2009 Living Blues Awards

Critics' Poll

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
Honeyboy Edwards
Blues Artist of the Year (Female) 
Koko Taylor
Most Outstanding Blues Singer
Buddy Guy
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)
Lurrie Bell
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica) 
Charlie Musselwhite
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) 
Pinetop Perkins
Most Outstanding Musician (Bass) 
Bob Stroger
Most Outstanding Musician (Drums) 
Kenny Smith
Most Outstanding Musician (Horns) 
Big James Montgomery
Most Outstanding Musician (Other) 
Stanley Dural Jr. aka. Buckwheat Zydeco - Accordian
Best Live Performer
Lil’ Ed Williams
Comeback Artist of the Year 
Eddy Clearwater
Artist Deserving More Attention
John Dee Holeman
Best Blues Albums of 2008 -
Album of the Year
B.B. King - One Kind Favor - Geffen
New Recordings/ Southern Soul
Johnny Rawls - Red Cadillac - Catfood Records
New Recordings/ Best debut
Elmore James Jr. - Daddy Gave Me The Blues - JSP Records
New Recordings/ Contemporary blues
Kenny Neal - Let Life Flow - Blind Pig Records
New Recordings/ Traditional & acoustic
Honeyboy Edwards - Roamin’ And Ramblin’ - Earwig Records
Historical Reissue/ Pre-war
Various Artists - Boogie Woogie And Blues Piano - Mosaic Records
Historical Reissue/ Post-war
Howlin’ Wolf - Rockin’ The Blues - Live In Germany 1964 - Acrobat Records
DVD
M For Mississippi
 - Broke And Hungry Records, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Mudpuppy Recordings
Producer of the Year - New recording
T-Bone Burnett - B.B. King - One Kind Favor - Geffen Records
Producer of the Year - Historical/ Reissue 
Bob Koester - Delmark Records

Readers' Poll

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
Buddy Guy
Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Marcia Ball
Best Blues Album of 2008 (New Release)
Buddy Guy - Skin Deep - Silvertone
Best Blues Album of 2008 (Historical Recording)
Various Artists - Boogie Woogie And Blues Piano - Mosaic Records
Best Blues DVD of 2008
M For Mississippi
 - Broke And Hungry Records, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Mudpuppy Recordings
Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)
B.B. King
Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)
Charlie Musselwhite
Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)
Marcia Ball
Best Live Performer
Buddy Guy
Most Outstanding Blues Singer
Irma Thomas