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2013 – 20th Annual Living Blues Awards

 

Critics’ Poll

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)

Lurrie Bell

Blues Artist of the Year (Female)

Ruthie Foster

Most Outstanding Blues Singer    

Bobby Bland

Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)

Lurrie Bell

Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)

Billy Boy Arnold

Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)

Ironing Board Sam

Most Outstanding Musician (Bass)

Bob Stroger

Most Outstanding Musician (Drums)

Kenny Smith

Most Outstanding Musician (Horns)

Eddie Shaw

Most Outstanding Musician (Other)

Dom Flemons - Banjo

Best Live Performer

Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials

Comeback Artist(s) of the Year

Jewel Brown and Milton Hopkins

Artist Deserving More Attention

Blind Boy Paxton

 

Best Blues Albums of 2012

Album of the Year

Mud Morganfield Son of the Seventh Son – Severn Records

New Recordings/Contemporary Blues

Joe Louis Walker – Hellfire – Alligator Records

New Recordings/ Southern Soul

Barbara Carr – Keep the Fire Burning – Catfood Records

New Recordings/ Best debut

Heritage Blues Orchestra – And Still I Rise - Raisin Music

New Recordings/ Traditional & Acoustic

Carolina Chocolate Drops – Leaving Eden – Nonesuch Records

Historical Pre-War

Various Artists – The Return of the Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of - Yazoo Records

Historical Post-War

Various Artists – Plug It In! Turn It Up! A History of Electric Blues – Bear Family Records

Blues Book of the Year

Ernie K-Doe: The Emperor of New Orleans – Ben Sandmel – The Historic New Orleans Collection

Producer of the Year – New Recording

Larry Skoller - Heritage Blues Orchestra – And Still I Rise - Raisin Music

Producer of the Year – New Recording

Bill Dahl - Plug It In! Turn It Up! A History of Electric Blues – Bear Family Records

 

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Readers’ Poll

 

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)

Buddy Guy

Blues Artist of the Year (Female)

Janiva Magness

Most Outstanding Blues Singer

Buddy Guy

Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)

Robert Cray

Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)

Charlie Musselwhite

Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)

Marcia Ball

Best Live Performer

Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials

Best Blues Album of 2012 (New Release)

Buddy Guy – Live at Legends – RCA/Silvertone

Best Blues Album of 2012 (Historical Recording)

Albert King – I’ll Play the Blues for You – Stax Records

Best Blues DVD of 2012

Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones – Checkerboard Lounge Live Chicago 1981 – Eagle Vision

Best Blues Book of 2012

When I Left Home: My Story – Buddy Guy and David Ritz – Da Capo Press

 

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Past winners of the Living Blues Awards (by year): 

1993199419951996199719981999

2000200120022003200420052006

20072008 • 2009 • 2010 2011  2012


 
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