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Five Alligator Artists Receive Seven 2014 Blues Blast Music Award Nominations

[06/23/2014]
Blues Blast Magazine, the online blues publication, today announced that five Alligator Records artists received a total of seven 2014 Blues Blast Music Award nominations. Harmonica giant James Cotton and blues rockers Tommy Castro & The Painkillers each received two nominations. Blues master Joe Louis Walker, houserockers Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials and jump/swing legends Roomful Of Blues each received one nomination.

Voting is open to subscribers and non-subscribers alike at www.BluesBlastMagazine.com beginning July 15, 2014 and continuing until September 15, 2014. Subscriptions to Blues Blast Magazine are free. Winners will be announced on October 23, 2014 at the awards ceremony to be held at The Fluid Events Center in Champaign, Illinois.

Artists and their nominations follow:

JAMES COTTON

Traditional Blues Album Of The Year: Cotton Mouth Man

Song Of The Year: He Was There by James Cotton, Tom Hambridge and Richard Fleming from Cotton Mouth Man


TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS

Rock Blues Album Of The Year: The Devil You Know

Blues Band Of The Year


LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS

Blues Band Of The Year


JOE LOUIS WALKER

Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year: Hornet's Nest


ROOMFUL OF BLUES

Blues Band Of The Year