To honor and announce the nominees for the Independent Blues Awards we present the nominees for the CD Categories today for you to hear and enjoy! Each of these artists have earned a place in the nominee list! If you found something you like VOTE for them!
NOTE- YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FULL VOTING BALLOT FOR YOUR VOTE TO COUNT! VOTING ENDS 6/1/2016! .. The Independent Blues Awards will be announced and presented at Darwins Burgars and Blues in Marietta Georgia on 6/15/2016
If you are not familiar with an artists please use the provided links to listen to and discover these great artists. You may discover a great Indie Blues Artist! This is what makes our voting unique and different. We don’t just give you a list of names .. we give you the opportunity to discover these artists and their music!
We start this edition off with the “Independent Blues Award” Best New Artists .. with nominees Markey Blue Jack the Radio John Pagano Band – JPBlues Eliza Neals The Stone Foxes Balkun Brothers The next category is the “Independent Blues Award” Gateway Artist! with Samantha Fish Joe Bonamassa John Pagano Band – JPBlues Mike Zito The Record CompanyAlbert Castiglia Band! We follow that with the bands that give the best stage performance Joe Bonamassa Mike Zito Victor Wainwright Ghost Town Blues Band Crooked Eye Tommy The next category is those artists who are out there on the road “All the time” .. The Independent Blues Awards Road Warrior .. Damon Fowler Jp Soars Mike Zito Samantha FishVictor Wainwright Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl .. Now we go into the Independent Blues Awards “Song” Categories .. starting with “Best Traditional Song” with Chris Yakopcic Dave Weld and The Imperial FlamesLes Copeland Doug MacLeod Ted Drozdowski .. moving on to the “Best R&B/Soul Song” Elle King Markey Blue Slam Allen Laura RainLaurahollandband .. Next Best Contemporary Song .. Voo Davis Peter Karp Ghost Town Blues Band The Jimmys David Michael Miller D.L. Duncan .. then “Best Blues Rock Song” with The Jeremiah Johnson BandJohn Pagano Band – JPBlues Jack the Radio Eliza Neals John D’Amato .. Then Best “Modern Roots” song The Stone Foxes Mike Zito Hozier Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl Samantha Fish Then my favorite category “Best song for the social good” these are songs that showcase social conditions or bring to light the need for social change .. Jp Soars Buddy Guy John Mayall Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals And we end withFrank Kingbee aka Frank Latorre Moon lit walk!! ..
Celebrating the Diversity and Power of the Music created by artists that acknowledge their roots are in the Blues!
INDIE Blues – Currently Touring Musicians who recognize they are influenced by The Blues artists that came before them and in the time honored tradition of The Blues, are creating New Original Music that reflects their reality. The music they create communicates with the listener with truth, integrity and touches them on a deep emotional level.
The principles of INDIE BLUES have Always been part of Blues!