2008 BMA winners announded

Chas Lewis chas@THESOUTHSIDE.ORG
Fri May 9 04:52:23 EDT 2008


>From the Blues Foundation website
http://www.blues.org

2008 Blues Music Award Winners Announced

The 2008 Blues Music Awards were announced in the Mississippi Delta on
Thursday, May 8. The winners selected by the vote of the Blues Foundation's
members are.

1. DVD - Kenny Wayne Shepherd – 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads
2. Traditional Blues Male Artist - Hubert Sumlin 
3. Traditional Blues Female Artist - Koko Taylor 
4. Acoustic Artist - Bobby Rush 
5. Acoustic Album Bobby Rush - Raw 
6. Pinetop Perkins Piano Player - Honey Piazza 
7. Instrumentalist-Guitar - Bob Margolin 
8. Soul Blues Male Artist - Bobby Rush 
9. Soul Blues Female Artist - Irma Thomas 
10. Soul Blues Album - The Holmes Brothers – State of Grace 
11. Historical Album - Epic/Legacy – Breakin’ It UP, Breakin’ it DOWN 
12. Contemporary Blues Album - Tommy Castro - Painkiller 
13. Contemporary Blues Female Artist - Bettye LaVette 
14. Contemporary Blues Male Artist - Tab Benoit 
15. Instrumentalist-Harmonica - Kim Wilson 
16. Instrumentalist-Bass - Bob Stroger 
17. Instrumentalist-Drums - Sam Lay 
18. Instrumentalist-Horn - Deanna Bogart 
19. Instrumentalist-Pedal Steel- Robert Randolph 
20. Best New Artist Debut - Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy
21. Song - “Gonna Buy Me a Mule” – Koko Taylor 
22. Traditional Blues Album - Koko Taylor – Old School 
23. Album - Watermelon Slim & the Workers – The Wheel Man 
24. Band - Watermelon Slim & the Workers 
25. B.B. King Entertainer - Tommy Castro

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