Thursday, July 03, 2008


Press Release - 2008 Blues Blast Music Awards is pleased to announce the 2008 Blues Blast Music Awards. The Blues Blast Music Awards recognize excellence in Blues Music by artists worldwide. The list of nominees is posted below and is also available on our website at:

The BBMA award winners will be chosen by our Blues Blast Magazine subscribers. Anyone who is a subscriber to our FREE Blues Blast Magazine is eligible to vote for their favorite Blues artists. Voting will begin on July 14, 2008.

A new website where you can listen to samples of these artists' music is planned and should be on line when voting begins on July 14th, 2008. Further details coming soon.

For more information, please go to:

New subscribers can sign up for FREE to vote for their favorite nominees at:

Bob Kieser
Publisher - Blues Blast Magazine

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Best Contemporary Blues Recording

Too Slim and the Taildraggers – The Fortune Teller
Bryan Lee – Katrina Was Her Name
Mem Shannon – Live: A Night At Tipitina’s
Watermelon Slim & The Workers – The Wheel Man
Holmes Brothers - State Of Grace

Best Traditional Blues Recording

Omar Dykes & Jimmy Vaughan - On The Jimmy Reed Highway
Bobby Rush - Raw
Lurrie Bell - Let's Talk About Love
Dave Riley & Bob Corritore - Travelin’ the Dirt Road
David "Honeyboy" Edwards - Roamin’ & Ramblin’

Best Blues Song

Nick Moss - Mistakes From the Past
The National Debonaires - Ain't Gonna Happen Again
Sugar Ray Norcia - Little Green Talking Frog
Omar Dykes & Jimmy Vaughan - Jimmy Reed Highway
Watermelon Slim & The Workers - The Wheel Man

Best Blues Band

Nick Moss & the Fliptops
Kilborn Alley Blues Band
Bryan Lee & The Blues Power Band
Magic Slim & The Teardrops
Back Door Slam

Best Male Artist

Lurrie Bell
Buddy Guy
Bobby Rush
Nick Moss
Bryan Lee

Best Female Artist

Koko Taylor
Teeny Tucker
Diunna Greenleaf
Betty Harris
Bettye LaVette

Best New Artist Debut Recording

Gina Sicilia - Allow Me To Confess
The Soul of John Black - The Good Girl Blues
Moreland & Arbuckle - 1861
Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy - Cottonfields to Coffee
John Nemeth - Magic Touch

Rising Star Award

John Nemeth
Homemade Jamz Blues Band
John-Alex Mason
Seth Walker
Eden Brent


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