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.

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,

2008 Living Blues Awards

Readers’ Poll

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)

Lurrie Bell

Blues Artist of the Year (Female)

Koko Taylor

Best Blues Album of 2007 (New Release)

Koko Taylor – Old School – Alligator

Best Blues Album of 2007 (Historical Recording)

Andrew Brown – Big Brown’s Blues – Black Magic

Best Blues DVD of 2007

Otis Redding – Dreams To Remember: The Legacy Of Otis Redding

2007 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

Living Blues Awards for 2007

Readers’ Awards:
Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
Lil’ Ed Williams
Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Koko Taylor
Best Blues Album of 2006 (New Release):
Junior Wells,

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.