2009 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

Living Blues Awards for 2009

Readers’ Poll:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
Buddy Guy

Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Marcia Ball

Best Blues Album of 2008 (New Release):
Buddy Guy – Skin Deep  (Silvertone)

Best Blues Album of 2008 (Historical Recording):
Various Artists – Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano (Mosaic Records)

Best Blues DVD of 2008:
M For Mississippi – Broke And Hungry Records, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Mudpuppy Recordings

Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar):
B.B. King

Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica):
Charlie Musselwhite

Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard):
Marcia Ball

Best Live Performer:
Buddy Guy

Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
Irma Thomas

Critics’  Poll:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
Honeyboy Edwards

Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Koko Taylor

Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
Buddy Guy

Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar):
Lurrie Bell

Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica):
Charlie Musselwhite

Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard):
Pinetop Perkins

Most Outstanding Musician (Bass):
Bob Stroger

Most Outstanding Musician (Drums):
Kenny Smith

Most Outstanding Musician (Horns):
Big James Montgomery

Most Outstanding Musician (Other):
Stanley Dural Jr. aka. Buckwheat Zydeco – Accordion

Best Live Performer:
Lil’ Ed Williams

Comeback Artist of the Year:
Eddy Clearwater

Artist Deserving More Attention:
John Dee Holeman

Best Blues Albums of 2008:

Album of the Year:
B.B. KingOne Kind Favor – (Geffen)

New Recordings/ Southern Soul:
Johnny RawlsRed Cadillac (Catfood Records)

New Recordings/ Best debut:
Elmore James Jr. – Daddy Gave Me The Blues (JSP Records)

New Recordings/ Contemporary Blues:
Kenny Neal – Let Life Flow (Blind Pig Records)

New Recordings/ Traditional & Acoustic:
Honeyboy EdwardsRoamin’ and Ramblin’ (Earwig Records)

Historical Reissue/ Pre-War:
Various Artists – Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano (Mosaic Records)

Historical Reissue/ Post-War:
Howlin’ Wolf – Rockin’ The Blues – Live In Germany 1964 (Acrobat Records)

DVD:
M For Mississippi – Broke And Hungry Records, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Mudpuppy Recordings

Producer of the Year – New Recording:
T-Bone Burnett – B.B. King’s One Kind Favor  (Geffen Records)

Producer of the Year – Historical/ Reissue:
Bob Koester (Delmark Records)

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