Tonight we start with a very special edition of LIVE from the Midnight Circus!! We will be showcasing and Celebrating the artists who have won the Independent Blues Awards for 2016!! ..You will be amazed at the diversity of music that is being created in the blues .. You are going to really enjoy this show!!
We start off with the CD Awards with Best Acoustic CD by Doug MacLeod Then we have Best Contemporary CD by Samantha Fish Best Traditional CD By Buddy Guy Best R&B/Soul CD by Beth Hart Best Blues Rock CD by Mike Zito Best Modern Roots CD By MonkeyJunk Best LIVE CD by Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin Altar Boys and Best New Artist CD by John Pagano Band – JPBlues
We then move on to the the Artist Categories with Best Male Artist – Buddy Guy And then ARTIST of the Year, Best Female Artist and the WINNER of the ROAD WARRIOR of the Year Samantha Fish Best Traditional Blues Band John Mayall Best Blues Rock band AND Best Modern Roots Band Mike Zito Best Contemporary Blues Band TOMMY CASTRO Best New Artist John Pagano Band – JPBlues The Gateway Artist and Best Stage Perforamance goes to Joe Bonamassa!
Then we have the Awards for best songs! .. Starting off with The Best Traditional Blues Song by Doug MacLeod Best R&B/Soul Song by Elle King Best Contemporary Blues Song by Ghost Town Blues Band The Best Blues Rock Song by The Jeremiah Johnson Band Best Modern Roots Song by Samantha Fish Best Song for the Common Good and SONG OF THE YEAR “CRAZY WORLD” Buddy Guy Best NEW ARTIST John Pagano Band – JPBlues
And then we move on to more great INDIE Blues artists like Royal Southern Brotherhood Mike Eldred Trio Lisa Mann Tullie Brae Nick Moss Band Sammy Eubanks The Blues Rebels Matty T Wall Isaiah B Brunt Billie Williams and we end with Frank Latorre akaFrank Kingbee‘s MOONLITE WALK .. TUNE IN AND BECOME PART OF THE Indie Blues Movement
Check out all the nominees and winners at https://www.makingascene.org/indie-blues-awards/
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!