2016 Blues Music Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2016 Blues Music Award Winners!

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year:
Victor Wainwright

Born to Play Guitar - Buddy Guy

“Gonna Live Again” written and performed by Walter Trout

Victor Wainwright & the Wild Roots

Best New Artist Album:
The Mississippi Blues Child - Mr. Sipp

Historical Album:
Buzzin’ the Blues by Slim Harpo on Bear Family Records

Acoustic Artist:
Doug MacLeod

Acoustic Album:
The Acoustic Blues & Roots of Duke Robillard - Duke Robillard

Contemporary Blues Female Artist:
Shemekia Copeland

Contemporary Blues Male Artist:
Joe Louis Walker

Contemporary Blues Album:
Born to Play Guitar - Buddy Guy

Rock Blues Album:
Battle Scars - Walter Trout

Soul Blues Female Artist:
Bettye LaVette

Soul Blues Male Artist:
Otis Clay

Soul Blues Album:
This Time for Real - Billy Price & Otis Clay

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female Artist):
Ruthie Foster

Traditional Blues Male Artist:
John Primer

Traditional Blues Album:
Descendants of Hill Country - Cedric Burnside Project

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player:
Allen Toussaint

Instrumentalist – Bass:
Lisa Mann

Instrumentalist – Drums:
Cedric Burnside

Instrumentalist – Guitar:
Sonny Landreth

Instrumentalist – Harmonica:
Kim Wilson

Instrumentalist – Horn:
Terry Hanck