Making a Scene Presents The Independent Blues Awards 2022 Winners!
This is the 7th year we have produced and honored independent blues artists with the Independent Blues Awards. The voting this year has broken all records and was the largest voting participation since we began.
As always we believe that not only are the winners worthy of acknowledgment we also believe all the nominees have earned their place as well. This is why under each of the winners banner is a bar that you can click on that allows you to see all the nominees in this category as well as being able to listen to their releases and body of works on Spotify. We strongly suggest you listen to the winning artists as well as the nominated artists and add them to your playlists.
Nobody gives you the opportunity to listen and explore artists both during and after the voting for the awards. We firmly believe it is important to support indie blues artists!
As we get back to touring again, this will also give you the opportunity to check out these artists and when they come to your town you can make it a point to head to a show!
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL INDIE BLUES ARTISTS!
Independent Blues CD Awards
Best Independent Blues Acoustic CD
CD’s that were produced with primarly acoustic instrumentation
Best Independent Blues Contemporary CD
CD’s created with a Contemporary Take on Traditional Blues
Best Independent Blues Traditional CD
CD’s that closely resemble early Electric Blues
Best Independent Blues R&B/Soul CD
CD’s that represent Blues that is based on Soulful Vocals.
Best Independent Blues Rock CD
CD’s that represent Blues that has a harder edge
Best Modern Roots CD
CD’s that takes a Modern Roots interpretation of the Blues
Best Independent Blues LIVE CD
CD’s that represent a LIVE performance
Best Independent Blues New Artists CD
CD’s that Represent Artists who are on the Rise!
Independent Blues Award Artist Awards
Best Independent Male Blues Artist
Best Independent Female Blues Artist
Best Traditional Blues Band
Contemporary Blues Band
Best Blues Soul Artist
Blues Rock Band
Modern Roots Band
Best New Artist
Independent Blues Artist Honors
Independent Blues Artist Gateway Award –
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 awareness and fans to the genre.
The Road Warrior
Content Creator Award
The Covid 19 Pandemic Shut down all touring for artists throughout the industry. The Independent artist has had to adpat to new technology to stay connected to their fans as well as find ways to create income streams. These artists represent a unique ability to use social media and content creation to their advantage. Using video, images and live streaming these artists are defining the new world of the indie artists and have shown their strength and resilancy .
Best Music Engineer/Producer
Best Traditional Blues Song
Best R&B/Soul Song
Best Contemporary Blues Song
Blues Rock Song
Best Modern Roots Song