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Eight Alligator Artists Receive 15 Living Blues Award Nominations

[07/06/2020]
Shemekia Copeland and Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Lead With Three Each.
Tommy Castro, Rick Estrin And Billy Branch Receive Two Each.
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Cash Box Kings And Marcia Ball Take One Each.
 
Living Blues magazine has announced the nominees for the 2020 Living Blues Readers' Awards. Eight Alligator Records artists received a total of 15 nominations. Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitarist Christone "Kingfish" Ingram led all nominees with three each. Tommy Castro, Rick Estrin (of Rick Estrin & The Nightcats) and Billy Branch each received two. Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Cash Box Kings and Marcia Ball earned one apiece.

The public -- Living Blues subscribers and non-subscribers alike -- can vote at www.livingblues.com by August 15, 2020. 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
 
 
CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM:
Blues Artist Of The Year (Male)
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)
Best Blues Album Of 2019 (New Recordings): Kingfish

 
TOMMY CASTRO:
Blues Artist Of The Year (Male)
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)
 
 
RICK ESTRIN:
Blues Artist Of The Year (Male)
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)
 
 
BILLY BRANCH:
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)
Best Blues Album Of 2019 (New Recordings):
Roots And Branches--The Songs Of Little Walter
 
 
LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS:
Best Live Performer
 
 
THE CASH BOX KINGS:
Best Blues Album Of 2019 (New Recordings): Hail To The Kings!
 
 
MARCIA BALL:
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboards)