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33rd Blues Music Award Winners

 Friday, May 11th, 2012 - 11:41 am

At the 33rd Blues Music Awards, Tab Benoit and the Tedeschi-Trucks Band were the big winners. Tab took home both three awards and Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks combined for five awards. Mohawk Valley native Joe Bonamassa won Rock Blues Album award for his "Dust Bowl" CD.

Tab Benoit took top honors in Contemporary Male Artist and Album and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. The Tedeschi Trucks Band took Band and Album of the Year Awards, while Susan is the top Contemporary Female Artist and Derek is the Gibson Guitarist of the Year winner. Both Ruthie Foster and Charlie Musselwhite garnered two Blue Music Awards.
The Mohawk Valley Blues Society is an affiliate of the Blues Foundation.

The complete list of 2012 Blues Music Award winners by category are:

Acoustic Album: Conversations in Blue - David Maxwell & Otis Spann
Acoustic Artist: Eric Bibb
Album: Revelator - Tedeschi Trucks Band
B.B. King Entertainer: Tab Benoit
Band: Tedeschi Trucks Band
Best New Artist Debut: Runaway - Samantha Fish

Contemporary Blues Album: Medicine - Tab Benoit
Contemporary Blues Female Artist: Susan Tedeschi
Contemporary Blues Male Artist: Tab Benoit
DVD: Live at Antone's - Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn)
Gibson Guitar Award: Derek Trucks
Historical Album: Chess Records - Smokestack Lightning/The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 (Howlin' Wolf)
Instrumentalist-Bass: Biscuit Miller
Instrumentalist-Drums: Chris Layton
Instrumentalist-Horn: Terry Hanck
Instrumentalist-Other: Sonny Rhodes, lap steel guitar
Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female): Ruthie Foster
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player: Marcia Ball
Rock Blues Album: Dust Bowl - Joe Bonamassa
Song: "The Lord is Waiting, the Devil is Too" - Johnny Sansone
Soul Blues Album: Show You a Good Time Bobby Rush
Soul Blues Male Artist: Curtis Salgado
Traditional Blues Album: Chicago Blues A Living History the (R)evolution Continues - Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson
Traditional Blues Male Artist: Charlie Musselwhite


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