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Best Of Blues 2011

JUST ANNOUNCED!

West Coast Artists Dominate this years Honors!

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Earl Thomas Performing in Whales
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Mikey Capone Performing Live

EARL THOMAS WINS BIG WITH 4 HONORS
Including Best Male Vocal, Best Contemporary Blues Artist, Best Album-Introducing The Blues Ambassadors, Best Songwriter. Check out the full Earl Thomas Article here!

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Earl Thomas Live Photo: Alan White

Mikey Capone from Los Angeles takes 3 Top Honors... Including Best Blues Rock Guitarist, Best New Blues Artist and Best Blues Song of the Year "White Lightnin". Check out the full Mikey Capone Article Here!

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Mikey Capone Live! Photo 2010 Marilyn Stringer/MJStringerPhoto.com

List of Honorees...

Best Traditional Blues Artist-
Magic Slim

Best Contemporary Blues Artist-
Earl Thomas
 
Best Blues Rock Artist-
Walter Trout
 
Best Blues Album-
Introducing the Blues Ambassadors-Earl Thomas
 
Best Blues Songwriter-
Earl Thomas
 
Best Blues Song-
White Lightnin, Mikey Capone
 
Best Male Vocal-
Earl Thomas
 
Best Female Vocal-
Kathi McDonald
 
Best Traditional Blues Guitarist-
Magic Slim
 
Best Contemporary Blues Guitarist-
Chris Cain
 
Best Blues Rock Guitarist-
Mikey Capone
 
Best Most Diverse Blues Artist-
Taj Mahal
 
Best Solo Artist-
Super Chikan
 
Artist on the Rise/Most Promising-
Dennis Jones Band
 
Best Prodigy Artist or Musician (Under 18)-
Homemade Jamz
 
Best Prodigy Artist or Musician (Under 21)-
Kyle Rowland
 
Best Drums/Percussionist-
Chuck "Popcorn" Louden (Michael Burks Band)
 
Best Bass-
Scot Sutherland (Tommy Castro Band)
 
Best Harmonica-
Jason Ricci
 
Best Piano/Keys-
Marcia Ball
 
Best Horns-
Randy Oxford,Trombone
 
Best New Blues Artist-
Mikey Capone
 
Best Blues Festival-
Portland Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
 
Best Blues Club-
Yoshi's, San Francisco
 
Best Blues Bar-
Knuckleheads, Kansas City
 
Best Blues Record Label-
Electo Groove Records
 
Best Blues Promoter-
Roger Nabor, Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise
 
Best Blues Society-
Blues Lovers United of San Diego
 
Best Blues Magazine-
Big City Blues
 
Best Blues Radio Station-
Kjazz Los Angeles
 
Best Blues Fan-Hans Lebuser, Panama City

Congratulations to this years honorees and keep up the great work! Please support these fine honorees by attending their events, live concerts and purchasing their CD's and other merchandise and join the World Blues Society. Please contact your favorite local venue and request these artist get booked. Oh, and Tell the World! Please share this with all your Blues friends...
 
Lets help keep the Blues Alive!
 
Thank you for your support,
 
Luke Hamel- CEO, Backroads Blues

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Articles and interviews of the Big Winners!

Article on Earl Thomas!

Article on Mikey Capone!

and Much More Coming Soon! 

 

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