1994 Living Blues Awards

Critics' Awards:

Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Koko Taylor

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
B.B. King

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Harmonica)
Billy Boy Arnold

Comeback Artist of the Year
Billy Boy Arnold

Most Outstanding Blues Singer
Bobby Bland

Best Blues Song of 1993
Bobby Bland, There's A Stranger In My House

Best Blues Album of 1993 (New Recordings/ Soul- Blues)
Bobby Bland, Years of Tears

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Guitar)
Otis Rush

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Drums)
Sam Carr

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Bass)
Willie Kent

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Other instrument)
Lonnie Pitchford (one-string)

Best Horn Section
The Memphis Horns

Best Blues Album of 1993 (New Recording)
Lonnie Shields, Portrait (Rooster Blues)

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Keyboards)
Pinetop Perkins

Best Blues Album of 1993 (Historical-Prewar)
Blind Willie Johnson, The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (Columbia/Legacy)

Best Blues Album of 1993 (Historical-Postwar)
Little Walter, The Essential Little Walter (MCA)

Producer of the Year (New Recordings)
Ron Levy

Producer/Compiler of the Year (Historical recordings)
Andy McKaie, MCA

Best Liner Notes, 1993 Blues Release
Samuel Charters

Best Cover/Art Photo, 1993 Blues Release
Muddy Waters, The Complete Plantation Recordings (MCA)

Best Zydeco Album of 1993
Chubby Carrier, Dance All Night (Blind Pig)

Best Live Performer
Big Jack Johnson

Artist Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
Ray Bailey

Best Debut Blues Album of 1993
Ray Bailey, Satan's Horn (Bohemia Music)

Best Blues Album of 1993 (Traditional or Country Blues)
CeDell Davis, Felt Like Doin' Somethin' Wrong (Fat Possum)


Readers' Awards


Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
Buddy Guy 

Most Outstanding Blues Musician
Buddy Guy

Best Live Performer
Buddy Guy

Best Blues Album of 1993 (New Recording)
Buddy Guy, Feels Like Rain (Silvertone)

Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Koko Taylor

Most Outstanding Blues Singer
B.B. King

All-Time Favorite Blues Artist
Muddy Waters

Best Blues Song of 1993
Robert Cray, 1040 Blues

Best Blues Festival of 1993
The Chicago Blues Festival

Best Blues Radio Show
"Blues Stage," with Ruth Brown

Best Blues Club
Buddy Guy’s Legends, Chicago

Best Blues Album of 1993 (Historical recording)
Muddy Waters, Complete Plantation Recordings (MCA)