Five Alligator Artists Receive 10 Living Blues Awards
magazine has announced the winners for the 27th Annual Living Blues
Awards (2020). Five Alligator Records artists received a total of ten Critics' and Readers' Poll awards.
Rising star guitarist Christone "Kingfish" Ingram won the Critics' Poll for Best Blues Album Of 2019 as well as for Best Debut Album for Kingfish
Singing sensation Shemekia Copeland won the Critics' Poll for Blues Artist Of The Year.
Harmonica master Billy Branch won the Critics' Poll Awards for Best New Recording/Comtemporary Blues for his album Roots And Branches--A Tribute To Little Walter
. He also took the award for Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica).
Legendary pianist/vocalist Marcia Ball won both the Critics' Poll and the Readers' Poll for Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboards).
And iconic harmonica giant Charlie Musselwhite won the Readers' Poll for Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica).