Nine Alligator Artists Receive Seventeen 2020 Blues Blast Award Nominations
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.
Eight Alligator Artists Receive 15 Living Blues Award Nominations
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.
Alligator Records is pleased to announce the signing of world-renowned blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Chris Cain. His label debut, Raisin' Cain, should be released later this year or early in 2021.
Shemekia Copeland Debuts Timely New Song, UNCIVIL WAR
Award-winning blues and Americana vocalist Shemekia Copeland releases her timely new song, Uncivil War, on Friday, June 19. It is a courageous statement pleading for unity in a time of disunion, and is unlike anything Copeland has previously recorded.