Marcia Ball And Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials Receive Living Blues Award Nominations
MARCIA BALL NOMINATED FOR THREE LIVING BLUES READERS' AWARDS
LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS NOMINATED FOR BEST LIVE BAND
Living Blues magazine has announced its nominees for the 2012 Living Blues Awards. Marcia Ball has been nominated in three categories: Blues Artist Of The Year (Female), Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) and Best Blues Album Of 2011 for her Grammy-nominated CD, Roadside Attractions. Ball holds the 2011 Living Blues Readers' Awards for both Blues Artist Of The Year and Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard).
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials -- who have just released their new Alligator album, Jump Start -- has received a Readers' Award nomination for Best Live Performer. The band won that same distinction in the 2011 Living Blues Critics' Poll. About.com/Blues says, "Jump Start is a joyous, raucous, and downright pleasurable album from a band that just doesn't know how to do anything else."
Voting remains open through July 10, 2012. For more information, go to www.livingblues.com.
Blues Artist Of The Year (Female)
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)
Best Blues Album Of 2012 (New Recordings): Roadside Attractions
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials:
Best Live Performer