Two Alligator Artists Receive Blues Music Awards

On May 11, 2006, The Blues Foundation announced the recipients of the 2006 Blues Music Awards (formerly the W.C. Handy Awards). Two Alligator recording artists received honors: Marcia Ball was named the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year and Mavis Staples won for Soul/Blues-Female Artist of the Year.

The Blues Music Awards ceremony and concert were held May 11, 2006 in Memphis, TN, at the Cook Convention Center. Alligator award recipients are as follows:

+Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year - Marcia Ball

+Soul/Blues-Female Artist of the Year - Mavis Staples