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Eight Alligator Artists Receive Twelve 2018 Living Blues Award Nominations

[06/20/2018]
Living Blues magazine has announced the nominees for the 2018 Living Blues Readers' Awards. Eight Alligator Records artists received a total of 12 nominations. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats received three, Elvin Bishop and Shemekia Copeland each received two, and Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, Marcia Ball, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials and Oscar Wilson (of The Cash Box Kings) each received one.

The public -- subscribers and non-subscribers alike -- can vote at www.livingblues.com or by mailing in the ballot in the current issue of the magazine (#255), by July 15, 2018.

Winners will be announced in August.

Alligator artists and awards are as follows:

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS:

Best Live Performer
Blues Artist Of The Year (Male)
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)

ELVIN BISHOP:

Blues Artist Of The Year (Male)
Best Album Of 2017 - Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

SHEMEKIA COPELAND:

Blues Artist Of The Year (Female)
Most Outstanding Blues Singer

COCO MONTOYA:

Blues Artist Of The Year (Male)

TOMMY CASTRO:

Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)

MARCIA BALL:

Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboards)

LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS:

Best Live Performer

OSCAR WILSON (of The Cash Box Kings):

Most Outstanding Blues Singer