The 2018 Independent Blues awards nominations are now in and ready for you to vote on. We do things a bit different than other awards in that we give you the opportunity to explore and experience artists and music you may not be familiar with.
In order to maximize you experience we highly recommend that you sign up for a FREE Spotify Account. We use Spotify players and links throughout the voting ballot so you can listen to and explore the nominated artists. This helps the artists as they get paid for their played songs, but it also helps them get into the Spotify Matrix so they can be discovered by other listeners on Spotify.
It would help them even more if you create your own playlist in your spotify account and add all your favorite songs and artists. Share this playlist on facebook, twitter and with your friends! Being added to spotify user playlists elevates an artists status on Spotify!
As you go through the ballot 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 if you want to purchase either the physical CD or mp3 downloads. By using these links even if an artists does not win, they will receive a large benefit from their nomination!
If you take the opportunity to use this ballot as intended this can take some time, which is why we are extending the voting till July 17 2018! We have also placed a preview of the ballot below so you can explore our nominees before you commit to actually voting. Once you start voting, all the links are in the ballot just in case you want to revisit any of the nomiated artists.
1 VOTE PER EMAIL ADDRESS
ONLY FULLY COMPLETED BALLOTS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO BE COUNTED!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NOMINEES and THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTES!
Independent Blues CD Awards!
The Independent Blues Acoustic CD
Best Independent Blues Contemporary CD
Best Independent Blues Tradtional CD
Best Independent Blues R&B/Soul CD
Best Independent Blues Rock CD
Best Modern Roots CD
Best Indepedent Blues LIVE CD
Best Independent Blues New Artists CD
Independent Blues Artist Awards
Best Independent Male Blues Artist
Best Independent Female Blues Artist
Best Traditional Blues Band
Best Contemporary Blues Band
Independent Blues-Soul Artist
Best Blues Rock Band
Best Modern Roots Band
Best New Artist
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 awarness and fans to the genre.
Best Independent Blues Stage Performance
Choose Which artist whose performance moves you. If you have not seen an artist Live, Click on the Youtube link and view a collection of their performances to make an informed choice.
Road Warrior Award
Independent Blues Song Awards
Best Traditional Blues Song
Best R&B/Soul Song
Best Contemporary Blues Song
Best Blues Rock Song
Best Modern Roots Song
Best Song for the Common Good
Best Music Video