2001 Living Blues Awards

Critic's Awards

Best Blues Album of 2000 - New Recording
Willie King, Freedom Creek, Rooster Blues

Best Blues Album of 2000 - Contemporary Blues
Willie King, Freedom Creek, Rooster Blues

Most Outstanding Blues Singer New Recordings- All Types
Mighty Sam McClain

Best Live Performer
Bobby Rush

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Guitar)
Roy Gaines

Most Outstanding Blues Musician -(Horns)
Calvin Owens

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Keyboards)
Henry Butler

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Drums)
Sam Carr

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Bass)
Bob Stroger

Best Blues Artist (Female)
Shemekia Copeland

Most Outstanding Blues Musician Other Instrument
Otha Turner (Fife)

Best Blues Albums of 2000 New Recordings-Soul/Blues
Mosley and Johnson, Juke Joint, Malaco Records

Best Blues Albums of 2000 New Recordings-Traditional & Acoustic
Corey Harris & Henry Butler , Vu-du menz, Alligator Records

Best Blues Albums of 2000 Best Debut Album
North Mississippi Allstars, Shake Hands with Shorty, Tone-Cool Records

Comeback Artist of the Year
Jerry McCain

Most Outstanding Blues Musician Harmonica (tie)
Snooky Pryor & Jerry McCain

Artist Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
Johnny Rawls

Best Cover Art/Photo 2000 Blues Release
Lonnie Shields, Midnight Delight, Rooster Blues

Best Blues Albums of 2000 (Historical/Reissue-Postwar)
Various Artists, And This is Maxwell Street, Rooster Blues

Best Blues Song of 2000
Hole in the Wall (Mel Waiters)

Best Blues Albums of 2000 (Historical/Reissue-Prewar)
Various Artists, Juke Joint Saturday Night, Yazoo Records

Producer of the Year (New Recordings)
Jim O’Neal

Producer of the Year (Historical/Reissue-Prewar)
Don Kent

Best Liner Notes 2000 Release
Colin Talcroft, And This Is Maxwell Street, Rooster Blues


Readers' Awards

Best Blues Artist (Male)
Willie King

Artist of the Year (Female)
Shemekia Copeland

Artist of the Year (Male)
R.L. Burnside

Best Musicain/Guitar (tie)
Alvin Youngblood Hart
Big Jack Johnson

Best Musician/Keyboards
Pinetop Perkins

Best Musician/Harmonica
Snooky Pryor

Best Live Performer
Bobby Rush

Best New Album
R.L. Burnside, Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down, Fat Possum

Best Historical Album
Various Artists, And This is Maxwell Street, Rooster Blues

Best Blues Singer (tie)
Etta James and Little Milton