2009 - 30th Blues Music Awards

Acoustic Album of The Year

Fiona Boyes, Mookie Brill & Rich Del Grosso - Live from Bluesville
Hans Theessink & Terry Evans - Visions
Paul Rishell & Annie Raines - A Night in Woodstock
 
Acoustic Artist of The Year
Doug MacLeod
Eden Brent
Otis Taylor
Paul Rishell & Annie Raines
Rory Block
 
Album of The Year
Buddy Guy - Skin Deep
Curtis Salgado - Clean Getaway
Elvin Bishop - The Blues Rolls On
Janiva Magness - What Love Will Do
The Mannish Boys - Lowdown Feelin'
 
B.B. King Entertainer of The Year
Bobby Rush
Janiva Magness
Lil' Ed
Magic Slim
Watermelon Slim
 
Band of The Year
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
Magic Slim & the Teardrops
Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
The Mannish Boys
Watermelon Slim & the Workers
 
Best New Artist Debut
Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm - 2 Man Wrecking Crew
Chris James and Patrick Rynn - Stop and Think About It
Delta Highway - The Devil Had a Woman
Eden Brent - Mississippi Number One
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band - Pay Me No Mind
 
Contemporary Blues Album of The Year
Buddy Guy - Skin Deep
Elvin Bishop - The Blues Rolls On
Janiva Magness - What Love Will Do
Sean Costello - We Can Get Together
Watermelon Slim & the Workers - No Paid Holidays
 
Contemporary Blues Female Artist of The Year
Bettye LaVette
Gaye Adegbalola
Janiva Magness
Marcia Ball
Robin Rogers
 
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of The Year
Buddy Guy
Elvin Bishop
Michael Burks
Sean Costello
Watermelon Slim
 
DVD
Broke & Hungry Records, Cathead Blues & Mudpuppy Recordings - M For Mississippi: A Road Trip Through The Birthplace of the Blues
Delmark Records - Little Arthur Duncan - Live at Rosa's Blues Lounge
Eagle Eye Media - Albert Collins - Live at Montreux 1992
Eagle Eye Media - Carlos Santana - Plays Blues At Montreux 2004
Stony Plain Records - Ronnie Earl & Broadcasters - Hope Radio Sessions
 
Historical Album of The Year
Delmark Records - Sleepy John Estes - On Highway 80
Eagle Records - Albert Collins - Live At Montreux 1992
Jamie Records - Barbara Lynn - The Jamie Singles 1962-1965
Ruf Records - Rich Man's War - New Blues & Roots Songs of Peace and Protest (Various Artists)
TopCat Records - Hollywood Fats & the Paladins - Live 1985
 
Instrumentalist-Bass
Bill Stuve
Bob Stroger
Jeff Turmes
Larry Taylor
Mookie Brill
 
Instrumentalist-Drums
Cedric Burnside
Jimi Bott
Kenny Smith
Richard Innes
Tony Braunagel
Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith
 
Instrumentalist-Guitar
Kid Ramos
Lurrie Bell
Michael Burks
Ronnie Earl
Sonny Landreth
 
Instrumentalist-Harmonica
Billy Gibson
Jason Ricci
Mark Hummel
Rick Estrin
Steve Guyger
Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith
 
Instrumentalist-Horn
Deanna Bogart
Doug James
Kaz Kazanoff
Keith Crossan
Terry Hanck
 
Instrumentalist-Other
Bob Brozman - Mandolin, Ukulele
Gerry Hundt - Mandolin
Johnny Sansone - Accordion
Otis Taylor - Banjo
Rich Del Grosso - Mandolin
 
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Bruce Katz
David Maxwell
Eden Brent
Henry Butler
Marcia Ball
 
Rock Blues Album of The Year
Gary Moore - Bad for You Baby
Jeff Healey - Mess of Blues
Michael Burks - Iron Man
Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Blood Brothers
Sonny Landreth - from the REACH
Walter Trout - The Outsider
 
Song of The Year
Albert Castiglia - Bad Year Blues (Albert Castiglia)
Dave Duncan & Curtis Salgado - 20 Years of B. B. King (Curtis Salgado)
Elvin Bishop - The Blues Rolls On (Elvin Bishop)
Kenny Neal - Let Life Flow (Kenny Neal)
Sonny Landreth - Blue Tarp Blues (Sonny Landreth)
 
Soul Blues Album of The Year
Clarence Spady - Just Between Us
Curtis Salgado - Clean Getaway
Irma Thomas - Simply Grand
Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band - Overnight Sensation
Johnny Rawls - Red Cadillac
 
Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year
Denise LaSalle
Etta James
Irma Thomas
Jean Shy
Sharrie Williams
 
Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year
Bobby Rush
Curtis Salgado
Jackie Payne
Johnny Rawls
Tad Robinson
 
Traditional Blues Album of The Year
B.B. King - One Kind Favor
Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater - West Side Strut
Honeyboy Edwards - Roamin' and Ramblin'
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials - Full Tilt
The Mannish Boys - Lowdown Feelin'
 
Traditional Blues Female Artist of The Year
Diunna Greenleaf
Koko Taylor
Maria Muldaur
Nora Jean Bruso
Ruthie Foster
 
Traditional Blues Male Artist of The Year
B.B. King
Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater
Honeyboy Edwards
Lurrie Bell
Magic Slim