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Independent Blues Awards Announced!

By Richard L'Hommedieu
In Americana Scene
Jun 29th, 2016
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The Independent Blues Award Voting is complete and the results are now IN!! 

What Made us different than all the other voting awards is we gave you a chance to listen and learn about the nominees with clickable links to their websites and streams to listen to their music.

This we felt is the only fair way to give the voter a chance to make an informed vote and it gives everyone a chance to discover an artists they may not have known. All the streams in this are either Soundcloud or Spotify which are both free to the user, but also benefits the artist.

The purpose of these awards are to celebrate the diversity and power of the music created by those artists that acknowledge their inspiration and roots are in the blues. These artist are touring and creating new original music that take their inspiration from the blues, but in the true tradition of the genre, they are redefining it’s future.

Making a Scene would like to Congratulate all the Winners and Nominees for the First Independent Blues Awards!

The Independent Blues Awards!

cdoftheyear

acousticCD

Best Independent Blues Acoustic CD *

ContempCD

Best Independent Blues Contemporary CD *

traditionalcd

Best Independent Blues Tradtional CD *

rnbsoulcd

Best Independent Blues R&B/Soul CD *

bluesrockCd

Best Independent Blues Rock CD *

modernrootscd

Best Modern Roots CD *

bestlivecd

Best Indepedent Blues LIVE CD *

NewArtistCD

Best Independent Blues New Artists CD *

Independent Blues Artist Awards

Gatewayartist

Independent Blues artist Gateway Award *

Beststageperformance

Best Independent Blues Stage Performance *

  • Mike Zito – Watch
  • Joe Bonamassa – Watch
  • John Pagano Band (JPBLUES) – Watch
  • Victor Wainwright – Watch
  • Ghost Town Blues Band – Watch
  • Crooked Eyed Tommy – Watch

roadwarrior

Road Warrior Award *

  • JP Soars
  • Damon Fowler
  • Mike Zito
  • Samantha Fish
  • Victor Wainwright
  • Joel DaSilva

Independent Blues Song Awards

tradSong

Best Traditional Blues Song *

  • Chris Yakopcic – Sweet Time Blues – Listen
  • JD Baker – Blue Eyed Angel – Listen
  • Dave Weld – Take me Back – Listen
  • Les Copeland – To be in your Company – Listen
  • Doug MacLeod – Rock Till the Cows Come Home – Listen
  • Ted Drozdowskis – Let’s Go to Memphis – Listen

rnbsoulsong

Best R&B/Soul Song *

  • Elle King – Ex’s and Oh’s – Listen
  • Markey Blue – I can’t Let you Go – Listen
  • Slam Allen – Blues is Back – Listen
  • Laura Rain – Pay to Play – Listen
  • Markey Blue – Feeling Blue – Listen
  • Laura Holland – Dare I Believe – Listen

contempbluessong

Best Contemporary Blues Song *

  • Voo Davis – Riverside Blues – Listen
  • Peter Karp – I’m Not Giving Up – Listen
  • Ghost Town Blues Band – Hard Road to Hoe – Listen
  • The Jimmy’s – I wonder – Listen
  • David Michael Miller – Got them Blues – Listen
  • DL Duncan – I ain’t the Sharpest Marble – Listen

bluesrocksong

Best Blues Rock Song *

  • Jeremiah Johnson – Black Lingerie – Listen
  • John Pagano (JPBlues) – Ain’t Gonna Lose you Yet – Listen
  • Jack the Radio – Ain’t So Bad – Listen
  • Eliza Neals – Breaking and Entering – Listen
  • John Pagano (JPBlues) – Keep on Walkin – Listen
  • John D’Amato – Two Dollar Dress – Listen

 

Modernrootssong

Best Modern Roots Song *

  • The Stone Foxes – I Killed Robert Johnson – Listen
  • Mike Zito – Cross the Boarder – Listen
  • Hozier – Work Song – Listen
  • Dorothy – Wicked Ones – Listen
  • Joel Da Silva – Come Undone – Listen
  • Samantha Fish – Go Home – Listen

Independent Blues Song Honors

commongoodsong

Best Song for the Common Good *

bestmusicvideo

Best Music Video *

 

 If you would like to see the complete voting tabulation CLICK HERE


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