Congratulations to all of the winners at this year’s Blues Music Awards which took place last weekend as a virtual broadcast on Facebook and YouTube.
We’re thrilled to see many Proper distributed artists among the winners including Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, who was the big winner on the night taking home 5 awards, Sugaray Rayford, The Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling, Albert Castiglia, Shemekia Copeland, Jimmie Vaughan and Rick Estrin.
You can watch the full awards show and find all of the winners below.
41st Blues Music Awards Winners
BB King Entertainer : Sugaray Rayford
Album of the Year: Kingfish – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Band of the Year: The Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling
Best Emerging Artist album: Kingfish – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Acoustic Blues Album: This Guitar and Tonight – Bob Margolin
Blues Rock Album: Masterpiece – Albert Castiglia
Contemporary Blues Album: Kingfish – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Soul Blues Album: Sitting on Top of the Blues – Bobby Rush
Traditional Blues Album: Lucky Guy! – The Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling
Acoustic Blues Artist: Doug MacLeod
Blues Rock Artist: Eric Gales
Contemporary Blues Female Artist: Shemekia Copeland
Contemporary Blues Male Artist: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Soul Blues Female Artist: Bettye LaVette
Soul Blues Male Artist: Sugaray Rayford
Traditional Blues Female Artist: Sue Foley
Traditional Blues Male Artist: Jimmie Vaughan
Bass: Michael “Mudcat” Ward
Drums: Cedric Burnside
Guitar: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Harmonica: Rick Estrin
Horn: Vanessa Collier
Piano: Victor Wainwright
Vocals: Mavis Staples
Historical Blues Album: Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records – Definitive Collection, Earwig Music
About the BMAs:
This event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives, and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. The BMAs are generally recognized as the highest honor given to blues musicians and are awarded by vote of Blues Foundation members.