Jay N. Miller
The 2023 Blues Music Awards nominations have lots of South Shore and Boston taste.
The BMAs are thought of the equal of the Grammys for blues artists. Many of the nominated artists are frequent performers within the area.
The Blues Basis has launched the checklist of nominees for the forty fourth installment of the awards, which will likely be handed out Might 11 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Most notably, Marshfield’s Anthony Geraci is nominated once more for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Participant of the 12 months Award, one thing that’s virtually an annual occasion for the keyboardist. However extra importantly, the band of the 12 months class options Geraci and the Boston Blues All Stars amongst its 5 nominees, which additionally embrace the Tedeschi Vehicles Band and such acquainted touring acts as Southern Avenue, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, and John Nemeth and the Blues Dreamers.
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Among the many different classes, Arlington’s Mudcat Ward is among the many nominees for excellent instrumentalist-bass, and Boston’s “Sax Gordon” Beadle was nominated for excellent instrumentalist-horn.
The BB King Entertainer of the 12 months class is filled with acts which have performed on the North River Blues Competition, which is the John Corridor-produced fest that’s a part of the Marshfield Truthful each August. These nominees embrace Sugar Ray Rayford, octogenarian Bobby Rush and Tommy Castro.
Taking a look at acts which have performed at native venues such because the The Spire Heart, The C-Word, The Narrows Heart and The North River Blues Competition, there are lots of acquainted names. Singer Shemekia Copeland is nominated for album of the 12 months for her “Carried out Come Too Far,” once more as greatest up to date blues album, and as excellent vocalist, whereas the music John Hahn penned for her album, “Too Far to Be Gone,” is nominated for greatest music. One of many different nominees for greatest music is “The Blues Do not Lie,” written by former Bostonian Tom Hambridge for Buddy Man.
The nominees for blues rock artist of the 12 months may very well be a diary of a 12 months for South Shore followers, that includes Albert Castiglia, Tinsley Ellis, Tommy Castro and Walter Trout. Ellis and Castiglia are additionally nominated for blues rock album of the 12 months.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island, guitar grasp Duke Robillard is nominated for conventional blues male artist of the 12 months, alongside along with his Rhode Island pal Sugar Ray Norcia, and Robillard’s glorious “They Known as It Rhythm and Blues” is nominated for conventional blues album of the 12 months.
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The up to date blues feminine artist of the 12 months class provides extra acquainted names in Vanessa Collier and Janiva Magness. Former Cambridge resident and ex-Roomful of Blues frontman Curtis Salgado is nominated as soul blues male artist of the 12 months and as excellent vocalist.
Members of the Memphis-based Blues Basis vote on the awards.
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