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2017 Blues Music Award Winners Announced

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 BLUES MUSIC AWARD WINNERS!

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year:
Joe Bonamassa

Album:
Porcupine Meat – Bobby Rush

Song:
“Walk a Mile in My Blues” written by David Duncan, Curtis Salgado & Mike Finigan and performed by Curtis Salgado

Band:
Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Emerging Artist Album:
Tengo Blues – Jonn Del Toro Richardson

Historical Album:
Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush – Bobby Rush (Omnivore Recordings)

Acoustic Artist:
Doug MacLeod

Acoustic Album:
The Happiest Man in the World – Eric Bibb

Contemporary Blues Female Artist:
Susan Tedeschi 

Contemporary Blues Male Artist:
Kenny Neal

Contemporary Blues Album:
Bloodline – Kenny Neal

Rock Blues Album:
Let Me Get By – Tedeschi Trucks Band

Soul Blues Female Artist:
Mavis Staples

Soul Blues Male Artist:
Curtis Salgado

Soul Blues Album:
The Beautiful Lowdown – Curtis Salgado

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female Artist):
Diunna Greenleaf

Traditional Blues Male Artist:
 Bob Margolin

Traditional Blues Album:
Can’t Shake This Feeling – Lurrie Bell

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player:
Victor Wainwright

Instrumentalist – Bass:
Biscuit Miller

Instrumentalist – Drums:
Cedric Burnside

Instrumentalist – Guitar:
Joe Bonamassa

Instrumentalist – Harmonica:
Kim Wilson

Instrumentalist – Horn:
Terry Hanck