Delta Groove Receives 12 Nominations – 2011 Blues Music Awards

The Blues Foundation has just announced the nominations for the 2011 Blues Music Awards. 8 Delta Groove artists picked up a total of 12 nominations in 10 categories! The 32nd annual award ceremony will take place at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN on May 5, 2011. For a complete listing of BMA nominations, or to register and become a member of The Blues Foundation and be eligible to vote for your favorite Delta Groove artists, please visit the Blues Foundation website at http://www.blues.org.

2011 Blues Music Award Delta Groove Nominees are:

THE MANNISH BOYS
“SHAKE FOR ME”

– Album of the Year
– Traditional Blues Album of the Year
– Band of the Year

Since their inception, The Mannish Boys have received a total of 11 Blues Music Award nominations. Their current album, “Shake For Me,” nominated for two Blues Music Awards – Album of the Year and Traditional Blues Album of the Year – along with their nomination for Band of the Year, further demonstrates The Mannish Boys’ continued ability to breathe new life into this culturally rich and long-standing African-American musical art form. A vote for The Mannish Boys represents a vote for all the talented, hard working musicians involved with this project including Finis Tasby, Bobby Jones, Kirk Fletcher, Franck Goldwasser, Randy Chortkoff, Willie J. Campbell, Jimi Bott, Rod Piazza, Kid Ramos, Mitch Kashmar, Nick Curran, Mike Zito, Arthur Adams, Johnny Dyer, Lynwood Slim, Rob Rio, Fred Kaplan, Andy Kaulkin, David Woodford, Lee Thornburg and Pieter “Big Pete” van der Pluijm.

BOB CORRITORE & FRIENDS
“HARMONICA BLUES”

– Historical Album of the Year
– Instrumentalist – Harmonica

“Harmonica Blues” is a landmark achievement representing not only the dedication and talent Bob Corritore has unselfishly applied towards this music over the last 20 years, but it’s also a significantly important historical documentation, chronicling the work of some of the most influential artists in Blues. A vote for “Harmonica Blues” celebrates the musical contributions of Koko Taylor, Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Robert Lockwood Jr., Nappy Brown, Little Milton, Honeyboy Edwards, Henry Gray, Eddy Clearwater, Louisiana Red, Carol Fran, Bob Margolin, Bob Stroger, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, Eddie Shaw, Chico Chism, David Maxwell, Kid Ramos, Eddie Taylor Jr., Big Pete Pearson, Dave Riley, Tomcat Courtney, Chief Schabuttie Gilliame and more!

ARTHUR ADAMS
“STOMP THE FLOOR”

– Soul Blues Album

“Stomp The Floor” signifies the first ever Blues Music Award nomination for soul/blues vocalist and guitarist Arthur Adams. Adams has had a long and fruitful career contributing his talents to literally dozens upon dozens of projects over the years, appearing on recordings by such diverse and influential artists as The Crusaders, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Smith, Nina Simone, Joe Sample, James Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Garcia, Lowell Fulson and B.B. King, among many others. A vote for “Stomp The Floor” will offer the opportunity for Adams, a true gentleman with a great big heart, to finally be recognized on a national level for his own contributions to this great American cultural art form.

CANDYE KANE
– Contemporary Blues Female Artist

KIRK FLETCHER
– Instrumentalist – Guitar

LARRY TAYLOR (HOLLYWOOD BLUE FLAMES)
– Instrumentalist – Bass

JIMI BOTT (THE MANNISH BOYS)
– Instrumentalist – Drums

TONY BRAUNAGEL (PHANTOM BLUES BAND)
– Instrumentalist – Drums

CEDRIC BURNSIDE
– Instrumentalist – Drums

Register today and become a member of The Blues Foundation. To be eligible to vote for your favorite Delta Groove artists, please visit the Blues Foundation website today at http://www.blues.org.

TO HEAR AUDIO CLIPS FROM ALL THE NOMINATED ARTISTS VISIT US ONLINE AT:

WWW.DELTAGROOVEMUSIC.COM

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