2011 Living Blues Awards

Critics' Poll

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
James Cotton
Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Mavis Staples
Most Outstanding Blues Singer
Mavis Staples
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)
Lurrie Bell
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)
James Cotton
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)
Pinetop Perkins
Most Outstanding Musician (Bass)
Bob Stroger
Most Outstanding Musician (Drums)
Kenny Smith
Most Outstanding Musician (Horns)
Eddie Shaw
Most Outstanding Musician (Other)
Major Handy - Accordion
Best Live Performer
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
Comeback Artist of the Year
James Kinds
Artist Deserving More Attention
The Relatives

Best Blues Albums of 2010
Album of the Year
James Cotton – Giant – Alligator Records
New Recordings/ Southern Soul
Denise LaSalle – 24 Hour Woman – Malaco Records
New Recordings/ Best debut
James Kinds – Love You From The Top – Delmark Records
New Recordings/ Traditional & Acoustic
Eric Bibb – Booker’s Guitar – Telarc Records
New Recordings/Contemporary Blues
Kenny Neal – Hooked On Your Love – Blind Pig
Historical
Junior Wells – Live In Boston 1966 – Delmark Records
Blues Book of the Year
Scott Barretta and Ken Murphy – State Of The Blues – Proteus Publishing
 
Readers' Poll
Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
Buddy Guy
Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Marcia Ball
Best Blues Album of 2010 (New Release)
Buddy Guy – Living Proof – Silvertone/Jive
Best Blues Album of 2010 (Historical Recording)
Dinah Washington - The Fabulous Miss D! The Keystone, Decca, & Mercury Singles 1943-1953 - Verve/Mercury/Hip-O Select
Best Blues DVD of 2010
Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan - In Session - Stax Records
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)
Buddy Guy
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)
Charlie Musselwhite
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)
Marcia Ball
Best Live Performer
Buddy Guy
Most Outstanding Blues Singer
Buddy Guy