2010 Living Blues Awards

Critics' Poll

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
John Primer
Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Ruthie Foster
Most Outstanding Blues Singer
Bobby Jones
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)
Joe Louis Walker
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)
Billy Branch
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)
Henry Gray
Most Outstanding Musician (Bass)
Bob Stroger
Most Outstanding Musician (Drums)
Kenny Smith
Most Outstanding Musician (Horns)
Big James Montgomery
Most Outstanding Musician (Other)
Sonny Rhodes - Lap steel
Best Live Performer
Chick Willis
Comeback Artist of the Year
Eddie C. Campbell
Artist Deserving More Attention
Johnnie Bassett

Best Blues Albums of 2009
Album of the Year
Various Artists - Chicago Blues: A Living History
New Recordings/ Southern Soul
Johnny Rawls - Ace Of Spades - Catfood Records
New Recordings/ Best debut
Marquise Knox - Man Child - APO
New Recordings/ Traditional & Acoustic
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes - Ain’t It Lonesome - Broke & Hungry
Historical Reissue/ Pre-war
Various Artists - Take Me To The Water - Dust-To-Digital
Historical Reissue/ Post-war
Barbara Lynn - The Jamie Singles - Jamie
DVD of the Year
Tail Dragger - Live At Rooster’s Lounge - Delmark

Readers' Poll

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
Buddy Guy
Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Shemekia Copeland
Best Blues Album of 2009 (New Release)
Tommy Castro - Hard Believer - Alligator
Best Blues Album of 2009 (Historical Recording)
Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters - Hip-O Select
Best Blues DVD of 2009
Floyd Lee - Full Moon Lightnin’ - Willow Tree Pictures
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)
B.B. King
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)
Charlie Musselwhite
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)
Pinetop Perkins
Best Live Performer
Buddy Guy
Most Outstanding Blues Singer
John Nemeth