FOUR ALLIGATOR ARTISTS RECEIVE NINE LIVING BLUES READERS' AND CRITICS' POLL AWARDS
Charlie Musselwhite Receives Two Awards
Shemekia Copeland And Marcia Ball Receive One Each
Living Blues magazine, in its July/August 2022 issue (#279), announced the winners for its 29th Annual Living Blues Critics' and Readers' Awards. This year, four Alligator artists received a total of nine awards. Leading all artists with five awards is Grammy Award-winning guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Christone "Kingfish" Ingram. He received both the Critics' Poll Award and the Readers' Poll Award for Blues Artist Of The Year (Male) and Blues Album Of The Year (for 662), and also won the Critics' Poll Award for Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar). In addition, 662 producer Tom Hambridge won the Critics' Poll Award for Producer Of The Year (New Release).
Shemekia Copeland won the Critics' Poll Award for Blues Artist Of The Year (Female). Copeland's new album, Done Come Too Far, will be released on August 19, 2022.
Blues master Charlie Musselwhite won both the Critics' Poll Award and the Readers' Poll Award for Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica). Texas pianist/vocalist Marcia Ball won the Readers' Poll Award for Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboards).
Alligator artists and their awards follow: