(Memphis, Tennessee) A couple of years ago, I had the good fortune of meeting John Hammond when he was booked on the same bill as the Reba Russell Band in Denver during the Mile High Blues Festival. John was scheduled to perform before we went on stage so I had an opportunity to watch his [...]
Archive for Category: "Blues Music Awards Acoustic"
Nominated for 3 BMA’s (Acoustic Artist of the Year, Best Instrumentalist-Harmonica, Acoustic Album of the Year) firmly planted in traditional blues, and preferring the rough, rawness of the old school recordings, Paul Oscher has extended his reach from the early days with Muddy Waters to a loop recording with Mos Def. American Blues News spoke [...]
Doug Macleod is nominated for a Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist. Doug is a known storyteller. And, the stories he told me! What a great person to speak with on Blues history, playing music, and songwriting. Doug writes from a place in his heart, and still follows the advice of his mentor: Write [...]
Guy Davis has been nominated for a Blues Music Award for Acoustic Guitarist. Guy can be caught on stage as an actor, as a teacher, or appearing on stage and sharing his storytelling with thousands. Though guy came from a family of actors, he attributes his guitar playing to a nine finger guitar picker [...]
> (Pittsburgh, PA) Today we meet up with Eric Bibb. Eric has been nominated for the Blues Music Awards as an Acoustic Artist. Usually the blues is pretty, well, blue. When you listen to Eric, you don’t feel blue. He takes you to a place that is quite nice. His songs have been inspirational to [...]