THE NICK MOSS BAND FEATURING DENNIS GRUENLING TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, GET YOUR BACK INTO IT!, ON JULY 14, 2023
On Friday, July 14, award-winning traditional electric Chicago blues group The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling will unleash their eagerly awaited third Alligator Records release, Get Your Back Into It!. The album will be available on CD, red vinyl LP, and on all popular streaming and download services.
SIX ALLIGATOR ARTISTS RECEIVE BLUES MUSIC AWARDS
On Thursday, May 11, 2023, the Blues Foundation announced the winners of the 44th Annual Blues Music Awards. This year, six Alligator Records artists received honors. The Awards ceremony was held in Memphis, Tennessee at the Renasant Convention Center.
VISIONARY BLUESMAN SELWYN BIRCHWOOD LAUNCHES FLORIDA MAN, FIRST SINGLE FROM UPCOMING ALBUM, EXORCIST
On Tuesday, May 9, award-winning Florida bluesman Selwyn Birchwood releases FLorida Man, the first single from Exorcist, his highly anticipated fourth Alligator Records release. The album, set for June 9 release, will be available on purple vinyl LP, CD and at all popular streaming and download sites.
EIGHT ALLIGATOR ARTISTS RECEIVE 15 LIVING BLUES AWARD NOMINATIONS
Living Blues magazine, in its May 2023 issue, announced the nominees for the 2023 Living Blues Awards. This year, eight Alligator artists received a total of 15 nominations
VISIONARY FLORIDA BLUESMAN SELWYN BIRCHWOOD TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, EXORCIST, ON JUNE 9, 2023
On Friday, June 9, award-winning Florida bluesman Selwyn Birchwood will release Exorcist, his highly anticipated fourth Alligator Records release. The young guitarist, lap steel player, songwriter and vocalist sets a course for the future of the blues with his visionary, original music. He calls it “Electric Swamp Funkin’ Blues,” an intoxicating mix of deep blues, blistering, psychedelic-tinged rock, booty-shaking funk and sweet Southern soul, played and sung with fire-and-brimstone fervor.
ALLIGATOR RECORDS TO REISSUE FENTON ROBINSON'S SOMEBODY LOAN ME A DIME AND LONNIE MACK'S STRIKE LIKE LIGHTNING ON VINYL LP ON JUNE 2, 2023
On Friday, June 2, Alligator Records will reissue two classic titles from its unparalleled blues and roots rock catalog: 2023 Blues Hall Of Famer Fenton Robinson's Somebody Loan Me A Dime and Lonnie Mack's Strike Like Lightning. Both albums have been remastered and pressed on 140g black vinyl and will be available for the first time on LP in 30 years.
GRAMMY-WINNER CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM AND RAPPER BIG K.R.I.T. PREMIERE VIDEO OF ANOTHER LIFE GOES BY (MISSISSIPPI MIX)
On Tuesday, February 21, Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone "Kingfish" Ingram and groundbreaking indie hip hop star—and fellow Mississippian—Big K.R.I.T. are premiering the video for their trailblazing collaboration on the remixed track,
THE CASH BOX KINGS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE FOR OSCAR'S MOTEL ON FEBRUARY 17
On Friday, February 17, award-winning blues band The Cash Box Kings will premier a new video for the wickedly sly title track from from their upcoming dynamic Alligator Records album Oscar's Motel (available March 17).
ALLIGATOR RECORDS ARTISTS MARCIA BALL AND CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE RECEIVE MAJOR RECOGNITION
The Texas Songwriters Association has named Alligator Records artist Marcia Ball its 2023 "Texas Music Legend."
Writers and editors of French Soul Bag magazine have selected blues icon Charlie Musselwhite's Mississippi Son as its 2022 Album Of The Year.
THE CASH BOX KINGS SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, OSCAR'S MOTEL, ON MARCH 17, 2023
On Friday, March 17, award-winning blues band The Cash Box Kings will release Oscar's Motel, their dynamic new Alligator Records album. According to Living Blues magazine, The Cash Box Kings “are one of the best blues bands in the land.” The group, co-led by Chicago blues vocalist and songwriter Oscar “Mr. 43rd Street” Wilson, and Madison, Wisconsin-based harmonica giant, songwriter, and singer Joe Nosek, plays masterfully raw, unvarnished, old-school ensemble blues. Wilson’s huge, emotive vocals and Nosek’s blistering harmonica, along with an all-star band, fuel their razor-sharp original songs and always-incisive reinventions of obscure blues classics. Oscar's Motel will be available on yellow vinyl LP, CD and at all popular streaming and download sites. The first single, the wickedly sly title track, Oscar's Motel, will hit radio and streamers on February 17.
14 ALLIGATOR ARTISTS RECEIVE 22 BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS
On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, the Blues Foundation announced the nominees for the 44th Annual Blues Music Awards. A total of 14 Alligator Records artists received an astounding 22 nominations.
BLUES ICON CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE RECEIVES 2022 FRENCH CHARLES CROS ACADEMY GRAND PRIX BLUES AWARD
On December 15, 2022, blues icon Charlie Musselwhite was honored with the coveted Charles Cros Academy Grand Prix Blues Award for his Grammy Award-nominated Alligator Records album, Mississippi Son. The Grand Prix Awards for Jazz, Blues and Soul Favorites were announced on France Musique (French national radio) on Alex Dutilh's Open Jazz show. The full list of jazz and soul winners can be found here.