Here they are! The Winners of the Independent Blues Awards! This year we had a record number of votes for our nominees! Our total number of “Completed” votes was 2,226 over 1,000 more than last year. If you want to see the actual totals for each nominee in each category you can view the total statistics as a PDF file
One notable event I have to report to you all, is the fact that we had 2 attempts to hack the the awards and affect the results of the voting. We have identified the two IP’s that these attacks came from, one from California and one from Virginia (as far as we know there were no Russians involved!). We have removed the votes that were not legitimate, but I mention it because I wanted to make sure you all were aware of this as a matter of full disclosure.
Once again, all the nominees are worthy of your support .. please visit the nomination page where you can still listen to their music, buy their CD’s and and find their calendars where you can go see them live when they come to your town!! I hope you, our readers, were able to discover some new artists and music through this process.
The the real motivation behind the “Independent Blues Awards”
Honor the Past, Praise the Present and Empower the Future!
It is important to support those independent Blues artists who are out there creating the future of the blues.
Without Further ado.. here are the winners of the 2017 Independent Blues Awards .. Click on the artists banner or use the links below and you will be taken to a page where you can listen to their music, Read their bios, see their videos and purchase their music!
Best Traditional Blues Song – Albert Castiglia/Joel Zoss – Let’s Make Love in the Morning – Buy