Wednesday, September 02, 2009


PRESS RELEASE - Sept. 1/09
Chicago, IL

2009 Blues Blast Music Award October 29th 2009 at Buddy Guy’s Legends

Who: Blues Blast Magazine from

What: 2009 Blues Blast Music Awards Ceremony

Where: Buddy Guy’s Legends - 754 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 (312)-427-1190

When: Thursday, October 24th, 2009 - 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Tickets are just $25 and will be available online at starting August 31st.

Contact Information: Bob Kieser (309) 267-4425 or

Tickets are now on sale for the 2009 Blues Blast Music Award Ceremonies held at the famous Buddy Guy’s Legends. The awards show will include confirmed appearances by nominees Kenny Neal, Nick Moss & The Flip Tops, Eden Brent, Albert Castiglia, John Primer, Shirley Johnson, Kilborn Alley Blues Band, Chris James & Patrick Rynn w/ Bob Corritore, Robin Rogers, The Insomniacs, Dave Herrero, Guy King, and Dave Gross. There may be a few surprise appearances by other nominees too.

The 2009 Blues Blast Music Awards are brought to you by Blues Blast Magazine. Blues Blast Magazine is the fastest growing FREE weekly internet Blues magazine read by over 13,000 Blues fans in all 50 states and in more than 60 countries.

In Early May, a group of Blues music industry professionals including music writers, managers, musicians, Blues Blast Magazine staff and others nominated the best of 2009 Blues in eight categories: Best Contemporary Blues Recording, Best Traditional Blues Recording, Best Blues Song, Best Blues Band, Best Male Blues Artist, Best Female Blues Artist, Best New Artist Debut Recording and The Sean Costello Rising Star Award.

And the people have spoken! In July and August Blues Blast magazine readers voted for their favorites on our website. These awards truly are the “Peoples Choice” without any filter. The voting was absolutely FREE and more than 3500 fans from all over the globe voted their choices. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on October 29th at Buddy Guy’s Legends.

The complete list of nominees is listed below at the end of this press release.

This event promises to be a great show with music by some of the best established and new contemporary Blues artists. The show will likely sell out, so get your tickets as soon as possible.

Sponsorships Opportunities

Sponsorships opportunities are available and several sponsor packages at various levels are available. These sponsor packages include tickets to the event, with prime seating for the show, some awards show memorabilia and varying levels of included promotion and marketing. Sponsorship information is available at:

For questions or additional information, visit or contact Bob Kieser at 309 267-4425 or by email at

The complete List of 2009 Nominees are:

Best Contemporary Blues Recording

The Insomniacs - At Least I’m Not With You
John Nemeth - Love Me Tonight
Nick Moss - Live at Chan’s Vol 2
Curtis Salgado - Clean Getaway
Janiva Magness - What Love Will Do
Shemekia Copeland - Never going Back

Best Traditional Blues Recording

Various Artists - Chicago Blues: A Living History
(w/Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch and Lurrie Bell)
Guy Davis - Sweetheart Like You
John Primer - All Original
The Mannish Boys - Lowdown Feelin
Shirley Johnson - Blues Attack
B.B. King - One Kind Favor

Best Blues Song

Albert Castiglia - “Bad Year Blues”
The Insomniacs - "At Least I'm Not With You"
Chris James & Patrick Rynn - "Mr. Coffee"
Curtis Salgado - "20 Years of B.B. King"
Kenny Neal - "Let Life Flow"
B.B. King - "See That My Grave is Kept Clean"

Best Blues Band

Nick Moss and The Flip Tops
Lil Ed And The Blues Imperials
Kilborn Alley Blues Band
The Mannish Boys
The Insomniacs
Watermelon Slim and The Workers

Best Male Artist

John Primer
Bobby Jones
Lurrie Bell
Nick Moss
John Nemeth
Elvin Bishop

Best Female Artist

Shirley Johnson
Robin Rogers
Diunna Greenleaf
Shemekia Copeland
Eden Brent
Janiva Magness

Best New Artist Debut Recording

Chris James & Patrick Rynn - Stop And Think About It
Joanne Shaw Taylor - White Sugar
Dave Herrero - Austin To Chicago
Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm - 2 Man Wrecking Crew
Guy King - Livin It
Eden Brent - Mississippi Number One

Sean Costello Rising Star Award

Kilborn Alley Blues Band
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Albert Castiglia
Dave Gross
Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm
Eden Brent


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