Wednesday, March 12, 2008


The Washington Blues Society has announced the nominees for the 2008 "Best of the Blues" Awards show.

The show will be held Sunday - April 20th @ the Triple Door in Seattle, WA.

Tickets are: $15.00 in advance for members; $25.00 in advance for non-members and $25.00 on the day of the show for Members & Non-members.

There is still time for you to join the WBS, become a member & vote for your Favorite Peeps !! Go to for more info, or you can write to me & I'll connect you with someone who can help you join & vote.

The Nominees are:

Best Male Vocalist

Mark Dufresne
Charles White

Blues Female Vocalist

Mary McPage
Polly O'Keary
Suze Sims

Electric Blues Guitar

Jevon Powell
Tom (T-Boy Neal) Boyle
Scott E. Lind
CD Woodbury

Slide Blues Guitar

Rod Cook
Billy Stapleton
Mark Riley
Nick Vigarino

Blues Bass

Howard Hooper
Rob Moitoza
Dominique Stone
Les White


Billy Page
Jeff Hayes
David Hudson
Marty Vadalabene


Scotty Harris
Ron Hendee
Randy Oxford


Bill Davis
Kim Field
Paul Green
Jim King

Piano and Keyboards

Beth Wulff
Eric "Two Scoops" Moore
Eric Robert
Ed Vance

Acoustic Blues Guitar

Ryan LaPlante
Son Jack Jr.
Nick Vigarino

Best Blues Band

Mary McPage Band
Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin' Daddies!
Blues Orbiters
The Red Hotz

Traditional Blues Act

Little Bill
Ryan LaPlante
Son Jack, Jr.

Solo/Duo Act

Alice Stuart
Aemmer & Clarke
Cooke & Green
Son Jack, Jr.
Ryan LaPlante

New Blues Band

Free Reign
Kim Field & The Mighty Titans of Tone
Curtis Hammond Band

Unbound Blues Performer

Mary McPage
Becki Sue
Suze Sims

Blues Songwriter

Brian Butler
Son Jack, Jr.
Polly O'Keary
Mark Riley

Blues Recording

Big City Blues, Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin' Daddies!
Headhunter, Hudson Blues Band
Wait All Night, Brian Butler

Blues Club

Highway 99
Salmon Bay Eagles

Blues Writer

Roy Brown
Malcolm Kennedy
Rev. Deb Engelhardt

Blues Image

Big City Blues CD Art by Phil Chesnut
De Lay Montage by Tom Hunnewell
Mount Baker Poster by Stephen Peringer

Graphic Artist

Dennis Hacker
Phil Chesnut
Teri Anne Wilson

Blues DJ

Clancy Dunagin (KSER)
John Kessler (KPLU)
Dave Samson (KBCS)

Keeping the Blues Alive

Mary McPage, Blues in the Schools
Laurette Langille
Rhea Rolfe

Lifetime Achievement

Tom Boyle
Paul Green
Hans Ipsen
Chris Leighton
Mike Lynch
Alice Stuart

Hall of Fame

Brian Butler
Paul Green
Billy Stoops

Best Non-Festival Event

Blues Vespers
Jam for Cans
Peace Concert with The Red Hotz
WBS Summer Picnic

Best Festival

Mount Baker

Best Open Blues Jam

Broomdust Jam from the Past at Conor Byrne
Randy Oxford's Jam at the Tulalip Casino
Oxford Saloon's Thursday Night Jam

Congratulations & Good Luck to all the Nominees !!

See you Sunday - April 20th @ The Triple Door ... xxoo - mx

The Mary McPage Band
(206) 850-4849
P.O. Box 301
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Pie-eyed & Monkeyfide


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