Alligator Artists Rick Estrin And Curtis Salgado Win Top Blues Music Awards

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats Win Band Of The Year

Estrin Also Wins Song Of The Year And Traditional Male Artist Of The Year

Curtis Salgado Wins Soul Blues Male Artist Of The Year

 On Thursday, May 10, 2018, The Blues Foundation announced the winners of the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards, the blues world's highest honors. Alligator Records artists Rick Estrin, his band Rick Estrin & The Nightcats and soul singer Curtis Salgado all won awards.The ceremony was held in Memphis at the Cook Convention Center.

Internationally beloved blues masters Rick Estrin & The Nightcats took home one of the evening's biggest prizes, the highly coveted Band Of The Year award. Estrin also won the statues for Song Of The Year (for The Blues Ain't Goin' Nowhere, from the band's latest CD, Groovin' In Greaseland) and for Traditional Blues Male Artist Of The Year.

Soul and blues vocalist Curtis Salgado received the award for Soul Blues Male Artist Of The Year, a distinction he has won five previous times. His latest album is the critically acclaimed Rough Cut, an acoustic tour-de-force with guitarist Alan Hager.