EIGHT ALLIGATOR ARTISTS RECEIVE ELEVEN BLUES BLAST AWARD NOMINATIONS
Shemekia Copeland, Selwyn Birchwood, Curtis Salgado and Chris Cain Receive Two Each
Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling Receive One Each
On Monday, July 5, Blues Blast Magazine
announced the nominees for the 14th Annual Blues Blast Music Awards. This year, eight Alligator Records artists received eleven Blues Blast Award nominations.
Celebrated blues, soul and Americana vocalist Shemekia Copeland
received two nominations: one for Female Blues Artist and one for Contemporary Blues Recording for her groundbreaking 2020 album, Uncivil War
Florida blues visionary Selwyn Birchwood
received two nominations: one for Male Blues Artist and one for Contemporary Blues Recording for his powerful January 2021 album, Living In A Burning House
Soul, rock and blues vocalist Curtis Salgado
received two nominations: one for Male Blues Artist and one for Soul Blues Recording for his acclaimed February 2021 release, Damage Control
West Coast blues icon, guitarist Chris Cain
, also received two nominations: one for Male Blues Artist and one for Contemporary Blues Recording for his April 2021 Alligator Records debut, Raisin' Cain
Legendary blues giants Elvin Bishop
and Charlie Musselwhite
received a nomination for Traditional Blues Recording for their timeless duo album, 100 Years Of Blues
Northern California blues masters Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
and Chicago blues torchbearers The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling
each received a nomination for Blues Band.
Voting for the awards will be open to the public (one vote per person) at the Blues Blast website
beginning July 5. Voting will end at 12:00AM CST on Saturday, August 6, 2021. Winners of the14th Annual Blues Blast Awards will be announced shortly thereafter.