lil’ Joe Washington, Houston Guitar Blues (Dialtone Records)

New Recordings/ Contemporary Blues:
Mighty Mo Rodgers, Red, White and Blues (Verve Music Group)

Best Cover Art:
Peter Amft & Big Joe Williams, I Got Wild (Delmark Records)

New Recordings/ Traditional & Acoustic:
Corey Harris, Mississippi to Mali (Rounder Records)

Historical/Reissue:
Bob Koester & Big Joe Williams, I Got Wild, Delmark Records

New Recording:
Eddie Stout & Lil’ Joe Washington, Houston Guitar Blues (Dialtone Records)

Best Liner Notes:
Jim O’Neal, Modern Downhome Blues Session, Volume One: Arkansas And Mississippi (Ace Records)

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