The Slim Harpo Awards are handed out each year in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The awards honor individuals who have made an impact in the advancement and preservation of Blues music. Past winners have included Dr. John, Tab Benoit, Keith Richards, and radio host Nick Spitzer. Click Here for the Full List
The 2013 Slim Harpo Awards were handed out to Warren Storm, Guitar Gable Perrodin, Jockey Etienne, David Kearns and Harvey Knox. The awards are divided into three categories: Legends, Ambassadors and Pioneers. The awards ceremonies feature performances each year, and our friends at NOLA.com posted a great compilation video featuring highlights from this year’s event – Click Here to Watch!
The late James Moore rose to prominence under the name Slim Harpo. He recorded songs like “I’m a King Bee” and “I Got Love If You Want It,” and influenced Blues artists around the world.