Eight Alligator Artists Receive Twelve 2018 Living Blues Award Nominations


Living Blues magazine has announced the nominees for the 2018 Living Blues Readers' Awards. Eight Alligator Records artists received a total of 12 nominations. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats received three, Elvin Bishop and Shemekia Copeland each received two, and Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, Marcia Ball, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials and Oscar Wilson (of The Cash Box Kings) each received one.

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Award-winning blues legends Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials debut their band new website at At the site, fans can read the very latest, most up-to-the-minute news about the band, as well as dive into their illustrious history.  Additionally, people can preview and purchase the band’s music and make plans to see them live while checking out the most current tour dates.

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Alligator Artists Receive Six Blues Blast Award Nominations

The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling, Selwyn Birchwood, Tinsley Ellis, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats and Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager all receive nominations

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Blues Legend Eddy Clearwater: January 10, 1935 - June 1, 2018


Grammy-nominated Chicago blues legend Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater died of heart failure on Friday, June 1, in his hometown of Skokie, Illinois. He was 83.

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Shemekia Copeland to Release AMERICA'S CHILD on August 3


Award-winning vocalist Shemekia Copeland will release her potent new Alligator Records album, America's Child, on Friday, August 3, 2018. Produced by Americana Instrumentalist Of The Year winner Will Kimbrough (who also plays guitar on the album) and recorded in Nashville, America's Child is a courageous and fiery statement of purpose, a major step forward for the singer whose musical consciousness continues to expand as her star continues to rise.

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