2006 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

Living Blues Awards for 2006

Reader’s Awards:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
B.B. King
Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Shemekia Copeland
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica):
Sam Myers
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar):
Buddy Guy
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard):
Pinetop Perkins
Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
Solomon Burke
Best Live Performer:
Chick Willis
Best Blues Album of 2005 (New Recording):
Buddy Guy,

2005 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

2005 Living Blues Awards

Reader’s Awards:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
B.B. King
Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Etta James
Best Blues Album of 2004 (Historical Recording):
Percy Mayfield,

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.

2003 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

Living Blues Awards for 2003

Reader Awards:

Best Blues Artist (Male):
Willie King
Best Blues Artist (Female):
Shemekia Copeland
Best Musician (Guitar):
Jody Williams
Best Musician (Keyboards):
Pinetop Perkins
Best Musician (Harmonica):
Snooky Pryor
Best Live Performer:
Solomon Burke
Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
Solomon Burke
Best Historical Album:
B.B.

2002 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

Living Blues Awards for 2002

Readers Awards:

Best Blues Artist (Female):
Shemekia Copeland
Best Blues Artist (Male):
R.L. Burnside
Best Historical Album:
Charley Patton, Screamin’ and Hollerin’ The Blues:
The Worlds of Charley Patton (Revenant)
Best Musician (Keyboards):
Pinetop Perkins
Best Musician (Harmonica) (tie):
Snooky Pryor,

2001 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

Living Blues Awards for 2001

Readers’ Awards:

Best Blues Artist (Male):
Willie King
Artist of the Year (Female):
Shemekia Copeland
Artist of the Year (Male):
R.L. Burnside
Best Musicain/Guitar (tie):
Alvin Youngblood Hart
Big Jack Johnson
Best Musician/Keyboards:
Pinetop Perkins
Best Musician/Harmonica:
Snooky Pryor
Best Live Performer:
Bobby Rush
Best New Album:
R.L.

2000 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

2000 Living Blues Awards

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Reader’s Awards:

Female Blues Artist of the Year:
Shemekia Copeland
Male Blues Artist of the Year:
Magic Slim
Best Live Performer:
Bobby Rush
Best Blues Album (New Recording):
Luther Allison,

1999 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

Living Blues Awards for 1999

Readers’ Awards:
Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
B.B. King
Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Shemekia Copeland
Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
Shemekia Copeland
Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Guitar):
B.B.

1998 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

Living Blues Awards for 1998

Readers’ Awards:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
Luther Allison
Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Ruth Brown
Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
Bobby Rush
Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Guitar):
Luther Allison
Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Harmonica):
Junior Wells
Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Keyboards):
Pinetop Perkins
Best Live Performer:
Bobby Rush
Best Blues Album of 1997 (New Recording):
Luther Allison,

1997 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

Living Blues Awards for 1997

1997 Reader’s Awards:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
Luther Allison
Best Live Performer:
Luther Allison
Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Koko Taylor
Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
B.B.