2012 Blues Music Awards

Acoustic Album

Brand New Eyes - Doug MacLeod
Conversations in Blue - David Maxwell & Otis Spann
Misery Loves Company - Mary Flower
Shake 'Em on Down - Rory Block
Troubadour Live - Eric Bibb
 
Acoustic Artist
David Maxwell
Doug MacLeod
Eric Bibb
Guy Davis
Mary Flower
Rory Block
 
Album of the Year
Chicago Blues A Living History the (R)evolution ContinuesBilly Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson
Evening Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
MedicineTab Benoit
RevelatorTedeschi Trucks Band
Rock and a Hard PlaceEugene Hideaway Bridges
 
B.B. King Entertainer
Candye Kane
Lil' Ed
Ruthie Foster
Tab Benoit
Tommy Castro
 
Band
Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Bo-Keys
Tommy Castro Band
Trampled Under Foot
 
Best New Artist Debut
Bad GirlDemetria Taylor
Choice CutsBig Pete
Leave The Light OnSena Ehrhardt
RunawaySamantha Fish
The Mighty Mojo ProphetsThe Mighty Mojo Prophets
 
Contemporary Blues Album
Don't ExplainBeth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
Medicine - Tab Benoit
The SkinnyIan Siegal & The Youngest Sons
UnconditionalAna Popovic
 
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Ana Popovic
Bettye LaVette
Candye Kane
Janiva Magness
Susan Tedeschi
 
Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Joe Louis Walker
Johnny Sansone
JP Soars
Tab Benoit
Tommy Castro
 
DVD
Live At Antone'sRuthie Foster (Blue Corn)
All Jams on DeckVarious Artists (Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise & Mug-Shot Productions)
An Evening at Trasimeno LakeAna Popovic (ArtisteXclusive)
Live at Montreux 2010Gary Moore (Eagle Rock)
Play the BluesWynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton (Reprise)
The Emporium to the OrpheumTrampled Under Foot (John Kekeisen)
 
Gibson Guitar Award
Derek Trucks
Duke Robillard
Kirk Fletcher
Lurrie Bell
Michael Burks
 
Historical Album
Bear Family - Texas Flyer 1974-76 (Freddie King)
Delmark - Hoodoo Man Blues (Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy)
Electro-Fi -Teardrops Are Falling - Live in 1983 (George "Harmonica" Smith)
 
Instrumentalist-Bass
Biscuit Miller
Danielle Schnebelen
Larry Taylor
Michael "Mudcat" Ward
Patrick Rynn
 
Instrumentalist-Drums
Chris Layton
Jimi Bott
Kenny Smith
Robb Stupka
Stanton Moore
Tony Braunagel
 
Instrumentalist-Harmonica
Charlie Musselwhite
Kim Wilson
Lazy Lester
Rick Estrin
Sugar Ray Norcia
 
Instrumentalist-Horn
Al Basile
Doug James
Keith Crossan
Sax Gordon
Terry Hanck
 
Instrumentalist-Other
Ben Prestage, diddley bow
Lionel Young, violin
Otis Taylor, banjo
Rich Del Grosso, mandolin
Sonny Rhodes, lap steel guitar
 
Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)
Diunna Greenleaf
Maria Muldaur
Nora Jean
Ruthie Foster
Tracy Nelson
 
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
David Maxwell
Eden Brent
Jon Cleary
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
Marcia Ball
Victor Wainwright
 
Rock Blues Album
2120 South Michigan Ave.George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Dust BowlJoe Bonamassa
GreyhoundMike Zito
Man In MotionWarren Haynes
ShiverToo Slim and The Taildraggers
 
Song
Appreciate What You GotTerry Hanck (Look Out! - Terry Hanck)
Back to the BluesHadden Sayers (Hard Dollar - Hadden Sayers)
Memphis Still Got SoulBob Trenchard & Johnny Rawls (Memphis Still Got Soul - Johnny Rawls)
Thank You for Giving Me The BluesGrady Champion, Zac Harmon & Chris Troy (Dreamin' - Grady Champion)
The Lord is Waiting, The Devil Is TooJohnny Sansone (The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too - Johnny Sansone)
The Older I Get the Better I WasJoe Shelton (The Older I Get the Better I Was - Big Joe Shelton)
 
Soul Blues Album
Dreamin' Grady Champion
Got to Get Back!The Bo-Keys
Memphis Still Got SoulJohnny Rawls
Rock and a Hard Place - Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Show You A Good TimeBobby Rush
 
Soul Blues Female Artist
Alexis P. Suter
Denise LaSalle
Jackie Johnson
Sharrie Williams
Sista Monica Parker
 
Soul Blues Male Artist
Bobby Rush
Curtis Salgado
Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Johnny Rawls
Otis Clay
 
Traditional Blues Album
Chicago Blues A Living History the (R)evolution Continues - Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson
Evening Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
Trying To Hold OnDiunna Greenleaf
Victim Of The BluesTracy Nelson
You Better ListenLazy Lester
 
Traditional Blues Male Artist
Charlie Musselwhite
John Primer
Lazy Lester
Mac Arnold
Magic Slim