FOUR ALLIGATOR ARTISTS RECEIVE SEVEN BLUES MUSIC AWARDS
B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Band Of The Year
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Wins Two Awards:
Contemporary Male Blues Artist And Contemporary Blues Album
Selwyn Birchwood Wins Song Of The Year
Curtis Salgado Wins Soul Blues Male Artist
On Thursday, May 5, 2022, the Blues Foundation announced the winners of the 43rd Annual Blues Music Awards. A total of four Alligator Records artists received seven awards. Leading all artists with three wins is guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Tommy Castro, who takes home (for the third time in his career) the coveted B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year Award, the Album Of The Year Award (for Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came To Town) and Blues Band Of The Year for Tommy Castro & The Painkillers.
Young blues guitar phenomenon and Grammy Award-winner Christone "Kingfish" Ingram won the awards for Contemporary Male Blues Artist Of The Year and Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year for 662. In his short career, Ingram has been nominated for nine Blues Music Awards and has won them all.
Guitarist/lap-steel master Selwyn Birchwood won the highly-competitive award for Song Of The Year for his original I'd Climb Mountains from his Alligator album, Living In A Burning House.
Soul/blues vocalist Curtis Salgado won, for the second consecutive year, the award for Soul Blues Male Artist Of The Year.
The awards ceremony was held in Memphis, Tennessee at the Renasant Convention Center. The full list of winners can be found here. Alligator artists and their awards follow:
B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year
Album Of The Year: Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came To Town
Band Of The Year: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year: 662
Contemporary Blues Male Artist Of The Year
Song Of The Year: I'd Climb Mountains (written by Selwyn Birchwood)
Soul Blues Male Artist Of The Year