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NINE ALLIGATOR RECORDS ARTISTS RECEIVE FIFTEEN 2021 LIVING BLUES AWARD NOMINATIONS

[05/05/2021]

Shemekia Copeland Leads All Alligator Artists With Four
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Tinsley Ellis and Charlie Musselwhite Follow With Two Apiece 
Rick Estrin, Billy Branch, Roomful Of Blues, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials and Marcia Ball Each Receive One






Living Blues magazine has announced the nominees for the 2021 Living Blues Readers' Awards. Nine Alligator Records artists received a total of 15 nominations. Vocalist Shemekia Copeland leads all Alligator nominees with four. Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Tinsley Ellis and Charlie Musselwhite received two nominations each. And Rick Estrin (of Rick Estrin & The Nightcats), Billy Branch Roomful Of Blues, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials and Marcia Ball each received one.

The public -- Living Blues subscribers and non-subscribers alike -- can vote at www.livingblues.com by June 15, 2021. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

Alligator artists and award nominations are as follows:

SHEMEKIA COPELAND
:
Blues Artist Of The Year (Female)
Most Outstanding Blues Singer
Best Live Performer
Best Blues Album of 2020 (New Recordings): Uncivil War

CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM:
Blues Artist Of The Year (Male)
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)

TINSLEY ELLIS:
Blues Artist Of The Year (Male)
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE:
Blues Artist Of The Year (Male)
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)

RICK ESTRIN:
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)

BILLY BRANCH:
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)

LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS:
Best Live Performer


ROOMFUL OF BLUES:
Best Blues Album Of 2020 (New Recordings): In A Roomful Of Blues

MARCIA BALL:
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboards)