2004 Living Blues Awards

Critic's Awards:

Best Blues Artist - Male:
Bobby Rush

Best Blues Artist - Female:
Bettye Lavette

Most Outstanding Musician:
Mighty Sam McClain (Vocals)
Snooky Pryor (Harmonica)
Sam Carr (Drums)
Calvin Owens (Horns)
Pinetop Perkins (Keyboards)
Michael Burks (Guitar)
Bob Stroger (Bass)
Robert Randolph (other instrument - Pedal Steel)

Best Live Performer:
Bobby Rush

Comeback Artist:
Howard Tate

Artist Deserving of More Attention:
Lil' Joe Washington

Album of the Year:
Corey Harris
Mississippi to Mali, Rounder Records

Historical Reissue/ Post-war:
Howlin' Wolf
Moanin' At Midnight: The Memphis Recordings, Fuel 2000

New Recordings/ Soul-blues:
Bobby Bland
Blues At Midnight, Malaco Records

New Recordings/ Best debut:
Lil' Joe Washington
Houston Guitar Blues, Dialtone Records

New Recordings/ Contemporary blues:
Mighty Mo Rodgers
Red, White and Blues, Verve Music Group

Best Cover Art:
Peter Amft
Big Joe Williams
I Got Wild, Delmark Records

New Recordings/ Traditional & Acoustic:
Corey Harris
Mississippi to Mali, Rounder Records

Producer of the Year:

Historical/Reissue:
Bob Koester 
Big Joe Williams
I Got Wild
Delmark Records

New Recording:
Eddie Stout
Lil' Joe Washington
Houston Guitar Blues
Dialtone Records

Best Liner Notes:
Jim O'Neal 
Modern Downhome Blues Session,
Volume One: Arkansas And Mississippi
Ace Records


Reader's Awards

Best Blues Artist - Male:
Otis Taylor

Best Blues Artist - Female:
Etta James

Best Musician - Guitar:
Alvin "Youngblood" Hart

Best Musician - Keyboard:
Pinetop Perkins

Best Musician - Harmonica:
Charlie Musselwhite

Best Live Performer:
Bobby Rush

Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
Alvin "Youngblood" Hart

Best New Album:
Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater featuring Los Straitjackets
Rock 'n' Roll City, Bullseye Blues & Jazz

Best Historical Album:
Howlin' Wolf
Moanin' At Midnight: The Memphis Recordings, Fuel 2000