Alligator Artists Win Living Blues Readers' Awards
Living Blues magazine has announced its winners for the 2012 Living Blues Readers' Awards. Marcia Ball won for Blues Artist Of The Year (Female), Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) and Best Blues Album Of 2011 for her Grammy-nominated CD, Roadside Attractions. Ball previously won 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 recently released their new Alligator album, Jump Start, received the Readers' Award for Best Live Performer. The band won that same distinction in the 2011 Living Blues Critics' Poll.
Blues Artist Of The Year (Female)
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)
Best Blues Album Of 2012 (New Recordings): Roadside Attractions
More fun than a barrel of funky monkeys. Spicy, Texas-Louisiana blues, boogie-woogie and rock 'n' roll...awesome piano.
LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS
Best Live Performer
Joyous and vibrant...raucous slide, scorching and soulful boogie blues.