Please join us in congratulating Delta Groove Music’s 2017 Blues Music Award nominees John Long, Big Jon Atkinson, Bob Corritore, Henry Gray, Anthony Geraci, Monster Mike Welch and John Primer, as well as Mannish Boys’ vocalist Sugaray Rayford and drummer Jimi Bott! Kudos gentlemen, well deserved!
In the album of the year categories, John Long’s “Stand Your Ground” was nominated for Acoustic Album, and Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore’s release, “House Party at Big Jon’s,” received the nomination for Traditional Blues Album.
A big round of applause to our extended Delta Groove family on their nominations in the Instrumentalist categories, including Henry Gray and Anthony Geraci for Pinetop Perkins Piano Player, Monster Mike Welch for Guitar, and Mannish Boys’ drummer Jimi Bott for Drums.
Last, but certainly not least, a big congrats to John Primer on his nomination for Traditional Blues Male Artist, as well as Mannish Boys’ vocalist/frontman Sugaray Rayford on his two nominations, which included B.B. King Entertainer and Contemporary Blues Male Artist.
The 38th Annual Blues Music Awards will be presented at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded blues musicians, the Blues Music Awards upholds its rich cultural tradition by honoring the past year’s superior achievements in blues performance, songwriting, and recording. This annual ceremony represents the premier event for blues professionals, musicians, and fans around the globe.
Voting begins on Monday, January 23rd, 2017. Anyone interested in casting a vote to decide this year’s winners may receive a ballot by joining or renewing their membership with the Blues Foundation at any time up to February 28, 2017. Membership info available here: https://blues.org/become-a-member/#levels
For a complete list of all the 2017 Blues Music Awards nominees please visit: