Monday, September 24, 2007


WOW... What an honor!

Becki Sue & her Big Rockin' Daddies!, a li'l old blues band from Olympia, WA, is nominated for a 2007 Muddy Award in the "Regional Blues Act" category by Oregon's Cascade Blues Association.

The Portland, Oregon area blues scene is one of the very best in the nation. Thank you!

Here is the complete nominee list....

Contemporary Blues Act:

The Insomniacs
Rose City Kings
The Strange Tones

R&B Act:

Linda Hornbuckle Band
Lloyd Jones
Norman Sylvester Band

Traditional Blues Act:

Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings
The Insomniacs
Kinzel & Hyde

New Act:

Franco Paletta & The Stingers
Gunnar Roads Band
Joe McMurrian Quartet
Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes

Regional Blues Act:

Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin’ Daddies!
Randy Oxford Band
Too Slim & The Taildraggers

Female Vocalist:

Duffy Bishop
Linda Hornbuckle
Rae Gordon

Male Vocalist:

Ben Rice
Curtis Salgado
Phil “Suburban Slim” Wagner
Vyasa Dodson

Electric Guitarist:

Kevin Selfe
Peter Dammann
Phil “Suburban Slim” Wagner

Acoustic Guitar:

Alan Hager
Joe McMurrian
Stu Kinzel
Terry Robb


Dave Kahl
Dean Mueller
Jim Miller
Lisa Mann


Dave Melyan
Jeff Strawbridge
Jimi Bott


Bill Rhoades
Curtis Salgado
Jim Wallace


DK Stewart
Dover Weinberg
Mac Potts


Peter Moss
Randy Oxford
Reggie Houston


Cascade Bar & Grill
Duff’s Garage
Trail’s End Saloon

NW Recording:

Jimi Bott - "Bott & Paid For!"
The Insomniacs - "Left Coast Blues"
Paul deLay Band - "The Last of the Best"

National Recording:

Frank “Paris Slim” Goldwasser - "Bluju"
John Nemeth - "Magic Touch"
Tab Benoit - "Power of the Ponchartrain"

Performance of the Year:

Derek Trucks - Oregon Zoo
DME Sail On Sister - Between Friends Cruise
Mavis Staples - at the Waterfront
Paul deLay - Memorial at the Waterfront
Randy Oxford - Blues By The Sea

NW Event:

Blues By The Sea
Remember Me: The Paul deLay Memorial
Waterfront Blues Festival

Lifetime Achievement:

Bill Rhoades
Lloyd Jones
Mel Solomon
Sonny Hess

Final Ballots will be mailed out next week. The Muddy Awards will take place on Thursday, November 1st, at The Melody Ballroom (615 SE Alder St., Portland). Starts at 6:30 pm, free and open to the public of all ages. Guest emcee: Tom D'Antoni, formerly on Oregon Art Beat on OPB, blogger and musical sets by Franco Paletta and the Stingers and a Muddy All Star Jam led by Jimi Bott following the ceremonies.

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