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SEVEN ALLIGATOR RECORDS ARTISTS RECEIVE TWELVE 2019 LIVING BLUES AWARD NOMINATIONS

[06/03/2019]
Label President Bruce Iglauer Receives Nomination for book,
Bitten By The Blues: The Alligator Records Story
 
Living Blues magazine has announced the nominees for the 2019 Living Blues Readers' Awards. Seven Alligator Records artists received a total of 12 nominations. Shemekia Copeland received four nominations; Marcia Ball received three; Tinsley Ellis, Tommy Castro, Billy Branch, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials and The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling each received one. Additionally, Alligator president Bruce Iglauer and co-author Patrick A. Roberts received a nomination for their book, Bitten By The Blues: The Alligator Records Story.

The public -- Living Blues subscribers and non-subscribers alike -- can vote at www.livingblues.com by July 15, 2019.

Winners will be announced in August.

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 2018 (New Recordings) - America's Child


MARCIA BALL:
Blues Artist Of The Year (Female)
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboards)
Best Blues Album Of 2018 (New Recordings) - Shine Bright


TINSLEY ELLIS:
Blues Artist Of The Year (Male)


TOMMY CASTRO:
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)

 
BILLY BRANCH:
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)


LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS:
Best Live Performer


THE NICK MOSS BAND FEATURING DENNIS GRUENLING:
Best Live Performer
 
 
BRUCE IGLAUER and PATRICK A. ROBERTS:
Best Blues Book Of 2018 -
Bitten By The Blues - The Alligator Records Story