2014 Blues Music Award Winners

Courtesy Blues Foundation

Courtesy Blues Foundation

The Blues Foundation held their 35th Blues Music Award ceremony on May 8, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. The event is held each year around this time, and provides a unique opportunity to Blues stars and fans to mingle amongst one another while enjoying awards presentations and live performances. The marathon event runs into the early hours of the morning, as the family reunion style atmosphere provides folks the opportunity to see others they haven’t seen since the previous year’s awards. The awards ceremony was captured for broadcast on Sirius-XM’s BB King’s Bluesville channel. Be sure to check for dates and times.

Also, keep an ear out for our recap of the winners on Full-Time Blues Radio, where you’ll hear songs by many of the folks who took home trophies last night. Of course, for more information, to join the Blues Foundation, or to make a donation – Click Here to Visit Blues.org

Big winners this year included Tedeschi Trucks Band, who grabbed both best band and best Rock Blues Album of the year, along with best Contemporary Blues Female Artist for Susan Tedeschi. Doug MacLeod swept the Acoustic category. And, Trampled Under Foot won the award for Contemporary Blues Album of the year and saw Danielle Schnebelen honored as best bassist. The night’s biggest award each year, the BB King Entertainer of the Year, was won by the legendary Buddy Guy! You can view the complete list of winners below.

2014 Blues Music Award Winners
Acoustic Album: There’s a Time – Doug MacLeod
Acoustic Artist: Doug MacLeod
Album: Remembering Little Walter – Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman
B.B. King Entertainer: Buddy Guy
Band: Tedeschi Trucks Band
Best New Artist Debut: Daddy Told Me – Shawn Holt & the Teardrops
Contemporary Blues Album: Badlands – Trampled Under Foot
Contemporary Blues Female Artist: Susan Tedeschi
Contemporary Blues Male Artist: Gary Clark Jr.
DVD: Ruf Records – Songs from the Road (Royal Southern Brotherhood)
Historical Album: Bear Family – The Sun Blues Box
Instrumentalist-Bass: Danielle Schnebelen
Instrumentalist-Drums: Cedric Burnside
Instrumentalist-Guitar: Ronnie Earl
Instrumentalist-Harmonica: Charlie Musselwhite
Instrumentalist-Horn: Eddie Shaw
Koko Taylor Award: Diunna Greenleaf
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player: Victor Wainwright
Rock Blues Album: Made Up Mind – Tedeschi Trucks Band
Song: ”Blues in My Soul” – Lurrie Bell
Soul Blues Album: Down in Louisiana – Bobby Rush
Soul Blues Female Artist: Irma Thomas
Soul Blues Male Artist: John Nemeth
Traditional Blues Album: Remembering Little Walter – Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman
Traditional Blues Male Artist: James Cotton

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