1993 Living Blues Awards

Critics' Poll:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
Buddy Guy

Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Etta James

Most Outstanding Blues Singer
Johnny Adams

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Guitar)
Buddy Guy

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Harmonica)
Billy Branch

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Drums)
Sam Carr

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Bass)
Willie Kent

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Other instrument)
Papa John Creach (violin)

Best Horn Section
The Memphis Horns

Best Live Performer
Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes

Comeback Artist of the Year
Guitar Gabriel

Artist Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
Junior Kimbrough

Best Blues Album of 1992 (New recording/modern)
Larry Davis, Sooner Or Later (Bullseye Blues)

Best Blues Album of 1992 (New recording/soul-blues)
Jay Owens, The Blues Soul Of Jay Owens

Best Blues Album of 1992 (New recording/traditional or country blues)
Junior Kimbrough, All Night Long (Fat Possum)

Best Debut Blues Album of 1992
Jay Owens, The Blues Soul Of Jay Owens

Best Blues Song of 1992 (tie)
Junior Kimbrough, All Night Long 
Jimmy Witherspoon, The Whole Blues and Nothing But The Blues

Best Blues Album of 1992 (Historical-pre-war)
Bessie Smith, The Complete Recordings, Volume Three

Best Blues Album of 1992 (Historical postwar)
Sippie Wallace, Women Be Wise (Alligator)

Producer of the Year, New recording(s)
Robert Palmer

Producer of the Year, Historical recording(s)
Andy McKaie, MCA

Best Overall Packaging, 1992 Blues Release
B.B. King, King of the Blues (MCA)

Best Liner Notes, 1992 Blues Release
Chris Albertson
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Best Cover Art/Photo, 1992 Blues Release
B.B. King, King of the Blues (MCA)


Readers' Poll

All-Time Favorite Blues Artist:
Muddy Waters

Best Blues Album of 1992 (New recording)
Various Artists, Deep Blues (Atlantic)

Best Blues Album of 1992 (Historical recording)
Elmore James, King Of The Slide Guitar (Capricorn)

Best Blues Song of 1992 (tie)
Robert Cray, I Was Warned
Percy Strother, A Good Woman Is Hard To Find

Blues Festival of 1992
The Chicago Blues Festival

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

Best Blues Club
Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
Buddy Guy

Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Koko Taylor

Most Outstanding Blues Singer
B.B. King

Most Outstanding Blues Musician
Buddy Guy

Best Live Performer
Buddy Guy