2010 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

2010 Living Blues Awards

Readers’ Poll:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
Buddy Guy

Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Shemekia Copeland

Best Blues Album of 2009 (New Release):
Tommy Castro – Hard Believer  (Alligator)

Best Blues Album of 2009 (Historical Recording):
Little Walter – The Complete Chess Masters  (Hip-O Select)

Best Blues DVD of 2009:
Floyd Lee – Full Moon Lightnin’ (Willow Tree Pictures)

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

Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica):
Charlie Musselwhite

Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard):
Pinetop Perkins

Best Live Performer:
Buddy Guy

Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
John Nemeth

Critics’ Poll:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
John Primer

Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Ruthie Foster

Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
Bobby Jones

Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar):
Joe Louis Walker

Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica):
Billy Branch

Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard):
Henry Gray

Most Outstanding Musician (Bass):
Bob Stroger

Most Outstanding Musician (Drums):
Kenny Smith

Most Outstanding Musician (Horns):
Big James Montgomery

Most Outstanding Musician (Other):
Sonny Rhodes – Lap steel

Best Live Performer:
Chick Willis

Comeback Artist of the Year:
Eddie C. Campbell

Artist Deserving More Attention:
Johnnie Bassett

Best Blues Albums of 2009:

Album of the Year:
Various Artists – Chicago Blues: A Living History

New Recordings/ Southern Soul:
Johnny Rawls – Ace Of Spades (Catfood Records)

New Recordings/ Best Debut:
Marquise Knox – Man Child  (APO)

New Recordings/ Traditional & Acoustic:
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes – Ain’t It Lonesome (Broke & Hungry)

Historical Reissue/ Pre-war:
Various Artists – Take Me To The Water  (Dust-To-Digital)

Historical Reissue/ Post-war
Barbara Lynn – The Jamie Singles  (Jamie)

DVD of the Year:
Tail Dragger  Live At Rooster’s Lounge (Delmark)

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