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Nine Alligator Artists Receive Seventeen 2020 Blues Blast Award Nominations

[07/13/2020]
Billy Branch and Nick Moss Share Lead With Three Each.
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Toronzo Cannon And The Cash Box Kings Receive Two Each.
Tinsley Ellis, Coco Montoya and Roomful Of Blues Receive One Each.
 
Blues Blast magazine has announced the nominees for the 2020 Blues Blast Awards. Nine Alligator Records artists received a total of 17 nominations. Billy Branch and The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling lead with three apiece. Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Toronzo Cannon and The Cash Box Kings earned two each. Tinsley Ellis, Coco Montoya and Roomful Of Blues each received one nomination.

The public can vote at www.bluesblastmagazine.com starting July 20 and running through September 5, 2020. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

Alligator artists and award nominations are as follows:

BILLY BRANCH:

Band Of The Year
Male Artist Of The Year
Traditional Blues Album Of The Year - Roots & Branches -- The Songs Of Little Walter

THE NICK MOSS BAND FEATURING DENNIS GRUENLING:
Band Of The Year
Male Artist Of The Year (Nick Moss)
Traditional Blues Album Of The Year - Lucky Guy!
 
CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM:
Male Artist Of The Year
Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year - Kingfish

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS :
Band Of The Year
Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year - Contemporary
 
TORONZO CANNON:
Male Artist Of The Year
Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year - The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp

THE CASH BOX KINGS:
Band Of The Year
Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year - Hail To The Kings!

TINSLEY ELLIS:
Rock Blues Album Of The Year - Ice Cream In Hell

COCO MONTOYA:
Rock Blues Album Of The Year - Coming In Hot
 
ROOMFUL OF BLUES:
Band Of The Year