Making a Scene Presents the 2020 Independent Blues Awards!
You the readers, have presented us with a very impressive list of artists that represent the diversity of music that that always has and still is being created from the roots of the blues.
We would like to Congratulate All of these artists, both the winning artists and those who have been nominated. Each of these artists, in their own right, have earned their position in their nominated category. We at Making A Scene are excited because this year we had a fantastic diverse selection of nominees.
Now, of course we have to do things a little different than any of the other “Awards” out there.
As you check out the list of winners, you will also have the opportunity to explore and discover the artists that stood with them in each category. As you go through the list we use a simple link format, The link attached to the artist’s name will take you to their website, The Link attached to the CD Title will take you to a Spotify playlist for that CD and the Buy Link will take you to Amazon.com so you can purchase the physical CD or mp3 downloads. This is more important than ever! Please support all the artists, both those who won and those who were nominated!
As you go through this article you will be able to explore the music and work of the artists who YOU voted for, as well as all the work of the nominees as well. Use the links to explore artists you are not familiar with and reacquaint yourself with those you may know. We feel it is important that we embrace the full diversity of music in this genre and support the touring artists who are creating the future of the the Blues!
Add them to your playlists, buy their music and This is more important than ever as EVERY musician is suffering during the complete shutdown of LIVE music Venues!
The Purpose of the Independent Blues Awards to honor the touring artists who are out there creating new original music rooted in the blues.
The indie artists are those artists who believe Creativity and Innovation are the true tradition of the blues!
ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2020
This is where we honor those artists who have represented the spirit of indie blues with their full body of work over the year
Best Independent Male Blues Artist Nominees
Best Independent Female Blues Artist Nominees
Best Traditional Blues Band Nominees
Best Contemporary Blues Band Nominees
Independent Blues-Soul Artist Nominees
Best Blues Rock Band Nominees
Best Modern Roots Band Nominees
Best New Artist Nominees
The Independent Blues Awards CD Awards honors those releases that have exhibited a high standard of writing, performance and recording quality.
Best Independent Blues Acoustic CD Nominees
Best Independent Blues Contemporary CD Nominees
Best Independent Blues Traditional CD Nominees
Best Independent Blues R&B/Soul CD Nominees
Best Independent Blues Rock CD Nominees
Best Modern Roots CD Nominees
Best Independent Blues LIVE CD Nominees
Packrat’s Smokehouse – Men of the Swamp LIVE
Best Independent Blues New Artists CD Nominees
Best Traditional Blues Song Nominees
Lucky Peterson – 50 Years
Shawn Murphy – Reason to Try
The Jimmys – Words and Actions
Best R&B/Soul Song Nominees
Delbert McClinton – Any other way
Best Contemporary Blues Song Nominees
Eliza Neals – Black Crow Moan
Marcus King – Welcome Round here
Best Blues Rock Song Nominees
Vince Agwada – Blues 99
Best Modern Roots Song Nominees
Nicolas David – Peel Back the Leaves
Ina Forsman – Why you gotta be that way
Katrina Pejak – Sex Kills
Rebekah Meldrum – Ain’t thinking about you
Seth James – Good Life
Joanne Shaw Taylor – Reckless Heart
Southern Ave – The Tea I sip
Samantha Fish – Kill or Be Kind
Jeremiah Johnson – Leo Stone
Heavydrunk – Walking to the Mission in the Rain
Best Song for the Common Good Nominees
Gary Clark jr. – This Land
Eric Gales – Reaching for a change
Best Music Video Nominees
The Artists Honors are a special Category that acknowledges an artist and their dedication to their craft and their desire to move the bar for themselves and others. These honors represent the kind of talent and dedication that are held in high regard by all touring artists.
Best Music Engineer/Producer Nominees
This award recognizes the unique talent of mastering the art of working in a studio environment to create a musical vision. They understand arrangement, song construction, sonic balance and by using technical applications they create an emotional journey.
Independent Blues Artist Gateway Award Nominees
Through their innovative and creative interpretation of the Blues, these artists Introduce new Fans to Blues rooted music. Choose which artists you believe had the biggest influence in bringing new awarness and fans to the genre.
Best Independent Blues Stage Performance Nominees
As a performer, the stage show is sometimes as important as the music. Creating a great LIVE music experience is an important aspect of an artist image.
Road Warrior Award Nominees
It is not easy being on the road as a musician. This award recognizes the sacrifices that these artists make by spending endless hours traveling from town to town to bring us their music, This is time away from their friends and family. A Road Warrior is dedicated to their craft and art!