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Blues Music Awards Noms Announced

02:11 AM Wednesday 12/17/08 | |

Mannish Boys, Elvin Bishop, Eden Brent and Janiva Magness top the list of nominees for the 30th annual Blues Music Awards.

  • Elvin Bishop

    Blues guitarist/singer Elvin Bishop (L) shows his approval for trombonist Ed Earley during Bishop's headlining set, at the Meriden Daffodil Festival in Connecticut. (Photo: AP Photo / The Record-Journal).
    April 24, 2004


The seven-hour-plus event is scheduled May 7 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis.

Other artists up for awards include B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Magic Slim, Curtis Salgado, Watermelon Slim, Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Sean Costello and Lurie Bell.

  • Buddy Guy

    Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland.
    July 7, 2008

    (AP Photo)


The Blues Foundation has added a Rock Blues category this year, with nominations going to Gary Moore, the late Jeff Healey, Michael Burks, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Sonny Landreth and Walter Trout.

Performers have not yet been confirmed for the show, which will be broadcast live by Sirius XM Satellite radio’s B.B. King’s Bluesville channel, but all nominees are invited to take the stage.

  • B.B. King

    Who performs at the Wembley Arena Pavilion in London.
    April 4, 2006

    (AP Photo)


The Blues Music Awards are produced by The Blues Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to preserve and support Blues history, excellence and education through its Blues in the Schools program and work to ensure the future of the uniquely American art form.

Complete info on the event, including ticket availability, is available at Blues.org.


  1. ProV1 wrote:

    09:50 AM, Dec 17, 2008

    If Buddy Guy doesn't win for Skin Deep, I'm gonna be blue all day.